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Book 17

進撃の巨人(14) [Shingeki no Kyojin 14] (Attack on Titan #14)進撃の巨人(14) [Shingeki no Kyojin 14] by Hajime Isayama

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This one is just impossible to really review without spoiling some major game changing plot twists so light review it is. Let me get this out of the way, the art was so bad this time I was stunned. I even scanned some in as evidence. I couldn't tell Levi from Eren in some place and other places it looked like they didn't even erase the pencil marks. But that was the only bad.

Secondly this needs a trigger warning. Major characters act like torturers. There you've been warned.

As for the plot, it takes a sharp left turn and straight through a wall, pun intended. The team is no longer fighting Titans in this. They are taking the battle to the indifferent and downright devious royals. As one might expect, there is no such thing as a bloodless revolution but some of the team isn't sure they can go the route of killing humans (even if they already are killers in the minds of the people).

To make matters worse, two key members are taken by Royal agents. Still no word on the damn basement or any of that. I keep waiting. For the Levi and Hange fans (i.e. ME!) there are plenty of both and we get even more Levi back story so I'm happy.

Now if only someone could pretty up this art. I'm wondering, giving the ending, how many will live to see volume 15. As one of my students pointed out, on the back of each volume, there are less and less soldiers standing at attention.

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Tags: dystopia, manga

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