Attack on Titan (2012)


Volume 9

Attack on Titan - Volume 9 (2012)

Author/Artist: Hajime Isayama
Publisher: KC Magazine

Titans appear inside Wall Rose, spreading fears that the wall has been breached.

This volume introduces the dreaded Beast Titan and also gives Sasha her moment in the spotlight. Beyond that, we take our first step toward a pretty big revelation about the true nature of the Titans. By and large, though, this volume mostly serves to help set things up for bigger things to come.

We've got scenes with a good bit of visual punch, but also some wonkiness in the talky bits. It's a bit of a mixed bag, but if you've followed the series this long, you're used to it.

We've got a good character moment for Sasha and lay the groundwork for the next major plot development, but this volume feels like a bit of a dip after the big showdown with the Female Titan. There's certainly escalation going on and a few nicely tense moments, so I'd say it's enough to keep a fan of the story going.

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