Attack on Titan (2016)


Volume 20

Attack on Titan - Volume 20 (2016)

Author/Artist: Hajime Isayama
Publisher: KC Magazine

The decimated Survey Corps throws everything it has in a desperate bid to turn the tide of battle.

The series continues on the familiar beat of setting up an optimistic scenario, giving us a little early success, then tearing it all away from us, pushing our surviving heroes to the brink before maybe salvaging a little something at a high price. I've always been mildly concerned at the theme of what I've always considered needless sacrifice, but I guess given that the characters are typically pushed to the edge, there's not much room for half-measures. It is rather cathartic to introduce the Beast Titan to Levi and Armin gets his moment in the sun.

The high drama that unfolds is duly delivered by the art. The Beast Titan wreaks a lot of havoc and there's a lot of visual punch to Armin's big moment.

If you like watching humanity throw itself bodily in the face of ridiculous odds, then you'll like this one.

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