|4.5 out of 5 stars|
Very simple, the manga does not have the amazing fluid action scenes. Also the earlier volumes have a rather rough art style. It cleans up by the later volumes, but in the beginning it is obviously rough.
|Female Titan in B&W.|
I am only reviewing volumes 1 - 8 at the moment. I've read through volume 10, but I don't want to spoil anything if you are just following the anime.
The benefit of the manga is access to additional information that the anime does not give. One of the huge extra's was found in the very beginning of volume 5, in the side story called "Ilse's Notebook." As far as I can remember this is the first time I've seen a Titan speak.
And what it says is quite interesting, it might take a re-reading or two to catch the meaning. I'll be honest, I'm not completely sure I grasp it... but I have an idea. Heck, assuming anything about Attack on Titan is an exercise in futility. Lots of mystery, and constant hints at a larger world.
|Something I do not remember from the anime... Ilse's Notebook.|
Manga is honestly a far more expensive hobby than anime...
Yes, I've gone off topic. But I'm reviewing the whole experience, and one of the things that tarnishes the experience is the cost. I pay for it because I want the artist to continue, and it is the best way I know. I love the series, and I want to keep reading it. I do not want it to be abandoned as so many have been. I want it to reach it's conclusion in its own due time.