It has been some time since I read the first volume of Attack on Titans, so I had to go back and re read it before starting this volume. I jumped into the second volume as soon as I put the first one down again. Anyway, it is time for a review.
We start of this volume right after the end of the first one, Eren has been swallowed hole by a titan with his arm and leg being cut off. This means it is going to be up to Erens friend Mikasa and Armin to try to stop the Titan invasion and try to get the public behind the next wall to make sure as many people survive as possible.
The story behind this volume is better than the first in my opinion, the reason for this is that it goes into more detail about what the characters are thinking and what they are trying to do. Not only that, but we get to see the back story of the relationship between Eren and Mikasa which is great as we know at first that they aren’t related but that was about it. The whole book takes place in less than a day which is great as it means we get more details about the titans and the rest of the Cadet corps and find out what the characters are best at such as Armin as a great brain but is not physically gifted.
I said in my last review that I both love and hate the art style that this manga has, and I still have the same opinion. The art is great when the characters are just talking to each other, and we get to see the detail on their faces and the surrounding areas but as soon as they have to go anywhere then it changes as they are trying to make everything look fast paced which just means the rest of the art seems to lose its quality.
In the last book e got information on the kit that the cadets use in this book we get more information on the titans and just how many types they are and the size differences. This is a feature I am really starting to like in the series and I hope they keep it up.
I think this volume is better than the first just because of the story, it makes you want to keep reading to try to find out what is going to happen next.