Attack on Titan has built up so much that sometimes I wonder if the story can sustain itself, and yet it continues to do so and continues to get betteAttack on Titan has built up so much that sometimes I wonder if the story can sustain itself, and yet it continues to do so and continues to get better and better. The interplay between the politics of the military, the survey corps, and the aristocracy is well done, and provides more tension to the story in addition to the titans, Eren's predicament, and Historia's role in all of this. Recommended....more
Karmic relationships, slipping back and forth between different reincarnations, a little mystery...what's not to love? I'm looking forward to learningKarmic relationships, slipping back and forth between different reincarnations, a little mystery...what's not to love? I'm looking forward to learning more about the relationship between our cast of characters....more
Who are these two characters on the cover? Should I know them? Remember them from previous volumes? Sorry, I don't, and I have no idea what is truly gWho are these two characters on the cover? Should I know them? Remember them from previous volumes? Sorry, I don't, and I have no idea what is truly going on, but this story is intriguing me, and so I am along for the ride.
The reincarnation of the characters is an interesting twist in the story, but I can't really distinguish how those who were reincarnated are any different from their past life. Despite age variances from their previous lives in relation to each other (ie Carta is much older than Watanuki where before they were the same age), they as a whole don't seem to be any different. They look the same, go by the same names, have the same personality quirks...perhaps that's why Ririchiyo's breaking of the contract with Soushi doesn't make sense. If she is different and he is different, then fine. But, if she is the same person as before and he is the same person as before, is it really wrong that she is still in love with the person that he was before? It's all a little confusing, including this review! :)
The Night Parade of 100 Demons and Inugami is another perplexing element in the story. First of all, I don't know what throw back Inugami is (and his name...could it be translated as dog god?), though my Japanese folklore is far from complete, so maybe it's obvious for the native reader. Regardless, Inugami is up to no good and I am curious to see what will happen next. My guess: he'll start up his night parade again, our cast will die again, and be reincarnated again, and perhaps in the next arc, they'll figure out how to stop it all from happening again....more
The official end of the series wraps up quickly in this volume, the rest of the volume taken up by a few short side stories of the Dengeki Daisy castThe official end of the series wraps up quickly in this volume, the rest of the volume taken up by a few short side stories of the Dengeki Daisy cast and the mangaka's debut - presumably a one-shot - "No-Good Cupid."
Dengeki Daisy has been fizzling these last few volumes, getting bogged down in the final ultra dramatic (wanting to be more dramatic than it really was) arc centering around Akira and M's last testament. The focus of the story was no longer Teru's and Kurosaki's awkward adorable romance, and I think that it suffered for it. I wish I could say that Dengeki Daisy ends on a high note, and while it does have a few cute moments in these final pages, it doesn't have the charm of the earlier volumes. Still recommended, just not as enthusiastically as before....more