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Old 09-08-16, 11:56 AM   #26
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Unfortunately, Crunchyroll's mobile app didn't update it. I'm at work and wanted to read it during my break time...
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Old 09-08-16, 01:22 PM   #27
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Unfortunately, Crunchyroll's mobile app didn't update it. I'm at work and wanted to read it during my break time...
It'll be released tonight at 8pm EST.
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Old 09-09-16, 03:39 AM   #28
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Argh another month before we get more info? It better not be some random side story either.
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Old 10-10-16, 05:14 PM   #29
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Wow that was a wall of exposition right there. With more to come...
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Old 10-10-16, 05:42 PM   #30
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The story is pretty much what I thought it would be.

Since Titan anime season ended, I spent lot of time trying to figure out why Titans attacking them. The current manga pretty much matched my theory.

However only questions I had are: How did they erected the wall with possible Titans threat? How did Titans exist? Why are Titans hiding inside the wall?

Manga pretty much explained all question I was wondered.
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Old 10-10-16, 06:00 PM   #31
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I'm curious, what was your theory (in spoilers)?

Because I felt like a lot of that came out of the blue. I mean I had my own theories about civilizations outside of the wall, but geez.
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Old 10-11-16, 11:51 AM   #32
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I'm curious, what was your theory (in spoilers)?

Because I felt like a lot of that came out of the blue. I mean I had my own theories about civilizations outside of the wall, but geez.
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My theory was two nations at the war. One nation used titans as their weapon to attack on wall nation.
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Old 12-10-16, 06:29 PM   #33
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Well after a few months of straight exposition and backstory, things are getting interesting again, though I feel like I need to re read earlier chapters again to make sense of it all.
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Old 12-13-16, 11:16 PM   #34
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I agree.

I feel like the way manga is set up for the weekly, serialized format, they pad these stories way too much. Or at least this story feels that way.

I'm shocked about some of these revelations though. I mean,
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Old 12-14-16, 07:57 PM   #35
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I'm not sure it's pure padding, some of it may be a result of the process of creating manga with editorial involvement and all. Still, since it comes from a single creator with outside help, the story is a lot more cohesive than, says reading years of a superhero comic. I bought the collections on comixology and I'm reading through them and it doesn't feel padded much if at all.

Now the beginning is still a bit confusing because of how much he jumps around, which is probably why the anime went with a more straightforward chronological telling.
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Old 12-14-16, 11:10 PM   #36
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I'm not sure it's pure padding, some of it may be a result of the process of creating manga with editorial involvement and all. Still, since it comes from a single creator with outside help, the story is a lot more cohesive than, says reading years of a superhero comic. I bought the collections on comixology and I'm reading through them and it doesn't feel padded much if at all.

Now the beginning is still a bit confusing because of how much he jumps around, which is probably why the anime went with a more straightforward chronological telling.
It's definitely more rewarding than a lot of superhero comics. I know there's an ending, and despite possible editorial involvement, it seems like these creators have a story to tell and don't have to worry about parents groups, kids merchandising, tie-ins, continuity, etc.

The reason it feels padded to me is because of the long wait between paper back collections. And the promise of the basement seemed to take forever. I actually thought we were gonna see it in
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the first season anime. How wrong I was.

I'm also not used to creator-owned stories running for this long. I was shocked at how many volumes Akira consists of after having seen the animated movie first.
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Old 02-14-17, 01:10 PM   #37
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You should see One Piece. Or Kochikame, which ran weekly and just recently concluded after starting in like 1976. I actually don't think Akira the movie makes much sense and I always thought they assumed the viewers had already read the manga.

So now we have a time skip and the whole premise is like completely different now.
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Old 03-12-17, 06:55 PM   #38
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And now another time skip, and an entirely different setting.
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Old 03-28-17, 11:14 PM   #39
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You should see One Piece. Or Kochikame, which ran weekly and just recently concluded after starting in like 1976. I actually don't think Akira the movie makes much sense and I always thought they assumed the viewers had already read the manga.
Kochikame? You gotta be kidding me. Kinda want to check it out now. I feel a lot of mangas are in some ways more comparable to American soap operas than mainstream comic books.

What little I read of the Akira manga, it's so much more complex.

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And now another time skip, and an entirely different setting.
I think I'm done with the manga. It's fun and all but I much prefer the moments as experience when watched in anime form.
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Old 03-30-17, 07:44 PM   #40
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Attack on Titan Season 2 is coming this Saturday on Crunchyroll!
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Old 03-31-17, 04:57 PM   #41
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Thanks for the update! I'm there.
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