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Attack on Titan, Vol. 5 PDF, ePub eBook CAN YOU GO HOME AGAIN? Thanks to Eren, humanity has taken the town of Trost back from the Titans. Exhausted, Eren falls into a coma for three days – and wakes in shackles, staring at Erwin Smith, leader of the Survey Corps. Certain that Eren's father's research holds the key to the mystery of the Titans’ rise, Smith wants an expedition to retrieve it from the ho CAN YOU GO HOME AGAIN? Thanks to Eren, humanity has taken the town of Trost back from the Titans. Exhausted, Eren falls into a coma for three days – and wakes in shackles, staring at Erwin Smith, leader of the Survey Corps. Certain that Eren's father's research holds the key to the mystery of the Titans’ rise, Smith wants an expedition to retrieve it from the house where Eren grew up. But that’s deep in Titan territory, and to get there Eren will need to master a power he still doesn’t fully understand Chapters list : Side Story: Ilse's Notebook 19. Still Can't See 20. Special Operations Squad 21. Opening the Gate 22. Long-Distance Enemy Scouting Formation

30 review for Attack on Titan, Vol. 5

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    Well the flashbacks are still messed up, the art is so bad but I have a thing or two for Levi. I think this was the best volume so far. Not so many flasbacks the axe of time is kinda stable. The story evolves and we learn more about the characters, especially the scouting team.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bradley

    Now we've got a good mixing of the noobs with the elites with plenty of expected death on the line. Can I say that this volume was rather surreal without quite going overboard? Probably. It's more of a deep, deep surreal. The whole manga is so super serious and quick and emotional, full of horrible expectations that are truly bleak. Even with their secret weapon, it really doesn't seem to matter. There's no banding together of humanity in the face of one great enemy. People Now we've got a good mixing of the noobs with the elites with plenty of expected death on the line. Can I say that this volume was rather surreal without quite going overboard? Probably. It's more of a deep, deep surreal. The whole manga is so super serious and quick and emotional, full of horrible expectations that are truly bleak. Even with their secret weapon, it really doesn't seem to matter. There's no banding together of humanity in the face of one great enemy. People are still shit. And yet, the truly stoic still get up and feed the titans. That's pretty damn impressive all by itself.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mario

    Now that is what I call a cliffhanger! This series just keeps getting better and better.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mal

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  5. 4 out of 5

    Veronica Morfi

    So much action and what a cliffhanger!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    Woah. A titan talked. Well that's new. (view spoiler)[I really thought Ilse was going to make it ... ☹ (hide spoiler)] I feel like I should feel bad for how they restrain the captured titans since it's pretty brutal, but they're not humans or animals, they're basically just killing machines. So I won't feel bad anymore. Very interesting that the titans barely weigh anything - just why do they exist ... ? Finding out who decided to join which branch was Woah. A titan talked. Well that's new. (view spoiler)[I really thought Ilse was going to make it ... ☹️ (hide spoiler)] I feel like I should feel bad for how they restrain the captured titans since it's pretty brutal, but they're not humans or animals, they're basically just killing machines. So I won't feel bad anymore. Very interesting that the titans barely weigh anything - just why do they exist ... ? Finding out who decided to join which branch was also interesting. I hope they all don't die now though. And now we have an intelligent female titan! This should be good ...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Nərmin

    That cliffhanger! I am with Mikasa about Levi: he behaves so mighty and all and even knocked out poor Eren's tooth. I am glad we learned some things about Titans as well. They are definitely humans, I'm telling you!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)

    Things are starting to be much more stable story-wise. We get more insights on the characters and their motives behind their desire to join the "police" force. The new researcher character was a bit extravagant, but it was interesting to get more information on titans. The artwork is still pretty bad. I don't like any of the designs and I can't even find any good thing about it. Doubt it's going to get better in that regards. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Bo Things are starting to be much more stable story-wise. We get more insights on the characters and their motives behind their desire to join the "police" force. The new researcher character was a bit extravagant, but it was interesting to get more information on titans. The artwork is still pretty bad. I don't like any of the designs and I can't even find any good thing about it. Doubt it's going to get better in that regards. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: https://bookidote.com/

  9. 4 out of 5

    Connie

    That went scarily quick. Honestly, I sped through this in about half an hour and I didn't even notice. I was so surprised when I realised I was already on volume 6. 1) The art is getting a lot better. The way it's detailed in the manga is very different from the anime. I feel the characters reflect what they've been through, and their emotions are reflected better, in black and white, while the anime goes for more of a coloured approach. The detail is scratchy and messy and it perfect That went scarily quick. Honestly, I sped through this in about half an hour and I didn't even notice. I was so surprised when I realised I was already on volume 6. 1) The art is getting a lot better. The way it's detailed in the manga is very different from the anime. I feel the characters reflect what they've been through, and their emotions are reflected better, in black and white, while the anime goes for more of a coloured approach. The detail is scratchy and messy and it perfectly matches the plot. 2) HANJI. I. LOVE. HANJI. Seriously, love her. Just to clear things up: Hanji IS a girl. She does look a bit masculine in the manga, but she is a woman, and I love her. I love her attitude, her appearance, the bond she has with other characters, the respect she has for herself, other members of her squad, TITANS- it's perfect! She's my favourite character and honestly, having an entire book dedicated to her would be AMAZING. Like, her past and how she became a member of the Scouting Legion, and how she met Levi and Erwin. She's a very compassionate person, albeit slightly crazy, but that's another one of her admirable traits. 5/5, my favourite so far. It's perfect. I love it. URGH.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tudor Vlad

    Time to vent some of my frustration with the art work. I still can't get Eren seriously, he always has this face that makes him look like he's been constipated for days and I just end up laughing every time something tense is happening. And then the characters... there's absolutely no diversity. They all look the same, they have the same face but they just slightly change the hairstyle. I mean, what in the hell, I'm at volume 8 and I STILL mix characters up because they're just too similar. Mayb Time to vent some of my frustration with the art work. I still can't get Eren seriously, he always has this face that makes him look like he's been constipated for days and I just end up laughing every time something tense is happening. And then the characters... there's absolutely no diversity. They all look the same, they have the same face but they just slightly change the hairstyle. I mean, what in the hell, I'm at volume 8 and I STILL mix characters up because they're just too similar. Maybe I just suck at recognizing faces but I had no such problems with the other graphic novels that I've read. I also haven't read other manga to see if they all use this style. :/

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Here comes the female titan.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ahmet

    Wish they didn't put Eren's father at the beginning of all volumes. It would be more better to forget him and then remember only when he is mentioned.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    This is just not holding my interest. It's a cool idea, but bad art, flat characters, and poor execution are too much for me.

  14. 4 out of 5

    C. Varn

    Hajime Isayama's art, both in terms of textures and in terms of figure consistency, seems to be improving in a way that becomes clear in this volume. That said, the character design remains far, far too similar in most cases. There is more differentiation between the Titans than there is the humans. There is also less overuse of flashbacks and the development of fascinating characters like Levi and Hanji as well as complications on what the Titans actually may be. Good stuff.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rob

    Story This is kind of a transition book. Things are being set up for the next arc of the story. This book does include one side story that isn't covered in the anime about a found journal of a survey corps member and her encounters with an abnormal. Overall not a lot happens in this one apart from probably the court scene which is really just more moving pieces around. Looking forward to the next book though. 3.5 stars Artwork The artwork seems to keep improving with each vo/> Story This is kind of a transition book. Things are being set up for the next arc of the story. This book does include one side story that isn't covered in the anime about a found journal of a survey corps member and her encounters with an abnormal. Overall not a lot happens in this one apart from probably the court scene which is really just more moving pieces around. Looking forward to the next book though. 3.5 stars Artwork The artwork seems to keep improving with each volume. However the main complaint I have is less the art or the fact that manga is black and white. There are several scenes involving colored smoke to signal various events while they are outside the wall. In black and white this completely lost. The more I read this series, the more I'm convinced it just works much better as an anime. It's really hard to portray some of this stuff properly in manga.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rena

    I have read through this so fast that I really don't remember where each volume cuts off. I can tell you that there is a large amount of blood and death, but the overall plot is pretty cool. I actually really enjoy this series. Also, Levi is spectacular. I really thought he was going to be mean and arrogant, but he is actually very respectable and a little unorthodox.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Solace Winter

    While the anime does a better job at action, this does a better job at explaining the plot. Some things here were missed in the anime, which is understandable. I'm not saying either is inherently better, but you can benefit from both. This is perfect.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)

    Yet another tense filled volume. But at least we get a little breather now and then. And it seems the next volume will have another arc. Art seems to be getting better as well. I like the attention to detail it has going.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    This book is pretty slow, and the plot doesn't advance very much. It's mostly setup for an action sequence at the end, and not much exciting happens until then. And yet it was still amazing from start to finish. Even in a breather volume, Isayama's writing is still so skilled that not a moment is wasted. I think it's remarkable that his heavily political story, made in Japan and meant to speak to a Japanese audience, still manages to have themes so universal - religion as a manipulating force, the conf This book is pretty slow, and the plot doesn't advance very much. It's mostly setup for an action sequence at the end, and not much exciting happens until then. And yet it was still amazing from start to finish. Even in a breather volume, Isayama's writing is still so skilled that not a moment is wasted. I think it's remarkable that his heavily political story, made in Japan and meant to speak to a Japanese audience, still manages to have themes so universal - religion as a manipulating force, the conflict between impractical displays of rage against an enemy and practical restraint, the decision that a cause is worth dying for - that even an uncultured American like myself can get them. And yet, the series never comes off as propaganda, because the characters and plotting are both so strong. It comes off more that Isayama has an interest in detailed, vivid worldbuilding. And indeed, each volume of this series expands the world a little further, to the point that this is one of the most convincing fictional worlds I've ever seen. Even in just 5 short volumes of manga, Isayama has done so much to flesh this place out, without ever sacrificing characters or plot in the process. The character interactions were a little lacking, mostly because Eren and Misaka are separated in this volume, and their dynamic is often a driving force behind the series. But Eren's interactions with the Series Corps were still more than enough to carry this manga. I recently heard analyses that see this as pro-imperialist, and in some ways I can see it. I didn't really notice until now, for example, how the series is in love with the idea that the military consists of selfless people whose sacrifices for freedom should be respected, an attitude that Americans normally see in the context of Conservatives justifying the latest war that doesn't work toward freedom in the least. But honestly, even if the series is meant to be imperialist propaganda, you can frame the humans as genuine victims of imperialism just as easy as you can frame the story as Isayama trying to victimize real-life aggressors. This ambiguity makes the series a little frustrating to discuss, but it also makes the series more interesting to think about. And the characters and story are so well-written that even if this does turn out to be unabashedly pro-imperialist, I'm not sure I can say I'd stop reading. This is the best manga I've ever read, and one of the best works of fiction. It sort of reminds me of a mix between Mockingjay and Rogue One, two of my other favorite works of fiction. I can't recommend it enough. Edit: Okay, I've now seen a much more detailed and convincing analysis that shows how the series might indeed be unabashedly pro-imperialism and even potentially pro-Nazi. Because of the language barrier and the fact that we're extrapolating from incomplete evidence, there's always a chance this could be wrong, but I've seen enough to make me uncomfortable, from the prevalence of German names, to the fact that Misaka was named after a warship in the Sino-Japanese war. It's enough to make me reconsider. It's a shame, because I never would've guessed this on my own - even when I try to look at this through the eyes of an imperialist, it's still hard for me to see anything but a narrative that fits my worldview, where the allegory is about oppression from outsiders and the necessary of a revolution to fight against them. But of course, Isayama probably wanted me to see it that way - the difference is, he sees Japan as oppressed, and imperialism as the revolution required for freedom against oppression. In actual fact, the world he's constructed for this series resembles a country being invaded by outsiders, much more than a situation where a nation is forced to invade its neighbors. But again, Isayama likely doesn't see it that way. I probably will read the next few volumes (I've already bought them, so at this point, I might as well), but I'm going to have to turn a much more critical eye to the themes of this series, and I might stop reading if what I find further suggests that the series is imperialist.

  20. 5 out of 5

    One-Edgy-Anti-Hero

    Seems Levi will become my favorite in the cast real quick here.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mila

    I can already see how much the art has improved and also I flew through this (date-wise, it did take me like 2 or 3 days, but that's just because I'm an inconsistent reader)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Hayley

    I can't believe that Eren goes into a coma. Humanity has finally took the town of Trost. Eren needs to master his power.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Grace

    Alright, the courtroom scene, though. It showed a glimpse into the political world that goes on, as if trying to fight, and figure out how to defeat forever, Titans isn’t enough. I also just want to point out that Eren is a teen, and bound to be dramatic, and I get it, but it’s still funny to me just having a huge panel that takes up most of one page with Eren yelling, “Just shut your mouths… AND INVEST EVERYTHING IN ME!!” I’m surprised he wasn’t laughed out of court. Then again, would y Alright, the courtroom scene, though. It showed a glimpse into the political world that goes on, as if trying to fight, and figure out how to defeat forever, Titans isn’t enough. I also just want to point out that Eren is a teen, and bound to be dramatic, and I get it, but it’s still funny to me just having a huge panel that takes up most of one page with Eren yelling, “Just shut your mouths… AND INVEST EVERYTHING IN ME!!” I’m surprised he wasn’t laughed out of court. Then again, would you risk laughing at someone who could turn into a Titan at who knows what reason or time? Right now I’m just breezing through these books, since I already know what happens from the show. And way to have a cliff hanger. Also, what’s with the secondary ending thing? Hange's “love story” with a Titan…? And the Ilse Langnar story! And Ymir! And the little side note about who Ymir was according to Norse Mythology! Otherwise, it did seem a bit rushed. They skipped or breezed over Eren acclimating to Levi’s Squad, and breezed over the other trainees acclimating into the rest of the Survey Corps. They jumped right into the action, which is fine, but I could’ve used more character interaction before hand. What some people might be uncomfortable reading about in this book because of personal opinion or belief (spoilers): mild swearing, violence and gore out the wazoo, and Titans are naked. No sexual organs, but it can be jarring and uncomfortable. People die. Some are eaten “on screen,” as it were. Basically, rated R. Proceed with caution. Although, honestly, if you got through the first few books, I’m sure this is fine. Reviews for volumes 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14

  24. 5 out of 5

    MC

    Volume 5 of Attack on Titan was actually really cool. The story progressed nicely from the events of Vol. 3, where Eren, using his ability to become a Titan, was instrumental in the first real victory humans had ever had against Titans. Despite all of this, some factions within the humans trapped in the walls wish to execute Eren due to a fear that he is a traitor, will lose control in his Titan form, or else could cause discord among the populace. It is this situation we find ourselves in Volume 5 of Attack on Titan was actually really cool. The story progressed nicely from the events of Vol. 3, where Eren, using his ability to become a Titan, was instrumental in the first real victory humans had ever had against Titans. Despite all of this, some factions within the humans trapped in the walls wish to execute Eren due to a fear that he is a traitor, will lose control in his Titan form, or else could cause discord among the populace. It is this situation we find ourselves in as we begin the volume, with Eren in prison and awaiting judgement on what will happen to him. At the end of Vol. 3, he had been accepted by Commander Erwin and Captain Levi into the Survey Corps, which is tasked with exploring outside the walls for a way to defeat the Titans. In this volume, Erwin and Levi successfully argue to have Erin entrusted to their care so they can use him to fight the Titans and retake Wall Maria, and be ready to kill him if he goes out of control. There were, to be sure, some less than stellar parts of the volume, because this was largely a beginning to the next story arc, and as such things are apt to be, was a bit too dull. What made this worth reading was the valor and self-sacrifice of the characters. We already know how Eren wishes to sacrifice, but we here see how the other characters develop into true heroes. Jean, for instance, gives up his opportunity at an easy life as an MP (military police) in the interior serving the King. Inspired by then sacrifice of his dead best friend, he joins the Survey Corps. So do the other top graduates of their training class with the exception of only a few. The look of sadness, horror, terrified memories of the Titans, and doubts, all in the midst of this, was truly inspiring. This wasn't the typical shonen attitude of a confident or defiant "We're ready for anything". Instead, it was a bunch of scare-looking people deciding to sacrifice in the end. reaction. The above is what makes Vol. 5 of Attack on Titan so incredibly awesome. The charactrer development of Eren, Jean, and the rest is obvious over the series up to this volume so far. The art is getting better as well, though still not as good as in other series. Perhaps it also just fits the tone of the series and so works for me. I can't wait for the next volume.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mandy

    I watched the first few episodes on nextflix but it’s not in English so I opted to go with the manga to check it out because the complete series exists instead of just season one. This is my first manga so I don’t really have any prior experience to base it off when it comes to the art or story. I like the art it’s not over complex when it comes to telling the story it seems to work for the gritty horror story. So far the story while is well developed it’s easy to get lost turning the pages.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Miss Clark

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 2.5 stars Eren's trial after turning into a titan and nearly killing Mikasa. (He has no memory of the whole incident.) I almost wish Armin had let Mikasa go after them when they started in on Eren. Eventually, Eren is released into the supervision of Levi and the survey corps. They are all concerned that Eren is unable to control his powers. Then off we head to the Survey Corps headquarters which look a lot like a castle and they do some light housecleaning. It i 2.5 stars Eren's trial after turning into a titan and nearly killing Mikasa. (He has no memory of the whole incident.) I almost wish Armin had let Mikasa go after them when they started in on Eren. Eventually, Eren is released into the supervision of Levi and the survey corps. They are all concerned that Eren is unable to control his powers. Then off we head to the Survey Corps headquarters which look a lot like a castle and they do some light housecleaning. It is thrilling. We meet Zoe and she is devoted to her research into titans. A little too much. There is this incident involving a soldier named Ilse Langnar that was the sole survivor of her squad who encountered a titan that can speak. Not sure if the titan was actually trying to talk to her or not, but it keeps talking about Lady Ymir. I have no idea if this will be important later???? Zoe conducts some experiments to see if titans feel pain. She concludes that does not seem to be the case. They also don't weigh what they should for their size. They do not require food at all. They do need sunlight. So???? All the other trainees get to choose where they want to serve. With those who chose to join the survey corps (the likely suspects of Mikasa and Armin, for instance), they all set off to Wall Maria to go check out the Jaeger's basement to see if they can learn anything useful. And then they are all attacked by this giant "female" titan. And that is basically all of what volume six is about - just fighting/getting away from that abnormal titan.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Karissa

    This volume deals with the fallout from Eren’s transformation into a Titan to save the city. He ends up getting moved into the Survey Corps and Levi (the best fighter ever) is assigned the task of making sure Eren doesn’t go rouge. The goal is to visit Eren’s old house and find out the secrets Eren’s father’s research holds. Everything is thrown into chaos though when another Titan shows up that seems to be sentient; it’s super smart and super fast and makes the Corps realize that Eren might not This volume deals with the fallout from Eren’s transformation into a Titan to save the city. He ends up getting moved into the Survey Corps and Levi (the best fighter ever) is assigned the task of making sure Eren doesn’t go rouge. The goal is to visit Eren’s old house and find out the secrets Eren’s father’s research holds. Everything is thrown into chaos though when another Titan shows up that seems to be sentient; it’s super smart and super fast and makes the Corps realize that Eren might not be the only one who can take over Titan bodies. I love all the new mysteries introduced here and am enjoying some of the new characters we meet in the Survey Corps. The illustration continues to be very well done and is easy to follow. Even though many new characters are introduced it’s not hard to keep track of them all. This volume is action packed, but it still balanced with both interesting story and character development. Overall this is an outstanding addition to the Attack on Titan series. This has been a very well done manga series that has well-balanced story, character, world-building, and action elements to it. I am really enjoying this manga series.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

    Finally we meet the Female Titan! I've been waiting forever for her appearance because now the storyline is going to speed up thanks to that plot twist. I am loving this series as I progress in each volume but what I did not like is the court drama with Erin. I remember watching it in the anime that was a total bore and waste of dialogue and then now in this volume we had that stupid court scene again. Everyone is pretty much shocked and confuse when it comes to Erin Yeager and him tu Finally we meet the Female Titan! I've been waiting forever for her appearance because now the storyline is going to speed up thanks to that plot twist. I am loving this series as I progress in each volume but what I did not like is the court drama with Erin. I remember watching it in the anime that was a total bore and waste of dialogue and then now in this volume we had that stupid court scene again. Everyone is pretty much shocked and confuse when it comes to Erin Yeager and him turning to an Titan but now thanks to him, humanity has a chance to win the war on Titans and now they need to reach Erin's house to discover the secret his father has left for him to learn when it comes to his transformation. The ending was utterly perfect and I can imagine myself being mind blown of the female Titan if it weren't for the anime. I'm curious how she will play out and now that Erin is not the only one, I want to know if there are others and whether they want Erin Yeager dead! Great series and now I need to speed read the rest of the series!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Collin

    Still not quite to where the anime and the manga diverge in plot, but it's still good, art style notwithstanding. The scene where Levi beats Eren up doesn't quite pack as much of a punch as it does in the anime, but it's still pretty intense. Also, Mikasa threatening to get revenge on Levi for that is hardcore. I really like this part of the story - getting outside the walls - and since I already had the basic story in my head, the plot progression makes more sense than it did before. Still not quite to where the anime and the manga diverge in plot, but it's still good, art style notwithstanding. The scene where Levi beats Eren up doesn't quite pack as much of a punch as it does in the anime, but it's still pretty intense. Also, Mikasa threatening to get revenge on Levi for that is hardcore. I really like this part of the story - getting outside the walls - and since I already had the basic story in my head, the plot progression makes more sense than it did before. Hanji is a beautiful crazy person, and the trio of Irwin, Hanji, and Levi is just overall fantastic. I also like the looks we get at some of the more minor characters - Connie, Sasha, Jean, and especially Annie. And of course now we're getting into the part of the story where Armin gets even more important, which is definitely okay with me. The Female Titan is the freakiest, scariest villain in anime I've ever encountered. She just is.

  30. 5 out of 5

    John Collings

    I still really like the idea of this story and it is progressing in a way that makes it interesting. There seems to be more of the intelligent titans much like the giant one that started this story off in the first place. The town is staring to make the connection that these intelligent titans are probably like Erwen who can turn into one of the beasts but they do not know why. They have made the push to explore his old house to see if they could find some answers there and of course, blood and I still really like the idea of this story and it is progressing in a way that makes it interesting. There seems to be more of the intelligent titans much like the giant one that started this story off in the first place. The town is staring to make the connection that these intelligent titans are probably like Erwen who can turn into one of the beasts but they do not know why. They have made the push to explore his old house to see if they could find some answers there and of course, blood and gore continues. The problem I have with the series is still the artwork. It is really hard to tell the characters apart and there are too many of them coming and going to help me remember who is who. The battle scenes are also a mess which also makes it hard to follow. The story is enough to keep me engaged, but I would hope for some more clarity in the design to really make me appreciate the story.

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