進撃の巨人 22 [Shingeki no Kyojin 22] (Attack on Titan, #22)
ライナー、ベルトルト、「獣の巨人」との戦いの末、多大な犠牲を払いながらもエレンの生家へ辿り着いた調査兵団。その地下室にて、彼らはグリシャが残した3冊の本を手にする。その本に記されていたのは、グリシャの幼き日の記憶。そして、およそ1800年前、一人の少女が巨人の力を手にしたことから始まる二つの民族の暗黒の歴史。明かされたグリシャの過去と突きつけられた世界の真実を前に、エレンら調査兵団の進む道は…。

進撃の巨人 22 [Shingeki no Kyojin 22] (Attack on Titan, #22) Details

Title進撃の巨人 22 [Shingeki no Kyojin 22] (Attack on Titan, #22)
Author
LanguageJapanese
ReleaseApr 7th, 2017
Publisher講談社
ISBN-139784063959093
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Horror, Comics

進撃の巨人 22 [Shingeki no Kyojin 22] (Attack on Titan, #22) Review

  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    I'm so glad I read the whole manga now and not before or i would've waited for a chapter each month, a real struggle. Chapter 90 was like a closure and our characters have a new goal now. We have so many answers some were original others a little disappointing. I still need to process what I just learned because the translation wasn't good. I'm sure the anime will deliver a better explanation (at least i hope so). Since I'm avoiding spoilers, i can't tell what I'm talking about but the question I'm so glad I read the whole manga now and not before or i would've waited for a chapter each month, a real struggle. Chapter 90 was like a closure and our characters have a new goal now. We have so many answers some were original others a little disappointing. I still need to process what I just learned because the translation wasn't good. I'm sure the anime will deliver a better explanation (at least i hope so). Since I'm avoiding spoilers, i can't tell what I'm talking about but the question marks are still there about what just happened and not even history. I read this manga in no time, it's really addicting. The art didn't improve much but the titans are better (they were disasters before, short hands and such). I expect season 2 to be better than season 1. It will hold more surprises and twists. I don't know how animation works for on-going manga but I hope they'll even animate april's chapter (92) since it should be over 32 episodes (more than 4 months airing). Just my prediction because there's a lot of material to animate. Even though the non-manga readers will enjoy the events animated for the first time, the cliffhangers will only get worse with each episode. Enjoyable manga? YesOverhyped? Of courseTerrible fandom? YepWould I read it again? NopeManga or anime? Anime. The animation will be awesome, like I said the drawings weren't so good here. We also had Trump and Hillary titans lol.
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  • Raeleen Lemay
    January 1, 1970
    Honestly, I was expecting a bit more from this volume. Sure, there are a couple of answers, but not nearly as many as I was hoping for after volume 21.
  • Mario
    January 1, 1970
    This volume was full of answers and I love reading every second of it. Things are finally starting to make sense. This volume also had a couple of truly beautiful moments between characters (especially in the last chapter), and I wish that we'll see more of those. On to the next volume!
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  • Magdalen
    January 1, 1970
    This volume gave me the chills. The art once again is splendid and the plot phenomenal. So many answers and plot twists!!! I guess we can all agree that the most crucial and beautiful scene was the last one in chapter 90. I teared up <3 Also, the waiting for new chapters has become unbearable.
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  • Lily
    January 1, 1970
    I need this. I need this so badly. This series is turning into my everything.
  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    Shingeki no Kyojin, just like its anime adaptation, turned out to be one of the best mangas ever written. I originally didn't want to read the manga series because I enjoyed the anime and I wanted to be able to be surprised by it. But I was convinced to read it and I'm not disappointed at all. This manga series has such an intricate plot, amazing characters, and plot twists that made me cry. The answers to the questions I've had ever since watching the very first episode of its anime adaptation Shingeki no Kyojin, just like its anime adaptation, turned out to be one of the best mangas ever written. I originally didn't want to read the manga series because I enjoyed the anime and I wanted to be able to be surprised by it. But I was convinced to read it and I'm not disappointed at all. This manga series has such an intricate plot, amazing characters, and plot twists that made me cry. The answers to the questions I've had ever since watching the very first episode of its anime adaptation have been given to me in the very last volumes (18 to 21). There are still many questions to be asked but more about the future of our beloved characters rather than their past that we now know pretty much by heart. So I can't wait to read the rest of it although it will be hard to wait for release dates.
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  • Nərmin
    January 1, 1970
    4.36 stars Phew! Finally finished. Personally, I prefer anime with this one, as anime has gorgeous art. So, let's discuss the positive and negative aspects of "Attack on Titan" manga:Positives:1. Epicness. The story and world-building is vast, heroic and exciting! Not to mention, suspenseful. I had too little patience to wait for revelations about titans' origins and "what is on that goddamn basement". 2. Enjoyment: It was action-packet and exciting. You never get bored or put it down. 3. Und 4.36 stars Phew! Finally finished. Personally, I prefer anime with this one, as anime has gorgeous art. So, let's discuss the positive and negative aspects of "Attack on Titan" manga:Positives:1. Epicness. The story and world-building is vast, heroic and exciting! Not to mention, suspenseful. I had too little patience to wait for revelations about titans' origins and "what is on that goddamn basement". 2. Enjoyment: It was action-packet and exciting. You never get bored or put it down. 3. Underlying themes: Human flaws, behaviors at the very stressful situations, what is it to be a hero, saving humanity, friendship and love.4. Surprise plot-twists! 5. Characters: My favorites were Armin Arlert, Hanji Zoe, Jean Kirschtein, Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackerman , Levi Ackerman . Other characters were also interesting: Reiner Braun, Berthold Huber, Annie Leonhart, Connie Springer, Sasha Braus, Krista Reiss, Ymir, Erwin Smith and of course Grisha Yeager. They were all useful at some point in the story, some played major part despite being side characters (Reiner, Berthold, Grisha and Krista), some were so complex and with flaws (Erwin, Grisha, Ymir) and even antagonists were a bit likeable. Negatives:1. Some characters: Actually, I didn't hate Eren like most of people do, even though he is a bit annoying with his anger issues and reckless behaviors. I, on the other hand, found Mikasa a bit boring, despite being badass soldier, she seemed to have lack of personality. Not to mention her obsessive love and protectiveness for Eren, however, Eren seems to be blind to that love. I think, Eren is incapable to form a romantic relationship with anybody, including his childhood friend. Which is, well, a disappointment for romance fans. I also didn't love Levi as much as many people do. He was like Mikasa-badass but boring personality-wise.2. Art- it was mediocre most of the time, but action and battle scenes were hard to distinct. That's why, I loved anime more. Overall, it was a thrilling series to read and there is still more to be published, so the story hasn't ended yet. The final volume was emotional as Armin's childhood dream came true! I am so happy for that, but for a particular reason, also a bit sad. I'll put this manga down for a few months till new volumes come out. In the end, I recommend it to action shounen manga fans. But beware, it is brutal.
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  • Rob
    January 1, 1970
    Story Apparently I forgot to review this several months ago. Possibly because I don't have a lot to say about it. I'm still enjoying the series, but I'd like to see things get resolved soon. I feel like the pace is still slower than I'd like. Artwork Not much to add, I continue to find the manga doesn't look at good as the anime, but artwork has come a long way from the start of the series. It's fine, but the story is the main reason I keep reading this.
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  • Grace
    January 1, 1970
    Even more answers are revealed in this volume and some confusion I had about some things were cleared up as well. Also, they got to see the ocean!!! So precious ❤ But I feel Eren is becoming more depressed as he recalls more of his father's memories 😢 Even more answers are revealed in this volume and some confusion I had about some things were cleared up as well. Also, they got to see the ocean!!! So precious ❤️ But I feel Eren is becoming more depressed as he recalls more of his father's memories 😢
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  • Ken Yuen
    January 1, 1970
    For the first time, I feel like I understand the mystery behind this world.
  • Cassie Fischer
    January 1, 1970
    10 BILLION stars!! By no means my favorite volume, but we finally got some answers. *cries tears of joy* And it only took 22 volumes to find out where titans come from and what the hell is going on. I don't think there's a happy ending to this story and that depresses me. When I first started reading AOT I could not comprehend why anybody would want to read a series about people being eaten by giants...now I am part of the group that pushes people to read a series about people being eaten by gia 10 BILLION stars!! By no means my favorite volume, but we finally got some answers. *cries tears of joy* And it only took 22 volumes to find out where titans come from and what the hell is going on. I don't think there's a happy ending to this story and that depresses me. When I first started reading AOT I could not comprehend why anybody would want to read a series about people being eaten by giants...now I am part of the group that pushes people to read a series about people being eaten by giants.
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  • Olly
    January 1, 1970
    hanno reso tutto fin troppo complicato...
  • Roya MD
    January 1, 1970
    کاور :")))))
  • Jon Ureña
    January 1, 1970
    A review of volumes 17 to 22. They encompassed the entirety of the arc about (view spoiler)[recovering wall Maria and finding out what was hidden in Eren's father's basement (hide spoiler)]. I should have known better than to fall, even a little, for the hopeful tone this arc started with. This whole thing was so fucking disturbing that it made episode 5 of the first season look like the innocent times of childhood.During the main mission, (view spoiler)[one of my favorite characters dies and an A review of volumes 17 to 22. They encompassed the entirety of the arc about (view spoiler)[recovering wall Maria and finding out what was hidden in Eren's father's basement (hide spoiler)]. I should have known better than to fall, even a little, for the hopeful tone this arc started with. This whole thing was so fucking disturbing that it made episode 5 of the first season look like the innocent times of childhood.During the main mission, (view spoiler)[one of my favorite characters dies and another main character gets boiled alive. Of around 120 soldiers the Survey Corps started out with, only 9 come back. They only manage to take down one of the enemy titans (hide spoiler)].When we find out (view spoiler)[what was hidden in that basement in Shiganshina, we are explicitly shown how the whole more or less explicit backstory about the world that the previous arcs had put together was mostly a huge red herring. It wasn't the local monarchy that had created the titans in order to have an outside enemy. There had been a conflict between nations that had lasted around two thousand years. The race of the people in what we knew as the only existing city was able to turn into titans because of some original sin of sorts. Believing themselves to be the chosen people, they decided to enslave the remainder of mankind, erase the races they didn't want, steal their property and rule them under a totalitarian system. That reminds me of something, for some reason. But during a time of internal strife, a civil war ensued and most of the original "titan kings" were slaughtered. The "titan race" all the main characters belong to was exiled to an island. It was then when the monarchy decided to create the three main walls, fill them with colossal titans as a deterrent in case someone came to destroy them, erase the mind of their subjects and basically say fuck off forever to the outside world. But there were members of that race remaining in the mainland, where they were pushed off to ghettoes; the leadership of that nation hoped to turn them in the future into mindless titans to attack the enemy or else kill them off entirely. Obviously this whole deal turns everything into a weird tangle of Judaism and German National Socialism. It doesn't help that all the people in that island seem to be caucasians except for Mikasa. We also have the German words and general imagery in the openings (1, 2, 3) (hide spoiler)].This second part managed to outdo the already horrifying first one. (view spoiler)[Apart from the eugenics and ethnic cleansing going around, a little girl gets eaten by dogs, someone gets all his fingers cut off and a group gets turned into mindless titans, apart from probably other things that my mind is blocking (hide spoiler)]. This series has done a fantastic job humanizing who would be generally classified as villains ((view spoiler)[Annie Leonhardt, Reiner Braun, Bertholdt Hoover and Kenny Ackerman mostly (hide spoiler)]), but they didn't try that hard for some of the monsters in this second half. Not sure they could have.Pros: The mission kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I hoped that the writer(s) would have given the main characters a break for once, or at least have some of them fucking, but probably that's one of the things you shouldn't get when reading fiction, that satisfaction you think you want. You need to be crushed like an empty can. (view spoiler)[Most that could have gone wrong went wrong (hide spoiler)]. The (view spoiler)[suicide charge (hide spoiler)] was legendary. I can't wait to see that animated some day. Even when the tension and the disasters were pushing the limits, they kept upping them, making the main characters fail in strange new ways. I mean, (view spoiler)[putting Bertholdt inside a barrel and launching it into the city so he can transform-explode like an atom bomb? A 17 meter ape throwing crushed rocks as an artillery barrage? I'm in awe that they could come up with this shit (hide spoiler)]. There was also a chance to save one of two main characters, and of course they managed to make it into a genuine dilemma with everyone fighting against each other. The second half of the arc twisted my guts with how daring and realistic it was. Cons: Why oh why (view spoiler)[didn't you finish Reiner off that first time, you fucking idiots? You know better than to think that because one of them only has the bottom jaw for a head can't end up regenerating (hide spoiler)]. Sasha and Connie are around, but that's mostly it. I read that (view spoiler)[Sasha was supposed to die in an earlier arc, concretely crushed in the arms of that titan she saved the kid from, back when she visited her village. But she had become popular, and reportedly after drawing the initial storyboard, the artist cried and decided that she deserved something better. I bet they spend a lot of time crying while writing this story (hide spoiler)]. Particularly during this mission, the plot armor (view spoiler)[that protects the very few remaining members of the 104th became a bit silly. Basically everybody else died horribly (hide spoiler)].During these last arcs, minor characters from even the first chapters have ended up being pivotal, or at least playing a significant role. Every backstory and character motivation fits as if the writer(s) had gone back and rewritten the earlier volumes, so I have to assume that either they had most of it planned in advance or whoever wrote this is a genius. At some points I did want to vomit, though.
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  • Mark De leon
    January 1, 1970
    Things slow down a bit on this one, almost unnecessarily so. This kinda felt like a "filler" volume. We still get to piece the puzzle a bit more and there's the great scene at the end of the volume that is setting up a final movement to this particular symphony.But, it just felt thin over all.The end is coming and I can almost feel this come to its final conclusion. I just wish we could get there already.
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  • rey
    January 1, 1970
    chapter 90........... brb crying my eyes out
  • Teri
    January 1, 1970
    Estos últimos volúmenes son una explosión de sentimientos. Se están revelando muchísimas incógnitas del inicio de la historia. El dibujo de Isayama ha mejorado muchísimo junto a todas las emociones que explora.Ha sido leyendo este volumen que me he dado cuenta como ha crecido Eren. Ya no es el flipado intensito del principio, está mucho más calmado aunque lo que descubrir le podría hacer estallar la cabeza. Es un imposible no amarlo.Y la última escena.... ¡Qué maravilla! Creo que incluso lloré u Estos últimos volúmenes son una explosión de sentimientos. Se están revelando muchísimas incógnitas del inicio de la historia. El dibujo de Isayama ha mejorado muchísimo junto a todas las emociones que explora.Ha sido leyendo este volumen que me he dado cuenta como ha crecido Eren. Ya no es el flipado intensito del principio, está mucho más calmado aunque lo que descubrir le podría hacer estallar la cabeza. Es un imposible no amarlo.Y la última escena.... ¡Qué maravilla! Creo que incluso lloré un poco xD
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  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    I’m so sad. why does it have to be this way? 😪
  • Chelsey
    January 1, 1970
    3.5
  • Flannery
    January 1, 1970
    The only reason I'm still reading this series is because I've come this far. This stuff went off the rails a while back.
  • Monsour
    January 1, 1970
    World War I with Titans who could have known.The entire series goes political after this so strap yourself and pick up your notebook because your gonna need to write down alot of names.
  • Aida
    January 1, 1970
    things are start to get real but they are also very confusing my mind is exploding from this amount of information
  • Elias Alexander
    January 1, 1970
    Omg. What's going on. Eren what is happening to you.
  • Reddish
    January 1, 1970
    OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD
  • Minnie
    January 1, 1970
    I also forgot to add this volume
  • Imen Z
    January 1, 1970
    Answers!
  • Saru
    January 1, 1970
    Estoy flipando en colores que antes no veía.
  • Manu Db
    January 1, 1970
    Vado a piangere in un angolino😭che meraviglia!
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    I'M NOT CRYING, I just got some feels stuck in my eye :'(
  • Adam Fisher
    January 1, 1970
    The confusion of the end of the previous Volume was very cleared up here as the author really took the time to make sure that the readers understand what is going on. Let me sum up:- The battle in the real world is really between the Marley and the Eldia Restorationists. The tyrant Marley sends the Eldia to Paradis, the island that the entire series has been on, which is actually a Penal Colony- Some of the Eldia are "Subjects of Ymir", who have the necessary biology to be turned into Titans wit The confusion of the end of the previous Volume was very cleared up here as the author really took the time to make sure that the readers understand what is going on. Let me sum up:- The battle in the real world is really between the Marley and the Eldia Restorationists. The tyrant Marley sends the Eldia to Paradis, the island that the entire series has been on, which is actually a Penal Colony- Some of the Eldia are "Subjects of Ymir", who have the necessary biology to be turned into Titans with a serum. And some of these Titans are given a part of Ymir's spirit and become a Titan with a mind and control and abilities. They are called the Nine: Colossal (first Bertholt, now Armin), Armored (Reiner), Female (Annie), Beast (Zeke, Eren's uncle), Attack (Eren), Jaw (was Ymir, now unknown), Founding (currently being held by Eren, though should go to the royalty), and 2 others yet to be seen. The Founding Titan can control the mindless droves of Titans.- The history of the exile of the Eldians, the origin of the Titans, and the revelation of Paradis' place in the world is revealed to Grisha Yeager (Eren's father) as a gift from the previous Attack Titan ("The Owl", a Eldian spy in the Marley government) who was nearing the end of his life due to the "Curse of Ymir", which is that any of the Nine can only live and hold the power of their Titan for 13 years before dying.- All of this is mysteriously "remembered" by Eren in a series of visions. When he discusses it with Armin and Mikasa, they are taken before Queen Historia who decides, with the advice of the Council to release all this info to the public.- A time jump is done where we see how people react, see the cleaning out of all the Titans inside the 3 walls, and our group and some of the rest of the Scout Regiment go outside the walls, all the way to the ocean. It is there that they declare their desire to take out all of the Marley and restore the Eldian Empire to the rest of the world.WHEW....This Volume was very heavy on the lore, but I thought it was time to finally reveal the majority of the secrets that have kept this series going for so many Volumes. I really am looking forward to seeing how this unfolds now. ....And where are those other two Titans?High recommend. Welcome back to being a great series again, Attack on Titan.
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