A baby is found crying in a mass of Titan vomit, amidst the dead titan flames. The child is called "child of titan" and is essentially hated by the people inside the walls. He also seems to grow unnaturally fast. Named Kuklo, he parts himself from his past/upbringing and gambles on the fate of humanity by enlisting in the scouting legion.
Shingeki no Kyojin: Before the Fall is a manga adaptation of the second and third volumes of Ryou Suzukaze's light novel series of the same title, which itself is a spin-off series of Hajime Isayama's Shingeki no Kyojin.
The series has been published in English as Attack on Titan: Before the Fall by Kodansha Comics USA since March 11, 2014.
attack on titan before the fall is 70 years before Erens time its also that time when humans still didn't know how to kill titans properly and before they even invented Maneuver Gear.
Doesn't it seem interesting,how did human kind invent the Maneuver gear?
How were things before the original Attack on titan?
Well then this manga shows you the past which is very interesting.
This manga has nothing to do with Eren or it seems that nothing links,its a story about different people and their problems the only similarity is that they live in the same walls and have titans surrounding the walls and that human hate
the titan which didn't change.
Reading another in another perspective view of a different person is something that is useful.
Attack on titan before fall has romance in it which is very different from the original attack on titan which makes the before the fall more unique.
Overall I think this manga is Interesting and it reveals the past.
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Honestly, I'm shocked how unnoticed this series is. Sure, it has a huge burden to bear as a story derived off the highly acclaimed Attack On Titan ( Shingeki no Kyojin ) , but it really is a good read. A really good read. It answers plenty of questions as a predecessor ( in plot ) and gives lots of room to expand on the world inside the walls. Before The Fall is the official
prequel I didn't know I needed.
I can't complain about the story one bit. Before The Fall is excellent, and covers topics ranging through humanity, the maneuver gear, underground, etc. Humanity was at a loss with the fear of titans looming over them, with only a sword and shield to put up an ounce of resistance. To watch lovable characters fight against bitter odds just to produce a single ray of hope, the first maneuver gear was just as entertaining as it is historic. The story is a rich information deposit, filled with interesting dialogue, interactions, and concepts which would be unseen in the current time period of Attack On Titan, and I find that fascinating.
The art is, well, amazing. Neat, stunning, and the embodiment of years of practice and dedication to achieve that style no doubt. Personally, I find the original Attack On Titan rough, but a pleasure to watch his style develop over time. Before The Fall has taken out the refinement process, and has a skilled illustrator from the start. Props to Satoshi Shiki, as it really is a nice spectacle to view. The characters are well detailed, the buildings and landscapes are well drawn, and the attention to detail has some nice touches.
In my opinion, the characters are even more enjoyable than the original Attack On Titan cast. Eren seems to only care about killing all the titans, Mikasa follows him wherever the heck he goes, and Armin slowly but surely becoming the Sherlock Holmes of the series, we don't have a huge pool of depth to dive into. Believe me, I love them, but with such a huge cast of characters, and only so much material, there hasn't been much time for development. Heck, I could even write an extensive paragraph about the characters from Before The Fall, and I think I just might. I'll get straight to the point and talk about the main two characters.
Kuklo is the "son of a titan" , with his story beginning with a shroud of hardship. Hated, abused and despised for being born inside the corpse of a titan, he was ostracized from society. Every day, he has to bear his past and live with the life he has been given. Even still, he pushes onward clearing a path for humanity by testing, using and utilizing the first maneuver gear to find a way to fight back against the titans. To give your very existence for the society that brought so much hate into your life is both compelling, and touching. His tough spirit and boundless determination makes Kuklo an extremely intriguing character.
Insert Sharle, the daughter of a nobleman who eventually crosses paths with him. Despite the vast spite towards the titans child and having the borderline opposite upbringing of Kuklo, she cares for, teaches and respects him as a human being. Eventually, Sharle becomes an integral part of the story learning the craft of smithing to help maintain, fix and repair the maneuver gear to fight back against the titans. Strong willed, independent and just as hardworking as Kuklo she immediately becomes a lovable character.
Now comes the real question, is this series enjoyable? Plus, does it stand up to the original work of Attack On Titan. To both of those, I would have to say an astounding yes! Before The Fall uses it's time period to the fullest, introducing elements that have no place in the original. Every page is beautiful and fun to read, the characters are engaging, and the story keeps me coming back for more each new release. Before The Fall is every bit enjoyable as the Attack On Titan we all know and love.
Before The Fall is a thrilling experience set decades before the Attack On Titan we all know and love. With enticing plot points in a world filled with dread and despair of the looming titans, it tells a story of hope and resistance. The characters are gripping each step of the way, and their motivations compels the reader to turn the next page. Stunning art perfect for such a read, the style truly grasps the intended mood and time period. This thoroughly enjoyable read should definitely be on your agenda, and I highly recommend you to give it a shot. If you love Attack On Titan, you will not regret picking it up!