Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of giants.
Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a giant in over 100 years. Teenage boy Elen and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a super giant that appears out of thin air. As the smaller giants flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Elen vows that he will murder every single giant and take revenge for all of mankind.
A combination of tragedy, in addition to a rather grim atmosphere and in a seemingly hopeless situation, would catch most readers off-guard, considering that it doesn't shy away from the fact that characters are killed every now and then in each chapter.
The artwork is above-average, but the storyline, on the other hand, is quite good, and for once, isn't quite dull or even a rip-off. Also, the fact that it focuses on character developments is a great addition as well.quite a healthy mix of action and psychology round it off.
This series got rejected by jump people who wanted "jump" and not "manga" apparently.
anyone read it over here?