Written and drawn by Hiromu Arakawa, I was wrapped to discover that
I had the chance of reviewing this amazing Manga series, especially
after being a fan of the anime series.
As I was familiar with the characters from the anime, it was easy to
pick up this series at volume 19 which features some clever story
telling that uses flashbacks and the present. Steeped in some great
mythology, this current book features a variety of different
characters from this universe that include General Olivia, Edward,
Major Miles and my favourite, Hoenhiem. The stories contain a
variety of different aspects of good story telling that include
intrigue, action, comedy and some amazingly drawn battles thanks to
Apart from the great story that includes some twisted and intricate
plot twists, the art really draws you in and Arakawa has a knack of
creating some realistic special effects in this 2D form. I must
admit that the stories were actually better than the anime.
Although volume 19 contains a variety of different stories, I found
the majority of them quite readable with only a couple a tad boring
which seemed as fillers. Nevertheless, it was an action packed ride
that now has me hooked on the series.
Bring on volume 20!