As Attack on Titan‘s plot develops, the story becomes increasingly political, with social commentary galore. Much of that is positive, but not all of it; especially when the series touches on religion.
In war and horror alike, the meaning of bravery becomes amplified as the danger increases. But perhaps the most tragic question to come from these stories is, how do you keep fighting when your best friend is gone? That’s a question that Attack on Titan tackles in its second volume, with surprising nuance.