I *adored* the manga before it got cool.
Away with you! Off to Portland you go!
I don't read comic books (from any country), so I cannot compare, but I watched the AoT anime on Netflix last year. Good stuff. It got way too melodramatic in some parts/scenes that didn't even really call for it, but quite entertaining nonetheless. I look forward to the second "season"... whenever that happens. Next year is the latest word.