Attack On Titan Director Reveals Why He Chose A Simple Key Visual With No Characters For Final Season

MAPPA Stage 2023 had recently unveiled a new key visual for Attack On Titan Final Season Part 3 Part 2 with the tagline “Farewell Eren”.

The new key visual was quite different from the previous ones as it was neither character-packed nor did it feature a chaotic element, but instead adopted a more simplistic one.

The reason behind the simplistic approach was explained by Attack On Titan director Yuichiro Hayashi.

According to the director, the new key visual might have come as a surprise to most fans due to its simple nature. This approach was apparently planned early in the production process in order to invoke a different kind of emotion and imagination amongst the fans.

Hayashi also revealed that this might be the last key visual of the anime.

Now, regarding the key visual, I believe it will be the last visual for “The Final Season.” It may come as a surprise, as it takes a completely different direction from the previous visuals that featured numerous characters. However, we had decided from the beginning to take a simple approach for the finale. Despite its simplicity, it aims to stimulate the imagination.

Apart from the visual as a whole, the director had also placed several intriguing elements within the image but he doesn’t want to spoil it by providing explicit explanation for it. He instead wants the viewers to let loose their imagination and look forward to the final part.

While there are some intriguing elements in the visual, I won’t provide explanations as it would spoil the experience. I encourage everyone to let their imagination run wild and look forward to the final part of the series.

Checkout the key visual below:

Attack On Titan Final Season Part 3 Part 2

Attack On Titan Final Season Part 3 Part 2 will release in the fall of 2023. 

Attack On Titan Final Season part 1 of the final edition of the anime aired as a one-hour special, and released on March 3, 2023.

The staff from the previous editions of Attack on TitanFinal Season have returned this time too. The staff working on the anime includes:

  • Director: Yuichiro Hayashi
  • Series Composition: Hiroshi Seko
  • Character Designs: Tomohiro Kishi
  • Chief Anime Director: Manabu Akita
  • Production Chief: Jun Shishido
  • Animation Effects Director: Satoshi Sakai, Taichi Furumata
  • Director of Photography: Shigeki Asakawa
  • 3D Director: Motoi Okuno, Subaru Ikeda

MAPPA is in charge of animating Attack on Titan Final Season. The cast from the previous seasons will be reprising their roles in the anime.

Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 had ended leaving just 9 chapters of the manga left to be adapted in Attack on Titan Final Season Part 3.

The Final Season’s Part 2 premiered on Jan 9, 2022 in Japan. Crunchyroll and Funimation were streaming the episodes simultaneously as they aired. The dubbed version of Attack on Titan: Final Season part 2 began airing on Toonami on Feb 12, 2022.

Season 1-3 of the anime was produced by Wit Studio and season 4 by MAPPA.

Attack on Titan is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The manga was serialized in Kodansha’s monthly shonen manga magazine Bessatsu Shonen Magazine from September 2009 to April 2021, with its chapters collected in 34 tankōbon volumes.

Attack on Titan has become a critical and commercial success. As of September 2022, the manga has over 110 million tankōbon copies in print worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time. It has won several awards, including the Kodansha Manga Award, the Attilio Micheluzzi Award, and the Harvey Award.

In North America, the series was published in English by Kodansha USA.

Source: Official Website