The March 2023 issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine had an Attack on Titan illustration by Hajime Isayama on its cover, featuring multiple characters from the manga.
However, the illustration came under criticism from a section of fans as it missed some of their favorite characters.
The illustration currently features Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Jean, Hanje, Levi, Erwin, Reiner, Zeke, Ymir, Sasha, Falco, Gabi and even Petra amongst others. You can check out the illustration below:
However, the absence of Historia mainly is what made fans disappointed. Other than Historia, some other prominent characters like Bertholdt, Ymir, Grisha and Carla were missing from the illustration.
“Si they put insignificant characters in that sketch but he forgot some important ones: Historia, Ymir, Bettholdt, Marco, Mina, Shadys, Pixy, Grisha and Carla… What a pity..,” a user commented.
Si they put insignificant characters in that sketch but he forgot some important ones: Historia, Ymir, Bettholdt, Marco, Mina, Shadys, Pixy, Grisha and Carla… What a pity…— Alina (@Alina07106036) February 6, 2023
THEY GOT ALMA UP THERE BUT NOT HISTORIA?? THEY GOT KATRINA UP THERE BUT NOT HISTORIA??? YOU GOT GELGAR BUT NOT HI-— ᅟ (@UDOD0NE) February 6, 2023
They forget Historia here as well 😭😭🤧— V.C , CR:Black Clover 🍀 (@VedLoveKasa) February 6, 2023
Some fans also pointed out the major spoiler in the illustration, asking posters to take down the image keeping in mind the anime only fans.
LMAO take it down massive spoiler in this holy— Lishivie (@lishivie) February 6, 2023
However, despite the criticisms, majority of fans were happy to see the illustration, which gave a feeling that all the characters were actually actors in the end, posing for a picture after the wrap up of a shoot.
Seeing everyone all in one shot like it’s some BTS finale gathering for a TV series fills me so much joy. Especially with all the fun interactions here. LMAO pic.twitter.com/dWNie2HCWi— Ritsu Rizer 👻👾 Ghost-Virus Vtuber (@RitsuRizer) February 6, 2023
The Final edition of Attack on Titan anime’s final season will be airing this year. The first part of the final edition (Final Season Part 3 Part 1) will air as a one hour special on March 3, 2023 on NHK.
The manga was serialized in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. The chapters of the manga have been collected into 34 tankobon volumes, with the final 34th volume releasing on July 2021.
An anime television series was produced by Wit Studio (seasons 1–3) and MAPPA (season 4). A 25-episode first season was broadcast from April to September 2013, followed by a 12-episode second season broadcast from April to June 2017. A 22-episode third season was broadcast in two parts, with the first 12 episodes airing from July to October 2018 and the last 10 episodes airing from April to July 2019.
A fourth and final season premiered in December 2020, airing 16 episodes in its first part. A second part consisting of 12 episodes aired from January to April 2022.