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Hajime Isayama Apologizes To MAPPA Animators For Challenging Climax Of Attack On Titan

Following Hajime Isayama’s revelation that the ending of the Attack On Titan will slightly deviate from the manga, he revealed a heartfelt message apologizing to all the animators involved in the final episode of the anime.

Hajime Isayama AOT

Isayama, while recognizing the challenge presented by the climax scene in the original manga, empathized with the MAPPA animators considering the difficulties that they might encounter.

The climax scene that happens in the last half of the final season was very hard to draw in the original manga, as well, so I couldn’t help but think, ‘This is going to be rough for MAPPA’. MAPPA is probably thinking, ‘Please stop.’ I’m sorry, MAPPA. I’m really sorry.

Additionally, director Yuichiro Hayashi also commented on the finale of the Attack on Titan anime, taking a moment to share the dedication the staff had invested in the series over the last four years.

He also encouraged the fans to fully immerse themselves in the finale, which includes of a new script from Isayama-sensei, heartfelt performances from the actors, and the selection of perfectly fitting music.

The anime ‘Attack on Titan’ is finally heading toward its finale. These last four years, I faced this project every single day going, “Fight… Fight…” We put everything we could possibly think of into this, and I believe the final footage is just a compilation of all of our passion. A new script from Isayama-sensei, the actors’ soul-filled performances, the absolute perfect pieces of music. Please experience all of this!

Despite the immense challenges, Isayama revealed that he is eagerly awaiting the final result, expressing genuine excitement to witness the climax’s depiction in the anime adaptation.

Attack On Titan Final Season Part 3 Part 2

Attack On Titan Final Season Part 3 Part 2 will release on Nov 4, 2023, and will be 85 minutes long, i.e., 1 hour 25 minutes.

Linked Horizon will be performing the theme song for the final part. The song is titled “To You in 2,000… or… 20,000 Years From Now” (Nisen-nen… Moshiku wa…. Niman-nen ato no Kimi e).

Linked Horizon will also perform the opening theme song “Saigo no Kyojin,” while Ai Higuchi will perform the ending theme song “Itte rasshai”.

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