The anime adaptation of the popular Attack on Titan series is finally concluding on November 4 but there’s more to the finale than you think.
In his comment, series author Hajime Isayama, the author of the manga, apologized to the studio regarding the climax scene of the series and said he got to draw a little bit of the rough draft.
Furthermore, Director Yuichiro Hayashi shared that Isayama provided them with a new script for the final episode.
“It’s been 10 years since the TV anime started. Thank you very much for sticking with us through all that time.
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.
Even then, I’m very excited to see how it’ll turn out in the anime. Also, this time, by my request, I got to draw a little bit of the rough draft toward the end. Please watch until the end.”
And Hayashi comments,
“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 I could possibly think of into this, and I believe the final footage is just a compilation of all of our passions.
A new script from Isayama-sensei, the actors’ soul-filled performances, the absolute perfect pieces of music. Please experience all of this!”
Although these comments have confirmed that the anime will have manga ending.”
This led fans to go further into the AOE (Anime Original Ending) spiral once again however, it has been proven beyond a doubt that the anime staff members will NOT change the original ending of the manga. So word on the street suggests Isayama is adding new scenes which he did not get to draw in the manga.
Additionally, the artists for the opening and ending themes, Linked Horizon and Ai Higuchi, also shared their comments.
Linked Horizon commented,
“To everyone who’s been supporting AoT… I’m back!
This is Revo from Linked Horizon.
Is there any melody, any words that I can say to fully describe how I’m feeling as this extraordinary series comes to a close?
After searching long and hard for the right words, I was able to find the answer.
But I cannot say I can’t be sure if this is the absolute answer or not.
If you will forgive my folly of speaking as if I were in the same world as them, I foolishly think that they must have felt the same sense of helplessness and hesitation as well.
Yet we must move forward.
With all of the love and respect I can offer to my brethren that fought alongside me on this project inside and out, I dedicate one heart and two songs.”
Meanwhile, Ai Higuchi wrote,
“I never really thought about this before because the words “Dedicate your heart” because became such a part of our own world but…
Dedicate it to whom? To what? I…
No matter how unreachable the world of this story was, in the end, the answer is within my (and your) hands.
With bated breath, I created an accompanying song.
This is the song I offer to you.
“Itterasshai（See you later)” Please listen to this song as you feel your heart beating.”
Earlier this year, the Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS Special 1, got premiered in Japan and was streamed on Crunchyroll.
Attack on Titan: Final Season Part 3 Part 2 will be released on November 4, 2023.
Crunchyroll describes the Attack on Titan anime series as follows:
“Known in Japan as Shingeki no Kyojin, many years ago, the last remnants of humanity were forced to retreat behind the towering walls of a fortified city to escape the massive, man-eating Titans that roamed the land outside their fortress. Only the heroic members of the Scouting Legion dared to stray beyond the safety of the walls – but even those brave warriors seldom returned alive.
Those within the city clung to the illusion of a peaceful existence until the day that dream was shattered, and their slim chance at survival was reduced to one horrifying choice: kill – or be devoured!”
Source: Offial Attack on Titan Website