Attack On Titan boss says series finale made the team lose hope

Attack on Titan bosses have opened up about the difficulties of adapting a story into the final product on the small screen.

The team is currently preparing for the third part of the fourth and final season, but these episodes proved to be a challenge with Hajime Isayama not holding back with the scale of the story in the original manga.

Executive producer Manabu Otsuka admitted that they initially “lost hope” over completing the series once they read how complex the ending was (via ComicBook.com).

“When we were working on The Final Season Part 1, we saw the end of the manga and the last battle. We lost hope because we didn’t know how we were going to adapt that final fight,” Otsuka explained.

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Hajime Isayama

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Yet, Otsuka added that the team at MAPPA didn’t give up, continuing: “However, we want to finish working on the anime despite the difficulties. After all, the whole team is committed and determined to complete it to the end.”

Fans can expect the final episodes to be action-packed and fast-paced as well as include some emotional reunions.

While rumours of a potential movie have been circulating, Attack of the Titan is definitely set to end on the small screen in part three of season four.

The next episodes are expected to arrive at some point during 2023, potentially in the spring as each part seems to be released about a year after the next one.

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Hajime Isayama

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The last chapter ended in April 2022, and even the English voice actor Bryce Papenbrook, who plays Eren, admits he doesn’t know where the anime is going next.

During a panel chat at IGN Fan FestPapenbrook explained: “I don’t know where he’s going with this. I haven’t been spoiled, I haven’t read the manga.

“I love to immerse the shows I’m working on, live in that moment in real-time, then let whatever comes out of my body to come out into the show.”

Attack on Titan is available to watch on Crunchyroll and Funimation.


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