Attack of the Giants: Hajime Isayama talks about the finale

Attack of the Giants: Hajime Isayama talks about the finale

Attack of the Giants

The author of The Attack of the Giants, Hajime Isayama, has let his fans speak, but now it is his time to say something about the ending of his manga, which arrived on April 9, 2021 with Chapter 139. >
Sitting down for a new interview, fully reported by Twitter user @ AttackonFans, the Japanese author spoke with an open heart about how he planned the final page of his manga, explained his displeasure regarding some points and , again, he took into consideration the emotions and thoughts of his fans for the goal achieved.


The final page

The author originally planned to draw Eren, Mikasa and Armin running to the tree on the hill as the subject of the final page. However, he later became uncomfortable with making it and changed it after meeting his editor and assistants.

Isayama-sensei nevertheless then realized this initial idea on the cover of the final Volume 34 °. Here it is below:

Eren and Armin

The Japanese author has read the reactions of the fans on the ending and believes that the way he drew the chapter could being misunderstood, especially in the way Armin approved of Eren's massacre, when in reality it is not. Feeling misunderstood, the Japanese author pointed out that Armin does not approve of Eren's brutal actions at all , but ultimately benefited with the end of the Giant's curse and his release with death. Again, since Eren would never be understood by anyone, Armin abandoned any counterattack thanking him for becoming a mass killer for their good.

According to the author, through this exchange of roles he tried to bring the two friends closer in the midst of what is a total tragedy.


Finally, Isayama -sensei specified that for him the climax was complicated to draw and actually regrets not being able to express it at its best in the manga. In other words, the author thinks he has not been able to please everyone with the final chapter and apologizes to those who were disappointed.

We remember that the final volume of The Attack of the Giants will arrive in Japan and online stores from June 9, 2021.

It's not over here for Attack of the Giants since the anime adaptation (buy the film distributed by Dynit on Amazon) will return with the second part of the final season at starting from Winter 2021. The anime is produced by Studio MAPPA and the first part aired between 2020 and the first bars of 2021.

The Italian edition of the manga is published by Planet Manga and in our country too we are nearing the end. Don't miss the latest volume available on Amazon.

Attack of the Giants

Attack of the Giants (Shingeki no Kyojin), written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama, is a Shonen manga of horror, fantasy and action genres. In Japan, the manga is published (monthly) from September 2009 by Kodansha in the Bessatsu Shonen Magazine until April 2021. The work consists of 139 chapters and the first 134 are collected in 33 volumes. In Italy, the manga is published by Planet Manga with 32 volumes available.

The manga inspired an animated series that aired for three seasons: the first in 2013, consisting of 25 episodes; the second in 2017 with 12 episodes; the third season with 22 episodes. The episodes can be viewed for free on VVVVID (Dynit).

The fourth anime series, the last, was broadcast between December 2020 and March 2021 with 16 episodes. The second part will debut this Winter.

The franchise has also inspired video games, merchandise and much more.

Here is a plot of the work:

“A giant that appears from nothing by destroying the city walls. That day, humanity remembered the terror of being controlled by them ... the humiliation of living like birds in a cage. It all happened 107 years ago. The entire human race ... except a few ... was devoured by giants. All those people ended up directly in the stomach of those beings. Thus it was that our ancestors thought of building huge walls that the giants could never cross. They managed to create a territory sheltered from the threat of the giants, but… all that until five years ago. But now it's our turn, of human beings. From now on ... we will devour the giants! Now finally mankind can take back its dignity. We can win. It is time for humanity ... to attack! “

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