Video games Attack On Titan creator Hajime Isayama had trouble ending Eren’s story, likely because of the protagonist’s image in the anime
Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama attended Anime NYC 2022 over the weekend and spoke about the series‘ controversial ending and his plans. As it stands, given Eren’s good image, the mangaka had a hard time ending the protagonist’s story the way he wanted.
Isayama attended the Attack on Titan panel at the convention and was grateful that fans heard his pleas to be gentle with him following the criticism he received for the manga’s ending. Luckily, he received a warm welcome from the international fans, which brought tears to his eyes.
The fans greeted the manga creator with a deafening applause that touched his heart immediately. Afterwards he talked about the ending of the series and admitted that for a long time he had a hard time writing the ending.
At the time, he was unsure how to close Eren’s story. But despite the complaints, the continued support from fans at the event helped him feel better.
It also reassured him that he had done everything right with the Attack on Titan ending. Fans then flooded Twitter with messages of support for the manga artist, expressing their appreciation for him and the franchise.
Although many of them revealed that they didn’t like the ending of the story, they still liked the series as a whole. Others said it was wrong for fans to throw hateful words at Isayama just because he ended Eren’s story the way he saw fit and didn’t live up to their predictions and expectations.
They even claimed that no matter how the series ended, it would still draw criticism. Others pointed out how Wit Studio portrayed Eren as a hero, making it difficult for Isayama to change the course of Eren’s story, and pointed out that he wasn’t the hero they thought he was.
In addition, some still complained about the ending of Attack on Titan and questioned others who still showed their support for Isayama. They claimed he ruined the show’s story and demanded that he apologize.
Speaking about the series, Isayama revealed that he initially wanted to call the saga Humans vs. Titans. He initially thought his art was substandard, adding that the characters of Gabi Braun and Falco Grice were inspired by Game of Thrones‘ Arya Stark and Breaking Bad’s Jesse Pinkman, respectively.
After Attack on Titan ended, he stated that he had no plans to continue working in the manga or anime world. His hit Brainchild remains his only work to date, and he nonetheless received praise from fans, who described his presence on the panel as gratifying.