A week ago, a director of an anime episode Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season (Attack on Titan), Teruyuki Oomineposted an update on Twitter where he wrote: “I went home for the first time in three days». The post went viral within a few days and apparently in response to this post the franchise’s special effects animation director, Satoshi Sakaimade a very similar update: «I went home for the first time in eight years».
The studies MAP They have been at the center of criticism for reports of labor exploitation for quite some time, although they are not the only ones who have been singled out for this. CloverWorksfor example, is airing three projects this season and one of them, Tokyo 24-ku (Tokyo 24th Ward), is already going through suspensions due to production problems.
On the other hand, Oomine’s post about going home for the first time in three days is actually pretty vague. It could depend on many circumstances like the fact that some animators live in dedicated dorms. Be it one thing or the other, the fact that Sakai made a similar post, but expanded to “eight years“, has been taken sarcastically and mockingly by the community on Twitter.
«King of Sarcasm, Sakai-sensei», «This man really is a troll»; «To be clear, Sakai is trolling. Production on the fourth season of Shingeki no Kyojin hadn’t even started before 2019, and Sakai is a freelancer. He hadn’t even worked with MAPPA actively since Shingeki no Bahamut.», wrote some comments almost begging that people not take the publication seriously.
Synopsis for Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season
Gabi Braun and Falco Grice have been training their entire lives to inherit one of the seven titans under Marley’s control and help their nation eradicate the Eldians on Paradis. However, just as all seems well for the two cadets, their peace is suddenly shaken by the arrival of Eren Yeager and the remaining members of the Scouting Corps. Having finally reached the Yeager family basement and learned of the dark history surrounding the Titans, the Survey Corps has finally found the answer they so desperately fought to discover. With the truth now in their hands, the group set off for the world beyond the walls. In this Final Season, two completely different worlds collide as each side pursues its own agenda in the long-awaited conclusion to Paradis’ fight for freedom.
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