Attack on Titan: Hajime Isayama reveals several secrets about the series

Hajime Isayama, creator of Attack on Titan, has spoken in a recent interview about various curiosities and secrets about the series, its characters, and its ending. Keep reading, because in this article we tell you everything he has revealed.

Hajime Isayama is a mangaka who, thanks to his work Attack on Titan, He has become one of the most well-known and beloved authors by the anime and manga community today.. He was born in 1986 and from a young age, he pursued his dream of becoming a manga author. After creating some award-winning one-shots, he began publishing Shingeki no Kyojin in 2009.

The Attack on Titan manga has been in publication until 2021, when its controversial end came, which we will talk about later. During that time, The series has become one of the most successful franchises in history, with more than 110 million copies in circulation and an excellent anime adaptation.which in turn has led to several OVAs and even three movies.

What we are going to talk about today is everything that Hajime Isayama has commented during an interview that they did to him in the most recent edition of the ‘Anime NYC’ convention, where revealed several of the most interesting things about Attack on Titan, such as influences to create certain characters or his opinion about the end of the series. But, don’t worry if you haven’t read the manga, because we won’t be doing any spoilers below. So, if you want to know what Isayama answered to this battery of questions regarding the series, he keeps reading.

Hajime Isayama’s inspiration to create various characters in the series and who is his favorite

Among the answers that the author of Attack on Titan gave in his last interview, we find who was inspired to shape two important characters in the series. These two are little Gabi and Falco, who were introduced at the beginning of the 4th and final season of the anime, and have played a very relevant role in the work ever since.

let’s start with Falco Grice, who has been inspired by, neither more nor less, than the well-known Jesse Pinkman, co-star of the praised television series ‘Breaking Bad’. Although he is also physically, Pinkman’s influence on the young Marley warrior is mainly in his psychological aspect. Both are somewhat shy but, above all, submissive to their partners in their respective series: Falco with Gabi and Jesse with Walter White.

Now let’s talk about Gabi Braun, who is influenced by a very relevant character in another great television series. According to Isayama, Gabi is inspired by the character of Arya Stark, belonging to ‘Game of Thrones’. Of course, on this occasion the influence has been purely psychological. And it is that, that Isayama himself confirmed that, Gabi’s appearance comes from a drawing that the author made in which he changed the gender of Eren Jaeger.


Also, to Hajime Isayama he was asked who is, among the entire cast of Attack on Titan, his favorite character. The mangaka commented that, currently, that position is held by Jean, partner of Eren, Armin and Mikasa since the beginning of the work. It is possible that the cause of this is the resemblance between Jean’s personality and Isayama’s.

How Hajime Isayama feels about the end of Attack on Titan and his new manga

Several days of attending the event where this interview occurred, Hajime released a statement in which he asked the attendees for respect. In it he referred directly to the end of the series and, knowing how controversial it is among the fandom, he wanted to try to avoid possible conflicts. Finally, during the event no problem occurred. In fact, it was quite the opposite, since all the fans assure that Isayama is a most humble and kind person.

One of the questions Isayama was asked was how he felt about the ending. The mangaka acknowledged that still, more than a year and a half after ending the series, he continues to doubt about the closure of the work, if it was the right one and if the way of presenting it was the correct one. Immediately after saying this, all the fans present in the room where the interview was conducted began to cheer for him. This led even Hajime Isayama to get excited.

Finally, we must comment on what he said after being asked about his future as a mangaka. Hajime Isayama revealed that, At the moment, he is not considering the idea of ​​publishing a new work after Shingeki no Kyojin, not even a small one-shot. Although he did not say it in this interview, the author has already spoken on other occasions about his desire to, with the money he has obtained thanks to the sales of Attack on Titan, build and run your own spa.

And you, dear reader, Have you already realized the inspirations of Jesse and Arya’s influence on Falco and Gabi? Would you like to see a new work by Hajime Isayama? You can tell us through social networkswhere we recommend that you follow us to find out the latest anime, science fiction and fantasy news.

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