The end of Shingeki no Kyojin has been announced, the final episodes will arrive from January 2022. This has led the fan community to speculate that they were dissatisfied with the end of the manga from a couple of months ago. Even, Hajime Isayama has responded and offered an apology. So will there be a new ending in the anime?
This is one of the requests made by the community of Shingeki no Kyojin over and over again: We want a new ending. But why the insistence? Was the end of the saga really so bad that it broke the dreams and hopes of its fans? It seems that if. From reddit Yeagerbomb Death threats have been shared against its author and hints of rape to its characters:
So, as we see, many people felt personally attacked and think they have the answer that their own author ‘did not have’. This toxic and violent relationship is not something new, and many times it is exalted and becomes its only link with reality and its perception.
In fact, one can only remember the threats of death that the director received George Lucas after premiering episode 1 of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Some of them, like those made by fans of Shingeki no Kyojin, they wondered ‘how could he ruin his saga?’ ‘How could he do something so terrible?’
Similarly, his fans’ relationship with his work had reached worrying levels.
And, the request remained the same: Redo what was displayed on the screen. However, what is that ending that would have satisfied your fans? When we review requests through Change.org on the subject is not very clear:
Currently, Shingeki no Kyojin (or Attack on Titan) was one of the best manga series I have read. I think much of the fandom is disappointed with the current ending, it feels very rushed to me and much of the fandom. The ending in general feels very different thematically, giving fans a change in tone. Now this ending doesn’t ruin the whole story, but it feels out of place. ‘.
Shingeki no Kyojin fans don’t know what they want
According to the filmmaker and essayist Susan Sontag, we are not aware of the way we interpret art. That is to say; there are internal and external factors that lead us to say if something is good or bad, even if we don’t know why. In this case, fans of Star Wars like Shingeki no Kyojin they ask for changes to their works without understanding what makes them good or bad.
Proof of this are films like Star Wars: Episode IX Directed by a fan of the franchise who could not find the balance between fanservice and the final product. This movie is even worst rated that the controversial Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
And although the end of Shingeki no Kyojin may seem confusing and unsatisfying to some people, it is consistent with the thinking of Hajime Isayama and its author.
So should fans have a new ending?
Not necessarily. Anime and manga are like any other artistic medium, with their pros and cons. According to the New York painter Andy Warhol, art cannot be subject to its time, public or criticism, but to the emotions it seeks to evoke. A) Yes, Hajime Isayama sought to portray his ideals and thoughts in Shingeki no Kyojin even against many people.
And, as a public, we may not agree with what we see on the screen. But, this is normal. Not even the so-called ‘masterpieces’ are universal, as there is no single taste that categorizes what is right or wrong in an artistic medium.
Anime movies like Akira They are with an average rating and among the least preferred anime among the public and critics. However, no one could deny how relevant it is to the industry. In the same way, Shingeki no Kyojin it is proof that art is controversial and not free from criticism.
Perhaps heeding an audience who is unsure of what they want and who is unaware of their own taste could spell an even worse ending for the series. So what do you think? What did you think of the end of the manga of Shingeki no Kyojin? Have you already seen the series in Funimation? Follow the discussion on our channel Discord.
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