An article published in December 2013 at Yoshiyuki Tominocreator of the worldwide successful franchise of Mobile Suit Gundamwent viral again on comment forums in Japan because it includes a rather interesting comment about Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), the work of Hajime Isayama which at that time had just finished broadcasting the first season of its anime adaptation.
The article in question was published by J-CASTAnd wrote: “Director Yoshiyuki Tomino, who has produced hit anime such as Mobile Suit Gundam, has drawn the ire of fans for his thorough disregard of 2013’s most popular manga, Shingeki no Kyojin. Director Tomino stated that the play was like a work written by “a man abused (bullying, not sexually) and obstinate to relieve his own resentment”, and that there were aspects more offensive to public order and morality than extreme sexual expression. . Tomino expressed his opinion that he would never have allowed it to be published and that he “would never want to read it.”».
Keep going: “But Tomino did not leave it there, he added: “For me, personally, it is a work that I never want to read or evaluate. The fact that these animated series are received in this way means that we are in a bad time“. However, Hajime Isayama hinted at his own reasons for having to draw “Shingeki no Kyojin” and Tomino showed some appreciation for the efforts he put into creating the work and his efforts to become a writer rather than an artist, noting that “I could forgive him.” He then changed the subject, saying that it was the publishers who should not be forgiven, since they accept any idea, no matter how bad, as long as they believe it can be sold to the public.».
«Tomino commented on the latter: “Publishers need to understand the author’s wishes and find a different way to express them. I think posting “Shingeki no Kyojin” like that without those controls is a problem that goes beyond extreme sexual expression.“. He regretted not being able to understand the insensitivity (of the publisher) to let such a manga go by without changing it, with the sole vision that it would be sold, and that although you would like to think that there is such a thing as decency or intelligence in society that curbs public stupidity, in reality intelligence rarely works like that, and control does not work on those who treat “Shingeki no Kyojin” as relevant».
Synopsis of Shingeki no Kyojin
A century ago, human beings faced extinction when an unbeatable and terrifying enemy appeared: the titans, gigantic monsters that devoured much of humanity and forced the few survivors to confine themselves behind high walls. Behind those walls is Eren Jaeger, a boy who dreams of crossing them to see the outside world and who lives his day to day with his parents, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman and his friend Armin Arlert.
However, one fateful day, humanity is once again reminded of its destiny when a gargantuan sixty meter titan appears before the first row of walls that protect humans from their most fearsome enemy. Thus, Eren, Mikasa and Armin lose their home and all hope at the same time that our protagonist swears an oath: his goal in life will be to destroy all the titans. In this way, a story of survival and war begins in which its characters must unveil the mystery that lies behind the existence of these horrible beings.
Copyright (c) J-CAST, Inc. 2004-2022. All rights reserved.