Apple Music posted a playlist titled “Hajime Isayama: New Year Starters 2022“, With a selection of songs to start the year by the author of Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), Hajime Isayama. In the description of this list, you can read a message where Isayama points out that his New Year’s resolution is “Do not work“.
The full text writes: «Manga artist Hajime Isayama has chosen for Apple Music “the right tune for those who have to work from home on New Years.” He began the series in 2009, sparking an unprecedented popularity boom, and finally reached its conclusion in 2021. This playlist contains the songs that sustained him through his turbulent years of creation. “I have chosen songs that have helped me through the hardest parts of the series and that I personally feel good listening to. I hope it inspires you to work harder ”, he commented. The soft grooves of RHYMESTER and Tempalay will refresh your overheated head, while the sharp words of Creepy Nuts and webnokusoyaro will run through your weary mind. “I’m not a musician, I’m just a fan, but I hope you like it,” he added. The songs in this playlist were performed on the set where this masterpiece was created. His New Year’s Resolution is “Not to Work,” He Says».
Isayama was born in Oyama, Oita Prefecture, Japan, which is now part of Hita. It was in his high school years that he began submitting manga works to competitions. Upon graduation, he enrolled in the manga design program of the arts department of the Kyushu Institute of Design. In 2006, it was presented to the Grand Prize of Magazines known as MGP promoted by the publisher Kodansha with a short version of Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), who received the award “Fine Work“. At the age of twenty, he moved to Tokyo and worked in an internet cafe so he could dedicate himself to writing manga. This one-shot would later be included in the series guide and on the first Blu-ray of the anime adaptation.
Originally, he offered his work to the editorial department of the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from Shueisha, where they advised him to modify his style and his story to make it more suitable for the target audience of this magazine. He refused and decided instead to take him to the editorial department of the Weekly Shonen Magazine from Kodansha. In 2009, his first serialized work, Shingeki no Kyojin, began to be published in the monthly magazine Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. He won in the “Shonen Category“In the thirty-fifth edition of Premio Kodansha Manga in 2011, and was nominated for both the fourth annual award Manga Taisho like the sixteenth Premio Cultural Tezuka Osamu.
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