Shingeki No Kyojin Director Explains Eren’s Controversial Scene

The fourth season of Shingeki no Kyojin has very disturbing scenes, right?

Shingeki no Kyojin has given Eren Jaeger, one of the most important characters in the series, more power and strength than he ever imagined. And he has come to be a real fear for the Eldians. As Zeke’s brother and former member of the Scout Regiment tried to convince Ymir to lend him his power, Eren had to go through a difficult situation to get these impressive abilities. Before being able to contact his brother Zeke to access the power of the Founding Titan, Eren was literally blown away by the young Marleyan Gabi.. The details of this scene were revealed by the director of the final season, as he had great difficulty animating it.

The director of the final season of Shingeki no Kyojin, Yuichiro Hayashiexplained some details about the creation of this terrifying scene, stating that it was the scene where he “invested most of his energy”as Gabi unleashed a salvo that practically put an end to Eren Jaeger’s journey:

“Actually, that scene is where I put most of my energy into. Eren’s head is cut off… the whole sequence is like a series of slow-motion clips. In that scene, there’s a moment as if time stopped after his head flew off. When I read the manga, I didn’t realize that time had stopped. That’s because the manga is a single drawing. But even in anime, it’s quite hard to keep time, and in most cases they just keep the chart separating cell A and cell B. I thought it was hard to express it with just one drawing.”

On the other hand, Hayashi also spoke regarding the use of smoke during this important time on the battlefield.which added a much-needed level of contrast to said scene:

“Therefore, I decided to express the moment of stillness by using the smoke that fills the screen during the battle. The smoke fills the air, but then, when time stops, the cloudy sky becomes totally clear. Like a clear air of winter. That’s how I did the contrast… We tried all kinds of things on that… Everybody worked really hard and it turned out wonderful.”

If you have not yet seen the full interview in which the director of the fourth season appears with the CG producer Yusuke Tannawa, we leave it below so you can find out more in-depth details:

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