Shingeki no Kyojin franchise apologizes for making references to the Holocaust – Kudasai

There are fans so adept at a series that they would be able to buy a stone if they were told that it came out in an anime painting, however, the production of the anime adaptation of Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) decided to take the risk of launching a series of products based on the Marley military uniform, which did not turn out well for them. These products are an arm band that includes a star on the front.

The terrible mistake of the franchise marketing team is that they did not think that during WWII, the Nazi German army placed bands on the arms of Jews with a star on the front (although obviously it was not the same design). However, the unfortunate overlap between the concepts was not overlooked by fans of the franchise.

The mistake and the pressure from the fans was such that the staff had to issue a public apology, accepting their mistake and announcing that the product will not be available for reservation since then: «About Marley accessories that are available for pre-order from November 14: This product was produced as a reproduction of the costume of the characters in the animated series. However, we are aware that it was a negligent act to make a product with a symbol of racism and ethnic discrimination. We are very sorry. As of today, November 15, we have decided to suspend reservations and the sale of these products. We would like to express our deepest apologies to everyone who has already ordered products and to all “Shingeki no Kyojin” fans. We will do everything possible so that this does not happen again”The statement wrote.

The first part of this final season premiered in December 2020 and featured a total of sixteen episodes, while platforms Crunchyroll and Funimation they took care of its distribution in the West, with the latter adding a Spanish dubbing. The first season premiered in April 2013, followed by a second in April 2017 and a two-part third in July 2018 and April 2019.

Sinopsis de Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season

Gabi Braun and Falco Grice have been training their entire lives to inherit one of the seven Titans under Marley’s control and help their nation eradicate the Eldians on Paradis. However, just when all seems to be fine for the two cadets, their peace is suddenly shaken by the arrival of Eren Yeager and the remaining members of the Scout Corps.

Having finally reached the Yeager family basement and learned about the dark history surrounding the Titans, the Scout Corps has finally found the answer they so desperately struggled to uncover. With the truth now in their hands, the group set out for the world beyond the walls. In this Final Season, two completely different worlds collide as each party pursues their own agenda in the long-awaited conclusion to Paradis’s fight for freedom.

Source: Official Twitter Account

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