“Shingeki no Kyojin”: What does Hajime Isayama think about the genocide of his work?

Shintaro Kawakubo, publisher of the “Shingeki no Kyojin” manga, recently gave an interview where he revealed details of an intimate conversation he had with Hajime Isayama, the creator of this influential story that has become one of the most important anime of recent times.

The central focus of that talk was to analyze the criticisms left by the end of the work, the one that has had shooting opinions: Either you liked it or not; there seems to be no middle ground. In this context, the author would have reacted annoyed by the criticism received.

However, they also had words related to one of the central focuses that are addressed in “Shingeki no Kyojin”: The genocide, mainly in the last arcs where Eren Jaeger, the protagonist, unleashes all his anger against the world.

Hajime Isayama and the genocide in “Shingeki no Kyojin”

As revealed by Shintaro Kawakubo, Isayama has a clear position on this powerful and controversial argument in his work.

under his words, “If (Hajime) wanted to tell people that ‘you shouldn’t kill people’, there would be no point in telling them directly that ‘you shouldn’t kill people’, because the seven billion people in the world know that ‘you don’t know. must kill people.’”

“Given that the murders continue today, giving a verbal warning is pointless. If that’s the case, then the words ‘It’s okay to kill people’ might carry more weight if you just look at the result.” followed.

“There’s a chance that the person listening to it will think ‘What are you talking about? The right thing to do is not to kill!’ So if you have a message that you want to convey, maybe the right thing to do is not to draw it exactly as society expects it»delved into the genocide in “Shingeki no Kyojin”.

Finally, the editor of the manga spoke about this argument in the final chapter of the work.

«This last chapter generated controversy, since some criticized it for ‘supporting genocide’. Of course, he didn’t want to tolerate the on-site massacre at all, and Isayama-san was quite worried about it.”he began by saying.

Nevertheless, “I told him: This could be a really good thing. Compared to a real war, where a lot of people die, and only then do people think that ‘genocide is not good’, when you read Shingeki no Kyojin and say ‘this is a pro-genocide manga’ and feel bad about it, then the same message was transmitted to you, but without the need for anyone to die in real life, “ finished.