The middle French Inter met with hajime isayamathe author of the worldwide popular franchise of shingeki no kyojin (Attack on Titan). The interview was recorded for a podcast episode as part of his guest appearance on the Angoulême International Comic Strip Festival 2023however, a fragment with an interesting detail about the author is transcribed.
In statements to the media, hajime isayama He stated that, when he started writing, he hoped “to stay halfway“, that “I didn’t imagine that he could live his life writing manga“. “That alone is already a success in my eyes“he added. He also confirms that it is “impossible” that Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) will ever have a sequel: “It is a completely finished work“.
“I am rather optimistic, I believe that human beings are formed by making mistakes“, it states hajime isayama when asked for the profile of his characters and, especially, of his hero, eren yeager. “I told myself a perfect hero wouldn’t be interesting“, Explain. “This character reflects the bad part of me, and the whole story is about killing those bad parts of me.“.
Hajime Isayama tells how he grew up in a remote mountainous area and learned. “I was really bad at learning Japanese characters, even now I’m still not very good. Every time I have to write, I look at my smartphonesays the author. When I was younger, “i felt like a fool“, He says. And even today, “There are things I know how to do and things I don’t know how to do, and the gap between the two is quite extreme.“.
make sleeve”It’s not something exclusive to the Japanese.“, he thinks. “On the other hand, in Japan there is really incredible competition in this field and thanks to it we can have incredible works, but it is not the Japanese cultural background that does everything.“.
Synopsis of Shingeki no Kyojin
Centuries ago, humanity was slaughtered to near extinction by monstrous humanoid creatures called Titans, forcing humans to hide in fear behind massive concentric walls. What makes these giants truly terrifying is that their taste for human flesh is born not out of hunger, but out of what appears to be pleasure. To ensure their survival, the remnants of humanity began living within defensive barriers, resulting in a hundred years without a single Titan encounter. However, that fragile calm is soon shattered when a colossal titan breaks through the supposedly impregnable outer wall, reigniting the fight for survival against the man-eating abominations.
After witnessing horrific personal loss at the hands of the invading creatures, Eren Yeager dedicates his life to their eradication by enlisting in the Scouting Corps, an elite military unit that fights the ruthless humanoids outside the protection of the walls. Eren, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman, and his childhood friend Armin Arlert join the brutal war against the Titans and race to discover a way to defeat them before the last walls are opened.
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