The anime that inspired Attack On Titan’s move to CGI

In the interview, Hayashi says that the anime that inspired the use of CGI in “Attack on Titan” was another anime he was working on right before joining “Titan,” “Dorohedoro.”

“Because I used a lot of CGI for ‘Dorohedoro,’ I wanted to have ongoing management control over MAPPA’s CGI team. I didn’t think turning every character into CGI would work. However, we thought it would be nice if we portrayed the 9 Titans with CGI. Given the timeline of ‘Dorohedoro’, I think it’s quite natural.”

The “Dorohedoro” anime is one of the most bizarre shows in recent years. Released on Netflix outside of Japan, the show is also visually arresting, with CGI used to provide more expressive character movement and dynamic action, while 3D visuals have helped create the feeling of looking at a world that isn’t. not quite right. The show follows an amnesiac man trying to kill the one who gave him a reptile head.

Now, for “Attack on Titan,” making every Titan a CG-animated character was a brilliant choice. Where in previous seasons just seeing the Colossal Titan with CGI was distracting – the two mediums never really blending well – seeing CG-Warhammer Titan fight CG-Attack Titan is much more seamless. Did everything work? Absolutely not, but the second part of the final season showed great improvements in depicting the breadth of the story, and given how the story evolved, it was necessary to switch to CGI.

Hayashi has a good point about what can be a big problem with CG animation. As a hand-drawn animator, Hayashi hasn’t been trained to work with CG, and he says most people involved with CGI in anime aren’t either. “Recently, anime that uses partial or full CGI has increased, but I don’t think CGI animators are very involved in it,” he said.