Attack On Titan Author Gets Emotional And Apologize

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At Anime NYC 2022, Attack on Titan Author, Hajime Isayama, expressed remorse at the show’s ending and was showered with love and support from the audience.

Attack on Titan or “Shingeki no Kyojin” creator Hajime Isayama attended Anime NYC, the first anime convention in the United States. During his guest appearance, he delivered several surprises, including one that most of his fans had anticipated.

He created one of the most tales in the history of manga and anime at the young age of just 26. Hajime Isayama continued to feel the need to apologize for his mistakes. The mangaka, one of the most well-known presenters at Anime NYC 2022, startled the guests by expressing regret for the divisive Attack on Titan finale (Shingeki no Kyojin).

What did the Attack On Titan Author say in Anime NYC 2022?

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On the occasion, Hajime Isayama took part in a panel where he spoke about a variety of subjects, including the inspirations for his characters however what caught the public’s attention were his regrets over the way the series ended.

Hajime Isayama’s remorse was conveyed as:

I still have doubts in me about the way it ended, and I’m still suffering for it. I’m very sorry

Attack On Titan Author, Hajime Isayama

Isayama responded with a trace of emotions when asked if he always had the ending of Attack on Titan planned out. Thankfully, the audience cheered him on and showered him with a boisterous ovation to demonstrate their respect for the author.

As the audience applauded him for his apology, he nearly started crying. After this heartwarming encounter, he thanked his fans for a wonderful experience.

I want to express my gratitude to all fans.
I wasn’t sure how to feel about the end of the story.
I was having a really difficult time and I apologize.
Carrying heavy feelings, I was down for a long time, until yesterday when I met fans during the signing.
Fans told me the ending was great and that they loved the ending and it made me happy and coming to New York was a great experience for me.
Thank you.

Attack On Titan Author, Hajime Isayama

Inspiration and Favorite Characters

Attack On Titan Author, Hajime Isayama said that “The Game of Thrones” character Arya served as an inspiration for Gabi Braun.

He also disclosed that he drew inspiration for the role of Falco from Jesse Pinkman of Breaking Bad.”

The most intriguing was how Isayama-sensei’s companion served as the idea for Hange Zoe. He characterized this guy as an odd yet endearing man. Hange’s personality shaped itself to resemble his companion later in the series.

The author disclosed that Jean Kirschtein is currently his favorite character in the series.

Hajime Isayama listed some of his favorite TV shows and motion pictures from the Hollywood studios, such as:

  • Better Call Saul (Season)
  • House of Dragons (Season)
  • Nope (Movie)

When asked what his favorite part of the series was, Isayama responded that he liked the backstory of Keith Sadies, the 104th Cadet Corps head commander and the guy who had a thing for Eren’s mother.

Hajima Isayama disclosed that his favorite scenes to sketch were those in which Sasha and Connie joked around and called each other dumbass.

Importance of Eren Voice Actor

Eren Yeager’s Japanese voice actor, Yuuki Kaji (also known for meliodas in The Seven Deadly Sins), had an impact on him as he was composing the epilogue. This demonstrates how the anime assisted him in growing and refining the manga. When discussing the voice actor for Eren, he acknowledged this:

Eren is a character who I figured out as I went along. When the manga got adapted into an anime and I got to hear Eren’s voice, that helped me flesh him out, too.

The anime’s impact on the manga is by no means small!

Attack On Titan Author, Hajime Isayama on the impact of the anime adaptation of Attack on Titan on the manga.

Attack On Titan Author on Spoiler about the Ending

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Credit: MAPPA | Attack on Titan

Throughout the event, Attack On Titan Author Hajime expressed his regret about how he ended the comic. But as a manga reader with a broken heart, I can confirm that there was no other way to bring it to a close. Skip the last phrase and watch some other amazing anime if you don’t want spoilers. I’ll now discuss the anime’s finale.

I’ll now go through what prompted “Attack on Titan” developer’s to apologize in the first place. Eren’s ultimate attack, The Rumbling, was shown in season 4 part 2.

Furthermore, what seems to be the end of the world as we know it actually just began. The Rumbling will nearly completely wipe off Warriors and Titans as they become involved in a terrible battle for humanity. In the end, this invasion was successful in achieving Eren’s objectives of defending his country and rescuing Titan humanity.

There is only one other person who has seen everything, in contrast to Eren. I’m talking about Mikasa. In spite of the fact that doing so necessitated murdering Eren and putting a stop to his intentions, poor, faithful Mikasa did all in her power to defend the guy she loved.

She ultimately succeeded in doing precisely that, enabling the planet (as well as Eren’s friends) to fully recover. We who have supported Eren from the start do not despise Hajime. Instead, we cheerfully support all of his decisions about Eren.

The only way Eren could win was in that scenario, albeit humanity may also succeed. There is hence no need to apologize!


Looking back at the anime update, the complicated story of Attack on Titan and how it made both the creator and the fans feel so much might explain why Attack On Titan Author said sorry. The huge support from fans shows how much Attack on Titan will be remembered. Even though the manga ended, its influence stays strong in the hearts of those who enjoyed its amazing journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did Attack On Titan Author apologize for the ending?

Isayama expressed doubts about the conclusion, feeling the need to apologize for the way he wrapped up the series.

How did the audience respond to Isayama’s apology?

The audience responded with a heartfelt ovation, showing immense love and support for the creator.

Is there a chance for a sequel to Attack on Titan?

As of now, there is no official confirmation of a sequel. Fans remain hopeful for future developments in the Attack on Titan universe.

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