A lot is going on in Attack on Titan today, though the final season is on a break. Studi MAPPA studio is busy working on its second cour and Blu-ray and DVD release in Japan.
Attack on Titan Season 4 will soon come to a home video in Japan, but there will be some changes in its animation. Studio MAPPA has reportedly done a few adjustments here and there to make it more satisfying to watch.
Major Changes in Animation
Twitter user @g6xa3awstGCEljS revealed the major changes happening in the visuals of the upcoming finals season Blu-ray release.
It will be different from what fans saw on TV, from coloring to the close-up shots to the lighting to effects and more.
In the side-by-side photos that the netizen shared, it compared all the changes fans are about to see in the home video.
According to Comicbook, MAPPA is recently facing a major controversy after reports claimed its workers do not get the salary they deserve.
They are also reportedly working more hours than usual and the amounts of projects they are doing is overwhelming.
This has, allegedly, affected Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 1’s airing, as many noticed the animation’s rougher edges.
However, these things are just mere speculations, knowing the anime series’ production is kept under lock and key.
Anyhow, it remains to be seen if these flaws will change in the second part of the final season.
『進撃の巨人The Final Season』
— 井上トロ (@g6xa3awstGCEljS) July 6, 2021
The Much-Talked About Conclusion
Meanwhile, the anime series’ producer Tetsuya Kinoshita talked about the upcoming finale.
In his appearance on the Pony Canyon’s Anime Expo livestream, he openly discussed his time on the series, being with the production time since the anime started.
He used to work with WIT Studio until it moved to MAPPA for its third and final season.
“I’ve been involved in this anime since the planning stages for over ten years,” he said, via CBR. “So, it’s now an important part of my life. I’m always thinking about Attack on Titan.”
Talking about the upcoming finale, Kinoshita revealed he was not sure if they could adapt the entire manga to an anime.
“I partly said we’d make it all into an anime to motivate myself,” he continued. “But at the time, I didn’t know for how long the manga would continue.”
“I wasn’t sure if it was realistic to pursue animating the whole series,” Kinoshita reasoned. “Now, we’ve come to a point where it’s nearly complete, so I am going to do my best to the very end.”
Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 will be part of the anime’s winter season release, so it may drop in early 2022.
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