“Attack on Titan” movie screenwriter Tomohiro Machiyama said that “Attack on Titan: End of the World” could possibly not be accepted by various fans of the manga and anime version in an interview recently because the sequel might get them “heated.” Why? Read on for more details.
Tomohiro Machiyama reportedly stated that there were many modifications in the new “Attack on Titan” movies, especially with the principal characters. He cited Eren and Mikasa as examples.
As opposed to the manga and anime version of Eren who was very unforgiving and committed on killing every single titan, the character in the movie version was more fearful of titans and was usually neutralized every time he would see them. The Mikasa would not be the tough killer that fans usually see in the anime and manga, but she would be more of a love interest for Eren instead, SGCafe reported.
And the cause of the characters’ significant changes in the “Attack on Titan” movies, such as “Attack on Titan: End of the World,” were reportedly due to the request of the creator himself, Hajime Isayama. He requested to twitch Eren’s character because Eren was “not sympathetic as a shounen manga protagonist.”
In fact, Isayama even wanted Eren to be “paralyzed with fear” whenever the character would see a titan, which made sense why Machiyama speculated that the sequel might not be generally liked by fans.
However, Machiyama was still positive that that the movie edition would succeed and have general good reviews. Fingers crossed.
So far, it seemed true since the “Attack on Titan” movie trailer were appreciated by much of the fans despite Levi was also missing in the movie, thanks to Isayama also. The ridiculous special effects of the trailer gave an excellent job of making followers believe that there could be giant human-like cannibal monsters outside the walls, Digital Spy reported.
“Attack on Titan” is set to be released on July 14, 2015, while “Attack on Titan: End of the World” is on Sep. 19, 2015.
Photo source: Official manga website/Attack on Titan