the The attack of the Titans The Anime Japan 2022 leg started earlier this morning and served as the end of the convention as a whole. All eyes were on the panel, as many expected a The attack of the Titans film to teaser or announce during the event.
Sadly, that didn’t happen, leaving many fans confused about the adaptation’s future and how they’ll finish it. While there was somewhat of an indication of that direction, it was by no means a concrete revelation.
Follow along as this article breaks down the The attack of the Titans Panel Anime Japan 2022 in its entirety.
The attack of the Titans Anime Japan 2022 Stage Serves As A Somewhat Disappointing End To The Convention
The attack of the Titans key information
As mentioned above, the biggest headline after the panel ended was that no announcement of a The attack of the Titans film was made which would serve as the finale to the series adaptation. Many fans have speculated, following Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and Demon Slayer: Mugen Train success, that the adaptation team would jump at the chance to make a movie.
However, a key piece of information has been revealed that may indicate that the adaptation team has a plan of action that has yet to be revealed. Apparently the voice recording sessions for the anime are still underway, indicating that some form of adaptation is already in the works. Whether it will be a movie or a TV adaptation remains to be seen.
The last major information is the confirmation of the release dates of the last season on DVD and Blu-Ray. The first half of the season will be released on July 20 and the second on August 17.
The attack of the Titans casting events
Beyond, the The attack of the Titans The Anime Japan 2022 panel mainly consisted of various voice actors showcasing their favorite scenes from the most recent project. Yuki Kaji (Eren Yeager), Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa Ackerman), Marina Inoue (Armin Arlert), Hiro Shimono (Connie Springer), Yoshimasa Hosoya (Reiner Braun) and Ayane Sakura (Gabi Braun) were present.
The first to choose was Ayane Sakura, who chose Falco’s confession of love, for and to Gabi, as her favorite. She cited the emotional journey that culminated in the scene of Gabi realizing there were no demons on Paradis, just humans. Falco’s guilty admission of involvement in the Liberio attack further underscored this realization.
Yoshimasa Hosoya chose Jean to attack Reiner after the latter confessed the truth about Marco Bott’s death. He was Jean’s best friend and this death had a profound impact on his own character. The scene showed that even the Marleyan Warrior contestants had humanity, which tied into the previous scene and its message.
Shimono Hiro chose the scene where Connie attempted to feed Falco to her mother in Raguko Village, in order to free her from her Titan form. Armin instead tried to feed on her, which Connie stopped by saving him and the two discussed the situation afterwards. Marina Inoue agreed with this and added that their ensuing discussion was also very good.
Inoue went on and said his favorite scene of Armin was when he finally realized the weight of Bertholdt’s words that “someone has to get their hands dirty and do what needs to be done”. series as he directly opposed his former best friend.
Yui Ishikawa felt that Mikasa’s determination to fight and stop Eren was her favorite scene of the season. The conversation she had with Hange made her realize that she was the key to stopping Eren, making her realize a power and importance within her that she had never seen before.
Last but not least, Yuki Kaji chose Eren’s speech to all of Ymir’s topics as his favorite scene. He pointed to the “wipe every single one of them” line in the context of how its meaning changed drastically from the first season to the last. Kaji pointed out that he put so much work into that specific line that he “destroyed” his throat to give him the edge he needed.
The panel then wrapped up with the cast members discussing the definition of entertainment and how The attack of the Titans fell into this category with its extremely dark themes. Sakura cited the fine line between enemies and comrades as something that gave her hope, while Ishikawa said the story made her think about what she wanted to protect most.
Kaji ended by saying that he thinks every character has a life and a story, and that The attack of the Titans is the story of Eren Yeager. He said that’s what he was thinking when voicing the character, a feeling that was palpable in the mannerisms and brutality with which Eren speaks and behaves.
Although the lack of a movie announcement for The attack of the Titans was somewhat upsetting for fans, the panel still had a great time. The reveal of the ongoing voice recording sessions indicates that whether on the big or small screen, the wheels to complete the adaptation are still turning.
Plus, ending the panel with a discussion of the voice actor’s favorite scenes was incredibly insightful. This allowed fans to see how the actors interpret the stories they help create, as well as their motivations for their approach in said creation.
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