Today was a particularly busy day for fans of The attack of the Giants who finally got to take a look at the fourth and final season of the anime. Despite some changes in the staff and in the Studio, the premises appear excellent, but let's try to get to know the new team better.
Although not all that glitters is gold, as the trailer of the anime is "pre-animated" and consequently not necessarily adherent to reality, the promotional video had the opportunity to make people particularly discuss, especially for good considering the first reactions of the community. However, after so much speculation, the witness finally abandoned the hands of Studio Wit which, according to rumors, was forced to give up the franchise due to the very strong pressures that a production of this magnitude has inflicted on the small company, forcing it to inhuman rhythms and unmanageable workforce loads.
Therefore, the decision to rely on a new studio was necessary both for Wit, who can finally deal with new original projects, and for the quality of the final season itself. Map, for the uninitiated, was founded in 2011 by Masao Maruyama, industry veteran and the man who gave birth to the dream Madhouse, the company famous for having proposed some of the most famous souls ever known.
Studio Mappa began its career with a bang, as it had all the intentions to put a sharp break to the current industry rich in adaptations and lacking in original products. After a series of collaborations with Shin'ichirō Watanabe (Sakamichi no Apollon and Terror in Resonance) and some particularly successful projects, such as the Garo and Shingeki no Bahamut franchises, the company began to focus more and more on adaptations from pre-existing subjects, including Kakegurui, Yuri !!! on Ice and Inuyashiki, with the exception of Sarazanmai who saw the sensational return of Kunihiko Ikuhara.
Over time, the studio has attributed the appointment of a company that is less and less attentive to quality and more to profit, ending up producing multiple productions at the same time, a situation that has repeatedly highlighted the sector's critical issues. Even now, Mappa is dealing with the fall season, in addition to the Attack of the Giants 4, even of Jujutsu Kaisen, albeit with two completely different staff. Without forgetting, moreover, that the anime of The God of High School.
Regarding this point, however it is, we invite you not to worry more than necessary, since the company has repeatedly demonstrated that it is able to complete each work even with a good result. In addition, we must not forget that the direction of the anime is entrusted to Yuichiro Hayashi (Dorohedoro) which boasts an excellent curriculum and great experience. In addition, the historical director of The Attack of the Giants series, Tetsuro Araki, however, wanted to emphasize how he faced numerous discussions with Hayashi to better prepare the final season.
The director will also be accompanied by an excellent staff including Hiroshi Seko (Mob Psycho 100, Vinland Saga) to the screenplay which, by the way, has already collaborated on all 3 previous anime series. The new character design, however, is entrusted by Tomohiro Kishi that, thanks to the past experience with Hayashi in Dorohedoro, should ensure excellent collaboration between team members. Finally, we cannot forget the presence of the inevitable Hiroyuki Sawano, the backbone of the entire television transposition of the manga by Hajime Isayama who, for this final season, will even be assisted, in the music sector, by Kohta Yamamoto (The Seven Deadly Sins 3 and 4).
In conclusion, even if the trailer presented The Attack of the Giants 4 in a light that may not be the same at the time of airing, the preconditions for an epochal anime are all there and we can't wait to watch together with you this long-awaited closing season. And you, instead, what do you think of the team called into question by Studio MAPPA? Let us know with a comment below.