Attack on Titan Writer Explains Why the Anime's Shift to MAPPA Was a Good Choice

Attack on Titan is currently gearing up for the return of its third (and presumably final) part of the fourth and final season of the anime, and the writer behind the series opened up about how the shift in studios behind the scenes was ultimately for the best for the series as a whole. The fourth and final season kicked off a couple of years ago and fans were surprised to see that it would not be produced by WIT Studio as the three seasons before, but instead would be taken up by studio MAPPA, the studio behind franchises such as Jujutsu Kaisen, Kakegurui, the upcoming Chainsaw Man anime adaptation, and more.

During a special stage presentation during Japan Expo this Summer (as noted by @AttackOnFans on Twitter), the crew behind Attack on Titan shared some choice messages about the final season's progress and series composer Hiroshi Seko opened up about what to expect for Part 3 of the season. As he explains to fans, the shift in studio's behind the scenes ahead of the final season makes a lot more sense in the grand scheme of the production as the changes in tone and direction for the series itself is further reflected by how much the anime's production has changed

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"I think the change of studio between WIT Studio and MAPPA was good because it represented the change in the direction of the work," Seko began. "In Part 3, I want to continue conveying the feeling of despair. We're coming to the end after 10 years, there have been many changes in the team, but I'm happy to come to the end of the story." So while it's a relatively short message about the third season of the series, Seko (who has been the main writer behind the final season after contributing work to the previous three seasons' episodes) is clearly ready for the series to end. 

Although fans were nervous about the studio and staff changes at first, by the end of Part 2 of the final season it's clear that fans are all in to see what's coming next. Attack on Titan: Final Season Part 3 is currently scheduled to begin during the Winter 2023 anime schedule, but has yet to confirm exactly when fans will get to see it in action. It will likely bring the anime's run to an end, so what are you hoping to see? What did you think of the studio change for the final season? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!