Attack on Titan is set to tell the story of its final episodes next year, with Studio MAPPA returning to produce the anime series once again. While the anime series isn't planning on dropping any news bombs at this year's Anime Expo, the major convention currently taking place on the West coast of North America, a director of MAPPA has taken the opportunity to share new art for Eren from his final season aesthetic. Needless to say, the animator is able to capture just how much Eren has changed in season four.
When last we saw Eren Jaeger, he had fully embraced the power of the Founding Titan given to him by the spirit of Ymir, the young girl who started it all by running into a mysterious bacteria-like creature. With Ymir existing in a plane of existence that unites all the Eldians together, Eren has unleashed the Rumbling upon the world, a long line of Colossal Titans that the former protagonist plans on using to eliminate anyone that exists outside of the borders of the island of Paradis. Needless to say, this new genocidal campaign has put his former friends within the Scout Regiment into quite the sticky situation.
Attack on Titan Wiki shared the new sketch from MAPPA director Manabu Akita, with the artist taking the opportunity to bring Eren's startling new look in the final season of the anime adaptation to life once again:
New Eren Yeager illustration by Manabu Akita— Attack on Titan Wiki (@AoTWiki) July 2, 2022
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Those who followed the manga know the fate that is awaiting Eren Jaeger in the final installments of Attack on Titan, with the anime adaptation ending as Armin, Mikasa, and their allies new and old racing in an attempt to save a world that hates and fears them. The creator of the series, Hajime Isayama, was planning for this big change for Eren since the series began and anime viewers will be able to experience the last chapters next year in 2023, though MAPPA has been remiss when it comes to the exact date that we can expect the anime adaptation to come to a close.
What do you think of this new take on Eren Jaeger from the MAPPA director? How have you felt about Eren's drastic changes in the final season of the series? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of the Titans.