AN AMATEUR ARTIST REDESIGNED EREN JAEGER AS HE WOULD LOOK IN SEASON 4 OF SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN IN THE FIRST ANIME STYLE
With the premiere of Shingeki no Kyojin Season 4 came many changes. Not only because a part of the story where a time jump is present was adapted, but also because the study in charge of the anime was changed.
Instead of Wit Studio, which animated the first three seasons, the job fell to MAPPA. In addition to the above, the work of designing the characters will be left to another artist. That was inevitable.
THERE WAS AN EVIDENT CHANGE IN THE DESIGN OF THE CHARACTERS
Kyoji Asano was the designer for Eren & Co. at Wit Studio. So when the change was made, Tomohiro Kishi was the one in charge at MAPPA.
The fact is that Kodansha told this animation house that it was free to make the changes it deemed necessary.
In the studio, they didn’t want to stray too far from what Asano did, so they kept some features, such as the color palette and color style. Despite that, there were changes.
In one of the sequences, Mikasa Ackerman’s design was too manly, in the style of the characters in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Afterwards, adjustments were made to complaints from Shingeki no Kyojin fans.
However, there are no shortage of those who long for how the characters looked before the studio change was made.
So an artist known as Miomeir shared a redesign of a scene from Season 4 on Reddit.
Eren in Season 4 of the anime
Eren redesigned to the original style
SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN HAD A CHANGE IN HANDLED ART
It is when Eren keeps Mikasa, Armin and Gabi as prisoners, and to threaten them he has one of his hands cut off. He only needs one gesture to activate his transformation into the Attack Titan.
Comparing the original image with this redesign reveals the differences. Of course, the ideal would have been for Wit Studio, and incidentally, Kyoji Asano, to continue in charge of the anime. But it seems the company wanted to focus on other projects.
According to what was revealed, the second half of Season 4 of Shingeki no Kyojin will arrive early next year. It will be a long wait for the fans, as the end in the manga will come earlier.
Spoilers will be a thing of every day, and it seems difficult for someone to avoid them completely. But the wait is likely to be worth it, and MAPPA takes advantage of the feedback from your work to offer a worthy closure to this beloved series.