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Attack on Titan Creator Wants To Understand the Movie Hate

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The Attack on Titan live action movie is not very good. It stinks. And the manga’s creator, Hajime Isayama, wants to understand the reaction to the picture.

Earlier this month, Kotaku reviewed the live-action version of the popular manga and anime. The movie has been poorly reviewed and received in Japan.


“We’re receiving the various opinions,” Isayama said (via Yahoo News!), adding that fans are able to relay their thoughts about the picture.

The Attack on Titan creator was involved with the movie’s production, which is surprising because the movie undermined so much of what made the manga work.


According to Isayama, there was a meeting with the movie’s director, writer, and producer in the wake of reaction to the film. They took into account the “various opinions” as the sequel, Attack on Titan: End of the World, was completed.

“As for the impressions and reactions of those who were excited about the movie, I want to take in the favorable opinions and also the indignant ones, if only to understand them.”

Loads of fans were not happy with the film, and the movie has an average rating of 2.16 stars on Yahoo! Japan.

“If there are people who are unsure if they want to see the movie, first, watch the movie’s trailer,” Isayama said. “The trailer is packed with highlights.” Isayama added that there are also tantalizing hints at what’s to come for the sequel.


“Then those who feel feel like seeing the movie, please, by all means, go to the theater.” The manga creator said he believed people would have a enjoyable time. Oh, that’s good, because I didn’t.

Top photo: Toho Studios

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