Anime Expo, the renowned event that brings together anime enthusiasts from around the world, recently played host to two captivating panels by the esteemed anime production studio, MAPPA. Sponsored by Crunchyroll, these panels offered attendees a rare opportunity to engage with the masterminds behind some of the most anticipated anime projects.
The first panel featured MAPPA’s CEO, Manabu Otsuka, and the Executive Director and Rights Management Director, Makoto Kimura. This dynamic duo graciously answered questions from the eager crowd, providing valuable insights into the studio’s creative process, the challenges faced during production, and their vision for the future of anime. Fans were thrilled to gain firsthand knowledge from these industry experts, who have played instrumental roles in shaping the anime landscape.
But the excitement didn’t end there. The second panel welcomed two exceptional directors to the stage: Kyoshi Matsuda, known for the intriguing series “Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill,” and Kaori Makata, the visionary behind the highly anticipated “Hell’s Paradise.” Their presence added an extra layer of anticipation and offered fans a glimpse into the artistic minds behind these upcoming projects.
While the panels were filled with engaging discussions and valuable insights, the highlight for many attendees was undoubtedly the preview of “Attack on Titan: The Final Season Series Finale Part 2.” The exclusive glimpse featured scenes of the main cast engaged in a fierce battle against Eren in his awe-inspiring Founding Titan form. The preview hinted that the anime adaptation will faithfully follow the dramatic closing events of the original manga, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.
A particular moment in the trailer stood out: Mikasa’s final words, “I’ll see you again, Eren,” resonated with fans, as it mirrored a significant dialogue exchange during the climactic final battle in the manga. This poignant moment heightened anticipation for the emotional rollercoaster that awaits fans in the series finale.
Fans can mark their calendars, as “Attack on Titan: The Final Season Series Finale Part 2” is set to premiere in the Fall of this year, promising a grand conclusion that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on viewers.
The MAPPA panels at Anime Expo not only provided a platform for fans to interact with industry professionals but also showcased the studio’s dedication to pushing boundaries and delivering unforgettable anime experiences.
With the anticipation surrounding their upcoming projects and the eagerly awaited conclusion of “Attack on Titan,” the buzz generated at Anime Expo continues to reverberate throughout the anime community. As fans eagerly await the release of these incredible series, they can rest assured that MAPPA’s commitment to quality and storytelling will deliver an exceptional viewing experience.
Source: Anime News Network