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Dec 6, 2013 8:33 PM
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An interview of "Shingeki no Kyojin" mangaka Hajime Isayama was revealed on December 4, 2013. In the interview, he mentions that he is thinking about changing the ending he already had a rough idea about. Influencing his decision is the popularity the series has gained from its anime and upcoming live-action movie adaptations. He states that he now has a new idea for the ending, but feels conflicted. Though he does not wish to abandon his original idea, he is concerned about the effect the ending will have.

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Dec 6, 2013 8:38 PM
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I'm just hoping that this new idea for the ending doesn't end up becoming disappointing.
Dec 6, 2013 8:41 PM
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I'm guessing that the original ending was too depressing for the fanbase which is now mostly composed of 12 year olds.


The Type B Otaku these days are soft, they don't want a kill em all ending in which they'll see their much loved characters dying a gruesome death.


Dec 6, 2013 8:42 PM
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Who knows? Maybe he's changing it to make everyone end up dying an anti-climactic death?
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Dec 6, 2013 8:48 PM
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Who knows? Maybe he's changing it to make everyone end up dying an anti-climactic death?

Can't wait to see that.
Dec 6, 2013 8:50 PM
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Evangelion ending incoming.
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Business-wise, this is a good decision to make.

I mean, we all remember what happened when Bioware pissed off their fanbase with Mass Effect 3.
Dec 6, 2013 8:57 PM
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M Night Shyamalan twist ending.
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I sense something hilarious coming out of this.
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I just hope the ending answers some questions the fans have...

Otherwise, better not be a disaster.
Dec 6, 2013 9:05 PM

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I smell disaster.
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I just hope that whatever he wants to change the ending to it won't conflict with the series as a whole
Dec 6, 2013 9:05 PM
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Yea the ending was going to be a sad one. Just like FMA, even while having a beautiful and original ending, the people will still hate it because it isn't a "Happily ever after".

I REALLY hope he sticks with his original idea and not reform it just because of how popular it got. Whether it be a happy or sad ending that is, I'll probably still love it.
Dec 6, 2013 9:06 PM

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I pray he keeps the original ending.
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Dec 6, 2013 9:06 PM

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Red_Keys said:
[M Night Shyamalan twist ending.
But no that theory has actually been going around for a while.

OT: I just hope he doesn't screw up the story. Realizing you want to change something is natural, I'm all for it as long as I don't feel that it messes anything up.
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I think Isayama should've just kept this thought to himself since we won't really get to know whether this is good or bad. Unless he decides to tell us the alternate ending he had in mind when the manga ends. Which ever ending he chooses, I just hope I won't be disappointed ^^
Dec 6, 2013 9:09 PM

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I didn't even think that the manga would end any time soon. Talking about the ending already?!
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IntroverTurtle said:
LOL hahaha I laughed out loud
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tingy said:
I think Isayama should've just kept this thought to himself since we won't really get to know whether this is good or bad. Unless he decides to tell us the alternate ending he had in mind when the manga ends. Which ever ending he chooses, I just hope I won't be disappointed ^^
He said in the interview one where everyone dies is what he was planning. Something about it being similar to "The Mist" whatever that movie did, he spoiled it for me annyways.
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Sorayin said:
I'm guessing that the original ending was too depressing for the fanbase which is now mostly composed of 12 year olds.


This makes me mad and sad at the same time. I don't want a soft ending just because he thinks it's best for the fanbase. Give me an ending that you think is the best for the story and forget the softies dammit.
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IntroverTurtle said:
tingy said:
I think Isayama should've just kept this thought to himself since we won't really get to know whether this is good or bad. Unless he decides to tell us the alternate ending he had in mind when the manga ends. Which ever ending he chooses, I just hope I won't be disappointed ^^
He said in the interview one where everyone dies is what he was planning. Something about it being similar to "The Mist" whatever that movie did, he spoiled it for me annyways.

Haha what? He did? Why would he spoil the ending like that :(
Dec 6, 2013 9:15 PM

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This doesn't sound too good... I just hope that he wasn't forced to change it because it's too sad or something like that. He should go for what he thinks would be the best conclusion.
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I think the author should stick with the original ending and not change it just to suit his fans. If he does he will simply disappoint himself or other fans that don't agree with his ideas. Besides any ending done for the sake of the masses will probably end up as crap. Better to write an ending that the author can fully support and agree with.
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Hoppy said:
Sorayin said:
I'm guessing that the original ending was too depressing for the fanbase which is now mostly composed of 12 year olds.


The Type B Otaku these days are soft, they don't want a kill em all ending in which they'll see their much loved characters dying a gruesome death.
I heard the original ending was just all the characters dying, what the hell is the point of even investing time into SnK if nothing is accomplished in the end?
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Minagatachi said:
Saving Private Ryan had
and that movie is still considered one of the greatest.
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tingy said:
IntroverTurtle said:
tingy said:
I think Isayama should've just kept this thought to himself since we won't really get to know whether this is good or bad. Unless he decides to tell us the alternate ending he had in mind when the manga ends. Which ever ending he chooses, I just hope I won't be disappointed ^^

Haha what? He did? Why would he spoil the ending like that :(
Well that's what I heard in the original thread, you can read the interview on the first page. Google translate sucks but I saw something about that movie and people dying in it too. He's a new mangaka, maybe he kinda got carried away.

AiCon said:
Minagatachi said:
Saving Private Ryan had
and that movie is still considered one of the greatest.
Is this "lets just all spoil Introverturtle to all these movies he hasn't watched" day?

Mod Edit: Spoiler tags added, some spoilers removed.
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Ararara, the end is nigh already? Can't wait to see that!

Hope it doesn't mess up and become a Gainax Ending.


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IntroverTurtle said:
Is this "lets just all spoil Introverturtle to all these movies he hasn't watched" day?
Aren't you 14 years too late to complain about spoilers to that movie?
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AiCon said:
Yeah, but the whole point of the movie was


I'm fine with all the characters dying, as long as they manage to kill all the Titans. If it is just an ending like "Titans stomped the shit out everyone, humanity remained oppressed, The End" then it is totally useless.
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SHOW WHAT'S HIDDEN INSIDE THE DAMN BASEMENT ALREADY!!!!

*cough*

Ah, i see. Isayama decided to change the ending due to its popularity. What i'm really curious is, Is he going to be like Oda who wracked the initial ending he created himself to milk his manga for all its worth? I hope not though
Dec 6, 2013 9:28 PM
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@Minagatachi

What about


I'm fine with everyone dying as long as it's done well.
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If
then it wouldn't make any sense historically, you can't change history.
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Hope he doesn't forget to show us what's in the freakin basement
Dec 6, 2013 9:33 PM

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I would have preferred to be surprised honestly, regardless of how it ends.

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I hope he wasn't forced to elongate the series. Sure, its one of the most popular manga now, but I don't want to see such a good series come to waste. I personally and I'm sure others will agree with me in this, think that this work has the potential to be a masterpiece. However, a good ending seperates a masterpiece from a generic piece of trash.


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Hope he doesn't forget to show us what's in the freakin basement
Meth lab.
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AiCon said:
IntroverTurtle said:
Is this "lets just all spoil Introverturtle to all these movies he hasn't watched" day?
Aren't you 14 years too late to complain about spoilers to that movie?
Spoiling is still spoiling.
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I think it would probably be better for him to keep the ending he planned in the beginning. Somehow, it feels like changes can never end up being a good thing...

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If
then it wouldn't make any sense historically, you can't change history.
As if most people care if a movie about almost naked men fighting orcs was historically accurate. You also have all these not-bad people who've been screwed over by movies:
http://whatculture.com/film/10-villains-who-were-completely-screwed-by-movie-adaptations.php
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What a retard. This guy's a fucking moron. I also heard he said all this anti-Korea shit that pissed off all his Korean fans, leading them to stop reading his merely "okay" manga.

Seriously though... worried he'll lose his fans because of the ending. As seen with Neon Genesis Evangelion, it really doesn't matter. If somebody's dumb enough to actually like this guy, they'll continue liking SnK regardless if its ending is 3edgy5everybody. Probably trying to make some shitty alternate universe ending where everybody survives and lives happily ever after.
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It's okay...even though the majority of the cast will die in a horrific fashion, they'll still meet again some day up on that hill.
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I don't like the sound of this. I haven't started the manga yet, but I was planning on reading it once it was finished so I didn't have to wait. I remember reading how it was about halfway over, and he planned to wrap it up at around volume 20 and he had the ending in mind. Now that he is changing the ending (to pander to fans, no less), this could make the manga go on for longer than originally planned. I don't want a 60 volume SnK series that ends cliche with everything happy and smiles. But that might be too pessimistic.
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He really should have kept this to himself. Now that he's opened this can of worms people are going to throw a shitfit no matter the outcome.
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It's okay...even though the majority of the cast will die in a horrific fashion, they'll still meet again some day up on that hill.


>"up on that hill"

Confirmed alternate universe ending. McRib is actually Isayama.
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Is it even needed?
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Welp that's kind of lame, didn't Bakuman have a theme where the fans shouldn't influence a manga? I'd say this should apply.
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He really should have kept this to himself. Now that he's opened this can of worms people are going to throw a shitfit no matter the outcome.
This is sadly true.
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Lol, I don't see why tbh, but at least we already know the ending was going to be fucking sad and bad for the characters.
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omg I am starting to hate the Word mainstream now..

Dead space 3 , Mass effect 3 and now SNK... dang


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Lol, I don't see why tbh, but at least we already know the ending was going to be fucking sad and bad for the characters.


It's not like it wasn't already obvious everybody was going to die in the end anyways.
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