Attack on Titan Manga Creator Hajime Isayama Announces Marriage
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Attack on Titan manga creator Hajime Isayama has a lot to celebrate this New Year's Eve. He announced on his blog on Monday that he married this past year. Isayama did not reveal the identity of his new spouse, but he said he wants to "devote [himself] even more as a manga creator and as a person with [his] partner from now on." He noted that he will continue to draw manga in 2019.
Isayama's post also included a ranking of films he saw in 2018. The creator's top three picks for the year are the Hollywood hits Bohemian Rhapsody, Hereditary, and Avengers: Infinity War. Rounding out Isayama's top six choices are the Japanese films Shoplifters and One Cut of the Dead and the American film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Isayama launched his global hit manga Attack on Titan in 2009, and the 27th compiled book volume shipped in Japan on December 7. Kodansha Comics is publishing the series in English. The manga has inspired numerous spinoffs, a television anime series that will continue in April, OVAs, anime and live-action films, and other adaptations.
Though the manga is entering its final arc, Isayama seems to be struggling to wrap things up. Isayama stated in 2014 that he personally wanted to end the manga in about three more years. His editor Shintarō Kawakubo also said in 2014, "The serialization is slated to end in three to four years."
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