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Attack on Titan Creator Apologizes for Hidden Dirty Message in Manga

posted on by Egan Loo
Hajime Isayama accepts responsibility & vows to ensure it does not happen again

Attack on Titan manga creator Hajime Isayama posted an apology on Wednesday for the hidden dirty message in the latest manga chapter. The June issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine shipped on Friday with the manga's 57th chapter, and the chapter featured a panel with text apparently written in the in-world language. However, the text was actually a message with crude language in upside-down katakana characters.

Isayama said that the text was unintentionally added and bears no relevance to the story. Nevertheless, he accepted full responsibility for not noticing it while going through the draft.

Isayama apologized profusely for disappointing those who enjoy the series. He then vowed to be more careful to ensure nothing like this appears in future drafts of the manga, and also to devote himself to making the manga better.

The editor in charge of the manga also apologized for not catching the message during the proofreading stage, and vowed to take steps to ensure something similar does not happen again. He explained that an assistant had written the message without the editor or Isayama noticing.

Source: J-Cast News

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