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Attack on Titan Voice actor wrote lines for documentary about Eren

The Japanese broadcaster NHK showed a documentary about the lifestyle of Eren Yeager in preparation for the premiere of the final episode of Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin).

The protagonist is the first fictional anime character to be interviewed on Shigoto no Ryuugi (“Work Style”, in free translation), a program that invites professionals from different areas to investigate how their ideas arise, what their processes are like, how they deal with trial and error, etc.

On his profile on X (formerly Twitter), Eren’s voice actor, Yuki Kaji commented on the interview process, revealing that he wrote the character’s answers at the request of the original manga author, Hajime Isayama.

“When I received the offer, I was so intimidated that I declined. However, I later learned that the person who wanted me to write these lines was none other than Mr. (Hajime) Isayama himself. After much consideration and conversations on both sides, I have decided to accept.”declarou Kaji.

He also highlighted how having played the character for a decade helped him with this: “Thinking about Eren, the story and Mr. Isayama, I projected myself into the production. I put my heart and 10 years of thoughts and feelings into writing this. I am truly very honored. Thank you for this precious opportunity. I hope the audience enjoyed it this as a special program for the final broadcast.”

The actor also commented on how he looked for aspects in common with the character and avoided spoilers of the final episode when constructing the lines: “In particular, I feel like the word ‘struggle’ and the way he perceives the concepts of ‘family’ and ‘professionalism’ are very close to me. Since the last episode hasn’t aired yet, there were a lot of things I was talking about. I could not or should not write, and I am aware that I did not express them adequately.”

Finally, he invited fans to watch the last episode of the anime and concluded with the following sentence: “I’m glad I met Eren Yeager”.

Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS Special 2 debut in November 4th.

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  • 24 October 2023

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