Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama received some high praise at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in France, where he was awarded a special prize in recognition of his work on the hugely popular series. A special ceremony was held on January 28 in France to hand out the award, but that’s not all that Isayama has been up to at the event.
Isayama also took the opportunity to offer his actual manga desks—the very desks he and his assistants used to work on the series—up for auction. All proceeds from the auction, which will have the desks up for bidding until February 11, will go to the Doctors Without Borders charity.
Isayama noted that the use of large desks has become less relevant as digital drawing becomes mainstream in Japan. These desks are still special, however, as he explains that his father made these desks in his hometown of Hita to limit distractions during the creative process. You can see more on that in the video below.
Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga ended back in April 2021, but the anime adaptation is still wrapping up with its continuing final season.
The manga is published in English by Kodansha, which describes the first volume like this:
Humankind is down to just a few thousand people who live in a city surrounded by three concentric walls. The walls protect them from their enemies, the ravenous giants known as the Titans. The Titans appear to have only one purpose: to consume humanity.
For one hundred years, what’s left of mankind has lived in the city on earth, protected by walls that tower over even the Titans. Untouched by the Titans for a century, humanity has become complacent. But Eren Jaeger has had enough. While his fellow citizens are content to hide, Jaeger has the passion to take action to not only protect the city, but to learn what the Titans actually are. On his first mission he comes face to face with horrors beyond his imagination… and secrets from his own past that could shift the tides of war.
Via Crunchyroll News