It is not a surprise to many that many mangakas suffer from injuries or are diagnosed with illnesses in the middle of creating the most amazing manga scenes. Because of this, they have to take a break once in a while so they could maintain their good condition and give fans the storyline that they deserve. Attack On Titan’s Hajime Isayama is no different from the rest.
The anime adaptation of Attack on Titan will conclude this year, but the series has been completed for several years. Creator Hajime Isayama concluded the narrative a few years ago, and the artist has since taken a well-deserved break. Still, the legacy of Attack on Titan hangs over the popular artist, and it turns out that certain injuries he sustained while working on the manga have yet to be resolved.
The unexpected news came from La Grande Librairie in France, where Isayama had recently attended a convention. It was then that the artist discussed his profession, and the subject of work schedules came up. Hajime went on to describe his arduous schedule, claiming that working on Attack on Titan put him in chronic agony, but not in the sense that other mangaka does.
Hajime Isayama stated that most manga authors suffered from Tendonitis, an illness described as the swelling of the tendon (found in the hand) because of overuse or strain. This isn’t surprising because Mangakas usually use their hands to draw, but Isayama, he states that he suffers from severe back pain.
As you can expect, this type of injury isn’t ideal for anyone, let alone a writer. Isayama may have had it simpler than weekly artists who produce stuff on a regular basis. Still, the harm done to Isayama while working endures, and he is not the only manga or anime creative who has suffered in this way.
Being a manga author is a tough job, and certainly not something everyone can do, so when mangakas take a break, it is a much-deserved one! We appreciate their work and the things they do for the community.
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