Now they say that Shingeki no Kyojin is 'macho'

Now they say that Shingeki no Kyojin is 'macho'

It's been a while since the completion of the manga written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama, "Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)", and to this day he remains one of the greatest exponents of shonen. Although there are divided opinions about the end of the story, there is no doubt that the merits of this franchise are countless, and it has gone down in history as one of the best manga of the time.

However, just because it's considered one of the best doesn't mean it's "perfect," and it seems that in a comment forum the work once again became a topic of discussion due to a curious panel that was presented as "sexist." It all started when one user pointed out that some think "Hajime Isayama is a feminist":

  • "I saw an opinion that the reason there are no elements of misogyny in 'Shingeki no Kyojin' is because Hajime Isayama is studying feminism, but I don't think he's studying that at all. I don't think I have any interest in feminism. The reason there are no erotic elements in the women in the march play is because the author is realistic."
Now they say that Shingeki no Kyojin is 'macho'

He continued:

  • "In reality, there are no female soldiers who fight with their thighs and cleavage exposed. The moment you put something like that, the work loses its realism. Isayama knew, and that's why he didn't. In terms of characterization, I think trying to portray male and female characters equally as human beings has resulted in the absence of misogyny."
Now they say that Shingeki no Kyojin is 'macho'

He concluded:

  • "A man who respects his partner as a human being doesn't need to study feminism. It's those men who, as soon as they get a partner, have some kind of weird filter that makes them see her only as a woman before seeing her as a human being, who need to study feminism."
Now they say that Shingeki no Kyojin is 'macho'

Although his comments were full of praise for the author and applauding the "perfection" of Shingeki no Kyojin in every possible aspect, the answers were not long in coming and one of them ended up exposing a scene from "Chapter 54: Location of the Counterattack", where a small story appears with Frieda Reiss who explains "how to be a woman". pointing to the page of a book that shows Ymir:

  • "I myself didn't care that the female characters in the show didn't have large or underexposed breasts, but when I read the scene in Chapter 54 of the original play in which Frieda explains to Historia what it means to "be a woman," referring to the slave Ymir, it made my hair stand on end."
  • "I really like Hajime Isayama, who says 'to be a woman is to be a slave' in the play, and as soon as I read this I thought this person was more than just a feminist."
Now they say that Shingeki no Kyojin is 'macho'
Now they say that Shingeki no Kyojin is 'macho'

Of course, all of this is said according to the context of the story, but it was enough for the topic to set social media ablaze in no time:

  • "Well, I think they have a point."
  • "After all, manga artists think in line with the times they live in, that's why they become successful."
  • "Masculinity is having value and femininity is being a slave, I don't know what to think."
  • "When a character in a manga says something, is it about the author's ideas?"
  • "Today's education still indicates that women are slaves to the home."
  • "The woman is a slave who gives birth to offspring, that's what the story tries to criticize. So, is Isayama a feminist?"
  • "That the girl shown in the book was a slave didn't come out until much later."
  • "Frieda and Historia have this conversation without knowing the truth about Ymir's past. It's a very strange perspective from which this critique is made."
  • "In the second half, Shingeki no Kyojin becomes more political. It's not Isayama, it's just because of the times when the manga was being published."
  • "Those who read something in a manga and think that's how the author thinks, I think they have a problem."
  • "They're altering things a lot just for their own convenience. And it's the same as saying that Isayama is a feminist just because the girls in her work don't have big tits, both of which are stupid arguments."
  • "Well, I think the girls in Shingeki no Kyojin are that ugly for the simple fact that Isayama doesn't know how to draw."
  • "In conclusion, it's not a perfect manga. Isayama would have done well to do the story and let someone else do the drawing, maybe he would have done it better."
  • "This is an example of the kind of fans who read Shingeki no Kyojin, most of whom have zero reading comprehension."

Source: Yaraon!