Attack on Titan has shaped differently throughout the years and it has become a staple name in both anime and manga today. Down on its final season, the English voice actress of Mikasa Ackermann revealed that the cast could not hold back their tears and they cried for hours after they recorded their last stint on the show.
In a chat with ComicBook.com, Trina Nishimura who gave the voice to Mikasa, together with Bryce Papenbrook who voiced Eren and Josh Grelle who plays Armin, shared their experiences in recording the final season of Attack on Titan and Nishimura revealed that tears wouldn’t stop streaming down her face when the last season was recorded.
Nishimura shared, "I feel like everything in Season 4, Part 1, was just so traumatic and so harsh. There was never a beach moment, nobody got a sauna day. It was just all so heartbreaking. I think the most challenging for me was the rooftop scene, certainly. Watching, experiencing that and going through all of the emotion and just sobbing.”
The sobs of Nishimura went for hours as she would be saying goodbye to a character dear to her, “It was just sobbing for like an hour. As an actor, you relay your own emotions and experiences into whatever it is that you're portraying. For me, that portrayal was looking at Josh, charred on the ground or on the roof, and putting my brain there. And that's terrifying and super sad. And so I think that was the most challenging, and at the same time, rewarding."
Throughout the years, Mikasa Ackermann has been consistent when it comes to her dealings with her closest friends and not because she didn’t have powers but she remained faithful to everyone dear to her. Recently, Eren changes so much that Mikasa was put in a dire situation whether she would fight him or join the Rumbling in eliminating anyone without the Eldian blood.
Attack on Titan’s English dub is scheduled to arrive on February 13 and it would give a new version of the final season that everyone knows of.
Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 can be streamed online through both anime streaming giants of Crunchyroll and Funimation, and it is available on Hulu as well. Premium access subscribers get a week of an earlier release as a perk for their subscription costing of $9.99 a month, or $79.99 a year, and in Funimation for the price of $5.99 per month or $59.99 a year, before the episodes gets released for free to the general public the following week.
Hear the voice of Trina Nishimura as Mikasa Ackermann on the English dub version of Attack on Titan arriving on February 13, 2022.