Attack on Titan superfans should take note, as Hajime Isayama put up his custom work desk on auction in the name of charity.
Recently, the Attack on Titan creator was awarded with a special prize in France in honor of his work on the globally popular manga series.
There, Isayama also mentioned that he has put up his custom work desk for auction, with proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders.
Isayama: The Mind Behind Attack on Titan
It’s fair to say that Hajime Isayama is one of the most popular contemporary manga artists.
His popularity is thanks to Attack on Titan, the mega-hit manga series that is among the bestselling manga titles of all time.
Even before Attack on Titan though, Isayama has produced a couple of one-shot manga.
In fact, his first work is an Attack on Titan one-shot, which became the foundation for his serialized hit.
While his series already had a following in its early years of serialization at Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, its popularity skyrocketed thanks to the anime series adaptation by Wit Studio, with the animation now handled by MAPPA.
It hasn’t been all sunshine and roses for Isayama though, as the manga series’ ending had a divisive reception among fans. He even apologized for how the ending turned out during Anime NYC 2022 in the US.
Despite this, there’s no denying that Attack on Titan is one of the most important manga of the past years.
So, it’s no surprise that Isayama was awarded a prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in France.
Hajime Isayama Work Desk Auction
Aside from getting an award, Isayama also announced the auction of his desks during the award ceremony on January 28.
In a short video, Isayama talked about the work desks that he and his assistants used while working on Attack on Titan.
These desks were specially made by Isayama’s father and were designed to help the artists focus.
The desks were made for artists who draw with a pen and paper. Given that manga creation has now increasingly become digital, it makes sense that they are being auctioned off for charity.
While this auction is mainly for Attack on Titan fans who want to own a piece of history that’s related to the series, it also has some practical applications as they are well-designed desks that can be used by artists.
For those that are interested, the auction is still open for new bids until February 11, 2023.
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Source: Comic Natalie