Wit Studio, known for their stunning visuals and animation, had to scrap Attack on Titan and Vinland Saga due to circumstances beyond their control. Wit Studio CEO George Wada explained that the decision to scrap the series was based on sales data, which was not available until later, causing scheduling conflicts. Attack on Titan and Vinland Saga were acquired by MAPPA, a larger studio with more resources, and the decision to drop Attack on Titan was likely influenced by Wit Studio’s small size at the time.
As one of the best studios in the anime industry, Wit Studio is responsible for some of the most iconic series everdespite being founded in 2012. Two of their biggest anime are Vinland Saga season 1 and Attack the giant seasons 1-3, and it was a real shock when the studio announced that they would no longer be making these two series.
Praised for their stunning visuals and stylish animation, these two anime are perfect adaptations of their driving material and improve upon them in many ways.
The CEO of Wit Studio gave an interview to AnimeNewsNetwork in which he talked about various things and also revealed why the studio had to scrap two of their biggest movies.
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A recent interview with George Wada explains why VInland Saga and Attack on Titan joined MAPPA
George Wada explained that the studio always picks a project with the intention of considering it, but circumstances got in the way when it came to Attack On Titan and Vinland Saga. Wit Studios was initially contracted to produce the first season, and then, based on DVD sales, would make a decision as to whether a second season could be made. Unfortunately, sales didn’t come until much later and Wada had to schedule other anime for the studio. He was also responsible for the studio dropping the series.
Attack On Titan and Vinland Saga were both acquired by MAPPA, a studio much larger than Wit and with more resources to wait until sales data became available. Luckily, DVD and Blu-ray sales are no longer a consideration as streaming has become the most popular method of watching anime. This has led to faster anime announcements, something that would not have been possible a few years ago. Another factor that may have played a role in them scrapping Attack On Titan was that the studio at the time was too small. Since this was their first anime and there were only 35 employees, the workload was so great that the second season aired 4 years after the first.
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Wit Studio has grown a lot over the years and become an animation powerhouse. Despite losing their initial two success stories, they are doing very well with Spy X Family, Suicide Squad Isekai, and the recently announced One Piece remake. Known for its faithful adaptations and high-quality work, The sky is the limit for Wit Studios as they continue to delight anime fans for years to come.
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