Attack On Titan has been a long time coming. The new season has been in the works for some time and had previously been expected some time in 2016. However, the fact that this late in the year no information has been released helped feed rumours that the series was subject to further delays. These reports have proved to be correct, as it has now at long last been confirmed that the series will not be released until 2017.
Last weekend at the Shingeki Matsuri event in Japan, it was confirmed that the new season would finally air in Spring of 2017. The first piece of promotional art was released (which you can see below) and it was confirmed that most of the cast and crew would be returning. This time however, Tetsuro Araki- who directed the first season- is promoted to Chief Director, while Masashi Koizuka is credited as plain old director. What the actual difference is between these two roles however... your guess is as good as ours.
The first season aired back in 2013, so this is a long wait between seasons by anyone's standards. In the meantime we've had two live-action films, two anime compilation movies and a comedy spin-off. On the one hand it can be seen as positive that they haven't rushed this and want to make sure it lives up to the first season. On the other though, it's undoubtedly a gamble, as the anime world is fast moving and they are in danger of losing momentum. Will the audience still be there four years after the original aired? The ongoing success in both Japan and the West of the manga original should hopefully suggest that the answer is "yes", but there's no guarantee.
The first season of Attack On Titan is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD and streaming via Funimation, Crunchyroll and Netflix.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
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Posted by Chris Perkins
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