Attack on Titan’s long awaited Season 2 finally has a release date, but is it what we hoped for?
The big news was announced at the Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou (Attack on Titan: Junior High) Reading and Live event in Tokyo on Sunday, and the anime’s website has updated with a page for the season featuring a brand new visual, a staff and cast list and the release date of Spring 2017, which is in April.
Attack on Titan Season 2 is once again being animated at Wit Studio with Masashi Koizuka taking over the position of Director, while Season 1’s director Tetsuro Araki is credited as General Director. Koizuka taking over this position should be no hassle as he was heavily involved in the first season with roles in Storyboarding, Key Animation and Assistant Directing among many more so it’s in fine hands. Hiroyuki Sawano is also back to compose the music.
The returning Japanese cast includes:
- Yuuki Kaji as Eren
- Yui Ishikawa as Mikasa
- Marina Inoue as Armin
- Kishō Taniyama as Jean
- Yu Shimamura as Annie
- Yu Kobayashi as Sasha
- Shiori Mikami as Christa
- Hiro Shimono as Conny
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Reiner
- Tomohisa Hashizume as Bertholt
- Saki Fujita as Ymir
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Levi
- Daisuke Ono as Erwin
- Romi Park as Hanji
- Keiji Fujiwara as Hannes
Attack on Titan S2 was announced back in November 2014 and was originally slated for 2016. What resulted in this change of date is unknown but it’s nice to finally have a proper release date after all this time, now certain websites and people will stop reporting fake news about it.
The manga and anime follows a post apocalyptic world where giant creatures resembling humans known as ‘Titans’ have ravaged the world, eating anyone in sight as the remains of humanity build giant walls to protect themselves. Eren Jaeger is among those affected by the titans, witnessing his home destroyed and his mother eaten, causing him to swear to kill all the titans. Assisted by his foster sister Mikasa and best friend Armin, the three enlist in the Military and begin their long and difficult quest to survive and fight as they learn more and more about the world around them, the titans themselves and the conspiracies taking place.
So what do you make of this big news? Are you excited? Are you disappointed that it’s so far away? Let us know in the comments.