After months of delay and numerous speculations, the second season of Attack on Titan (Shingeki No Kyojin) will premiere next spring 2017 (around March for us here in the Philippines). The official website just teased this us with the image above to confirm it, if you are still feeling a bit skeptical about it.
It was originally announced in November 2014 that a second season would arrive in 2016, but Spanish home video and streaming distributor SelectaVisión later confirmed that the series will be moved to 2017.
The returning seiyuu (voice actors and actresses) cast includes Yuuki Kaji as Eren, Yui Ishikawa as Mikasa, Hiroshi Kamiya as Levi, Marina Inoue as Armin, Kishō Taniyama as Jean, Daisuke Ono as Erwin, Yu Shimamura as Annie, Yu Kobayashi as Sasha, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Reiner, Shiori Mikami as Christa, Hiro Shimono as Conny, Keiji Fujiwara as Hannes, Saki Fujita as Ymir, Romi Park as Hanji, and Tomohisa Hashizume as Bertholt.
According to Crunchyroll – “While the staff will be returning, Tetsuro Araki takes the role of chief director with Masashi Koizuka stepping up from episode director to director.”
Produced by Wit Studio, Hajime Isayama’s bestselling manga ended its first season anime adaptation on Sept. 29, 2013 with 25 episodes. It was later adapted for two theatrical releases – “Attack on Titan – Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow” and “Attack on Titan – Part 2: Wings of Freedom,” released in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Fans of the franchise who simply cannot wait for 2017 can still look forward to the video game which is slated later this year. The game has already been released in Japan to be followed by Europe and North America on August 30, 2016 for the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, PS Vita, XBox One and PC.
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