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We already knew Eren and the gang were set to finally return in Spring 2017. However, no one was yet able to lock down an exact date. A specific day is still up in the air, but at least now a month has been decided on. Attack on Titan’s second season will officially air beginning next April. According to AnimeNewsNetwork (via IGN), the wrap around jacket for the 21st volume of the Attack on Titan manga reveals the show’s Season 2 premiere.
The second run of the series was originally announced back in November 2014. Then the expected release for the next batch of episodes was 2016. Unfortunately, the show has since been met with delays. It’s good to know things are moving along, though.
A few months ago, at Attack Festival, the news of its Spring return was revealed. During that time, fans were also teased with the following poster:
This summer’s Attack Festival also brought news that much of the cast will return:
Yuki Kaji as Eren, Yui Ishikawa as Mikasa, Armin played by Marina Inoue, Kisho Taniyama as Jean, Yu Shimamura as Annie, Yu Kobayashi playing Sasha, Shiori Mikami as Christa, Connie played by Hiro Shimono, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Reiner, Tomohisa Hashizume as Bertolt, Saki Fujita playing Ymir, Hiroshi Kamiya as Levi, Romi Park playing Hanji, Daisuke Ono as Erwin, and Fujiwara Keiji as Hannes.
The first season ran 25 episodes from April to September 2013. Fans outside of Japan were able to keep up with the series courtesy of Crunchyroll and Funimation streaming services. Attack on Titan gained an even larger following when Season 1 began streaming on Netflix in early 2014.
For now, not much is known about which direction Season 2 will take. But rumors suggest the Scout Regiment may stumble upon more titans hidden in the walls of the human territory. Eren’s titan-shifting ability is also expected to be further explained. At least now the wait is nearly at an end.
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