Many different fan communities know what it’s like to wait ages for the next season of their favorite television show. In light of the increasingly prevalent prioritization of artistry in the TV world, many programs have eschewed the traditional network model schedule in favor of a more patient roll-out. We saw the beginnings of this trend back with The Sopranos, and continue to suffer through it with comedies like Curb Your Enthusiasm and animated series like Rick and Morty. But perhaps the most painful example of the lot: Attack on Titan, on whose return we’ve been waiting since the conclusion of its first season back in 2013.
Finally, that wait is over…or will be, in about a year. Evidence has arisen at the Tokyo International Forum that Attack on Titan will be back for a second season, slated to hit screens in the spring of 2017. The Forum broke the news via the debut of a promotional image during a live-reading fan event pegged to the series, as reported by IGN.
Attack on Titan’s official website seems to corroborate this report, having redecorated its backdrop with new images illustrating an upcoming storyline.
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These images should look familiar to anyone up to date with the Attack on Titan manga, suggesting that season two of the show will aim to adapt the manga series’ most recent arc.
The news continues that the entire Attack on Titan team will be back on board for the second season, including directors Tetsuro Araki and Masashi Koizuka; each will be graduating to more pivotal roles in the show’s development and design, with Araki taking on the equivalent of the show runner position.
Though we still have until spring of 2017 to wait, there’s at least a visible finish line in sight, with promotional material to make the goal all the more tangible. Will you be returning to Attack on Titan next year? Let us know!
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