Assault on Titan, arguably the shonen anime of the last decade by way of its exceptionally robust begin again in 2013 and its considerably stretched-out ultimate season, lastly has a launch date for its ultimate episode.
In line with a post on the official Attack on Titan website, Assault on Titan The Closing Season Half 4 (renamed as Assault on Titan: The Closing Chapters Half 2 on Crunchyroll) will premiere in Japan on November 4. Whereas a U.S. launch date has but to be introduced, it’s most likely protected to imagine that its premiere will land on streaming providers like Hulu and Crunchyroll someplace shortly after that date, because it has in earlier “ultimate” season releases.
You possibly can check out the trailer, which reveals the stays of the Survey Corps racing to cease sequence protagonist-turned-antagonist Eren Jaeger from committing mass genocide:
Together with asserting the premiere of the present’s ultimate season, the official AoT web site additionally introduced its first “fan participation wrap celebration” the Attack on Titan Worldwide After Party. The digital occasion, which could be accessed through smartphones and PCs, will probably be held from November 5 to eight.
An explainer of Assault on Titan’s convoluted ultimate season
Though Assault on Titan reached new peaks amongst followers with its extra mature and morally grey shift to turning into a political drama about freedom by way of genocide (fascist subtext included), many followers have felt their pleasure wane as a result of sequence’ drawn-out ultimate season. It’s laborious in charge them, contemplating that the present has been “ending” for the higher a part of three years now. Permit me to metaphorically pull out a corkboard and a few string to elucidate the logistics of Assault on Titan’s ultimate season.
Assault on Titan’s fourth season, which was refashioned as Assault on Titan The Closing Season within the U.S., aired 16 episodes in 2020 earlier than splitting itself up right into a second cour (or half) with Assault on Titan The Closing Season Half 2, which aired 12 extra episodes in 2022. To extend issues even additional, studio Mappa introduced it will be splitting up its anime adaptation of creator Hajime Isayama’s manga into two-hour-long particular episodes referred to as Assault on Titan The Closing Season Half 3 (in any other case often called Assault on Titan The Closing Chapters) which launched its penultimate half (stick with me now) on March 3 this 12 months on Crunchyroll and Hulu. The upcoming ultimate season of the present is ostensibly often called Assault on Titan The Closing Season Half 3, the Second Half in Japan or just Assault on Titan The Closing Chapters Half 2 within the U.S.
Acquired all that? No? Properly, I can’t blame you because the naming conventions and staggered releases of Assault on Titan’s ultimate season are utterly fucked. An important takeaway right here is that the precise, true, ultimate episode is coming very quickly. They’re lastly wrapping this up.
Time will inform if the belabored look ahead to Assault on Titan The Closing Chapters Half 2 will dampen AoT anime-only watchers’ affinity for the sequence like its contentious manga ending soured the sequence’ legacy with readers again in 2020. Within the meantime, followers can catch the English dub of Assault on Titan The Closing Chapters Half 1 on Crunchyroll.