September 29, 2013 to April 1, 2017. This was a dark time in the lives of anime lovers. Four years – FOUR YEARS! – in which we had to wait for the second season of breakout anime smash hit Shingeki no Kyojin aka Attack on Titan. That the finale of the show’s 25-episode long first season ended on a gigantic cliffhanger made that interminable wait feel any longer. The two-part live-action feature film adaptation that should technically have kept fans sated until we heard something – anything! – about a second season backfired horribly as the two films turned out to be utter garbage.
But then, like some kind of anti-April Fools Day joke, Attack on Titan was back on screen dropping jaws in every episode as it spun out this tale of the last vestiges of humanity fighting a losing battle against mysterious mindless giants whose sole purpose appears to be nothing but devouring any humans they see… And now it’s done again! Yes, the shortened 12-episode second season aired its finale last Saturday on Crunchyroll, and I already have withdrawal symptoms
Yes, the shortened 12-episode second season aired its finale last Saturday on Crunchyroll, and I already have withdrawal symptoms. Luckily though, I won’t have to put up with another four years worth of no Attack on Titan torture as it’s been revealed that the anime series’ third season will, in fact, be hitting screens in 2018! The announcement (in Japanese) came via the show’s official Twitter account, which accompanied the reveal with a brief video teaser for season 3. Alas, there’s not much in the way of new footage or revelations here as the clip is mainly comprised of artwork from the anime, but which ends on an intriguing visual of stars Eren, Mikasa and one other person (could that be Annie?) standing at a coastline with the caption reading “Behold, the sea.”
At this point, it’s unknown how many episodes season 3 will boast, or exactly when in 2018 it would start airing. I’m suspecting it will be another 12-episode season though (although I’m strongly holding out hope for more) and that it will probably air in the northern hemisphere spring, which is when a lot of new shows debut.
Last Updated: June 23, 2017