Everyone was wondering when Attack on Titan’s Final Season would get its Part 2, and now we finally have a release date for the last batch of episodes to come, wrapping up the epic series.
That would be January 9, 2022, roughly 9 months after the Part 1 finale aired in 2021.
Season 4 had 16 episodes in the first part of the season, but we don’t yet know how many episodes are planned for Part 2 of Attack on Titan the final season here, as that has not been announced. even though the date has it now. It’s supposed to wrap up the rest of the manga, which ended last June, but it’s a long way to go, so we could be in a long series of episodes.
Ahead of the Part 2 release date, Attack on Titan is airing six episodes that will serve as a recap of the previous 75 episodes, summarizing the story so far. These air from October 25 in Japan, but no word on a US release date at this time.
The news of the Part 2 release date also comes with a new 30-second trailer which you can see below, showing at least a few new short clips from the latest series of episodes:
It doesn’t turn out much, with Titan fighting the action as you might expect, and a bunch of characters looking very shocked. I’d expect more substantial trailers in the next few months leading up to the January premiere date, and hopefully we’ll also know how many episodes are planned in total for this latest run.
Attack on Titan has been a massively successful mainstream anime for the past few years, and now that it’s almost over, it looks like the torch has passed in several ways to Demon Slayer, an equally popular anime that’s just getting started, afterward. airing on Season 1, and now Season 2 will arrive a month before Titan premieres on December 5, 2021. It’s unclear how long it will take Demon Slayer to work its way through its source material, but it is clear that he has years of content to come of it.
The Attack on Titan veered into somewhat controversial territory last season with its direct allegories to Nazi Germany in terms of the treatment of a submissive race. There’s no doubt that the final batch of episodes won’t come without some debate, whether it’s broader thematic issues or individual character arcs. More to come soon.
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