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This article is about the anime adaptation. For other uses of this name, see Attack on Titan (Disambiguation).


Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人 Shingeki no Kyojin?) is an anime series based on the manga of the same name by Hajime Isayama. It is produced by Wit Studio and Production I.G. The first season began airing in Japan on April 7, 2013 on Mainichi Broadcasting System. FUNimation Entertainment licensed the series for an English release and home video, and also streams the series on its website along with Crunchyroll.[1][2][3] A second season is scheduled for an April 2017 premiere.[4]

Plot

It is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous Walls that protect them from Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason. The story centers around Eren Jaeger, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackermann, and their childhood friend Armin Arlelt, whose lives are changed forever after the appearance of a Colossal Titan which brings about the destruction of their home town and the death of their mother. Vowing revenge and to reclaim the world from the Titans, Eren, Mikasa, and Armin join the Scout Regiment, an elite group of soldiers who fight Titans outside the Walls.

Episodes

Season 1

Main article: List of Attack on Titan episodes

Season 1 was released on April 7, 2013 in Japan, and on May 3, 2014 in English.[citation needed]

In episodes 1-13.5, the opening theme song is "Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen" (紅蓮の弓矢 Guren no Yumiya?, lit. "Crimson Bow and Arrow") by Linked Horizon and the ending theme song is "Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai" (美しき残酷な世界?, , lit. "A Beautiful Cruel World") by Yōko Hikasa.

In the episodes 14-25, the opening theme song is "Die Flügel der Freiheit" (自由の翼 Jiyū no Tsubasa?, lit. "The Wings of Freedom") by Linked Horizon and the ending theme song is "Great Escape" by Cinema Staff.

Episode 25 of the anime premiered on September 28th, 2013 and was screened in multiple Japanese theaters.[5]

Season 2

Main article: List of Attack on Titan (Season 2) episodes

During the opening of the first compilation movie on November 21, 2014, director Tetsuro Araki confirmed that a second season was planned and set for a 2016 release.[6] However, on May 8, 2016, Selecta Visión, official distributor of the anime in Spain, revealed that the season had been delayed to 2017, according to information received from Kodansha.[7]

On July 3, during the Attack on Titan: Junior High Reading & Live Event, it was confirmed that the season was re-scheduled for a release during the Spring 2017 anime season that starts in April. A letter by Hajime Isayama was read aloud at the event, where the mangaka acknowledged that it had been a long time since the release of the first season, but hoped that the fans still looked forward to it. A key visual featuring Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and the Colossal and Armored Titans was shown to attendees. It was also revealed that Masashi Koizuka will be the new director, with first season's director Tetsuro Araki serving now as chief director. Finally, an official website for the season was unveiled.[4]

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