Following the recent announcement of the second season of the hit anime Attack on Titan being set to premiere in April 2017, it has now been confirmed that Funimation have acquired the rights to the next season’s release.
After a string of delays, the critically-acclaimed series will return to our television screens in Spring next year. The second season of the anime was initially expected to air in 2016, after its confirmation back in 2014. Attack on Titan became an international hit following its 25-episode debut season in 2013, which began to tell the story of humanity’s battle for survival against a race of man-eating giants know as Titans.
“’Attack on Titan’ became an instant hit since it first streamed in 2013 and we are thrilled to bring fans the long-awaited Season 2 of the series,” said Funimation CEO and Founder, Gen Fukunaga. “’Attack on Titan’ is truly a worldwide phenomenon that has continued to grow at a non-stop pace. Fans can look forward to an exciting second season.”
Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation, added: “’Attack on Titan’ is one of those rare titles that has reached true cult status with anime fans. It’s been more than 3 years since the last episode of ‘Attack on Titan’ Season 1 and passion from its fans has not waned. We look forward to premiering it on FunimationNow.”
In the time between season one and two of the anime, Attack on Titan has been expanding its franchise, with the manga branching out to other manga series, light novels, and two live-action films in Japan.