Attack on Titan fans have been agitated for quite some time now. The Season 2 installment of the anime has not arrived yet.
Even though Kodansha Comics released the first look at Paolo Rivera’s variant cover of the Attack on Titan Vol. 19 Special Edition Set, it seemed that fans could not get enough of the series.
The released exclusive cover was named, “CAGE MATCH.” This is the synopsis of the Attack on Titan Vol. 19 Special-Edition.
“The Survey Corps is engaged in a desperate, final battle to retake Wall Maria and defeat the Titans once and for all. Eren must use his new powers to seal the holes created five years ago in the Shiganshina District gates, not to mention to finally reach the basement of his old home and find what secrets lie hidden there. But the most difficult part of the operation will be surviving whatever clever traps the Colossus Titan, Armored Titan, and Beast Titan have prepared for them! Now that Erwin is gambling with every last human life, who will triumph?”
The Attack on Titan Vol. 19 Special-Edition will be available on Aug. 2.
Season Two Pushed Back to 2017!
For the avid fans of Attack on Titan anime version, they would have to wait for about a year to see the next few episodes of the series. According to MoviePilot, the comic book version has been a long time coming before it even hit the productions for the anime version.
The first anime series for Attack on Titan arrived in 2013. When the first season ended, the production announced that the next season will air this year. However, earlier rumors have been confirmed and the Attack on Titan Season 2 is really delayed. With the new timeline, the production has set January 2017 as the new release date for Season 2.
Though Attack on Titan already has a couple of volumes in the comics version, the content is still not enough to catch up on the story-telling of the anime. For the production team to be able to continue their path on the narration, they would have to depend on the creation of the succeeding comic volumes.
For the first season, the production has used 4 story arcs to feature. At present, there are only 2 story arcs available for anime translation. With 25 episodes per season, these story arcs are not enough for them to complete the series.
Still on its semi-beta stage, Attack on Titan Season 2 production is already in progress. They even previewed the next season on YouTube.
Because of the leaked scene, fans have concluded that Season 2 will be about the shocking revelation of the reason for the end of Season 1: the walls were made of dead titans. For manga readers, they probably know what this is all about.
Despite the many reports suggesting Season 2 would somehow stray from the original storyline in the comics, the leaked preview shows that it could be the opposite.
If that would be the case, avid fans could just go and read the manga version online to really know what would happen next. However, it is still a different experience to watch the characters moving.
So far, fans are left with deep disappointment on the delay.
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