Funimation Entertainment is proud to announce its acquisition of "Attack on Titan" Season 2 and the return of the worldwide hit anime series which was first introduced to U.S. and Canadian audiences in 2013. Attack on Titan Season 2 is scheduled to premiere in April 2017 in Japan. Here's what Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation, had to say in his statement.
"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. 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."
Attack on Titan ("Shingeki no Kyojin" in Japanese) is based on the New York Times best-selling manga series by Hajime Isayama and tells the story of a world in which the last of humanity fights to survive against man-eating giants called Titans. With now 21 volumes in print and an estimated 70 million copies in print today, Attack on Titan has inspired spin-off manga and novels, the anime series, a live action movie and numerous video games. Funimation simulcast the original 25-episode, Season 1 of Attack on Titan as well as released it on home video throughout North America. Here's what Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation, said in his statement.
"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."
Last year, we reported that a live action series was being developed, based on the Attack on Titan movies, with cast members Satomi Ishihara (Hanji), Nanami Sakuraba (Sasha), Rina Takeda (Lil) and Ayame Misaki (Hiana) returning to voice their characters from the movies, with Yuta Hiraoka joining the cast. The TV series will tie into both of the Attack on Titan movies, telling stories about the "everyday lives and secrets" of these soldiers. We haven't heard any updates on this live-action series since then, but we only have a few months left until the anime Attack on Titan series returns.