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Attack on Titan 2nd Season's 1st English-Subtitled Promo Video Features Beast Titan

posted on 2016-12-24 10:16 EST
New series premieres in Japan in April, Funimation announced license earlier this month

Funimation began streaming the first promotional video on Saturday for the second anime season of Attack on Titan. The video features English subtitles.

Pony Canyon is also streaming the same video without subtitles, although it is region-locked and can't be viewed in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea.

While the original announcement in July for the show's returning cast had included Keiji Fujiwara as Hannes, the video doesn't list Hannes in the cast section. Fujiwara announced in August he was taking a break "for a while" from his voice acting activities to undergo medical treatment for an unspecified illness.

The anime will premiere in April on MBS and Tokyo MX, and Funimation has already licensed the anime.

Tetsuro Araki, the director of the first anime season, is acting as the chief director on the second season, and episode director Masashi Koizuka is taking over as director. Many of the other main staff members, including series writer Yasuko Kobayashi, character designer Kyoji Asano, and composer Hiroyuki Sawano are returning from the first season. WIT STUDIO is again producing the animation. The main cast is also returning.

The first 25-episode season aired from April-September 2013. Both Funimation and Crunchyroll streamed the first season as it aired in Japan, and Funimation released the series on home video in 2014. The first season also inspired two compilation anime films in 2014 and 2015.

Hajime Isayama's original manga has also inspired numerous spinoff manga, several novel series, a two-part live-action film project, a spinoff live-action television series, and an OVA. Two of the spinoff manga — Attack on Titan: No Regrets and Attack on Titan: Junior High — received anime adaptations of their own.

Isayama launched the manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009, and Kodansha published the 21st volume in Japan on December 9. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in print in English. Crunchyroll also publishes the manga in English digitally as new chapters are published in Japan.


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