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Attack on Titan 2nd Season's New Visual, Linked Horizon Song Revealed

posted on 2017-02-06 11:16 EST
New TV anime series premieres in Japan on April 1

The official website for the Attack on Titan television anime revealed a new key visual on Tuesday for the series' second season. Linked Horizon is returning from the first season to perform the opening theme song.

The website also revealed that the anime will premiere on 21 networks, including Tokyo MX and MBS, on April 1.

Funimation licensed the second anime season, and the company began streaming the first promotional video with English subtitles in December.

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.

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.

Source: Comic Natalie


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