Aniplus HD to Begin Simulcast of Attack on Titan Season 2 on April 2

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New TV series premieres with Linked Horizon song in Japan on April 1

Southeast Asian channel Aniplus HD confirmed on Tuesday that it will begin airing a simulcast of of the second season of the Attack on Titan anime on April 2. The series will premiere in Japan on 21 networks, including Tokyo MX and MBS, on April 1.

Aniplus HD describes the new season's story:

Ever since the day the Colossal Titan appeared and destroyed the peace and dreams of humanity, Eren Jaegar's endless fight continues… After helplessly watching his mother get devoured by a Titan, Eren vows to exterminate every single one of them from the face of the world.

A new battle is already upon them. A horde of Titans advances toward Wall Rose! How will mankind stand against them?

Aniplus HD announced in December that it licensed the second anime season. The company also 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. Linked Horizon is returning to perform the opening theme song. The main cast is also returning.

The first 25-episode season aired from April-September 2013. Aniplus Asia premiered the series in December of that same year. 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. Various publishers in Southeast Asia publish the manga in their respective countries' native languages.

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