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Funimation Streams English-subtitled Interview with Attack on Titan's Masashi Koizuka

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Region-free video features 2nd season's director discussing new series

Funimation began streaming a subtitled interview video on Thursday with Attack on Titan second season director Masashi Koizuka regarding his thoughts on the new season. Southeast Asian channel Aniplus-Asia is also streaming the same video with English subtitles. Both videos are region free.

The video is a subtitled version of a video that Pony Canyon streamed on Monday. (Note: The Pony Canyon video is region-locked in Australia, Mexico, South Korea, New Zealand, and the United States).

Aniplus-Asia also streamed an English-subtitled interview video with chief director Tetsuro Araki on Wednesday.

The series will premiere in Japan on 21 networks on April 1. Funimation announced in December that it licensed the second anime season for North America, and it will begin streaming the series on April 1.

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. 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.

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