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Attack on Titan 3rd Season's Promo Video Reveals July 22 Premiere (Updated)

posted on 2018-04-27 05:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Pony Canyon began streaming a promotional video on Friday for the third season of the Attack on Titan anime series. The video reveals that the series will premiere on July 22 at 24:35 (effectively July 23 at 12:45 a.m.) on NHK (the show will air at 25:15 in the Kansai region).

Funimation began streaming an English-subtitled video on Friday.

The anime's official website also revealed a new visual.

The official site has also revealed two new cast members. Kazuhiro Yamaji (One Punch Man's Silver Fang, Psycho-Pass' Jouji Saiga) will play Kenny Ackerman, and Yūsaku Yara (The Legend of the Galactic Heroes' Narrator, Saint Seiya's Sagittarius Aiolos) will play Rod Reiss.

Returning staff members at Wit Studio include: chief director Tetsuro Araki, director Masashi Koizuka, script supervisor Yasuko Kobayashi, character designer Kyoji Asano, assistant director Hiroyuki Tanaka, chief animation directors Kyoji Asano and Satoshi Kadowaki, and composer Hiroyuki Sawano, among others.

The 12-episode second season premiered in Japan in April 2017. Funimation and Crunchyroll both streamed the series as it aired. The English dub of the second season premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block and on Funimation's streaming service in April 2017.

A compilation film of the second season, titled Gekijōban Shingeki no Kyōjin Season 2: Kakusei no Hōkō (The Roar of Awakening), opened in Japan on January 13.

The first 25-episode series aired in 2013. 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 films. Attack on Titan Part 1 – Guren no Yumiya premiered in November 2014, and Attack on Titan Part 2 – Jiyuu no Tsubasa premiered in June 2015. The second film added new ending footage that linked the film to the second season. Funimation screened the films in the United States in March 2017.

Update: Added Funimation's subtitled video (added Twitter version, which is region-free.)

Update 2: Funimation confirmed on Friday that it has acquired the home entertainment, video on demand, and broadcast rights of the series in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.


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