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Attack on Titan Season 3 Gets World Premiere in U.S., Canadian Theaters

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Funimation to host screening with season 2 recap film

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it will screen the world premiere of the first episode of Attack on Titan season 3 in 130 U.S. and Canadian theaters from July 10-11. The event will also include a screening of Attack on Titan: The Roar of Awakening, the film recap of Attack on Titan season 2.

Screenings on Tuesday, July 10 will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while screenings on Wednesday, July 11 will be English-dubbed.

The screenings will be the first time an installment of the Attack on Titan anime franchise will have its world premiere in North America.

The third season of Attack on Titan will premiere in Japan 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 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.

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.

Attack on Titan Season 2 Movie: Roar of Awakening (Gekijōban Shingeki no Kyōjin Season 2: Kakusei no Hōkō) opened in Japan on January 13.

The first 25-episode series aired in 2013, and the 12-episode second season premiered in April 2017. Funimation and Crunchyroll both streamed the first and second seasons as they 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. Funimation released both seasons on home video.

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.

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