The official website of Attack on Titan anime revealed revealed the release date of Part 3 of the Final Season on Jan 17, 2023. However, once the excitement died out, fans were in for a surprise as they realized that the final instalment of the anime, will once again be split, and will be aired in 2 parts.
MAPPA, the studio which is in charge of animating the final season of Attack on Titan, revealed in their statement that they had originally decided to broadcast the whole of Part 3 from March 3, 2023.
However, the amount of work that was needed for animating the season turned out to be much larger than expected and the staff had no choice but to split Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 3 further into 2 parts.
The staff also apologized to the fans who were looking forward to the complete animated version of the Colossal Titans marching, and promised that everyone will continue to focus their efforts on the anime till the very end.
You can check out the entire statement by MAPPA below!
To all of you who are looking forward to the TV anime “Shingeki no Kyojin” The Final Season;
we are pleased to inform you that the release date of “The Final Season” of “Shingeki no Kyojin” has been announced.
Our initial goal was to broadcast the entire “The Final Season” on March 3. However, in the process of production, the amount of work became much larger than expected, and after consulting with the committee members, we have decided to release the film in two parts, the first part and the second part.
We sincerely apologize to those of you who have been looking forward to the completion of the animation of “The Progress of the Colossal Titans” at the next time, as the word “conclusion” suggests.MAPPA
All of our employees and staff promise that we will continue to focus our efforts on the production of “The Titans” until the very end, so please allow us a little more time.
Thank you for your continued support.
Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 had ended leaving only 9 chapters of the manga left to be adapted. All these 9 chapters focused on the march of the colossal Titans, which explains bloated work which the staff have to do in animating the series.
The Final Season’s Part 2 premiered on Jan 9, 2022 in Japan. Crunchyroll and Funimation were streaming the episodes simultaneously as they aired. The dubbed version of Attack on Titan: Final Season part 2 began airing on Toonami on Feb 12, 2022.
Season 1-3 of the anime was produced by Wit Studio and season 4 by MAPPA.
Attack on Titan is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The manga was serialized in Kodansha’s monthly shonen manga magazine Bessatsu Shonen Magazine from September 2009 to April 2021, with its chapters collected in 34 tankōbon volumes.
Attack on Titan has become a critical and commercial success. As of September 2022, the manga has over 110 million tankōbon copies in print worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time. It has won several awards, including the Kodansha Manga Award, the Attilio Micheluzzi Award, and the Harvey Award.
In North America, the series was published in English by Kodansha USA.