War For Survival Returns To Anime As “Attack On Titan” Season 2 Previewed


Fall 2016’s anime is pretty much over. Then, there’s a promising 2017 season. And, then, Attack on Titan returns for its second season! In anticipation of the spring 2017 debut, Christmas has brought a new preview of the anime, which North America licensor Funimation has subtitled.

 

 

 

Funimation discusses the series 

“’Attack on Titan’ became an instant hit since it first streamed in 2013 and we are thrilled to bring fans the long-awaited Season 2 of the series,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. “’Attack on Titan’ is truly a worldwide phenomenon that has continued to grow at a non-stop pace. Fans can look forward to an exciting second season.”

 

“Attack on Titan” (“Shingeki no Kyojin” in Japanese) is based on the New York Times best-selling manga series by Hajime Isayama and tells the story of a world in which the last of humanity fights to survive against man-eating giants called Titans. With now 21 volumes in print and an estimated 70 million copies in print today, “Attack on Titan” has inspired spin-off manga and novels, the anime series, a live action movie and numerous video games. Funimation simulcast the original 25-episode, Season 1 of “Attack on Titan” as well as released it on home video throughout North America.

 

 

“’Attack on Titan’ is one of those rare titles that has reached true cult status with anime fans,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “It’s been more than 3 years since the last episode of ‘Attack on Titan’ Season 1 and passion from its fans has not waned. We look forward to premiering it on FunimationNow.”

 

 

Original: Hajime Isayama  (Bessatsu Shonen Magazine / Kodansha)
Chief Director: Tetsuro Araki
Director: Masashi Koizuka 
Series configuration: Yasuko Kobayashi
Character Design: Kyoji Asano
Chief Animation Director: Kyoji Asano, Satoshi Kadowaki, Ayumi Yamada
Assistant director: Hiroyuki Tanaka
Action Animation Director: Yasuyuki Ebara, Arifumi Imai, Takuma Ebisu
Art Setting: Yuho Taniuchi
Titan Setting: Takaki Chiba
Color design: Ken Hashimoto
Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshihara
3DCG Director: Hiroshiju Shigenori
3DCG Producer: Yabuta Shuhei
Director of Photography: Yamada, Kazuhiro
Editor: Aya Hida
Acoustic Director: Masafumi Mima
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano
Sound effect: Shizuo Kurahashi
Sound Production: Techno Sound
Animation Production: WIT STUDIO

■ cast
Eren: Yuki Kaji
Mikasa: Yui Ishikawa
Armin: Marina Inoue
Jean: Kisho Taniyama
Annie: Yu Shimamura
Sasha: Yu Kobayashi
Christa: Shiori Mikami
Connie: Hiro Shimono
Reiner: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Bertolt: Tomohisa Hashizume
Ymir: Saki Fujita
Levi: Hiroshi Kamiya
Erwin: Daisuke Ono
Hanji: Romi Park
Hannes: Fujiwara Keiji

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.



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