Attack on Titan Anime’s 2nd Season Premieres in Spring 2017

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The staff of the Attack on Titan franchise revealed at the “Shingeki Matsuri” event on Sunday that the anime’s second season will premiere in spring 2017. The announcement also reveals a new visual (below) and the second season’s staff and cast.

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Attack on Titan Anime’s 2nd Season Premieres in Spring 2017

The staff includes:

Chief Director: Tetsuro Araki (director of first season)
Director: Masashi Koizuka (storyboard, episode director for first season)
Series Composition: Yasuko Kobayashi
Character Design: Kyoji Asano
Chief Animation Director: Kyoji Asano, Satoshi Kadowaki, Ayumi Yamada
Animation Production: WIT STUDIO
Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka
Action Animation Director: Yasuyuki Ebara, Arifumi Imai, Takuma Ebisu
Art Setting: Yuuho Taniuchi
Titan Setting: Takaaki Chiba
Prop Design: Takuma Ebisu
Color Key: Ken Hashimoto
Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshihara
3DCG Director: Shigenori Hirozumi
3DCG Producer: Shuhei Yabuta
Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada
Editing: Aya Hida
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Sound Production: Techno Sound

The returning cast includes:

Yuuki Kaji as Eren
Yui Ishikawa as Mikasa
Marina Inoue as Armin
Kishō Taniyama as Jean
Yu Shimamura as Annie
Yu Kobayashi as Sasha
Shiori Mikami as Christa
Hiro Shimono as Conny
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Reiner
Tomohisa Hashizume as Bertholt
Saki Fujita as Ymir
Hiroshi Kamiya as Levi
Daisuke Ono as Erwin
Romi Park as Hanji
Keiji Fujiwara as Hannes

The second season, which was initially announced in November 2014, was originally slated for 2016.

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Attack on Titan Anime’s 2nd Season Premieres in Spring 2017
The first 25-episode season aired from April-September 2013. BothFunimation and 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 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 19th volume in Japan on April 8. Kodanshawill publish the 20th volume on August 9. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in print in English, and it published the 18th volume on April 5. Crunchyroll also publishes the manga in English digitally as new chapters are published in Japan.

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