As the sun sets on the era of Attack on Titan, fans around the world are preparing to bid farewell to one of the most iconic and impactful anime series of recent times. Social media has been buzzing with anticipation as evidence mounts that the final episodes of Attack on Titan are inching closer to release after a long 10-year journey. According to an X account (Elon Musk’s new name for Twitter) @AttaackonFans, all post-recording work for the anime has been wrapped up, signifying that the end is indeed near.
@AttackonFans is a respected fan-run account known for gathering and sharing Japanese sources with a Western audience. The account recently posted a tweet (are they still called tweets?) stating that all post-recording work on Attack on Titan’s final chapter part 2 has been completed, and the production team is moving on to the next step, which is selecting the soundtrack music.
Attack on Titan consists of four seasons that have been released gradually since 2013, with the final half of the fourth season set to release this fall.
Attack on Titan follows Eren, who lives in a world where humans are forced to live in walled cities that protect them from vicious human-eating giants called Titans. After Eren’s village is destroyed and Titans kill his mother, he vows to eradicate the world of these monsters. Inspired by a critically and commercially successful manga, Attack on Titan consists of four seasons that have been released gradually since 2013, with the final half of the fourth season set to release this fall.
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
While fans worldwide are left to contemplate the fates of their beloved Attack on Titan characters, the looming questions surrounding Eren’s descent into darkness and Mikasa’s potential role in halting the Rumbling continue to echo through the community. It’s an anxious wait for fans seeking closure.
And closure will come sooner than anticipated as the final Attack on Titan episodes are scheduled for release in Japan this fall. This slated conclusion is expected to provide the much-awaited resolutions for the complex character arcs that have captivated audiences for years.
Attack On Titan’s Ending May Stray From The Manga
Nevertheless, the impending conclusion begs the question: Will the anime‘s ending mirror that of its source material, the manga? In 2021, fans received a shocking plot twist in the Attack on Titan source material with Eren’s demise at the hands of Mikasa. However, the manga’s ultimate revelation that an incoming bomb and the impending return of the Titans would bring about Paradis’ destruction left many dismayed, finding Eren’s demise almost futile.
The manga’s ending that proved Eren’s death was almost meaningless was a controversial move that even the manga creator Hajime Isayama has expressed regrets about, which could mean that the anime might conclude with a different ending.
However, a new poster for the climactic finale of the anime series features Eren’s severed head, suggesting that the adaptation might indeed embrace the same controversial conclusion as its manga counterpart. Or, it could be a red herring, and the final chapters of Attack on Titan might include a few more surprises and twists yet.
Attack on Titan’s final chapter part 2 has reportedly been completed, and the production team is moving on to the next step, which is selecting the soundtrack music.
For fans who have followed the series for a decade, everything is riding on a satisfactory ending to Attack on Titan. The countdown to the climactic fall release has begun.