In the coming weeks, Attack on Titan will have its long-awaited comeback. The critically praised anime will return for its second season in April, and fans are eager to see what the Survey Corps has in store for them. Of course, manga readers will have an idea of what’s to come as Hajime Isayama’s story is leagues ahead on paper. Anime fans will be in for a blind surprise when season two makes its debut, but the cast of Attack on Titan already know a bit about what’s to come. And, now, one of the anime’s stars is hinting at a specific Titan’s major role.
Recently, Yuki Kaji sat down for a cast interview to talk Attack on Titan’s new season. It was there that Eren Jaeger’s voice actor dished details about a new Titan who is joining the series. It’s name is the Beast Titan, and the behemoth is as terrifying as it sounds.
When asked which characters fans should pay attention to, Kaji highlighted the upcoming Titan. “Given the information that was released with the PV, I guess there’s the Beast Titan. Like I said earlier, Season 2 has a pretty different image and impact, and he’s a very important character in that respect,” he said.
“The characters that’ve been around since Season 1 adding flavor to the series as team mates and comrades like Connie and Sasha. Their backbones will come to light. Then we have Krista and Ymir. These two will also be portrayed as very important characters.”
If you are not familiar with the Beast Titan, then you should know the character will become a major part of the anime. In the manga, Beast Titan has proved to be a major adversary for Eren and his Survey Corps comrades. The Titan is a shifter like Eren whose real name is Zeke Yeager. Known as the strongest Shifter, the Beast Titan is an intelligent creator who can speak and is covered in thick brown fur. In the manga, Zeke winds up being the older half-brother of Eren and killed dozens of Survey Corps soldiers to reclaim the ‘Coordinate’ from Marley.
The synopsis for Attack on Titan's new season can be read below:
“Eren Jaeger swore to wipe out every last Titan, but in a battle for his life he wound up becoming the thing he hates most. With his new powers, he fights for humanity's freedom facing the monsters that threaten his home. After a bittersweet victory against the Female Titan, Eren finds no time to rest—a horde of Titans is approaching Wall Rose and the battle for humanity continues!”
Attack on Titan Season 2 will debut on April 1, 2017.