Just a few months ago, Attack on Titan finally made its triumphant return to television with its second season. The critically acclaimed anime saw millions looking forward to its comeback, but the news of season two’s release did break some hearts. Due to schedule conflicts and resource limitations, Wit Studios was only able to make Attack on Titan’s new season a 12-episode run. Naturally, the news has led fans to wonder if the company will be able to give Attack on Titan a third season, but fans shouldn’t worry too much.
The short answer to things is that Attack on Titan will get a third season; It’s just a matter of when the elusive season will make its drop.
When it comes to anime, the industry will only renew a series for a new season if it promises to bring in profit. Such a model shouldn’t be new to entertainment enthusiasts, but the principle does have particular weight with anime. Thanks to the industry’s pirate-prone leaks, anime titles have struggled to turn a profit in the past thanks to low home video sales. As such, DVD and Blu-ray purchases are a heavy indicator for whether a series like Attack on Titan will get a third season. The gross shows investors that a series still has upward mobility, so Attack on Titan will need to demonstrate such promise.
Of course, Attack on Titan is also a very well-known title in the world of anime. The franchise’s overseas appeal will surely help Wit Studios conjure up funds to tackle a third season, so fans are not so much worried about the new episodes getting ordered. Rather, they are more concerned about the third season getting released in a timely fashion.
The first season of Attack on Titan aired back in 2013 before its second premiered in April 2017. There was almost a four year gap between the projects, and fans are worried another lengthy hiatus could completely dismantle interest in the anime. The delay was due to an ongoing animation crisis in Japan due to poor work conditions, but Wit Studio also bears blame for poor scheduling. The company spread itself thin by double-dipping on other projects like Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and The Ancient Magus’ Bride.
If Wit Studio is able to channel its focus entirely into Attack on Titan, it isn’t impossible to think the anime could debut in Spring 2019. The studio is set to host an Attack on Titan event in Japan this October, and many fans expect the company will announce its official plans for a third season there. Even so, the earliest estimations for a simple 12-episode season dates Attack on Titan’s hopeful comeback to mid-2019. If the third season hopes to be longer, then fans may be stuck waiting until Winter 2019.
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!
If you are not familiar with Attack on Titan, then you should know the popular anime is renowned for its intense action and gritty story lines. The anime follows a boy named Eren Yeager in an alternate world overrun by massive creatures known as Titans.
These mindless beasts have all but wiped out humanity, and mankind is left to cower in fear behind massive walls. When their sanctum is infiltrated by a slew of Titans, Eren and his friends Armin and Mikasa join the military to help eradicate the blood-thirty monsters. But, as they grow older, they learn that the beasts are not what they appear as long-held government conspiracies make themselves known.