Attack on Titan fans have been waiting for the third season of the anime series as the series is about to kick off one of its most violent, and darker stories to date as the battles go from human vs. Titan to human vs. human.
But what kicks this all off? The first trailer for Season 3 actually revealed, and named its big villain, Kenny.
In the beginning of the trailer, a mysterious man is talking to Levi while brandishing a strange type of manuever gear with guns instead of the blades fans are used to. This starts a major fight between he and Levi, and before the trailer ends, Levi intensely calls out his name with "Kenny!"
Eagle eyed fans have already picked up that the trailer teases human on human fights, and this is perfectly encapsulated by "Kenny." While his full identity is most likely being saved for the full release of the season, "Kenny" is a key villain that sets the darker plots and human on human fights in motion. But fans won't have to wait too long to find out more as the third season quickly approaches.
Attack on Titan is scheduled to premiere its third season on July 22 on NHK in Japan, and will run for 24 episodes. If you're itching for more info about the third season of the series, it has also revealed the cast and crew for the upcoming season as well which includes many returning characters as well as some new faces. The director, who worked on Attack on Titan's first two seasons, told fans earlier this year they had a lot to look forward to with Season 3:
“We really enjoyed making the anime and felt it turned out well in the end. Although the anime takes a break here, we’re still working on it. We will put our best efforts into making Season Three,” Araki told fans during an in-studio interview. “Will the person wearing glasses at the end of season 2 play a part in season 3? Will everyone be able to survive? Will somebody die? It’s hard to know. Look forward to the next season. We’re still having fun making Attack on Titan.”
For those unfamiliar with Attack on Titan, the series was originally created by Hajime Isayama. Starting its run in Kondansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in 2009, the series has been collected into 23 volumes as of 2017. It's set in a world where the last remnants of humanity live within a walled city in order to escape the danger of the Titans, a race of giants monsters that eats humans. Eren Yeager joins the military with his two childhood friends Mikasa and Armin after the Titans break through the wall and attack his hometown.0comments
The series was adapted into an anime from Wit Studio and Production I.G. with a third season premiering later this year. 68 million copies of the manga have been sold as of 2017, and has been met with major critical and commercial success worldwide. Volume 24 of Attack on Titan released December 8 in Japan, with a Western released planned next year. The trailer for the volume highlights key moments covering the "Marley" arc.
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