If you are still reeling from the sudden holiday gift Funimation and Kodansha Comics just gave, then you are not the only one. Earlier this morning, the duo released the first teaser trailer of Attack On Titan’s Season 2 - and it is absolutely mesmerizing. The fluid, action-packed animation proves the long-awaited series was worth the wait, and fans are already clamoring over the trailer’s hot spots.
Here at ComicBook.com, we are counting down the buzziest moments from the stunning trailer. So, grab your 3D gear and strap on your maneuvering harness. It is time to channel you inner Mikasa Ackerman and attack this beast of trailer with all you’ve got.
If you are not familiar with Attack On Titan, then you should know the popular anime">anime is renowned for its intense action and gritty storylines. 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.
Attack On Titan Season 2 will debut in April 2017.
Enter The Beast Titan
There are plenty of stand-out moments in the trailer for Attack On Titan, but few stand up to the sheer height of the Beast Titan. If you are an anime fan, then you have not seen anything like this towering behemoth before. Covering in dark fur, the Beast Titan is a cool and calculating anomaly amongst his breed. The creature can be seen smirking at poor Mike Zacharias after the soldier gets caught in the grasp of another unsettling Titan. And, sadly, it doesn’t look like the boy’s final moments will be all that pleasant.
Titan Vs Titans
In the first season of Attack On Titan, there was nothing more satisfying than watching Eren Yeager shift into a Titan and absolutely lay out some of his mindless peers. The show thrived on the hero and his ability to attack Titans like no one else could, and it seems like the anime will feature a new shifter if this trailer says anything. During the clip, fans watch as a mysterious short Titan viciously rips into a slew of invading Titans with no mercy, so who could be character be? Well, if you know the manga, then you know exactly who is behind the bloody Titan. So, as always spoilers! When it comes down to it, you don’t want to mess with Ymir and her friends; You never known when she may snap and shift.
Colossus Giant Takes On The 104th
Oh, Colossus Giant. How we have missed you! Though the terrifying villain is feared by most if not all fans, the behemoth is the quintessential icon of Attack On Titan. The massive, skinned creature looks more terrifying than ever before in today’s new trailer. At one point, fans watch as the towering monster practically decimates a portion of Marley’s military when he swats soldiers down with the sweep of an arm. Seriously, when is Eren going to put this guy in his place?
Captain Levi Makes A Comeback
It has been too long, Levi. After all these years, your legion of undying fans were just starting to forget what you side-eye and blunt sarcasm could do to lesser men. In the first season of Attack On Titan, fans watched as Captain Levi led the Survey Corps into countless battles and lived up to his title as humanity’s strongest soldier. In the new trailer, fans don’t get to see the warrior ride into battle, but they do see him all dapper in a suit and tie. The character can be seen talking with Minister Nick outside of what looks to b the Church of the Walls.
Armored Titan KO's Eren In Titan Mode
If you were needing a shot of adrenaline this morning, then you most certainly got it by the end of today’s Attack On Titan trailer. The entire video was an emotionally tumultuous journey, but nothing compared to the raw action of the last few scenes. Fans watched as Eren Yeager was clutched tightly in the hands of the Armored Titan. Enraged by something, Eren shifts into his Titan form and gets ready to take on the fabled villain, but the latter doesn’t give him the chance. Before Eren can do any damage, the Armored Titan absolutely wrecks Eren with a one-shot punch that sends his Titan form flying across a forest. Ouch!