In the last week, plenty of information has been dropped onto fans of Attack on Titan regarding the show’s status. The critically acclaimed anime is set to debut its second season next spring after a long hiatus, and Hjime Isayama continues to churn out more of the story’s manga. Earlier this year, the creator even teamed up with a slew of Western comic creators to published a one-of-a-king anthology based on the series. And, now, Isayama will team up with several of them once more for Free Comic Book Day 2017.
Next May, Kodansha Comics will release a special issue of Attack on Titan for Free Comic Book Day. The special chapter will be written by Jody Houser and drawn by Emi Lenox and Paolo Rivera. You can check out the manga’s synopsis in the description below:
“A brand new, never-before-seen story set in the world of manga megahit Attack on Titan, written by Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black) with art by Emi Lenox (Plutona, EmiTown)! Plus, information about the highly-anticipated season two of the anime and more exclusives!”
"We're thrilled to see the range of titles with this year's Free Comic Book Day," said Free Comic Book Day spokesperson Michael Moccio. "Free Comic Book Day is one of the most celebrated days in the industry. When so many people introduce family and friends to comics and their local comic shop for the first time, it's important the titles reflect that varied interests of people coming to stores. We believe this is going to be one of the best Free Comic Book Days yet and we're excited for everyone to experience it!"
While the story is exciting enough on its own, anime fans will definitely want to pick up the free issue. The Attack on Titan special is slated to contain new and exclusive information about the anime’s second season, so fans can get a heads-up on the series.
If you are not familiar with Attack On Titan, then you should know the popular 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.
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Since Attack On Titan’s first season wrapped, the series has become an international hit amongst audiences. The first 25-episode season debuted in 2013 and can be streamed online at sights like Hulu. As fans waited for a second season to come around, Attack On Titan has been busy expanding itself into a full-on franchise. The manga has since been adapted into various side manga series, light novels, and even live-action films. In Japan, the first of two films based on the post-apocalyptic series debuted in July 2015 with the second following in September.
Attack On Titan Season 2 will debut in April 2017.