Attack on Titan is setting up to dominate the Summer when the third season premieres in less than a few weeks, and fans certainly are counting the days.
Now that the first episode of the third season has officially premiered at Anime Expo, and will soon have its special world premiere in theaters, the title of the first episode has been revealed and all it does it add more mystery:
Attack on Titan Season 3 Episode 1 Title: Smoke Screen— Attack on Titan Wiki (@AoTWiki) July 9, 2018
The title "Smoke Screen" is interesting because it could be anything from a major military move, or to even a small bit like a character hiding a secret for the others. Luckily fans won't have to wait long to find out as Attack on Titan is scheduled to premiere its third season on July 22 on NHK in Japan.
During its panel at Anime Expo 2018, the series confirmed that the simuldub will begin in August. The first episode of the season premiered during the panel to great response as well. Here's what Comicbook.com's Megan Peters had to say about the first episode:
"Attack on Titan’s season three premiere leaves on one evil cliffhanger. An action-packed roller coaster with new political thrills and a pacing that will reel you all the way in! A must-watch, for sure!"
For fans worried about the third season, it seems you can get your hopes up for July 22. 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.”0comments
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.