Earlier this year, you may have been taken aback when reports surfaced about the length of Attack on Titan's fourth season. The series has reliably taken over 20+ episodes to finish with each of its seasons up until this last outing. It was said this fourth season would only last a scant 16 episodes a few months back, and according to a new report, it seems Attack on Titan is doubling down on that order as final.
The official website for Attack on Titan was updated to further confirm the sixteen episodes (h/t Anime News Network) as it will be spread across two Blu-ray releases with the first containing episodes 60-67 and the second containing the final 68-75. So for now, Attack on Titan's fourth and final season is confirmed to only last for sixteen episodes.
This isn't the shortest episode season (as Season 2 of the series was only 12 episodes), but it's certainly a surprise considering how much ground the final season of the series has to cover. It's going to be interesting to see how the anime wraps it all up as well as the staff behind the series seemed to indicate that not even they have a full grasp on how the manga will end.
Attack on Titan's manga run will reportedly come to an end some time in the coming months before the Summer, so the anime will seemingly come to an end around the same time. With the first few episodes of the final season being used to establish the personalities and ideologies on the other side of the conflict, it's certainly going to be interesting to see how the series balances it with what's to come.
Fans have seemed generally pleased with the slow burn of the final season's first few episodes thus far as it has shown fans a new side of characters like Reiner Braun years after the events of the third season, but really we're all waiting to see how Eren and the Survey Corps have changed in that time. With only 12 episodes left, it won't be too long before we see them!
What do you think of Attack on Titan's fourth and final season so far? Is 16 episodes enough to tell the final arc's story? How do you think it'll all come to an end? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or you can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!