The Survey Corps is ready tos et out once again. Their first stop? Funimation.
Earlier today, Funimation announced that they will stream Attack on Titan‘ second season as a simulcast. The series will hit FunimationNow on April 1, the same day as the Japanese première.
Tetsuro Araki (Death Note, High School of the Dead), who directed the show’s first season, will serve as Chief Director on the project while Masashi Koizuka takes the director’s chair at Wit Studio. Kyoji Asano (Psycho-Pass) will return as character designer, while Yasuko Kobayashi (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Shakugan no Shana) reprises her duty in series composition. Hiroyuki Sawano will score the show’s soundtrack.
Much of the original voice cast is returning for the series, including:
- Eren: Yuuki Kaji
- Mikasa: Yui Ishikawa
- Armin: Marina Inoue
- Jean: Kishō Taniyama
- Annie: Yu Shimamura
- Sasha: Yu Kobayashi
- Christa: Shiori Mikami
- Conny: Hiro Shimono
- Reiner: Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Bertholt: Tomohisa Hashizume
- Ymir: Saki Fujita
- Levi: Hiroshi Kamiya
- Erwin: Daisuke Ono
- Hanji: Romi Park
- Hannes: Keiji Fujiwara
Funimation describes the new season as:
Eren Jaeger swore to wipe out every last Titan, but in a battle for his life he wound up becoming the thing he hates most. With his new powers, he fights for humanity’s freedom facing the monsters that threaten his home. After a bittersweet victory against the Female Titan, Eren finds no time to rest—a horde of Titans is approaching Wall Rose and the battle for humanity continues!
Attack on Titan is based on Hajime Isayama’s manga series of the same name. The show’s first season aired in the spring 2013 anime season, and spanned 25 episodes. Five OVAs, spinoff anime series Attack on Titan Junior High, two live-action films, and nine video games were produced following the show’s run.
The most recent title, Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom, was published by Koei Tecmo and developed for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 by Omega Force (Dynasty Warriors). The game is due for release in western territories in August.
In the west, Attack on Titan was licensed by Funimation. The company released the title on DVD and Blu-Ray, in addition to streaming platforms Netflix, Hulu, and FunimationNow. The series aired on Adult Swim’s Toonami block in 2014.
Funimation streamed a promotional video for Attack on Titan‘s second season in December. You can check it out below:
Source: Funimation Blog