Crunchyroll to Begin Streaming the English Dub of the Attack on Titan OADs on May 8, 2022

Crunchyroll has announced that it will begin streaming the English dub of the eight Attack on Titan OADs on May 8, 2022. The site will be releasing one new dub episode a week.

The Attack on Titan OADs include:

  • Ilse’s Notebook: Memoirs of a Scout Regiment Member
  • The Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Youth
  • Distress
  • No Regrets Part 1 & Part 2
  • Lost Girls: Wall Sina, Goodbye Part 1 & Part 2
  • Lost in the Cruel World

Source: Crunchyroll

Kodansha Comics Is Having a “Go Beyond Streaming: Attack on Titan Universe” Digital Manga Sale

The latest season of the Attack on Titan anime may have ended, but now you can read to the very end of the dark fantasy epic AND explore more of the greater Attack on Titan universe at a huge discount.

That’s right, take up to 50% off every volume of the original anime-inspiring global phenomenon, Attack on Titan. Then explore before the events of the main series, with a prequel that follows the rise of a Titan Cult, and a mysterious child survivor known as “child of the Titans,” in Attack on Titan: Before the Fall. If you want to read the origin story behind two of Attack on Titan‘s most pivotal characters – Levi Ackerman and Erwin Smith – be sure to check out Attack on Titan: No Regrets. And if you’re looking for something more light hearted check out the two comedic takes on the Titan world with the school-life AU, Attack on Titan Junior High, and the hilarious gag manga, Spoof on Titan.

Start reading the main Attack on Titan series across a number of all-you-can-eat subscription services like Kindle Unlimited, comiXology Unlimited, INKR, izneo (and more) – then dive deeper with the Go Beyond Streaming: Attack on Titan Universe digital sale to take up to 50% off select volume after that. To see where you can save, visit one of our participating digital vendors: BookWalker, Kindle, Google Play, Kobo, NOOK, izneo and MyAnimeList.

Sale ends on May 2, 2022.

Source: Kodansha Comics

Crunchyroll to Host an Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 Dub Finale Event on Twitter Spaces

Crunchyroll has announced that it will be celebrating the Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 English dub finale by hosting a special event on Twitter Spaces on April 27, 2022 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. PDT.

The event will feature Mike McFarland, Bryce Papenbrook and Trina Nishimura. Questions for the event and the voice cast can be tweeted using the hashtag #AoTENDubFinale.

Source: Crunchyroll

Higround Announces Attack on Titan Collaboration

Higround, a lifestyle and gaming peripheral brand, has announced its upcoming Attack on Titan collaboration – a collection of computer peripherals inspired by the iconic Japanese manga series. In partnership with FUNimation Entertainment, Higround redefines anime merchandise by combining functionality and art, offering a new perspective on computer peripherals. The entire collection will be available exclusively on Higround’s website in the coming weeks.

Featuring dual silicone dampeners, this Higround capsule offers users the experience of having a heavier, deeper-sounding keyboard without personal modifications. The keyboards feature TTC Titan Heart switches exclusive to Higround, which feature smoked black housing and a red heart embedded inside. These unique features and visuals merge Higround’s dedication to detail and reliability with Attack on Titan‘s themes of resilience for a collection of quality, durable products designed to weather the storm.

Higround’s collaboration with Attack on Titan tells a story about dedication to self expression. Wrapped in the iconic imagery from Attack on Titan, the two keyboard designs included in the capsule feature images of Captain Levi and the Colossus Titan—two characters known for their tenacity and perseverance.

“This is the first time in the industry you’ll see inspired designs that incorporate anime graphics across the keyboard,” said Higround Founder and CEO Rustin Sotoodeh. “It’s energizing because we love telling stories and now we get to borrow Attack on Titan‘s rich storyline and characters and portray it through the medium of graphic keyboards.”

As gaming and anime continue to immerse users into worlds of adventure and storytelling, this is the first time that fans of both can integrate this merging of cultures into their keyboards. As Higround’s inaugural venture into anime hardware, it was only natural to collaborate with Attack on Titan. Growing in popularity across four seasons, Attack on Titan is the forerunner across all anime genres and has proven to the masses that great storytelling knows no bounds.

Higround was acquired by 100 Thieves in November 2021 and has since sold out of all drops in under 10 minutes. This limited drop will be available to customers in the coming weeks. For more information and to purchase the product, head to Higround.co.

Anime Spotlight: Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2

Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 aired in Japan from January 10-April 4, 2022. MAPPA produced the season, and it was directed by Yuichiro Hayashi and Jun Shishido. FUNimation Entertainment has held the North American license for the Attack on Titan franchise, but with the recent merger of FUNimation Entertainment and Crunchyroll, the combined entity (which is known as Crunchyroll) holds these rights.

This season picks up exactly where Attack on Titan Final Season ended. Early in the season, the focus is on Marley invading Paradis, and the fight that ensues. Onyankopon frees Armin, Mikasa, Conny, Jean, and the others in the hopes of getting them to help Eren. After some debate, they ultimately decide that helping Eren is the lesser of two evils.

There’s a battle between Titans, with Eren fighting Reiner and Galliard in their Titan forms. Zeke arrives, also in his Titan form. Colt begs Zeke not to scream because Falco had accidentally ingested some of the wine with Zeke’s spinal fluid. Unfortunately, this isn’t enough to stop Zeke, and all hell breaks loose with his scream. Suddenly, there are a lot more Titans to deal with after the people who ingested the wine are turned.

During Episode Three, Gabi shoots Eren, and it looks like she may have defeated him. Of course, though, that wasn’t the case. This leads to Eren and Zeke making contact, and they end up in the area where the Founder Ymir resides. At this point, a lot of revelations are made, both in regards to Eren and to the Founder Ymir. As these explanations come out, everything the viewer thought they knew about Attack on Titan gets turned on its head. Honestly, I felt like I was going through a major head trip as all these revelations were made.

After this, Eren ultimately gets his way, and he initiates The Rumbling to destroy Marley in order to stop the cycle of hate. This leads to the return of Annie, as well as an unexpected and uneasy alliance between characters from Paradis and characters from Marley. Admittedly, there was an episode at this point that was basically focused on these characters talking to each other, and not much in the way of action. However, these conversations had to be made and issues ironed out before they could launch their mission to try to stop Eren and The Rumbling. Without this episode, I think the alliance and how they work together wouldn’t have felt quite as “true” as it does in the series.

The final hurdle of the season for the alliance is to get past the Jaegerists and get their hands on the flying boat in order to get to Marley and try to stop Eren. The final episode of the season, which doesn’t end the series, sets the foundation for the next season of Attack on Titan.

After Attack on Titan Final Season spent a lot of its time establishing Marley and the important characters from that area, Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 kicks the story up several notches over the course of it. Starting with Episode Three, the story and action became much more intense, and it was becoming clearer that the climax of the series had to be getting closer. However, as we got to Episode 10 of the series, it was becoming obvious that the story wasn’t going to end with this season. At that point, they had just gotten to the port and beginning the story of trying to get the flying boat. Knowing that there were only two episodes left in the season after that one, I knew there was no way they could cover the story at the port and tell the story of trying to stop Eren in Marley. In some respects, it’s a little disappointing and frustrating that the previous season and this season were both billed with “Final Season,” and yet there’s still one more season left to go. A new season for Attack on Titan was announced and the end of the final episode of this season, but it won’t air until 2023. This means we have to wait about a year to find out how this story is going to ultimately end.

MAPPA’s animation style has worked, at least for me, since they took over production duties for Attack on Titan. There was definitely a change of tone between introducing Marley and the timeskip that takes place between Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 and Attack on Titan Final Season. There’s a darker and grittier feel to the series, and I think the MAPPA style works better for this feel than the WIT Studio style would have.

It’s hard to believe we’re heading ever closer to the end of the Attack on Titan franchise. By the time this season started, I had stopped reading the manga, due in large part to COVID-19 shutting down my local library system for a while. By the time it reopened and holds could be placed again, I was too busy to pick up the various manga series that I stopped in the middle of during the pandemic. Since I lack the knowledge of what to expect at this point in the series, I’m genuinely surprised by the revelations that are made and how the story is progressing. I’m looking forward to when the final season of the Attack on Titan anime premieres next year and to see how this story will ultimately come to an end.

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Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2: Episode 12 – “The Dawn of Humanity”

This episode is basically split into two parts. The first part focuses on Mikasa reminiscing on events that happened during the time skip between the end of Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 and Attack on Titan Final Season. It was amusing to see when Eren and the others made their arrival on the other side of the sea, and seeing some of their reactions to the new things they’d never experienced before. My favorite was Hange reacting to seeing a car for the first time. But rather quickly, though, things become more serious after Levi catches a child pickpocketing Sasha’s purse. They quickly see just how prejudiced the people of Marley are against the Subjects of Ymir.

There’s also an important scene between Eren and Mikasa, where Eren asks her point blank why she’s so dedicated to him. After some awkward fumbling, Mikasa declares she sees him as family. We don’t get to see how Eren reacts to this, because at this point, they’re interrupted by the arrival of a member of the tent city that they’ve been looking at. It turns out this is the home of the boy who had pickpocketed earlier in the episode. There’s a light-hearted scene of Eren, Mikasa, and most of the others from the group sharing food and drink with this group, and it’s really the last light-hearted scene in this episode. Right after this, the group goes to a meeting and hear that a group wants to protect the Eldians, but just not the Subjects of Ymir. We learn it’s during this meeting that Eren left the group and didn’t come back. At the end of this reminiscing, Mikasa wonders if things might have been different if she’s given Eren a different answer when he asked her why she was devoted to him.

The second half of the episode primarily focuses on Eren after he leaves his former comrades behind, which also helps to fill in some of the gaps in the timeskip. With Eren being absent from recent episodes of Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2, it was nice to see him reappear here. After we see Eren’s side of things, the episode returns to the present time… and to the arrival of The Rumbling to Marley.

I thought the start of The Rumbling was an effective way to end this episode, because it’s enough to establish that the event has started, but makes the viewer want to come back and see what’s going to happen. Before I saw this episode, it had been announced that another season of Attack on Titan is scheduled to begin airing in 2023, and the title of the season makes it clear that it will actually be the end of the series. It’s kind of a bummer that we have to wait about a year for the remainder of the story, but I was happy to see that there will be another season of the anime instead of an anime film to wrap things up.

This episode did a great job of establishing Mikasa’s thoughts and mindset, as well as Eren’s motivations for what he’s doing. This, along with the beginning of The Rumbling, establish a strong foundation to begin the next season on. Hopefully, the next season, along with the conclusion of the story, will be worth the wait.

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Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 3 Anime Officially Announced for 2023

Crunchyroll is reporting that after the broadcast of the final episode of Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 on Japanese television, it was announced that there will be a third part of Attack on Titan The Final Season. According to the report, the third part will be titled, Attack on Titan The Final Season Final Arc.

The Attack on Titan The Final Season anime premiered on Japanese television on December 7, 2020. FUNimation Entertainment and Crunchyroll simulcast the anime with English subtitles. Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block began airing the anime on January 9, 2021, and FUNimation began streaming an English dub on January 10, 2021. Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 premiered on Japanese television on January 10, 2022. Crunchyroll and FUNimation simulcast the series as it aired.

Source: Crunchyroll

Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2: Episode 11 – “Retrospective”

Early on in the episode, the engineers from Hizuru give Magath and Hange some bad news… it usually takes a day to work on the flying boat. While they say they can get it done in half a day, this still isn’t good news, because Magath and the others wouldn’t be able to hold off the Jaegerists for that long. Hange also makes it clear that even at that pace, the Rumbling would still hit Liberio before they can get there. The leader from Hizuru comes up with a plan to tow the flying boat to a port on Marley’s coast to work on it there.

At this point, the mission has changed. Now the goal is go get everyone on the ship so they can get to the port in Marley. A lot of fights and battles take place, and I have to say, this is probably one of the most gruesome episodes I’ve seen of Attack on Titan. But during all of the chaos, Falco leaves the others in order to transform into the Jaw Titan in order to help out. The stakes are upped when a train of reinforcements are heading toward the fighting, but the train is somehow destroyed.

The climax of the battle, though, is when Floch realizes that his numbers have dwindled, and he decides he’s going to be the hero and shoot a hole in the hull of the ship that’s towing the flying boat. But, thankfully, he doesn’t succeed. Let’s just say that it looks like Floch won’t be able to cause any more trouble after this. With Floch gone, the remaining Jaegerists flee temporarily in order to regroup.

Magath stays behind to be the rear guard, and he sends everyone else away. Shadis arrives and saves Magath when some Jaegerists are trying to take him down. The two of them join forces for a plan to make sure that the Jaegerists can’t follow the others. I really enjoyed the scene that takes place between these two characters.

Right at the end, after Annie learns that there’s no way to save Liberio before it’s destroyed, she says she’s lost her reason to fight. But then, she turns to Mikasa and asks her again if she can kill Eren. This scene illustrates once again just the moral quandary that many of these characters find themselves in. I still believe that after all is said and done, that there really can’t be a happy ending for any of these characters.

Wow! A lot happened during the runtime of this episode, and all of it kept the story moving. I really didn’t feel like anything was there to kill time or to stretch things out. It’s a little frustrating that the last episode of the season is going to be delayed a week due to special programming. This episode ended in such a way that I really want to see what happens next, but now I have to wait two weeks instead of just one. I’m very curious to see how the season ends, because obviously, the story isn’t going to be finished at that point. And I hope that we’ll also get an announcement as to how MAPPA intends to end the story. Will it be through a movie or through a shorter anime season or in some other format I’m not even thinking of?

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Top 20 Selling Manga for February 2022

Manga occupied all 20 positions on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for February 2022:

  1. Chainsaw Man Volume 9 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  2. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 14 by Gege Akutami
  3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Stories of Water and Flame
  5. Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  6. Chainsaw Man Volume 2 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  7. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  8. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 3 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  9. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi
  10. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami
  11. Chainsaw Man Volume 4 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  12. Chainsaw Man Volume 3 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  13. Chainsaw Man Volume 5 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  14. Kaiju No. 8 Volume 1 by Naoya Matsumoto
  15. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kohei Horikoshi
  16. Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 17 by Tomohito Oda
  17. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0 by Gege Akutami
  18. Spy x Family Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endo
  19. Attack on Titan Volume 34 by Hajime Isayama
  20. Chainsaw Man Volume 6 by Tatsuki Fujimoto

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Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2: Episode 10 – “Traitor”

The episode opens with Magath and Hange seeing a lot of steam across the ocean and realizing that the Titans have likely already crossed the sea and have made it to Marley. While this is going on, the Titans from Marley and the group from Paradis Island are debating what course of action they need to take in order to acquire the flying boat that’s at the port. The Marley side wants to just rush in and kill everyone, but the side from Paradis Island wants to try not to kill anyone if possible, since they knew many of the Jaegerists since they were cadets. Magath and Hange arrive with their news, and Magath apologizes for his words in the previous episode, saying that he was wrong. In the end, the sides from Marley and Paradis Island decide to work together, and Armin comes up with a plan that he hopes will allow them to achieve their objectives without spilling any blood.

Meanwhile, Floch is taunting the leader from Hizuru. While he needs some of their engineers alive that they’re holding hostage, he’s also killing them off if they won’t do as he says. Just when it looks like he’s going to shoot Hizuru’s leader, Armin and Conny show up on horseback and call out for him to send out the engineers to work on the boat. They concoct a story that they’re chasing the Cart Titan who is fleeing south and claiming that Jean and Onyankopon have been killed.

At this point, Armin and Conny go to the flying boat, which is being guarded by two of their friends from their cadet days. They discover explosives have been placed on the boat, and Armin begs for them to be removed. Armin convinces them to do that, but Floch realizes that something isn’t right. The sound of gunshots can be heard, and it’s thought that Floch has killed their Hizuru prisoners. But, it turns out the leader has overtaken Floch and is holding him at gunpoint. At the same time, Mikasa barges in and starts taking on Floch’s men. Sadly, Floch escapes and announces that Mikasa and the others are traitors.

Reiner and Annie jump into the fray and transform into Titans to take on the Jaegerists. Meanwhile, there’s a very intense standoff by the flying boat, and the events that unfold force Conny into a situation that he never wanted to be in. His anguished scream at the end of the episode was heartbreaking.

A lot takes place here, but it’s obvious that there’s still more that needs to take place at the port before the group can go after Eren. This episode does a great job of establishing the beginning of the fight at the port, and the preview for the next episode shows that it’s going to continue.

After watching the preview, I found myself thinking that there’s no way that the story is going to be concluded in two episodes. So I went online at looked at what chapters are left for the manga, and sure enough, I was right. It looks like Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 will be ending with Volume 32 of the manga, which means there will be nine chapters left. They could either squeeze a shorter season out (which my husband has jokingly referred to as, “Attack on Titan Final Season Part 3 (We Really Mean It This Time)”) or use these nine chapters for an anime film. I hate the thought of the series ending with a movie, though, so between the two, I really hope they’ll opt for a slightly shorter anime season.

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