‘Attack on Titan’ Season 2 Director Awaiting More Story Arcs from Manga Source Material!

Season 2 of the popular Japanese anime TV series “Attack on Titan” has been reported to air in the second half of this year but it seems nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

Based on the manga titled “Shingeki no Kyojin” by series creator Hajime Isayama, reports now have it that the reason why “Attack on Titan” Season 2 has yet to get an exact release date is because anime director Tetsuro Araki wants the source material to be at least four story arcs ahead of the anime TV series.

Reports have it that there is a standing commitment between mangaka Hajime Isayama and anime director Tetsuro Araki and that they have both agreed that in order for the show to continue, the original “Shingeki no Kyojin” manga will have to be at least four storylines ahead of the climax of Season 1.

Given such condition, the “Attack on Titan” development team will have to wait a bit longer to continue with the anime story since “Shingeki no Kyojin” manga is slowly and steadily progressing.

As it is, the manga source material is ahead by only two story arcs of the Season 1 finale of “Attack on Titan,” notes the Christian Today.

Eren and team battle the Titans

If the anime remains faithful to the source material, “Attack on Titan” Season 2 will see Eren Yaeger and the remaining members of their squad continue their battle with the Titans.

It is also speculated that Season 2 of the anime TV series shall be more action-packed than the pilot season.

According to some reports, the second season of “Attack on Titan” will focus on some of the battles in the manga including the abduction of Eren as well as Commander Erwin Smith losing an arm.

The storyline for “Attack on Titan” Season 2 will follow the story of the 104th Trainees Squad fight against the Titans that have penetrated the wall. It will also follow the story of overthrowing the king because of corruption, details Crossmap.

“The Uprising” will be lead by Commander Erwin Smith and will also have a “Clash of Titans” story arc.

Season 2 of “Attack on Titan” shall also unveil the source of Eren’s capabilities to turn into a Titan which has something to do with his father who may still be alive. Reports also have it that Season 2 will also unveil more humans transforming to Titans including Reinier Braun and Bertolt Hoover.

Backstory of Ymir on the limelight

There were previous reports that Season 2 of “Attack on Titan” will also delve on the anime’s massive cast of characters, particularly the obscure Ymir. The disclosure actually came no less from Isayama during a recent interview.

Ymir actually holds the key to the ultimate conclusion of the whole series and that the overall plot of “Attack on Titan” as well as the history of the giant Titan will rely heavily on his story progression on the anime.

The name of Ymir is based on Norse mythology. He was the first being to come into existence and is both the father of the Nordic giants and later, the gods such as Odin.

Attack on Titan Season 2 Images

When he was killed, his body was used to construct the cosmos. With this backstory, it is possible that Ymir may be related to the origins of the Titans or at least how they began to spread across the world, eventually causing the reduction of human population.

Fans and viewers of “Attack on Titan” and readers of its manga source material will recall that Ymir spent about 60 years as a Titan before he regained his human form and the events before his transformation have not yet been explored in the anime series.

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  1. No one will mind the wait if itll be worth it! :) looking forward to the new season!
    The first one was so great.
    ALSO I have been playing the 3ds game
    attack on titan humanity in chains highly recommend to anyone who is loving on this anime the game is intense and super fun!

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