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Attack on Titan Season 2 Will only Have 12 Episodes

After the long-awaited second season of the adrenaline-filled anime Attack on Titan, it was announced on the series’ official twitter that it will only have 12 episodes: less than half of the first season.  The second season is to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in two volumes, each with just six episodes.  Naturally, fans expressed their dissatisfaction at having waited four years for significantly fewer episodes.

The news that the show will be streaming soon on Toonami on April 29, 2017 was announced after a surprise streaming of the season three episode one of Rick and Morty.  A promo was shown during the Rick and Morty episode and later confirmed on Twitter by Toonami co-creator Jason DeMarco.

Attack on Titan, based on the popular Japanese manga by Hajime Isayama, is set in a world where people reside in a city protected with tall walls that separate them from large, flesh-eating giants called titans just outside their city border.  The series follows Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackerman, Armin Arlert, and several other characters who help defend their town from these titans.  Though the anime production has been slow, the manga currently has 21 volumes and has sold over 63 million copies.

Catch Attack on Titan season two in April on Toonami, and will also be available for streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation.  In the meantime, if you’re a little rusty after four years of waiting like the rest of us, rewatch the first season.

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