Viewers worldwide will be able to watch the beginning of the end for Attack on Titan when Crunchyroll, Funimation and Hulu begin streaming Part 2 of the anime's final season on Jan. 9.
Crunchyroll has confirmed that Attack on Titan: The Final Season - Part 2 will be streamed internationally on the same day that new episodes are broadcast in Japan. The series' final run of episodes will also be available on Funimation and Hulu. Crunchyroll will stream the series with subtitles in eight languages to over 200 countries globally, while Funimation's broadcast will be available in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Australia and New Zealand.
The first half of the final season aired in early 2021, and the second half of the season will pick up exactly where it left off, with Reiner preparing to battle his former ally and friend, Eren Jeager. Animation studio MAPPA, who assumed production duties for the series after Studio Wit animated its first three seasons, has released multiple teasers for the show's highly anticipated finale, including a trailer that shows off a beaten and bloodied Levi Ackerman, and a new poster image that recalls the journey Eren has been on to get to this point. The final episodes will adapt the remaining chapters of Hajime Isayama's manga, which came to a divisive conclusion earlier this year.
The titan-slaying dark fantasy was recently involved in a number of controversies: first, Republican Congressman Paul Gosar shared an edited video of the anime, which superimposed his face over the series' Survey Corps heroes as they attacked and killed titans, who were edited to resemble Gosar's political rivals, such as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Joe Biden. Gosar was censured and stripped of his committee duties because of the video. The producers of the anime also recently cancelled the sale of Eldian armbands after acknowledging that the merchandise recalled past instances of real-world discrimination.
The Attack on Titan manga was first published in 2009 in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen magazine. Isayama originally pitched the series to Japan's most popular manga publication, Weekly Shonen Jump, who infamously rejected the manga. Despite that initial setback, the series has gone on to become one of the most popular and influential manga series of all time, with over 100 million copies in circulation worldwide. While the anime and manga series have reached their end, Attack on Titan is one of the many anime franchises that are being remade into live-action properties by American studios; a movie based on the series is currently in production at Warner Bros. with It's Andy Muschietti attached to direct.
Source: Crunchyroll, Funimation