Attack on Titan Studio Releases New Art to Celebratethe Final Season Part 2’s Premiere

Studio MAPPA released new art work from the new season of Attack on Titan.


The prolific animation company announced that it will release new key frames, design sketches and other pieces of art from the series on a weekly basis to coincide with the broadcast of new episodes of the final season. MAPPA released the first batch of art to both the official Twitter account for the series, and the studio's own social media account. The new art was drawn by Manabu Akita, who was the chief animation director for the first episode of The Final Season - Part 2, which debuted on Jan. 9. The frame of animation depicts one of the Eldians, who play a key role in the events of the series' second half, while Akita's illustration shows off several members of the cast, including Reiner Braun and Eren Jaeger.

The second half of Attack on Titan's final season premiered on Jan. 9, and the demand for the episode was so high that it overwhelmed streaming service Crunchyroll's servers.  The series' final episodes will be streamed through Crunchyroll, Funimation and Hulu. Crunchyroll will simulcast the series with subtitles in eight languages to over 200 countries globally. Funimation's simulcast will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Australia and New Zealand.

The new season will conclude a series that has been one of the world's most popular anime and manga franchises for over a decade. The original Attack on Titan manga was created by Hajime Isayama in 2009 and published its final chapter in early 2021. The manga has a circulation of over 100 million copies worldwide. An anime adaptation, originally produced by Vinland Saga and Vivy: Fluorite Eyes' Song's Wit Studio, premiered in 2014. Wit Studio animated the first three seasons of the series but was replaced by MAPPA, the studio behind Jujutsu Kaisen anime and the upcoming Chainsaw Man series, for its fourth and final season. The manga's finale was met with a notably mixed reception from fans and critics alike, but publisher Kadokawa and MAPPA have managed to keep anticipation for the anime series' finale high with a mix of promotional events, such as a touring Attack on Titan art gallery that  was featured at several anime conventions throughout the U.S. in 2021, and the release of a steady stream of promo art and trailers that seem to suggest a bloody end for several of the series' most beloved characters.

Source: Twitter (1, 2)

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