FLOWER MOUND, Texas, March 31, 2017 — The wait will soon be over for countless anime fans of “Attack on Titan” across the U.S. and Canada. Funimation® Entertainment announced today that “Attack on Titan” Season 2 will premiere on FunimationNow, Hulu and Crunchyroll on Saturday April 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern / 9:30 a.m. Central. Both the premiere and future English-subtitled simulcast episodes of the new season will be available across all three platforms as well as the Crunchyroll and Funimation channels on VRV. Details on Season 2 English SimulDub™ episodes will be shared within weeks. Watch the new episode here on FunimationNow!
“We’re thrilled to be premiering ‘Attack on Titan’ Season 2 together with Hulu and Crunchyroll to anime fans across the U.S. and Canada,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. “Fan excitement has been building non-stop since our acquisition announcement and our clip reveal last December. ‘Attack on Titan’ Season 2 will not disappoint.”
“Attack on Titan” (“Shingeki no Kyojin” in Japanese) is based on the New York Times best-selling manga series by Hajime Isayama and tells the story of a world in which the last of humanity fights to survive against man-eating giants called Titans. With now 21 volumes in print and an estimated 70 million copies in print today, “Attack on Titan” has inspired spin-off manga and novels, the anime series, a live action movie and numerous video games. Funimation simulcast the original 25-episode, Season 1 of “Attack on Titan” as well as released it on home video throughout North America.
“We’re excited to bring the pop culture hit “Attack on Titan” back for a second season after its long hiatus,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “And based on clip reveals, it will be an action-packed season that fans can look forward to watching. It’s definitely been worth the wait.”
Eren Jaeger swore to wipe out every last remaining Titan, but in a battle for his life he wound up becoming the thing he hates most. With his new powers, he fights for humanity’s freedom facing the monsters that threaten his home. After a bittersweet victory against the Female Titan, Eren finds no time to rest—a horde of Titans is approaching Wall Rose and the battle for humanity continues!