When is Attack on Titan season 4 returning? It’s a fair question – the latest batch of episodes were billed as a collective ‘Final Season’ and didn’t quite deliver on its promise. Instead, we were gifted a ‘To Be Continued…’ title card – and a whole bunch of non-manga readers were left scratching their heads.
If you were watching on Crunchyroll, you may have even missed the announcement of exactly when Attack on Titan would return to finish off its Final Season with Part 2. So, let’s fill you in on the major details – including when Attack on Titan’s Episode 76 is potentially due, as well as a more speculative, wider look at what this means for your anime viewing schedule in the next 12 months.
When is Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2? Episode 76 release date and speculation
Attack on Titan episode 76 is airing "this winter." That means the Final Season Part 2 (AKA the second half of season 4) is releasing in Japan's traditional winter anime season. That ranges from December 2021 to March 2022 at the very latest. Season 4 began in December 2020, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see MAPPA do the same again. That's especially likely given that Demon Slayer season 2 is back in 2021 and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean is also on the horizon. Each will want to avoid overlapping each other where it can.
Expect Crunchyroll and Funimation to carry each new episode as a "simulcast." For the unitiated, that means they air with English subtitles on the same day as each episode launches in Japan.
Unfortunately, no more official info is forthcoming beyond the initial announcement - but narrowing things down to a few calendar months is better than nothing at this stage.
Much like third season in 2018/19, the ‘Final Season’ has been split into two parts (or ‘cours’) – we just didn’t get as much warning this time around. There's even a brief 15-second teaser previewing what's to come. Watch it below (H/T Crunchyroll).
Attack on Titan season 4, part 2 return teaser trailer
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There’s no word yet on an episode count, though those who are following along with the manga source material will be acutely aware each episode has only covered one or two chapters each. There’s roughly 25 chapters left. That would mean another 16 episodes isn't out of the realms of possibility. The entire Final Season total could even reach a whopping 32 episodes, beginning with Attack on Titan episode 76 later this year.
However, COVID remains the elephant in the room – at least when it comes to production. Expect delays and a less fluent release schedule this time around. But one thing is for certain: Attack on Titan comes to a close for good in 2022.
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