Attack on Titan Season 4 is nearly to be released in Fall 2020. It would be the anime's final chapter and yet it is not sure if Season 4 would be made by Wit Studio. You will know the expected release date, story details and a few characters' pictures from various scenes from different resources.
Shingeki no Kyojin, better known to the Western community as Attack on Titan, has been universally acclaimed as a manga and an anime series. Fans of this franchise are really high on the arrival of Season 4 which is said to be the last chapter based on how things are unraveling in the manga version.
But is it really the last time we get to see Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and the rest of the Survey Corps on our screens? Is Wit Studio still animating the show, and when exactly is the alleged final season premiering? You’re about to get all of your answers right here. So sit tight and get ready for potential spoilers if you haven’t caught up with the show as of yet.
Wit Studio is the one responsible for making AoT the anime series the universally-acclaimed series both critically and publically. And that’s exactly why fans were legitimately freaking out over certain third-party news and updates alleging that Wit Studio was ‘not going to animate Season 4.’
This crazy rumor train started back in May 2019 when a Chinese animator who worked as a contractor for Wit Studio and has been working for the studio since episode 2 of the first season, wrote on Weibo (think of it as a Chinese twitter) that work on the last season of AOT Season Three Part 2 Episode 10 has started. He wrote:
“Eight years have passed. Back then, I was only 29-years-old, and now I’m 37. This is a series that accompanied me in my formidable years as a key animator, but it also trained group after group of Chinese animators. It allowed them to grow and experience what a high-level production of 2D animation is like. For this final episode, let us anticipate it together.”
This pretty much freaked fans out and one of them asked the animator in reply about his comment saying that it was the final season of the show, he simply replied, "Yeah, the final one."
Although the animator did not exactly specify whether he meant his time with the animation team had come to an end or whether the show was apparently in its final season, it sparked a giant social media outcry for not only the AOT community but the anime world in general.
After that, a couple of other Chinese sources reiterated these rumors with one claiming, “Asked some other reliable users, AoT S3 P2 would be the last season WIT [Studio] is in charge of. No updates on which studio would take the job or when the new season airs.”
To add more fuel to the fire, some of the most reputable anime sources including Sakurabooru and Yonkou Productions claim to have reached out to members of the animation crew and have confirmed from their site that Attack on Titans Season 3 Part 2 was indeed going to be the final season animated by WIT Studio.
Sakurabooru confirmed on their blog, "I’ll be honest and admit that before everything blew up yesterday I’d simply assumed the prior whisperings were fan speculations gone wild, but after checking multiple first and second-hand sources, I can say with certainty that these aren’t mere conjectures. WIT [has] said they’re done."
Yonkou Productions tweeted, “Do you find it odd that WIT hasn’t shared the S4 announcement on their feed? There’s a couple of options that need to be decided on.”
But in an update to this article, written a few months back, we can safely say that Wit Studio will no longer be in charge of the show. Studio MAPPA will now handle production.
After the finale of Season 3, not only was Attack on Titan's fourth season confirmed, it was also going to be the show's last. The projected premiere of this season is somewhere around the fall of 2020, but there is a new rumor that the originally scheduled release will be delayed.
Thats the word around town...and it ain’t wit like i said before but thats good news https://t.co/WqpsWnT3Vs— YonkouProductions (@YonkouProd) May 26, 2020
Also, unlike the third season, Season 4 isn't going to be in two parts, suggesting that it might be shorter or perhaps one season of 20-something episodes. The fourth season will be airing on the NHK General TV network in Japan. Non-Japanese viewers will be able to catch up on the series on Crunchyroll.
This Section Is Full of Spoilers!
After so much hype and speculation, AOT anime fans finally got to see what was inside the basement of Eren's father Grisha Yeager and discover the truth about the Titans, the unknown history surrounding them, as well as the world. If indeed the story is staying faithful to the manga, then the fourth season won't pick up from where it left off, but rather explore a bunch of new characters and enemies that exist outside of Marley. We will eventually get the epic showdown between the Eldians within the walls as well as those that have held them captive for more than a century.
The manga creator and illustrator Hajime Isayama previously reported back in April 2019 that it will likely end within a year or two. It may be hard for the fans to accept this, but the series, both the manga is in its final arc, and if Season 4 is going to be the final for the show, then we can expect the anime to pick up from that point.
Check out the trailer for the fourth season below. It also confirms that Studio MAPPA will be producing the new season.
We’ll be sure to have more updates available for our elated audience as soon as something turns up. In the meantime, fans of the series can stream or catch up on all the episodes of the previous season both subbed and dubbed, on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation.