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The wait for 'Attack on Titan' Season 3 will be much shorter than the wait for Season 2

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

In recent years, an increasing number of anime TV series are taking seasons off between story arcs, often with the hiatus being a year or longer. In the case of series adapted from manga or novels, this gives the original creator time to produce more source material, which helps the series avoid the risk of upsetting its fanbase with anime-original endings or wheel-spinning filler story arcs.

"Attack on Titan," though, had an especially long break, with its first season ending in September of 2013 and Season 2 not starting until April of 2017. During its absence, a number of side projects showed up, such as a pair of largely ignored compilation movies, a largely forgotten junior high school parody anime TV series, and two live-action films which many viewers would like to forget.

"Attack on Titan" Season 2 just wrapped up last weekend, and while watching the finale plenty of fans were no doubt filled with a sense of anxiety that once the episode ended, they were heading into another three and a half years of waiting for the next canonical animated installment. But it looks like the producers have realized that what people really want isn’t spin-offs, but more mainline "Attack on Titan," and so they’ve already made the official announcement that Season 3 is coming, and this time the wait won’t be nearly as long.

The TV series’ official website has posted an announcement that Attack on Titan Season 3 will premiere in 2018, and there’s even a teaser video for the next installment already.

Unfortunately, the announcement doesn’t specify when in 2018 Season 3 will begin airing. Considering that Japanese TV divides its programming into four seasonal chunks per year, and that the “winter” season generally starts in January, a 2018 premiere would most likely mean September 2018 at the latest, and sitting tight that long should be a snap for "Attack on Titan" fans after all the patience they developed waiting for Season 2.

Source: Attack on Titan official website via IT Media

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One of the best shows on TV. Can't wait.

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I really enjoyed it, '' Attack on Titan '' season 2. I'm pleased that Japanese anime has been loved by people. Although there are many animations in Japan, ''Attack on Titan'' is novel one in current animations. I think setting and voice acting are amazing . Epecially, the best part of the anime is description of action by '' The 3 - D Maneuver Gear '', and that's so cool. If you have a friend who have never watched it, you should recommend. I want more people to know Japanese anime. Anyway, I can't wait for season 3.

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I am very happy to hear this news because I have enjoyed reading the original and watching this anime too. This story is very complicated and exciting. The author alludes to various scene as a preliminary. As the story goes forward, those mysteries are solved one by one. I can finally understand what really the author want to tell us at that time. I love the moments. I am looking forward to watching the 3rd season.

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It is interesting show as the story and plot line but I still find the main character more on the annoying side.

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