As the premiere of Attack on Titan Final Season Part Two approaches, it’s time for fans to tune in to Season One and reflect on the entire series.
Attack on Titan may have ended the manga earlier this year, but the anime is just gearing up for its epic finale. Mangaka Hajime Isayama has been releasing volumes continuously for over a decade, and the reaction to the manga’s conclusion has been emotional. The epic series’ settlement has been described as realistic, heartbreaking and hopeful. It’s just the ending longtime fans need, and the anime is sure to reinforce this.
With the new Funimation releasing the trailer Attack on Titan Final Season Part Two Recently, fans will get an official look at what’s to come. Season Two is guaranteed to be an intense adventure, complete with epic action, thought-provoking politics, and drama. Here are the most important pieces of information available, for fans who have been eagerly awaiting the previous season.
Attack on Titan continues the story of Eren Yaeger, Mikasa Ackerman and other members of the Reconnaissance Regiment as they battle against the Titans for the survival of humanity. Season 4, or The Last of Season One, tells a story that four years after Season 3 ended, has stripped away from its optimistic image and replaced it with the realism of war. It’s clear that a lot has happened in the past four years: The cast has aged and new characters have suddenly been introduced. It starts with the Marley Part, which makes the audience reevaluate everything, and pushes the world of Attack on Titan to an even darker place. With the current ending, audiences can begin to reflect on past seasons and see how everything fits together.
Season 4 adds to the pressure, as the group is pushed to their physical and psychological limits. Mikasa and Armin endure heartbreaking breaks while Eren is consumed by his hatred for Marley and his desire for revenge. When Eren’s actions became twisted, in his mind he was always acting on behalf of Paradis Island. His every action is motivated by the fight for their freedom as well as his own.
Throughout, the series takes on the theme of free will with walls that exist as a metaphor for civilization and its social pressures. Season Two will ultimately continue this journey, forcing its characters to question how many choices are really their own and how many are a by-product of other people’s influences. People often assume they have free will, but Attack on Titan encourages audiences to consider whether this is true. It also forces viewers to question the limits of freedom as they look down on its ugliest sides.
Questions about free will are particularly relevant to Eren, whose character has an interesting dichotomy. From the very beginning, the audience immediately sympathized with his outbursts of emotions, considering the predicament of humanity. However, he has evolved into a character beyond his protagonist role, becoming the monster he wants to defeat. Eren’s intense emotions, which once gave him the strength to fight, have now become Eren’s greatest damage.
Over time, Eren’s morals have become severely skewed by his emotions, as evident in Rumbling, where he leads the Titans on the wall to kill people from the mainland. If that weren’t enough, his final confrontation with Mikasa and Armin makes him look like a villain. The line between right and wrong as well as friend and foe has become blurred. Now, everyone has to face what they’ve become, starting with Episode 76, titled: “Judgment.”
The final season of Attack on Titan is scheduled to release on January 9, 2022 on Funimation.