Attack on Titan The Final Season TV Anime 1st Trailer and Visual Released, MAPPA Takes Over Anime Production
Yuichiro Hayashi replaces Masashi Koizuka and Tetsuro Araki as director
To us, after waiting what seems like 2,000 years since the last season of Attack on Titan, the first trailer for The Final Season of Attack on Titan was finally released, alongside a new visual, and confirmation on the new staff and anime studio for the franchise, moving from WIT Studio to studio MAPPA. Also announced was a compilation film for the franchise up to now.
Attack on Titan The Final Season, which is scheduled to be broadcast on NHK-G in Japan, will be directed by Yuichiro Hayashi (Dorohedoro, Kakegurui) at MAPPA, taking over from the staff at WIT Studio. Hayashi said that he and his team will "do their best" for this "exciting" chapter of the franchise, with the previous director Tetsuro Araki praising the team calling them "wonderful" after they've "had many meetings together exchanging information for a long time." Hiroshi Seko is now the series composer, with Tomohiro Kishi on character design, and Kohta Yamamoto working on the music alongside veteran Hiroyuki Sawano.
Manabu Otsuka, the President of MAPPA said that the studio is "enthusiastic about taking over from such a great studio" with George Wada, the President of WIT saying he only has "great expectations" for The Final Season.
While it was previously announced that the TV anime would be broadcast in Fall 2020, the website just confirms the broadcast on NHK-G.
Also announced was a compilation film that spans 59 episodes of the TV anime series up until this point titled Attack on Titan: Chronicle with new narration from the trio of Eren, Mikasa, and Armin, and work from YOYOmiracle, Inc. The anime film is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on July 17.
Source: Comic Natalie
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