The official website of the highly-popular Attack on Titan anime series has revealed a new trailer video and key visual for their final season.
The website also revealed that the anime studio MAPPA will now take over Attack on Titan: The Final Season’s animation production from WIT Studio, who worked on Seasons 1-3 and several compilation films.
The website has made no mention if they will push through with the Autumn 2020 airing, which was mentioned during the final episode of the third season.
Yuichiro Hayashi, who previously worked on Garo The Animation and Kakegurui, will take over the directorial role of the upcoming season, with Banana Fish chief animation director Tomohiro Kishi handling character designs.
Hiroshi Seko, who handled the scripts of previous seasons, will return to handle the same role in the final season. Music composer Hiroyuki Sawano will also return for the final season, where he will be joined by Kohta Yamamoto, who previously worked in anime shows like DIVE!! and Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemist Knight.
The lead voice cast from previous seasons, including Yuuki Kaji (as Eren Jaeger), Yui Ishikawa (as Mikasa Ackerman) and Marina Inoue (as Armin Arlelt), will return to portray their respective roles.
In addition to the announcements regarding Attack on Titan: The Final Season, the website also announced that a compilation film, titled Attack on Titan: Chronicle, is scheduled to have a limited run in Japanese cinemas starting July 17.
The compilation film will summarize the events of the past 59 episodes from Seasons 1-3, which will include new narration from Eren, Mikasa and Armin.
The compilation film will be produced by WIT Studio, with production assistance from YOYOmiracle, Inc.
Attack on Titan is an anime adaptation of the popular post-apocalyptic manga series by Hajime Isayama, which is being serialized in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine since September 2009 and currently has 31 volumes.
The popular manga can also be read in English language through Crunchyroll’s digital manga service and BookWalker.
Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has aired the first season when the channel was launched in November 2013.
The anime channel has since aired the subsequent seasons on a simulcast basis, starting with the second season in Spring 2017, then the third season’s first part in Autumn 2018 and followed by the second part in Spring 2019.