A special event to celebrate the final season of Attack on Titan is announced along with details about a Blu-ray/DVD release.
“Attack on Titan Final Season SPECIAL EVENT 2022” was announced on the official Web site from the series with stunning new artwork by the anime’s character designer, Tomohiro Kishi.
The image shows child versions of Eren, Armin, and Mikasa running towards a large tree in the foreground and a contemplative adult Eren in the background.
The event will kick off on November 13 with an orchestral concert at Tokyo’s Tachikawa Stage Garden, featuring the work of composer Kohta Yamamoto and artists Yuko Ando and Ai Higuchi. There will also be a panel of voice actors, which will feature appearances by Yuki Kaji (Eren), Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa), Marina Inoue (Armin), Kisho Taniyama (Jean), Hiro Shimono (Connie), Romi Park (Hange) and Ayane Sakura (Gabi).
The announcement also revealed that Attack on Titan: The Final Season – Part 2 Blu-rays and DVD will be available on July 20.
Along with the episode discs, the sets will include a 68-page booklet with staff interviews and storyboards from the Part 2 production and a copy of the aforementioned artwork.
Additionally, people who purchase copies in Japan will receive priority access to purchase tickets for the special event concert.
There is still a way to go until the end of Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan: The Final Season – Part 3 is expected to premiere sometime in 2023. Part 2 came roughly at Chapter 130 of Hajime Isayama’s post-apocalyptic manga, which means there are still nine chapters left to adapt.
Few production details about Part 3 are currently known; however, it seems likely that Yuichiro Hayashi, the director behind Part 1 and Part 2, will return to finish the story.
“After finishing Part 1, I moved on to directing Part 2, and I felt like I had gotten a lot more familiar with Attack on Titan, so I think I was able to direct more comfortably,” he explained in a recent interview.
Set in a brutal and futuristic world where humans hide from the titans, gigantic man-eating monstrosities, in walled cities, the story of Attack on Titan details the journey of Eren, a young man who wants to eliminate all the titans after they the creatures destroy his hometown and devour his mother in front of him.
While the early parts of the narrative frame Eren as the hero, the events of the series eventually transform him into the enemy of humanity.