Here’s how to watch Attack on Titan Season 2 this weekend

Fans of popular anime Attack on Titan will be excited to find out that Season 2 is premiering this weekend.

Those wanting to watch the next chapter in Eren Yeager’s story can tune in to the broadcasts online without the usual delays – and get up to speed at the same time as those watching in Japan.

The second season will be live today at 3.30pm UK time, and will be available on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

They will need to sign up for an account, or watch the episode with adverts – but the episode will be available to stream for free on Crunchyroll for non-subscribers next week.

For those who haven’t seen Attack on Titan, check out our guide to the first season – or watch the trailer for Season 2 below.

Season 2 had originally been planned for release last year, but was later delayed to 2017.

It will span a total of 12 episodes, which makes it half the length of Season 1.

Animation creator Thomas Romain explained in a tweet that the reason for this was a shortage of staff due to anime overproduction.

However, after a victory against the Female Titan, he discovers that a new horde of Titans is approaching Wall Rose – and the battle for humanity continues.

(Picture: Funimation)





HOW TO WATCH ATTACK ON TITAN SEASON 2 THIS WEEKEND

BY ALEX OSBORN The second season of Attack on Titan premieres this weekend, and IGN has you covered on where you can watch the next chapter in Eren Jaegar's story.

Tomorrow, April 1, the Attack on Titan Season 2 premiere will simulcast at 7:30 a.m. PT/10:30 a.m. ET/3:30 p.m. UK (April 2 at 1:30am AET) on:
  • Crunchyroll
  • Funimation
  • Anime Lab (exclusive to Australia and New Zealand)
  • Hulu
Additionally, those who don't have a premium subscription to any of these streaming services can still watch the premiere for free. With VRV, the new streaming service that brings Crunchyroll, Funimation and several other streaming channels together on a single platform, non-subscribers can simulcast the premiere via the Crunchyroll channel on VRV for free with ads. Crunchyroll will also have the episode available for streaming free with ads for non-subscribers the following week.

Season 2 was initially planned for release last year, but was later delayed to 2017. According to the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD sets, the second season will span a total of 12 episodes, making it half the length of Season 1. While you patiently wait for the show's long-awaited return tomorrow, check out this sneak peek at the first footage of Season 2.

Attack on Titan is one of multiple standout anime that's getting a second season this spring. Here's a look at a few other anime to binge before their new season begin in the coming week. Stay tuned to IGN this weekend for our Attack on Titan Season 2 premiere review.


Attack on Titan Season 2: Release Date, Trailers, News, and More

Editor's note: This article is our news hub for Attack on Titan season 2 and will be updated to reflect new information.

Attack on Titan season 1 took the Internet by storm in late-2013 with its high concept apocalyptic premise, drool-worthy animation, and sick metal opening theme song. Since then, it's spawned a number of video games, several attempts at live-action adaptions, a crossover with Marvel Comics, and a fanbase so undying that at one point we could actually amass ourselves into one titanic super being and eat our ways through the squads of haters (metaphorically). Good times.

Now after an unusually long four year hiatus (four whole years, four), our favorite anime about man-eating titans versus parkour-inclined soldiers is finally coming back...

Attack on Titan Season 2 Episode Count

In a somewhat disappointing turn of events, there will only be 12 episodes of the second season of Attack on Titan, according to the studio, which confirmed the episode count in this tweet. Animation creator Thomas Romain (Oban Star Racers) further explained in this Tweet that this reduction in episode count is due to budgetary reasons.

Attack on Titan Season 2 Story

Meanwhile, check out the official synopsis of season 2 from Funimation:

"Eren Jaeger swore to wipe out every last Titan, but in a battle for his life he wound up becoming the thing he hates most. With his new powers, he fights for humanity's freedom facing the monsters that threaten his home. After a bittersweet victory against the Female Titan, Eren finds no time to rest—a horde of Titans is approaching Wall Rose and the battle for humanity continues!"

Attack on Titan Season 2: Release Date & Time

Attack on Titan season 2 premieres April 1.

There will be none of the usual trans-Pacific delays. Thanks to Funimation, who's secured the streaming rights to simulcast Attack on Titan season 2, fans in America can look forward to being able to watch each episode, subbed, and dubbed on a slight delay, on the same day as their counterparts in Japan.

Funimation Entertainment further announced today that Hulu and Crunchyroll will also be streaming the second season. English-subtitled episodes will be available across all three platforms, with English dub to follow within weeks.

"We're thrilled to be premiering Attack on Titan Season 2 together with Hulu and Crunchyroll to anime fans across the U.S. and Canada. Fan excitement has been building non-stop since our acquisition announcement and our clip reveal last December. Attack on Titan Season 2 will not disappoint," stated CEO and founder of Funimation founder and CEO, Gen Fukunaga.

All three streaming platforms are expected to release the first episode of season 2 tomorrow (April 1) at around 10:30 AM EST.

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