Why Attack on Titan Was Canceled And The Possibility Of Season 5 Or The Movie

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attack on titan Fans have been on quite a ride over the last decade. Ever since the anime first debuted almost ten years ago on April 7, 2013, viewers have been forced to endure huge gaps between seasons and even a major studio change for the fourth and final run.

be a attack on titan fan has been almost as heartbreaking as what these characters go through on the actual show. But here we are, finally at the end, ready to see this epic story end on its own terms… Or is it?

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Hajime Isayama

By all accounts, episode 87, titled ‘Dawn of Humanity’, is supposed to be Attack the titans ending episode. Originally scheduled for March 27, the finale has been pushed back to April 3, meaning fans have yet to see how the story concludes on screen. And that has left some viewers wondering if the story will conclude.

The official synopsis shared by Crunchyroll certainly sounds like an ending of sorts: “Eren remembers what brought him to this moment, as his friends run to stop the rumble.”

And since season four has been officially designated the ‘Final Season’, all signs point to a conclusion. Officially, at least.

Unofficially, fans familiar with the source material suspect there may be more story left to tell after episode 87. And that’s because there’s actually a lot more story left to tell.

The penultimate episode was based on the 129th chapter of the manga, but the manga as a whole ends with 139 chapters. Since each episode has covered roughly 1-2 chapters of the manga, it seems highly unlikely that the ending could cover that much ground with just one more episode.

There is a risk that attack on titan you could end up leaving out large portions of the source material, or worse yet, condensing it all into one terribly boring slideshow. If you worked hard and endured The Promised Neverland finale, you know exactly what we’re talking about.

However, anime fans who would rather be eaten by a titan than go through it again are in for a treat. During an interview with New kind magazine, translated into English by anime news networkthe attack on titan The producers assured fans that Hajime Isayama’s story will receive the ending it deserves.

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Hajime Isayama

And during said interview, Kensuke Tateishi, Toshihiro Maeda, and Tetsuya Kinoshita confirmed plans to adapt the manga to the end, instead of shortening the story.

So what is going on? why end attack on titan now? Well, the general consensus among fans is that episode 87 won’t be the final episode after all. But that doesn’t mean this isn’t the final season, either. Just because part two is coming to an end doesn’t mean part three isn’t waiting in the wings. Or, if it’s not an additional run for season four, then a full-fledged movie might as well end.

a new attack on titan movie seems likely, particularly these days when other anime shows like Murderer of demons and jujutsu kaisen have, well, murdered in theaters around the world. We’re talking record numbers here, especially in Japan, so imagine the success of a attack on titan it could be the movie, especially if it turns out to be the final chapter.

It’s a sneaky move, because technically, adding an extra movie or part to season four would mean no one was lying. Season four will really be the final season, yet. There is simply more than we were led to believe.

Or maybe, just maybe, episode 87 really does mark the end of this franchise. It remains to be seen whether it will live up to all our gigantic and imposing expectations. But whatever happens, just know that Eren would be proud of all this intrigue, whether it comes from the creators or just fans like us as we formulate our own big plans for the franchise.

attack on titan is available to watch on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

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