Funimation Acquires the Rights to ATTACK ON TITAN Season 2
The long-awaited second season of Attack on Titan is finally coming next year, and Funimation has acquired the rights to it. The series is set to premiere in April 2017 in Japan. There's no word yet on if a simulcast of the show will be done, but fans are obviously hoping that Funimation will make it happen.
Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation had this to say in a statement:
“’Attack on Titan’ became an instant hit since it first streamed in 2013 and we are thrilled to bring fans the long-awaited Season 2 of the series. ’Attack on Titan’ is truly a worldwide phenomenon that has continued to grow at a non-stop pace. Fans can look forward to an exciting second season.”
It's crazy that it has taken this long to get season two done! Over the years it just kept getting delayed, and fans have been getting antsy. Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation, said:
“’Attack on Titan’ is one of those rare titles that has reached true cult status with anime fans. It’s been more than 3 years since the last episode of ‘Attack on Titan’ Season 1 and passion from its fans has not waned. We look forward to premiering it on FunimationNow”
It's been pretty cool to see how much the fandom for the series has grown since season one debuted in 2013. It just kept getting bigger and more popular as time went on. The Attack on Titan community is definitely ready for season two and when it hits there's going to be an explosion of excitement.
I'm happy to hear that Funimation ended up picking up the rights. They always tend to do a solid job with the properties they pick up, and I'm sure this one will be a priority they will push to meet fan demands.