If you can’t tell from my title, it’s a bit of a running joke just how long Attack on Titan has dragged out what it calls its “final season,” but in reality, it’s really just a bunch of smaller seasons all strung together endlessly.
Well, almost endlessly. After the premiere of Attack on Titan Final Season (Season 4) Part 3, we now know when the second half of Part 3 will premiere, or I guess you could call it Part 4? Unclear. But it has a release window, and yes, this is supposed to be the last batch of episodes.
It’s just been announced that Part 3, Part 2 will be out in Fall 2023, meaning we will not have to wait until 2024 for the final run of episodes barring any delays. So, for the “final season,” this is where we are:
Attack On Titan Timing:
- Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 1 – December 2020
- Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 – January 2022
- Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 3 – March 2023
- Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 3, Part 2 (Part 4?) – Fall 2023
The show is already up to 28 episodes in this “final season” which began two and a half years ago at this point and maybe closer to 50 episodes by the time all is said and done. Which essentially makes it three seasons contained within one season. I have no idea why they decided to do it that way, but it’s certainly one of the more absurd naming/release timing things I’ve seen in anime.
Anime series are known for experimenting with different airing formats. Demon Slayer, for instance, has gone down the road of doing theatrical releases for certain episodes, which made them half a billion dollars at the box office for the Mugen Train movie, so they’re doing the same thing for the Season 3, Swordsmith Village Arc premiere. Attack on Titan, meanwhile, is just doing this eternal final season and it remains as popular as ever, even as the plot takes weirder and weirder turns. I know many people who have read the manga are itching for people to reach the controversial ending, which now should be coming this fall.
Unless they decide to make a Final Season Part 3, Part 3 (Part 5), of course…