'Attack on Titan' season 2 news: Story to focus on new kinds of titans; release sometime in 2016

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Fans of the Japanese anime “Attack on Titan” or “Shingeki no Kyojin” were excited when the announcement for the second season was made. Reported to be scheduled for release next year, more and more details about the anime’s return are being revealed online. 

According to When Will, the next season of “Attack on Titan” will hit sometime in 2016. However, the website did not give any specific date. Crunchy Roll said the same thing but their report indicated that it will be around the release of the manga’s volume 20. 

As reported by Kpop Starz, the synopsis of the upcoming second season reads: “The fifth story arc of the ‘Attack on Titan,’ the ‘Clash of Titans’ arc encompasses the Titans appearance inside the wall, which forced 104th Trainees Squad to a brutal battle against those mysterious Titans. Unknown to them, those Titans are actually members from their group. Eren, shocked, battles them in a decisive battle.” 

Meanwhile, Christian Post reported that Mikasa Ackerman, Reiner Braun, Bertolt Hoover, Annie Leonhart, Eren Yeager, Jean Kirstein, Marco Bott, and other members of the 104th Trainees Squad will face giants that are similar to apes. 

While waiting for the release of the new season, fans can watch the live-action version. The first part was released in Japan on Aug. 1, while the second part was released Sept. 21. The adaptation, however, generally received negative reviews from websites: 35 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 5.2 out of 10 on IMDB

In an interview with Yahoo! Japan (translated by Kotaku.com), “Attack on Titan” creator Hajime Isayama said that they received various opinions from fans. He added that he met with the director, writer, and producer of the film after the release of the first part to consider the opinions for the sequel titled “Attack on Titan: End of the World.”