'Attack on Titan' season 2 release date delayed for series creator to finish two more manga story arcs?

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Viewers of the widely popular animated series “Attack on Titan” may have to wait a little longer with rumors that the second season will have a delayed release to give the original manga version some leeway to get further ahead.

According to Moviepilot, the Japanese franchise, which became an international phenomenon, was scheduled to have the new installment available this year. However, as the content of the source material is still reportedly being written, new episodes of its small screen adaptation have apparently been suspended for the meantime.

The report added that creator of the franchise Hajime Isayama and director of the anime Tetsuro Araki have stated previously that the manga should always be four story arcs ahead of its other version. This is said to keep the alignment between the two, which viewers and readers have come to expect and one of the factors that made the TV series popular among fans.

Currently, the manga is allegedly only two story arcs ahead of the anime which may result to Araki not completing season 2 without creating original content. It is predicted that the production and creative teams may not want this to happen as the previous format of having no filler episodes worked just fine.

Neither Isayama nor Araki have commented on the issue yet and available details should be taken with a grain of salt. For now, it is said that the anime may be released sometime this year.

While fans wait for official information, they may get their hands on the game with the same title, set to be released later this year in North America and Europe exclusively for PlayStation consoles. It was created by Koei Tecmo Games and initially rolled out across Japan for Playstation 3, Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita. Capcom also announced that an arcade style game may be in the works, while the series creators are also working on a new anime for Netflix titled “Perfect Bones.”