Funimation is having a busy week with announcements and it looks like it’s going to be a very fun summer in the Funimation camp!
In an announcement that went up on their official blog, it was revealed that a special two-day Attack on Titan event is going to take place in July. On July 10th and 11th, there will be a special Attack on Titan theatrical screening. What is going to be shown? The recap movie, Attack on Titan Season 2 Movie: Roar of Awakening, followed by the first episode of Attack on Titan Season 3 almost two weeks before it premieres in Japan on July 22nd!
The event will take place in 130 different select theaters around the US and Canada. The movie and season 3 premiere will be shown in both Japanese with English subtitles and English dub on alternate nights.
Tickets and theater locations aren’t available as of press time but stay tuned to this site as more information is released in the coming weeks.
If you haven’t heard of Attack on Titan within the last few years, I’d like to inquire about the cave that you’ve been living in. Based on the manga created by Hajime Isayama that launched in September 2009 in Bessatsu Shounen Magazine, this series has been a titan (pun intended) sized smash hit around the world. Now up to 25 volumes in Japan, Kodansha has the rights to this series in the US and they describe it as:
A century ago, the grotesque giants known as Titans appeared and consumed all but a few thousand humans. The survivors took refuge behind giant walls. Today, the threat of the Titans is a distant memory, and a boy named Eren yearns to explore the world beyond Wall Maria. But what began as a childish dream will become an all-too-real nightmare when the Titans return and humanity is once again on the brink of extinction…
The series has gone on to produce a number of spinoffs and adaptations in light novel, manga, and anime formats. The first season of the anime premiered in spring 2013 and ran for 26 episodes. Season two premiered in 2017.
This is a huge deal for fans of the franchise. The movie itself is great for fans who have been too busy to keep up with the story but getting to see the premiere of season three two weeks before fans in Japan get to see it? That’s just rubbing salt in an open wound.
Author: LB Bryant
L.B. has been writing about anime professionally since August 2005. With credits that range all the way from Anime Herald to Viewster, he has seen and done it all. His favorite series include Assassination Classroom, Princess Nine, Sword Art Online, and many others. Currently he lives in the Seattle area with his many cats and his very understanding and supportive wife.