Season 2 of Attack on Titan has already been released in Japan, but fans outside of Japan who aren’t streaming the show or finding alternative means to watch the second season have still not been exposed to more episodes of the anime.
And while the airing date for Season 2 is not until the end of April, news about the show’s increased availability has been released. According to a report by ComicBook.com’s Riley Hutchins, Season 2 of Attack on Titan will air on Toonami.
— Toonami Squad (@ToonamiSquad) April 2, 2017
Toonami is a TV block on Cartoon Network’s late-night Adult Swim, showing a plethora of anime shows. Initially, the thought might have been that the announcement was an April Fool’s Day joke, but senior vice president and creative director of Adult Swim Jason DeMarco confirmed via Twitter that the announcement is indeed not a joke.
— DUKE TOGO DEMARCO (@Clarknova1) April 2, 2017
Per Hutchins, Japan already began airing Season on April 1 through 21 different networks. Streaming services Funimation and Crunchyroll will also simulcast episodes the same day episodes are released in Japan.
Attack on Titan was initially a manga both written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama where humans live in isolation from the outside world that is inhabited by human-devouring giants called Titans. After seeing his town destroyed, a young Eren Yeager vows to eradicate all Titans from the world and eventually grows up to become one of the Titans’ greatest threats.
Season 2 of Attack on Titan will air in North America on April 29. Season 1 is already available for streaming on Netflix now.
For anime fans new and old, here’s the current program schedule for Toonami.
- Samurai Jack, 11 p.m.
- Dragon Ball Super, 11:30 p.m.
- Sand Whale and Me, midnight
- Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters, 12:05 a.m.
- Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, 12:30 a.m.
- Tokyo Ghoul, 1 a.m.
- Hunter X Hunter, 1:30 a.m.
- Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096, 2 a.m.
- Naruto: Shippuden, 2:30 a.m.
- Ghost in the Shell, 3 a.m.