Attack on Titan is a Japanese anime series, based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The series, directed by Tetsurō Araki and produced by Wit Studio (a subsidiary of IG Port), aired on MBS between April 6, 2013 and September 28, 2013. Season two aired on the MBS, from April 1, 2017 to June 17, 2017. The third season aired on NHK from July 22, 2018 to June 30, 2019. A fourth and final season has been announced and will be released in Japan in the Fall of 2020.
The English dubbed version of the first three seasons of Attack on Titan have aired on Adult Swim's Toonami block, with the series first airing on the block on May 3, 2014. Season two premiered on Toonami from April 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017. Season three premiered on Toonami from August 18, 2018 to July 27, 2019. The series is rated TV-14-DLSV and TV-MA on Adult Swim.
The story follows Eren Jaeger, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their friend Armin Arlert. After the wall which protects Eren's hometown is breached by Titans, including the 60-meter skinless Colossal Titan and the abnormally intelligent Armored Titan, a young Eren suffers the death of his mother at the hands of a Titan. Once Eren and his friends are evacuated from the district to safety, he vows revenge against all Titans and later enlists in the military, accompanied by Mikasa and Armin. After a period of grueling training, the three elect to join the Survey Corps which would allow them to leave the safety of the walls and fight the Titans one-on-one. Following graduation, the three are positioned in District Trost which juts out into the Titan-infested lands of Wall Maria. However, they are surprised by the sudden appearance of the Colossal Titan which breaches the wall as it did to Eren's hometown 5 years prior.
During the ensuing battle with Titans, Eren discovers, by accident, that he possesses the ability to transform into a Titan at will. Though he is seen as a threat to mankind by many, others, including those within the Survey Corps, see Eren's ability as a ray of hope in the fight against the Titans. Eren's strong resolve and his ability to kill other Titans with relative ease earns him a valued position within the Survey Corps, alongside Mikasa and Armin. With the threat of new Titans and a possible end to society, Eren and his companions begin a desperate fight to protect what remains of mankind while unraveling the secrets and mysteries behind the Titans, the walls, and even Eren's own existence.
Eren Jaeger — The protagonist of the series. Idealistic, hotheaded, aggressive, and impulsive, Eren seeks to annihilate the Titans and explore the outside world. As a child, age 9, he killed two of the kidnappers who murdered Mikasa's family and convinced Mikasa to fight and kill the third one while he was being strangled by the latter. He and his father came looking for her after finding her parents' bodies. He was ranked 5th in his trainee class, having no particular talent aside from his excellent close combat skills, but has been slowly but steadily improving his grades through outstanding effort and a strong sense of purpose. Following his mother's death, Eren has a brief encounter with his father who entrusts him with a key to their old house's basement in Shiganshina, claiming that he must reach it by whatever means necessary, but is not informed by him about what really is hidden there.
It is later revealed that Eren possess the strange ability to summon and control the body of a 15 meter class Titan. Eren believes this ability to be the result of injections given to him by his father after the death of his mother, although there are indications that he had those powers way before this point.
Mikasa Ackerman — Adopted child of the Jaeger family. Mikasa is the last known Asian living within the Walls after they were wiped out by the Titans. She is a quiet and withdrawn girl and her expression is always stoic except when Eren is in danger. Before she was adopted by the Jaegers, Mikasa and her mother were targeted by slave traders due to their race. However, after the slavers killed her father, Mikasa's mother lashed out to defend her daughter, resulting in her death. Mikasa was saved by Eren after he found them and killed the slavers. Due to this incident, she is very protective of Eren, and will follow and protect him no matter the circumstances, thinking that Eren is the last family she has and needs to stick with him no matter what. Although as the story progresses, it appears that the family kinship she feels for Eren is much deeper than what she claims. She only joins the military because of Eren. And although not literally thrilled to become a soldier she was ranked first in her graduating class. She is considered an unprecedented genius, a prodigy who excels in the most difficult courses. She is often teased about her attachment to her foster brother.
Armin Arlert — Eren's childhood best friend and Mikasa's closest friend. He is physically frail and relatively intrepid. Though timid and faint, his strategic intuition has saved Eren and Mikasa - and later everyone - several times. He believes himself to be completely incompetent in the beginning and hates himself for having to rely on his friends all the time. While Mikasa always fears for Eren's life, Eren worries for Armin's safety whenever they are in battle. It is also noted that Armin is the only one who manages to connect to and make Eren snap out of the animalistic control of his Titan side when he nearly kills Mikasa and snaps him out of his doubts when Eren cannot shift into his Titan form because of Annie. Armin has sub-par physical aptitude by soldiers' standards but is an alleged genius when it comes to theoretical courses. It is Mikasa who first encourages Armin out of his belief of being incompetent by pointing out that his strategic intuitions have always saved her and Eren in the past and he should have more faith in himself. As the story progresses his confidence blooms and his brilliant planning, tactics and deduction impresses high ranking officers that they respect his opinions considerably.
|Character||English Voice Actor||Japanese Voice Actor|
|Eren Jaeger||Bryce Papenbrook||Yūki Kaji|
|Mikasa Ackerman||Trina Nishimura||Yui Ishikawa|
|Armin Arlert||Josh Grelle||Marina Inoue|
|Levi||Matthew Mercer||Hiroshi Kamiya|
|Jean Kirstein||Mike McFarland||Kishō Taniyama|
|Annie Leonhart||Lauren Landa||Yū Shimamura|
|Connie Springer||Clifford Chapin||Hiro Shimono|
|Sasha Blouse||Ashly Burch||Yū Kobayashi|
|Erwin Smith||J. Michael Tatum||Daisuke Ono|
|Zoe Hange||Jessica Calvello||Romi Park|
|Marco Bott||Austin Tindle||Ryōta Ōsaka|
|Reiner Braun||Robert McCollum||Yoshimasa Hosoya|
|Bertolt Hoover||David Matranga||Tomohisa Hashizume|
|Petra Ral||Caitlin Glass||Natsuki Aikawa|
|Dot Pixis||R Bruce Elliott||Masahiko Tanaka|
|Hannes||David Wald||Keiji Fujiwara|
|Keith Shadis||Patrick Seitz||Tsuguo Mogami|
|Grisha Jaeger||Chris Hury||Hiroshi Tsuchida|
|Carla Jaeger||Jessica Cavanagh||Yoshino Takamori|
|Krista Lenz||Bryn Apprill||Shiori Mikami|
|Ymir||Elizabeth Maxwell||Saki Fujita|
|Thomas Wagner||Duncan Brannan||Shigeyuki Susaki|
|Mina Carolina||Alexis Tipton||Chika Anzai|
|Nack Tias||Will Short||Tomoyuki Higuchi|
|Mylius Zeramuski||Joel McDonald||Kazuhiro Fusegawa|
|Samuel||David Trosko||Kenji Takahashi|
|Franz||James Chandler||Kenta Ōkuma|
|Hannah||Tia Ballard||Megumi Satō|
|Tom||Tyler Walker||Shigeyuki Susaki|
|Daz||Brad Venable||Shūhei Takubo|
|Ian Dietrich||Scott Freeman||Yūya Murakami|
|Gustav||Keith Kubal||Go Shinomiya|
|Anka Rheinberger||Jamie Marchi||Ikumi Hayama|
|Kitz Weilmann||Christopher R. Sabat||Tomoyuki Shimura|
|Rico Brzenska||Morgan Garrett||Michiko Kaiden|
|Moblit Berner||Jerry Jewell||Rintarō Nishi|
|Hugo||Tyson Rinehart||Akio Suyama|
|Mitabi Jarnach||Kyle Hebert||Takanori Hoshino|
|Moses||Jeff Johnson||Takuya Masumoto|
|Moses' Mother||Linda Young||Kyoko Terase|
|Narrator||Josh Grelle||Marina Inoue|
|Eld Jinn||Vic Mignogna||Susumu Chiba|
|Nile Dok||Ian Sinclair||Anri Katsu|
|Lord Wald||Barry Yandell||Kōsuke Takaguchi|
|Mikasa's Father||Jarrod Greene||Daichi Endo|
|Mikasa's Mother||Colleen Clinkenbeard||Yūka Hirose|
|Oruo Bozado||Chris Smith||Shinji Kawada|
|Gunther Schultz||Brett Weaver||Kōzō Mito|
|Sawney||Jonathan C. Osborne||—|
|Dallis Zachary||John Swasey||Hideaki Tezuka|
|Deiter||John Burgmeier||Yoshihito Sasaki|
|Marlo||Todd Haberkorn||Tomokazu Sugita|
|Pastor Nick||Francis Henry||Tomohisa Asō|
|Hitch||Brittney Karbowski||Akeno Watanabe|
|Boris||Micah Solusod||Yūichi Karasuma|
|Jurgen||Justin Cook||Kazuhiro Fusegawa|
|Nanaba||Lydia Mackay||Asami Shimoda|
|Dennis||Andrew T. Chandler||Seirō Ogino|
|Luke Cis||Eric Vale||Masamichi Kitada|
|Mike Zacharius||Jason Douglas||Kenta Miyake|
|Ness||Jonathan Brooks||Kōichi Sakaguchi|
|Darius Baer-Varbrun||Brian Mathis||Akimitsu Takase|
|Petra's Father||Chuck Huber||Masaki Terasoma|
|Annie's Father||Bill Jenkins||Unshō Ishizuka|
|Color||Season||Episodes||Toonami Premiere||Toonami Finale|
|1||25||May 3, 2014||November 1, 2014|
|2||12||April 22, 2017||July 22, 2017|
|3||22||August 18, 2018||July 27, 2019|
In Japan, season 1 of Attack on Titan aired from April 6, 2013 to September 28, 2013 on MBS and later aired on Tokyo MX, FBS, TOS, HTB, TVA and BS11. Season 2 began airing in Japan, on the same networks, on April 1, 2017. Following the broadcast of the second season's last episode, a third season was announced. The third season aired on NHK from July 22, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Both Funimation and Crunchyroll have streamed the series on their respective websites. Funimation also licensed the anime for home video release in 2014. In the United States, the series premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on May 3, 2014. The first three seasons have aired on Adult Swim.. In Australia, the series was licensed by Madman Entertainment and the first season began airing on SBS 2, in Japanese with English subtitles, on September 30, 2014.
- Japan (MBS) — April 6, 2013 - September 28, 2013; April 1, 2017 - June 17, 2017
- Japan (NHK) — January 9, 2016 - April 2016; July 22, 2018 - June 30, 2019
- United States (Adult Swim) — May 3, 2014 - January 17, 2015; March 28, 2015 - September 26, 2015; April 22, 2017 - October 14, 2017; August 18, 2018 - July 27, 2019; November 9, 2019 - February 22, 2020
- Australia (SBS 2) — September 30, 2014 - 2015
Toonami Broadcast History
The first season aired on Adult Swim's Toonami block from May 3, 2014 to January 17, 2015. Reruns of the series then returned to Toonami for a second run, airing at 3:00 AM, from March 28, 2015 to September 26, 2015.
Season 2 was first announced to be premiering on Toonami during the special April Fools stream of a new episode of Rick and Morty on adultswim.com. Season 2 was first announced with a premiere date of April 29, 2017, but days later it was moved up to April 22nd. On July 29, 2017, after the completion of the second season, reruns of the season were moved to the 3:00 AM time slot. On October 21, 2017, the series was replaced in the lineup with Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG.
It was announced on July 16, 2018, that season 3 would premiere on Toonami on August 18th at 11:00 PM. With 12 episodes aired, season 3 went on a lengthy hiatus in Japan from October 15, 2018 to April 29, 2019. Due to this hiatus, after a marathon of the first 12 episodes of season 3 aired on November 17th, reruns of season 3 began airing on Toonami the following week.
On December 8, 2018, reruns of the series were moved to the 2:00 AM time slot until it was moved again to the 3:30 AM time slot on January 5, 2019, where reruns of season 3 continued to air. From March 2nd through May 18th, reruns of the first 12 episodes of season 1 were aired. New episodes of season 3 returned to Toonami on May 25, 2019 at 11:30 PM. On July 20, 2019, a second episode of Attack on Titan replaced Sword Art Online: Alicization in the 12:00-12:30 AM time slot for one week only. The final episode of season 3 aired at 11:30 PM the following week. Subsequently, the series was replaced in the lineup by gen:LOCK.
Reruns of the series returned to Toonami on November 9, 2019 at 4:00 AM. On February 8, 2020, the series was moved to the 3:30 AM time slot. The series was removed from the block after February 22, 2020, due to Toonami losing the 3:00-4:00 AM time slots.
- Toonami (United States) — May 3, 2014 - January 17, 2015; March 28, 2015 - September 26, 2015; April 22, 2017 - October 14, 2017; August 18, 2018 - July 27, 2019; November 9, 2019 - February 22, 2020
The following is a list of Toonami marathons in which at least one episode of Attack on Titan appeared.
- Attack on Titan Marathon (August 30, 2014)
- DBZ-Athon (July 4, 2015)
- Attack on Titan Season 2 Marathon (July 1, 2017)
- DBZ Kai Marathon (September 2, 2017)
- Attack on Titan Season 3 Marathon (November 17, 2018)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Attack on Titan is Coming May 3rd at 11:30!!!! ". toonami.tumblr.com. April 12, 2014. http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/82537856899/attack-on-titan-is-coming-may-3rd-at. Retrieved on September 28, 2014.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "SWORD ART ONLINE II IS COMING - SCHEDULE CHANGE 3.28 ". toonami.tumblr.com. March 13, 2015. http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/113527749783/sword-art-online-ii-is-coming-schedule-change. Retrieved on March 13, 2015.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Attack On Titan Season 2 is coming to Toonami April 22nd at 12:30am! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. April 3, 2017. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850.1073741828.1440408039583372/1735073940116779/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on April 3, 2017.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Attack on Titan is coming to an end, but Toonami is proud to welcome back Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. September 28, 2017. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850.1073741828.1440408039583372/1810762462547926/?type=3. Retrieved on October 1, 2017.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "You want it, we want it, let’s get it! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. July 16, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850.1073741828.1440408039583372/1943632432594261/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on July 16, 2018.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Time to bust out your calendars! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. August 3, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850.1073741828.1440408039583372/1970717969885707/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on August 3, 2018.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "School’s back in session! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. October 25, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2262540944036740/. Retrieved on October 25, 2019.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Bust out your planners, Toonami’s got some schedule updates! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. February 6, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/posts/2353608678263299. Retrieved on February 6, 2020.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 "Funimation Streams Attack on Titan TV Anime ". animenewsnetwork.com. April 12, 2013. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-04-12/funimation-streams-attack-on-titan-tv-anime. Retrieved on October 2, 2016.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 "Jason DeMarco: Toonami to Air Attack on Titan Season 2 Starting on April 29 ". animenewsnetwork.com. April 2, 2017. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-02/jason-demarco-toonami-to-air-attack-on-titan-season-2-starting-on-april-29/.114243. Retrieved on April 2, 2017.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 "Attack on Titan 3rd Season's Promo Video Reveals July 22 Premiere ". animenewsnetwork.com. April 27, 2018. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-27/attack-on-titan-3rd-season-promo-video-reveals-july-22-premiere/.130930. Retrieved on July 16, 2018.
- ↑ "Attack on Titan Season 4: Final Season to Be Released Fall 2020 ". denofgeek.com. July 1, 2019. https://www.denofgeek.com/us/culture/281995/attack-on-titan-season-4-release-date-trailer-episodes-news. Retrieved on July 29, 2019.
- ↑ "Crunchyroll Also Streams Attack on Titan TV Anime ". animenewsnetwork.com. April 13, 2013. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-04-13/crunchyroll-also-streams-attack-on-titan-tv-anime. Retrieved on October 2, 2016.
- ↑ "Attack on Titan Anime Season 3 to Air in 2018 ". animenewsnetwork.com. June 17, 2017. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-06-17/attack-on-titan-anime-season-3-to-air-in-2018/.117628. Retrieved on July 20, 2018.
- ↑ "Attack on Titan 3rd Season's Promo Video Reveals July 22 Premiere ". animenewsnetwork.com. April 27, 2018. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-27/attack-on-titan-3rd-season-promo-video-reveals-july-22-premiere/.130930. Retrieved on July 20, 2018.
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 "Attack on Titan Airing on SBS 2…. Right Now ". otakustudy.com. September 30, 2014. http://www.otakustudy.com/anime/2014/09/attack-titan-airing-sbs-2-right-now/. Retrieved on July 20, 2018.
- ↑ "NHK's BS Premium to Air "Attack on Titan" TV Anime from January 2016 ". crunchyroll.com. December 11, 2015. http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/12/11/nhks-bs-premium-to-air-attack-on-titan-tv-anime-from-january-2016. Retrieved on October 2, 2016.
- ↑ "Time to update your calendars! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. July 25, 2017. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850.1073741828.1440408039583372/1787160801574759/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on August 3, 2017.
- ↑ "'Attack On Titan' Season 3 Confirms Hiatus, Will Resume In 2019 ". comicbook.com. October 14, 2018. https://comicbook.com/anime/2018/10/14/attack-on-titan-anime-season-3-hiatus-april-2019/. Retrieved on December 3, 2018.
- ↑ "The Titans are approaching! ". facebook.com/Toonami. November 2, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2029458387344998/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on November 2, 2018.
- ↑ "Put your fists up! ". facebook.com/Toonami. November 15, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2036901849933985/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on November 15, 2018.
- ↑ "The wait is over...almost. ". facebook.com/Toonami. April 15, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2125289694428533/. Retrieved on April 15, 2019.
- ↑ "Sorry for the short notice! ". facebook.com/Toonami. July 16, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/pb.1440408039583372.-2207520000.1563493446./2187942721496563/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on July 16, 2019.
- ↑ "Toonami 8/3 Lineup - Next Saturday ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. July 26, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/videos/vb.1440408039583372/732493713849353/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on July 29, 2019.
- ↑ "Fire Force is finishing up its red-hot run on the Toonami lineup ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. January 23, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2343962099227957/. Retrieved on January 23, 2020.