Attack on Titan has been one of the most iconic anime series in the last decade, captivating audiences with its post-apocalyptic narrative involving monstrous Titans and humanity’s struggle for survival. As Season 4 progresses, fans across the globe are on the edge of their seats. But the burning question remains: is this really the end?
A Journey Through a Post-Apocalyptic World
The compelling story of Attack on Titan revolves around Eren Yeager, voiced by Bryce Papenbrook, who embarks on a mission of revenge after witnessing a Titan’s brutal killing of his mother. As the seasons unfolded, the narrative dove deeper into the intricate web of human politics, alliances, and betrayals, particularly with the shocking revelation of human involvement in the Titans’ assault on Paradis Island.
Season 4 dives deeper into the rich tapestry of the series’ lore. The ongoing Eldia-Marley conflict, a long-standing feud, took center stage, making it more than just a battle against Titans but also a battle amongst humans themselves.
The Unending Suspense of Season 4
Even though Season 4 has been tantalizingly drawn out over three years, starting its journey back in December 2020, fans have remained patient. Currently, enthusiasts await the second half of Part 3, having been given a taste with the premiere of its first episode in early March. The next episode is set for a release in fall 2023, an agonizing wait for many. Yet, the impending conclusion has set fans abuzz with speculations and hopes for what lies beyond.
Debunking the Season 5 Rumors
The animation studio, MAPPA, has been clear in its messaging: Season 4, aptly subtitled “The Final Season,” is meant to be the end of the line. This announcement is further supported by the culmination of Hajime Isayama’s manga in June 2021.
— Jaeger (@ParasiticEager) October 17, 2023
Yet, some ardent followers find it hard to believe. Attack on Titan‘s reputation for extending its narrative and surprising fans with unexpected continuations makes it hard to accept that this could be the final goodbye.
The revelations at the end of Parts One and Two only added to this skepticism. While they were branded as the series’ conclusions, the twist in the tale came with the announcement of another part, much to the fans’ delight.
A Glimmer of Hope or Accepting the End?
The truth is, as of now, there’s no concrete information suggesting a fifth season or another “part” beyond the second half of Season 4 Part 3. Yet, with the series’ penchant for unpredictability, who can say for sure?
For now, fans can only wait with bated breath for the upcoming episodes, cherishing each moment and hoping against hope that Attack on Titan might surprise them just one more time. Whether it concludes with this season or throws another curveball, one thing is certain: Attack on Titan has etched its mark in the annals of anime history.