08 Oct 2021 11:14 AM +00:00 UTC

Will Attack on Titan Have a Season 5 Release? Here's What to Expect After Season 4 Ends

The Attack on Titan Season 4 has been a great treat for the AoT fandom around the globe. The anime not only captured the essence of the manga, but it has also really gripped fans all over the world and showing the grim reality that the characters face. This is why it has become a major shocker for many fans upon learning that the anime is in its final season. This leaves many people to wonder, will Attack on Titan have a season 5 release?

The Attack on Titan Season 4 anime is currently on the minds of many fans right now, the demand for the series was so high that Crunchyroll's servers crashed due to the volume of people trying to watch the first episode premiere.

First, let's get one thing out of the way. the anime will likely not have any season 5 installment. It has been reported multiple times that season 4 will be the final season, which was even labeled, Attack on Titan: The Final Season.

Before diving deeper into the possibility of having an Attack on Titan Season 5, it is important to understand the things that happened behind the scenes. In fact, the first three seasons of the hit anime were handled by another studio. The series made headlines after it was revealed that season 4 will be worked on by a different studio.


Why Was Attack on Titan Season 4 Handed Over to MAPPA?

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Colossal titan appeared for the second time on Attack on Titan season 1
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Credit: WIT Studio

Seasons 1, 2, and 3 were all handled by WIT Studio. Season 4 is currently being produced by animation studio MAPPA. WIT Studio has helped built the AoT anime series into a success story with the three seasons it worked on.

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However, WIT Studio was just a hired contractor. The studios in the business are paid to produce a certain number of episodes. In this case, WIT Studio cannot decide what to do but rather just do the work they were hired to do.

WIT Studio doesn't have any share in the financial success that the license holders earned. This is why in recent years, WIT Studio was focused on producing original works produced by them.

In contrast, MAPPA is given a seat on the anime production committee of season 4. A committee is a group of companies that invested in the anime project, sharing both the risk and rewards.
This is why MAPPA will be invested in making the final season as successful as possible. They also have more control over how the story ends, compared to WIT Studio.

Will Attack on Titan Have A Season 5?


Falco in Attack on Titan Season 4
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No, there will no Attack on Titan Season 5. It has been confirmed that part 2 for season 4 will be airing in the winter of 2022.

Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 17 will commence at the last part of the season and will reveal the fight of the Marley forces and Eren. It will also reveal the fate of Levi, Mikasa, Armin, Zeke, and the rest of the characters.

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These Were the Previous Ending Possibility Theories

Reiner on episode 1 of Attack on Titan Season 4
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So far, MAPPA has stayed close to the source material. One of the worries that many fans have before season 4 began was the fact that it only has 16 episodes. The main issue back then was that the series might squeeze three to four chapters into one episode.

It was later revealed that the series only uses 1.5 to 2 chapters in one episode, which was good enough for the story's pacing. This was good news among fans as this means each episode will not be rushed and will still be able to flesh out the details in the manga. Below were some of the previous theories of how the anime will end.

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Animated Movie

Eren and Mikasa on the way to board the airship.
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This is one of the popular theories on how the series may end. However, the recent confirmation of part 2 proved that the movie ending will not be the case.

Still, Warner Bros has the right to produce a live-action film for Attack on Titan. Although the series already has a live-action in Japan, Hollywood is also grabbing a bite. WB tapped The Flash director, Andy Muschietti to helm the live-action movie.

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Season 4 Part 2

Mikasa crying for Sasha
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Credit: MAPPA

This is the winning theory. Attack on Titan Season 3 had the same strategy. The season was divided into two parts. The series took a break before continuing to the second part of the series. Having a break after episode 16 will give MAPPA the time they need to finish the rest of part 2 along with the completed source material from the manga.

For fans wondering whether Attack on Titan is shoujo or shonen, there is also another debate that the anime might be geared to the seinen or young adult male demographic. However, since Attack on Titan runs in a shounen magazine, then it can be considered a shounen anime, which is targeted at the teen male demographic.

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