If you watched Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 3‘s hour-long episode, you’re no doubt spending some time processing everything that happened. The sub version aired in March 2023, but the dubbed version didn’t release until September 10, 2023. But when will the show return for the true finale? The official website has announced approximately when Season 4 Part 3 Part 2 is coming back (aka Episode 89), along with sharing a teaser trailer that wasn’t aired in the U.S.
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Attack on Titan Returns in the Fall, But We Still Don’t Have an Exact Date Yet
The good news is that as of September 2023, we’re getting a lot closer to when the final episode/mini-movie for Attack on Titan will finally air. But the bad news is that Crunchyroll and even the anime’s official website still haven’t given us an exact date yet.
When the sub aired in March 2023, we were given the following details:
According to a rough Google translation from the show’s official website, Attack on Titan’s final episode will air in Fall 2023.
This covers a pretty wide range of months. In the anime world, the fall season typically begins in October 2023 and runs through the end of December 2023. So we’re looking at a return date anywhere from October to December 2023.
We won’t be getting multiple episodes either. Instead, it will be like the latest special, and we’ll get one new episode that is approximately one hour in length. The official website hasn’t released any additional details on when to expect the final episode since March. They released a new trailer in July (which will be shown later in this story), but even that trailer still put the premiere date as being in the fall, which is sometime in October, November, or December 2023.
Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 3 Part 1 can be streamed on Crunchyroll at this link,which is also where Season 4 Part 3 Part 2 will be available once it’s released in the fall.
MAPPA Released a Teaser Trailer for the Ending That Didn’t Air in the U.S.
In the same announcement made on March 4, MAPPA also released a teaser trailer for the finale. This is a teaser trailer for the very last episode premiering this fall. Interestingly, this teaser was not included at the end of the version that was aired on Crunchyroll or on Hulu. So this was a “secret” trailer that wasn’t aired in the United States.
You can watch it here or below.
There isn’t an official subtitled translation for this teaser trailer, but it appears to be mostly a replay of what Falco told Annie and Gabi in the last episode.
The rough translation reads: “I had a dream. Zeke’s dream or memory. The memory I see the most is the memory of flying above the clouds. I feel like I can do that too.”
So it looks like the teaser trailer really doesn’t offer any new information. There’s no new animation, instead just a replay of Falco’s conversation. This is the scene where he and Gabi told Annie that they believed he had gained some of Zeke’s powers when he consumed his Titan fluid, just like Annie can gain some other Titans’ powers when she consumes Titan fluid. (And also like we saw Eren gain the ability to harden after he consumed the hardening fluid.)
Falco is saying that he has a memory of Zeke’s of one of his predecessors being able to fly, and he thinks he might be able to do that too.
It’s not a groundbreaking teaser since it doesn’t share anything new to the viewers, but it’s interesting that they decided to make the focus of the teaser be about Falco out of all the characters.
MAPPA Released Another Trailer in July
MAPPA released another trailer for Attack on Titan’s final episode in July.
They wrote in their announcement, via a rough Google translation: “The first PV of the final season (part 2) of the TV anime “Attack on Titan”, scheduled to be broadcast in the fall of 2023, has been released! The new PV is symbolic of Armin’s lines when he looks back on the memories of the three of them when they were young, and Mikasa’s line of ‘Welcome to Eren, my girlfriend!’ which was also in the key visual! New footage from the final part (part 2) is also used, so be sure to check it out!”
You can watch the trailer below:
The trailer was heavily hyped, but quite a bit shorter than most of us were hoping for. While it certainly looks exciting, it doesn’t reveal much of what to expect. But it does look like we’re in for a ride.
MAPPA also released an Attack on Titan movie called “Chronicle” in mid-July. This is just a re-edited version of the 59 episodes of the anime, put into a TV movie form. It’s on Hulu in Japan, but it’s unclear if it’s available anywhere in the U.S.
The latest hour-long episode was horrifying and hauntingly beautiful. You can see our review, where we compare it to the manga, here.
If you haven’t seen the full version of the ending song with the special animation, that is shared here.