"Attack on Titan" is titled "Shingeki no Kyojin" in Japan that translates to "The Advancing Giants." Until now, the title has been a little bit ironic as the anime adaptation of Hajime Isayama's popular manga series of the same name has been on hold for almost three years now.
The long hiatus seems to be finally coming to an end. As reported by Japan Today, the official premiere date for Season 2 has been announced. It will air in the spring of 2017. The news came during a fan event, and was accompanied by a statement from Isayama:"It's taken some time since the end of the first season, but that's been put to use making a high-quality anime. I hope you'll enjoy it!"
Not much has been revealed of the second season's storyline. However, Isayama had continued to design the storyboard while the anime was on a break. Fans are hoping for a fairly faithful adaptation of the manga source material. The promotional images of Season 2 feature Eren, Mikasa, and Armin as well Titaqn Eren, the Colossal Titan, and the Armoured Titan.
The spring television season in Japan usually begins in April. Hence, there are still nine months to go until Eren and the others return to TV screens. However, fans must be relieved to get an official confirmation regarding their favourite anime show, the first season of which had concluded after 25 episodes in September 2013. After that, the franchise took several detours, including a couple of recap anime movies and two not-so-well-received live action movies.
In the meanwhile, the director of the anime, Tetsuro Araki, along with production house Wit Studio, created an original anime, titled "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress" that was a magnified reworking of "Attack on Titan" with highly detailed character designs, a pseudo-Japanese background, and a train to protect instead of a fortified city.