Attack on Titan’s (Shingeki no Kyojin) second season wrapped up today. At the end of the 12th episode, it was announced that a third season of Attack on Titan will air sometime in 2018. It doesn’t state which of the four anime seasons the show will air in nor do we know how many episodes the third season will contain. I am sure we will learn more details over time and will bring you the information as it is officially announced.
Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga is still currently publishing monthly with 94 total chapters at the time of this writing. The original anime adaptation aired in 2013 and contained 25 episodes. Since then, three animated films and two live-action film adaptations have aired in Japan. Numerous video games have also launched. Kodansha is publishing the manga in the U.S. while FUNimation holds the license for the anime.
Attack on Titan won the Kodansha Manga Award in the shonen category in 2011 and was nominated for both the 16th and 18th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize as well as the 4th Manga Taishou Award.
MyAnimeList.net describes the story as follows:
Hundreds of years ago, horrifying creatures which resembled humans appeared. These mindless, towering giants, called “titans,” proved to be an existential threat, as they preyed on whatever humans they could find in order to satisfy a seemingly unending appetite. Unable to effectively combat the titans, mankind was forced to barricade themselves within large walls surrounding what may very well be humanity’s last safe haven in the world.
In the present day, life within the walls has finally found peace, since the residents have not dealt with titans for many years. Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackerman, and Armin Arlert are three young children who dream of experiencing all that the world has to offer, having grown up hearing stories of the wonders beyond the walls. But when the state of tranquility is suddenly shattered by the attack of a massive 60-meter titan, they quickly learn just how cruel the world can be. On that day, Eren makes a promise to himself that he will do whatever it takes to eradicate every single titan off the face of the Earth, with the hope that one day, humanity will once again be able to live outside the walls without fear.