Over the past few months, rumors of the supposed release date of Attack on Titan Season 2 have been circulating online, raising the hopes of avid fans.
But a sad report has confirmed that the much-awaited season 2 will be released early 2017. It was previously reported by the Spanish anime website Mission Tokyo that season 2 might be aired by Fall this year.
According to the official announcement from Mission Tokyo, Manu Guerrero of the Selecta Vision—the publisher and distributor of the series in Spain—has announced that the airing of Attack on Titan Season 2 will be further delayed to a later date.
However, Kodansha reportedly told the Selecta Vision that it might push through with a simulcast broadcast of the anime immediately after the show is released in Japan. Kodansha owns the franchise for the anime.
The report, however, did not give specific details on the reason of the delay. There have been several speculation that surfaced online after the announcement of the release date, but almost none of these claims are backed by a reliable source.
Meanwhile, Manu’s interview, where he talks about the possible simulcast of Attack of the Titan Season 2 this January, has been transcribed by anime website AttackOnTitanWikia.
“Although everything suggested that it would be one of the strongest releases for the end of the year, [and] in fact it was expected its release for October, it seems that it will finally be delayed and we will have to wait a little longer to see new episodes. This is what has been informed by Kodansha, the owner of the license, to Selecta Visión, publisher and distributor of the anime in Spain, in talks to broadcast the series in simulcast once it is released in Japan.” Manu said in the interview.