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May 19, 2016 11:05 AM EDT

'Attack on Titan' Season 2 Air Date & Update: Anime Series Delayed to 2017; To Follow Manga Story? [VIDEO]

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"Attack on Titan" or Shingeki no Kyojin in the original Japanese animation is scheduled for delayed release in 2017. The reason for the delay of the anime hit series is varied but mostly it is because the animators are looking at the manga for more material.

"Attack on Titan" Season 2 Delayed Release January 2017?

Fans of Eren, Armin, Mikasa and friends on "Attack on Titan" season 2 may have to wait again next year before they find out what happens next. For those unfamiliar, the "Attack on Titan" anime series is loosely based on the manga of the same name published by Kodansha comics. As to why the season 2 will be delayed, Kodansha manga series producer says that "Attack on Titan" season 2 will be released January next year instead but it isn't set in stone yet, Breathecast reported.

As for one of the reasons why the post-apocalyptic anime is delayed, it is because unlike most animes, "Attack on Titan" is faithful to the manga. Kodansha wants to the series to follow the manga as it is one of the reasons why the anime has a cult following, Tech Times noted. However, the manga updates have been slow and the company wants more material to be able to make "Attack on Titan" season 2.

"Attack on Titan" Season 2 End of The Manga and Anime Series?

There have been rumors that the "Attack on Titan" manga series is about to end and this is what Kodansha may be waiting for in order to proceed with season 2. However, there is no official word yet if this is true or not.

Fans of the "Attack on Titan" manga say that season 2 might revolve around a new mission for the Survey Corps, Vine Report shared. They will be tasked to know how titans came to be and Eren might be heavily involved in this as rumors say he is at the center of it all.

How do you feel about another ragging delay for "Attack on Titan" season 2? Do you think the new anime will still stay faithful to the manga? Let us know what you think below.

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