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Attack on Titan Season 4 trailer gives first look at humanity’s final battle

Published: 29/May/2020 13:05 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 15:33

by Matt Porter

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MAPPA have finally dropped the official trailer for Attack on Titan Season 4, as fans of the series prepare themselves for the final chapters in the legendary anime’s tale.

Attack on Titan’s anime adaption first launched in 2013, and since then it has become one of the most popular and revered shows, following the story of Eren Yeager and his friends Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert, whose lives were changed forever when Titans breached the walls of their hometown and wreaked havoc, eventually devouring Erin’s mother in one of the most harrowing moments.

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Since then, fans have followed the story of the trio as they joined the Scout Regiment, determined to take down these monsters once and for all, and explore the world beyond the walls which they have been unable to explore for centuries. With the final portion of the epic story set to launch this year, new animators MAPPA have dropped the Season 4 trailer, but be warned, the video and the remainder of this article does include spoilers for Season 3 and 4.

The end of Season 3 saw the lives of the main characters flipped upside, as they learned that those who lived within the walls were not the last of the human race who had survived the onslaught of Titans, but instead were exiled to the island on which they live by the Nation of Marley, who were afraid of the Subjects of Ymir, born with the ability to transform into Titans.

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The Season 4 trailer shows the aftermath of their discovery, as the Scout Regiment and the Subjects of Ymir apparently wage war on those who had forced their kind to retreat behind the walls centuries earlier in what is likely to be their final battle to learn the truth and finally escape the confinement they have lived in for generations. Alongside the trailer, MAPPA also released a new image, showing Eren in his Titan form towering over Reiner Braun, the Armored Titan who breached the gate of Wall Maria.

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Eren in Titan form can be seen towering of Reiner, reminiscent of the Colossal Titan in Season 1.

Attack on Titan author Hajime Isayama confirmed that Attack on Titan would be animated until the end, and thanked former animator WIT Studio for all their work over the last 20 years, and hoped that the final season would help fans and the team at MAPPA make “wonderful memories” with him again.

Despite concerns that Attack on Titan Season 4 could be delayed due to the ongoing situation that is affecting the world, the final chapter of the epic story is still set to launch in Fall 2020, meaning fans don’t have too long to wait.

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Attack on Titan cosplayer is ready for battle as Mikasa Ackerman

Published: 12/Oct/2020 13:12 Updated: 12/Oct/2020 19:17

by Matt Porter

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Attack on Titan Season 4 is just around the corner, and a talented fan of the show has shown off their incredible take on the Survey Corps’ Mikasa Ackerman, bringing the character to life in stunning detail.

Since its debut back in 2013, fans across the globe have been enamored with the story of Eren Yeager and Mikasa, who become refugees when one of the giant humanoid creatures known as Titans breached the walls that protected humanity and killed Eren’s mother.

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Determined to destroy the creatures who killed his family, Eren vowed to join the Scout Regiment and head out beyond the walls to kill every Titan he saw, and free humanity from the threat for good. Mikasa, who made a vow as a child to protect him always after he saved her life, quickly followed him, and the inseparable pair joined the war together.

Talented with a sword in her hand, and an expert at swinging through towns or forests using her ODM gear, Mikasa is one of the most feared and dangerous members of the Scouts. Despite her personality sometimes leading others to think she is cold or standoffish, Mikasa is a true fan-favorite, thanks to her incredible skill and her undying love for Eren. She’s so popular in fact, that she has become the most cosplayed character from the series.

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Mikasa fighting in Attack on Titan.
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Mikasa is one of the most powerful characters in the popular anime.

Cosplayer ‘jeisuzukii‘ brought the character to life in stunning detail, capturing the Scout’s black hair perfectly, and making sure to wear the iconic red scarf that she is rarely seen without, and has become a staple of any good Mikasa cosplay.

She is also wearing the recognizable brown leather jacket that anyone who is part of the Survey Corps wears, complete with the Scouts’ recognizable logo, a pair of white and blue wings known as the ‘Wings of Freedom,’ a symbol of hope that they make escape the tyranny of the Titans.

The cosplay is truly stunning and looks like it was lifted straight out of the anime. If a live-action Attack on Titan was ever commissioned, it would be no surprise if it looked exactly like this.

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Attack on Titan’s third season ended with a blockbuster revelation about the origin of the Titans and the war that the Scouts have waged for hundreds of years, leaving fans desperately waiting for the final season of the show.

The good news is that the fourth season of the anime is still set in fall 2020, with the teaser trailer released in late May.