As you probably know by now, season Four of Attack on Titan was initially announced as a two-part event whose second and, presumably, final part premiered on January 10, 2022. The second part ended on April 4, 2022 but the story wasn’t over at that point. In fact, it was announced that Season 4 of Attack on Titan would be getting a final, third part that will conclude the anime series in 2023. In this article, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming final part of the anime.
The third and final part of the fourth season of Attack on Titan has been confirmed and will air sometime in 2023. As far as we know from all the information, the third season is going to be the final anime part, as it is going to finish the story of Eren’s demise and the disappearance of the Titans in the world. The exact release date, as well as the number of potential episodes, are, as of yet, unknown.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to the upcoming Season 4, Part 3 of Attack on Titan. You’re going to find out about its potential release date next year, whether there is a trailer, what the story will probably be about, and much more about this amazing anime series.
Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 3 release date
An anime adaptation of Attack on Titan was announced as really as December 2012, after the opening of a teaser website named “project-attack.com.” It was produced within the Wit Studio studio, directed by Tetsurō Araki, produced by Tetsuya Kinoshita, written by Yasuko Kobayashi, and composed by Hiroyuki Sawano.
Its broadcast initially began on April 7, 2013 on MBSnote. The anime is then rebroadcast on the Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, FBS, HTB, TOS, BS11 channels, then on the Niconico site. Shortly after the start of the broadcast, Kyoji Asano, character designer of the series, announced that he was looking for animators to help the animation studio, assuring that the series would not lose quality. The final episode premiered at Marunouchi Piccadilly 1 in Tokyo on September 28, 2013, during a special event streamed in more than fifteen Japanese cinemas.
Following this event, Tetsurō Araki, Tetsuya Kinoshita, and author Hajime Isayama said they wanted to adapt the sequel to the manga. In August 2014, George Wada, president of Wit Studio, announced that a second season was in pre-production. At the first screening of the anime film Shingeki no Kyojin zenpen ~Guren no yumiya~ in November 2014 in Japan, with the presence of the main characters’ seiyū, this season was initially announced to air in 2016.
In July 2016 , the broadcast was finally announced for spring 2017. This second season was produced by the same team as the first, with the exception of Masashi Koizuka, who replaced Tetsurō Araki as director. The first episode aired on April 1, 2017 on 21 Japanese channels, including Tokyo MX and MBS. The season consisted of twelve episodes and adapted chapters 35 to 50.
A third season was announced when the last episode of the second season aired. It consisted of 22 episodes and was broadcast in two parts. The first part, broadcast between July and October 2018 on NHK General TV, adapted the Royal Government arc, corresponding to chapters 51 to 70 of the manga.
The second half, broadcast between April and July 2019, adapts the Return to Shiganshina arc, which corresponds to chapters 71 to 90 of the original manga. For the first part, author Hajime Isayama reworked the story script as he was unhappy with his work on the manga.
A fourth and final season was announced when the third season’s final episode aired. In May 2020, a teaser was unveiled, and it was revealed that Wit Studio is giving way to MAPPA with Yūichirō Hayashi as director. In a June 2020 interview, manga author Hajime Isayama confirmed that this season would adapt the story “until the end of the manga.”
The broadcast of this last season began on December 7, 2020. The first part of the season, consisting of 16 episodes covering chapters 91 to 116, was broadcast until March 29, 2021. A second part was then announced for winter 2021/2022. Comprised of twelve episodes, it was broadcast from January 10 to April 4, 2022. A third and final part is announced shortly after the broadcast of the last episode of the second part.
As you can see, a third and final part of the Attack on Titan anime was officially announced in 2023, so we actually know that there is going to be another season. The release date was set for 2023, although we still don’t have the exact dates. We don’t know how far into the production MAPPA is, so we cannot even give an estimated date at this time.
Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 3 trailer
You now know all the facts and our thoughts related to Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 3, which means that you’ve probably deduced by yourselves that we still don’t have a trailer for the upcoming part, but it is only a short taser trailer and not a proper one. Namely, contrary to common practice, the teaser trailer for the third part of the fourth season of Attack on Titan was released right after the second part’s finale, and you can check it out here:
This teaser doesn’t reveal much, really, but at least we know that the final arc is going to be adapted, and this trailer gives us at least a glimpse into what to expect. Now, since the third part is still almost a year away, we’re certainly going to get at least one additional trailer for the upcoming episodes. It might appear later this year or in early 2023, but it is certainly going to give us more details about the upcoming episodes.
Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 3 plot
As we have said, it was revealed that Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 3 would be adapting the remaining chapters of the manga series; there is a total of nine such chapters. In this section, we are going to bring you a synopsis of the upcoming story, so you know what to expect.
Eren and his Titans arrive on Marley’s shore and find it guarded by the Global Allied Fleet. However, the fleet proves ineffective against Eren’s Colossus Titans and is immediately obliterated. Even the land artillery on Marley cannot stop the advancing Titans, so the soldiers retreat to higher ground. As his Titans begin destroying Marley, Eren remembers his mother’s death and reaffirms his desire to destroy every one of his enemies.
As he advances, Eren calls each of his friends to him to speak with them individually in Paths. He reveals to each of them his true intentions, which is to become a threat to the entire world so that they can kill him and earn the favor of the nations outside of Paradis. He also reveals that his death will permanently destroy the power of the Titans, so that all Eldians trapped as pure Titans, including Connie’s mother, will return to their human form.
When Eren talks to Mikasa, he brings her to a life on the Paths where they run away together while they are in Marley and spend the rest of their lives in peace and seclusion. After spending some time together in this life, Eren asks Mikasa to forget him after his death.
When Eren talks to Armin, he tries to apologize for the way he treated him at Niccolo’s restaurant. Still, Armin says that he should be more worried about apologizing to Mikasa. Armin worries that the world will try to retaliate for Eren’s actions, but Eren reveals that he managed to wipe out 80% of the world’s population before he was stopped.
Nations will not be able to mount a meaningful counterattack for the foreseeable future. Armin tries to insist that there is a better way, but Eren ignores his protests and tells Armin to follow him.
Eren takes Armin to a volcano to show him the “liquid fire” he read about as a child: Lava. Eren reveals to Armin that he has come to understand that the reason Ymir Fritz has remained subservient to the royal family centuries after the death of her original master is because she truly loved him, despite the abuse she suffered at his hands.
Although he does not fully understand the woman, he knows that it was Mikasa who was able to free her from her bondage. Eren claims not to know why Mikasa is so important to Ymir, only that every action he has taken since receiving his future memories has been in service to Mikasa’s liberation of Ymir.
As he reflects on everything he has done, Eren confesses to Armin that he can no longer think clearly because the combination of past and future memories in his mind has caused him to be unable to distinguish what is past, present, and future. His distorted view of time has led him to take action to ensure that history plays out as he remembers it. He has even used his powers to travel back in time and influence Dina Fritz’s Titan to eat his mother.
Armin takes Eren to the sea and asks him if he thinks Mikasa can break away. Eren claims he does not know, and Armin hits him, angry at the way he treats Mikasa.
Armin starts taunting Eren and jokes that Mikasa will quickly forget about him. Eren finally breaks down and admits that he does not want Mikasa to love anyone but him. After regaining his composure, Eren confesses that he does not want to die. Armin tries to convince him that he can go on living, but Eren reminds him that the world will never forgive him for what he has done.
When a landscape of ruins with trampled bodies appears before them, Eren confesses that he would have rumbled on even if his friends had not tried to stop him. Armin wants to know why, but Eren claims he does not know.
Eren tells Armin that he will temporarily erase his memories until he dies, and Armin gives him a shell and thanks to him for everything he has done for Paradis. The two embrace, and Eren tells Armin that he is confident that Armin will be able to save humanity after his death.
As he approaches Fort Salta, Eren calls Mikasa, Armin, Jean, Connie, Levi, Reiner, and Pieck into the Paths to speak with them. His former comrades plead with him to stop the rumbling, but Eren tells them he has no intention of stopping.
He explains that he will take the freedom of the whole world to achieve his own, but he promises not to deny the freedom of the Alliance to thwart his plans. However, Eren reaffirms his intention to destroy the world by refusing to negotiate any terms and declares that the only thing that would stop his advance would be his death.
Marleyan airships are launched from Fort Salta to halt Eren’s advance and begin dropping bombs on his Titan. In response, Eren sends the Beast Titan to shoot them down. Eren and the Beast quickly take down the airships, but his comrades arrive and manage to dodge the Beast Titan’s projectiles long enough to reach him and attack him directly.
While his friends try to reach his neck to destroy it, Eren and Ymir begin to create more titans on his back to defend him. Nevertheless, the soldiers eventually manage to reach Eren’s neck and blow him up, severing the Titan’s head from his body. Armin then transforms onto his Titan and tries to kill it.
This is unsuccessful, and Eren’s head transforms back into a new Colossus form to continue his march. He is met by Armin, who tries to engage him in hand-to-hand combat with his Colossus Titan form. Eren once again proves to be the better fighter between the two. Still, Armin manages to immobilize him long enough for Mikasa to enter his Titan’s mouth and kill Eren by separating his head from his spine before kissing him goodbye.
After his death, Mikasa and Armin decide to bury Eren’s head at the base of the tree under which he liked to nap outside the Shiganshina district, and a small grave is created for Eren, which Mikasa still visits years later.
How many episodes will Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 3 have?
At this moment, we don’t actually know how many episodes Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 3 is going to have, but we assume that it is going to be a fairly short season. Why? Because there’s no more material to adapt. For example, the first part of Attack on Titan Final Season/season four adapted the manga’s 91st chapter to chapter 116, taking a total of 16 episodes. Final Season Part 2 lasted 12 episodes and ran through chapters 117-130.
Now, with only nine chapters remaining, we assume that there are going to be 10 episodes in part three, but it is possible that MAPPA stretches the show a bit to 12 or 13 episodes max.
Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 3 cast
Since Attack on Titan is basically entering its end, we’re certain that the voice actors that have appeared before will return to reprise their roles for this upcoming part; that much is certain. They are (note, this is a full list of voice actors, but since a lot of characters have died in the meantime, not all of them are going to appear in the final part):
|Chahracter||Japanese Voice Actor (Seiyū)|
|Eren Yeager||Yūki Kaji|
|Mikasa Ackermann||Yui Ishikawa|
|Armin Arlert / Narrator||Marina Inoue|
|Keith Shadis||Tsuguo Mogami|
|Marco Bott||Ryōta Ōsaka|
|Historia Reiss/Christa Renz||Shiori Mikami|
|Erwin Smith||Daisuke Ono|
|Hange Zoe||Romi Park|
|Levi Ackermann||Hiroshi Kamiya|
|Jean Kirschstein||Kishō Taniyama|
|Connie Springer||Hiro Shimono|
|Sasha Braus||Yū Kobayashi|
|Moblit Berner||Rintarou Nishi|
|Floch Forster||Kensho Ono|
|Hitch Dreyse||Akeno Watanabe|
|Marlo Freudenberg||Tomokazu Sugita|
|Kenny Ackermann||Kazuhiro Yamaji|
|Hannes||Keiji Fujiwara (Season 1)|
Kenjiro Tsuda (Season 2)
|Dot Pixis||Masahiko Tanaka|
|Anka Rheinberger||Ikumi Hayama|
|Rico Brzenska||Michiko Kaiden|
|Zeke Yeager||Takehito Koyasu|
|Annie Leonhart||Yū Shimamura|
|Reiner Braun||Yoshimasa Hosoya|
|Berthold Hoover||Tomohisa Hashizu|
|Falco Grice||Natsuki Hanae|
|Colt Grice||Masaya Matsukaze|
|Marcel Galliard||Masamichi Kitada|
|Porco Galliard||Toshiko Masuda|
|Pieck Finger||Manami Numakurs|
|Grisha Yeager||Hiroshi Tsuchida|
|Carla Yeager||Yoshino Takamori|
|Rod Reiss||Yusaku Yara|
Where to watch Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 3?
At this moment, as expected, there is no means of watching Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 3, as the part still hasn’t aired. The series has, so far, been streamed via Crunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu in North America and most Western countries, so we assume that all these streaming platforms are going to offer the series once again when it comes out.
Will there be an Attack on Titan Season 5?
There will be no season five of Attack on Titan, simply because the manga is over and the four anime seasons that are set to air will also adapt the whole manga and its storyline. There are additional stories that could be adapted in the form of an OVA or ONA, but that wouldn’t actually be a proper anime season. Attack on Titan is going to be over in 2023 and there won’t be any season five.