WITH THE BROADCAST OF EPISODE 16 OF THE SEASON 4 ANIME OF SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL RETURN NEXT WINTER
When Shingeki no Kyojin Season 4 was announced it was said at once that it would be the finale of the anime. Later, when its episode count was revealed (16), many thought it was insufficient.
Especially to adapt all of Hajime Isayama’s work, which is not finished yet. That is why it was thought that it might be divided into at least two parts. A certain rumor pointed to this idea, and now, it is confirmed by what was announced this Sunday.
SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN SEASON 4 IS ON PAUSE
Although episode 16 (75 in general) is not yet released in the West, in Japan it is already available. At the end of its broadcast, it was revealed that the one that follows will premiere until next winter.
That was through a teaser, which is the one we share with you now. Those who are aware of the Isayama manga will realize that the scenes that appear are related to the most recent events of it. The denouement is very close.
In this way, Season 4 of Shingeki no Kyojin follows the same steps as Season 3, which was also divided into two parts.
That was to give Wit Studio, the company that previously made the anime, space to regain strength and go back to work.
One can imagine that MAPPA, which is the studio in charge, needs time to work on other projects. In fact, this animation house has a pretty hectic 2021 with a lot of work.
ACCORDING TO THE PLAN, THE ANIME WILL RETURN IN WINTER 2022
So this pause is completely understandable. Now, the original announcement mentions that it will be next winter that the anime will return. But Funimation, which has already issued a statement, specifies that it will be in “winter 2022”.
So apparently December 2021 is ruled out, and it will be until January that Eren Jaeger and company will return to battle. The wait will surely be eternal for many fans, but it will surely be worth it.
Hopefully MAPPA has enough time and listens to the feedback from the fans. There were some details from the first half of Shingeki no Kyojin Season 4 that could have been better.
But it is understandable that some things changed. Not for nothing did Wit Studio do three seasons, and MAPPA had to finish what it started. Hopefully your animators get as much rest as possible, as well as the rest of the production team.