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Attack on Titan Episode 78 delivered one of the anime’s most intense installments ever, and after all of the twists and turns, fans are eager to find out what happens next. “Two Brothers” left Zeke and Eren in quite a predicament heading into Attack on Titan Episode 79. And the preview promises to shed light on some of the series’ biggest mysteries.

[Warning: This article contains spoilers for Attack on Titan Episode 78.]

Eren and Zeke enter the Paths in ‘Two Brothers’

Zeke Jaeger in 'Attack on Titan' Season 4 Part 1. He's wearing a beige uniform and looking down at someone.
Zeke in ‘Attack on Titan’ | Hajime Isayama/Kodansha

Eren and Zeke have spent the majority of Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 attempting to reconnect with one another. That’s a necessary part of their plan to use Zeke’s royal blood and Eren’s Founding Titan to euthanize all Eldians. Of course, Eren reveals at the end of “Two Brothers” that he never actually intended to go through with that idea.

Unfortunately for him, Zeke appears to have gained some control over the Founder Ymir. And now both characters are stuck in a place called the Paths, where Eren is currently in chains.

Zeke intends to use his power over Ymir to enact his plan with or without his younger brother. But the preview for Attack on Titan Episode 79 suggests he and Eren will face more revelations before he begins.

The preview for ‘Attack on Titan’ Episode 79 promises ‘the truth’

Attack on Titan Episode 79 is dubbed “Memories of the Future,” and it’s likely to take Eren and Zeke on a journey through time. The preview for the anime’s next installment promises the two brothers will “learn the truth” while they’re in the Paths.

It’s not entirely clear what they’ll uncover, but the appearance of Frieda Reiss suggests the royal family will play a role. The preview also shows an old picture of Grisha Jaeger. Could the boys be journeying back to when their father inherited the Founding Titan?

It looks like they’ll also get a glimpse of Eren’s childhood, as the first look at Attack on Titan Episode 79 shows Eren and Armin as children. Whatever Zeke and Eren discover, it’s likely to tie all the events of the anime together somehow. Perhaps the answers the two characters have been searching for were hidden in the past all along.

‘Attack on Titan’ Episode 79 release date and time


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Whatever Eren and Zeke learn while they’re in the paths, the revelation is sure to have implications on the rest of the series. Attack on Titan Episode 79 is poised to set up some major reveals. So, what date and time can fans expect the next installment?

Barring any unforeseen delays, “Memories of the Future” should air in Japan on Sunday, Jan. 30. It will drop on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu not long after. New episodes of Attack on Titan typically arrive around 3:45 p.m. EST.

Those hoping to see how things unfold between Eren and Zeke will want to tune in for this installment. Plus, it sounds like it could set up some important developments ahead of the anime’s big conclusion.

Attack on Titan Episode 78 is currently streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.