‘Attack on Titan’ Season 4 Part 2 Is Reportedly Just 12 Episodes — Can They Cover the Rest of the Manga?
Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 premiered this January, and the new episodes herald the end of the popular shonen anime. The second half of the final season is expected to bring Eren Jaeger’s journey to a close. However, recent reports of its episode count have fans wondering if the series will cover the entirety of Hajime Isayama’s manga.
Reports place ‘Attack on Titan’ Season 4 Part 2 at 12 episodes
Attack on Titan returned on Jan. 9 with “Judgment,” an episode that picks up exactly where season 4 part 1 left off. As Eren and Zeke push forward with their euthanization plan, Marley attacks Paradis Island. Obviously, this presents a massive obstacle for the two brothers.
Platforms like Crunchyroll and Funimation only release one episode at a time, but reports suggest viewers can look forward to 12 installments from Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2. Anime leaker SPY told TV Fandom Lounge as much. Additionally, Decider recently reported that animation studio MAPPA had confirmed the number.
If it’s true that there are 12 episodes of Attack on Titan left, viewers have to wonder: will the series make it all the way through the source material?
Is 12 episodes enough to cover Hajime Isayama’s manga?
Twelve 24-minute episodes don’t seem like a lot, especially for a series that still has plenty of ground to cover before taking its final bow. Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 has two major battles ahead (assuming it’s sticking to the source material). It also has numerous character arcs to resolve. Can the anime actually achieve all that in such a limited run?
That’s the question many are asking heading into the final outing. Fans took to Reddit to discuss how Attack on Titan could possibly wrap things up in just 12 episodes, especially when it has somewhere around 20 manga chapters to adapt. Many were doubtful it could manage. In fact, they’re already assuming MAPPA might have more content up its sleeve.
The ‘Attack on Titan’ Season 4 Part 2 premiere covers a lot of ground
To be fair, the Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 premiere does manage to cover a decent amount in just one episode. If the anime can power through Marley’s raid on Paradis Island in its first few installments, it might actually stand a chance of catching up to the manga. However, that doesn’t mean it won’t feel rushed. And that’s something many viewers are worried about when it comes to the show’s last hurrah.
It’s possible the anime will change Hajime Isayama’s ending, shortening the story somewhat. The manga received plenty of backlash when it concluded in April 2021. Perhaps MAPPA chose to go a different route with Eren’s story. However, given how little Attack on Titan‘s anime has diverged from the source material, that seems unlikely.
More probable is what many Redditors suggested: that the series will receive special episodes or a movie to close it out. After the success of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train and Jujutsu Kaisen 0, it wouldn’t come as a total surprise if Attack on Titan went the movie route.
Only time will tell what MAPPA has planned for the series’ big finale. Fans will be waiting with bated breath to see how things turn out.
Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 is currently streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation.