The crew behind the Attack on Titan anime have confirmed that it will officially air during Spring 2017. Many are disappointed at the thought, and I don’t really blame them. They did say it was meant to premiere early this year and in April but it’s been delayed several times.
Most hardcore fans that I know have resorted to scanning the manga that releases monthly and love to spoil it but some have unlocked the 7th chakra (heh, Avatar joke) within themselves and patiently waited for the day the anime finally releases. You are probably wonder why they are taking so long so I’ll make an unnecessary list to answer that question even though it only consists of 2 points.
1. The plot in the manga needs to progress
In order for the anime to keep on track, the real people behind the manga need to continue the story to see where things are going. The 2 mediums follow story arcs. Season 1 had four story arcs (34 chapters): Fall of Shiganshina, 104th Training Corps, Battle of Trost District and the Female Titan.
The manga has to develop by 3-4 story arcs for the anime to continue, hence the anime premiering in Spring 2017.
2. When it comes out, it’s going to be so worth the wait
Think about it, no one expected Season 1 to be THAT good, I certainly didn’t! If anything, Season 2 is going to be better. More time + more effort = one damn amazing season. Both the visuals and audio was immersive, deeply philosophical and just a representation of a perfect anime. It’s true art!
To conclude, don’t worry! Isayama claims that the manga could stretch to 2018, meaning the anime would last up to 75-100 episodes In other words, we have 3 more seasons to eagerly anticipate, as 1 season is 25 episodes.