Attack on Titan (season 4)

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Attack on Titan
Season 4
Attack on Titan Season 4 vol 1.png
Cover of the first Blu-ray
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes19
Release
Original networkNHK General TV
Original releaseDecember 7, 2020 (2020-12-07) –
present
Season chronology
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List of episodes

The fourth and final season of the Attack on Titan anime television series, subtitled Attack on Titan: The Final Season, is produced by MAPPA, chief directed by Jun Shishido, and directed by Yuichiro Hayashi, replacing Tetsurō Araki and Masashi Koizuka respectively. Scriptwriter Hiroshi Seko took over the series composition from Yasuko Kobayashi, and Tomohiro Kishi replaced Kyōji Asano as character designer due to the series switching production studios.[1] The season covers the Marley (chapters 91–106) and War for Paradis (chapters 107–139) arcs from the original manga by Hajime Isayama.

The season introduces Gabi Braun and Falco Grice, young Eldian Warrior candidates seeking to inherit Reiner's Armored Titan four years after the failed mission to claim the Founding Titan. Marley plans to invade Paradis to strengthen their weakening military and recover the Founding Titan. With the Survey Corps on the Marley shoreline, Gabi, Falco, Reiner, and other Titans go to war with the Paradis soldiers as Eren Jaeger reveals his new plan of attack on the Marleyan invaders: annihilation. As both sides take a heavy death toll, both the Marleyan Warriors and the Survey Corps must question the best approach to claiming victory over the other side. Eren's comrades begin to realize that he has begun to walk down a questionable path, while Gabi and Falco must combat their internal tensions over the supposed "devils" of Paradis.

The season aired on NHK General TV from December 7, 2020 to March 29, 2021 at 12:10 a.m. JST.[2] In the United States, Adult Swim's Toonami programming block began airing Funimation's English dub on January 10, 2021 at 12:30 a.m. EST/PST.[3] A second part of the season premiered on NHK General TV on January 10, 2022 at 12:05 a.m. JST.[4][5]

The score is directed by Masafumi Mima and composed by Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto.[1] For Part 1, the opening theme is "Boku no Sensō" (僕の戦争, lit. "My War") performed by Shinsei Kamattechan, and the ending theme is "Shōgeki" (衝撃, lit. "Shock") performed by Yūko Andō.[6] For Part 2, the opening theme is "The Rumbling" performed by SiM, and the ending theme is "Akuma no Ko" (悪魔の子, lit. "A Child of Evil") performed by Ai Higuchi.[7]

Episode list[edit]

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Title [8]Directed by [8]Written by [8]Original air date [2]English air date [9]
Part 1
601"The Other Side of the Sea"
Transcription: "Umi no Mukōgawa" (Japanese: 海の向こう側)
Kaori MakitaHiroshi SekoDecember 7, 2020 (2020-12-07)January 10, 2021

Four years after the Warrior Unit's defeat on Paradis Island, the Mid-East Allied Forces declared war against Marley. As a result, the operation to reclaim the Founding Titan was put on hold. In the final battle at the Allied Forces base, Fort Slava, Marley sent Eldian soldiers including Warrior Candidates (candidates to inherit the power of the Nine Titans) Falco Grice, his older brother Colt, Gabi Braun, Udo and Zofia. Colt proposes to Commander Theo Magath that they use the power of the Warrior Titans, but he refuses due to the Allied Forces' armored train possessing a deadly anti-Titan cannon. Gabi manages to approach the train and disable it with hand grenades. This allows Pieck's Cart Titan and Galliard's Jaw Titan to attack the fort. From an airship above Fort Slava, Eldians are transformed into Pure Titans by Zeke and are dropped onto it, destroying much of its structure. Reiner's Armored Titan, aided by the Jaw Titan, successfully pulverizes the fort's defenses, including another armored train. Zeke, noting that the cause of this war was their defeat, transforms into the Beast Titan and annihilates the Mid-East Allied Fleet, thus ending the four-year war with Marley victorious. However, after witnessing the developed anti-Titan weaponry, Marley realized the need to resume the operation to retrieve the Founding Titan.


Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Funimation added a disclaimer at the beginning of each episode stating that the English dub voice actors were able to record their lines from the safety of their homes. This disclaimer was played weekly before the English dub broadcast on Adult Swim.
612"Midnight Train"
Transcription: "Yamiyo no Ressha" (Japanese: 闇夜の列車)
Daisuke TokudoHiroshi SekoDecember 14, 2020 (2020-12-14)January 17, 2021
At a Marleyan military meeting, Zeke proposes to use his last year of life to attack Paradis Island and retake the Founding Titan. However, as none of Marley's ships have returned for the past three years, it's clear to Zeke that Paradis controls at least two of the Nine Titans. On a train back to their homes, the surviving Eldian soldiers praise Gabi for her courage, while Reiner secretly encourages Falco to become the Armored Titan in place of Gabi. The Eldian soldiers and Warriors arrive at Liberio and reunite with their families. At dinner, Gabi recounts the victory at Fort Slava while Reiner is prompted to give an account of his time on Paradis. The next day, Zeke informs the other Warriors of his plan to use the Tybur noble family and their War Hammer Titan to announce an offensive against Paradis. Zeke proposes that the Tyburs publicly reveal their involvement and plan during a festival in Liberio.
623"The Door of Hope"
Transcription: "Kibō no Tobira" (Japanese: 希望の扉)
Kōki Aoshima, Hiromi NishiyamaHiroshi SekoDecember 21, 2020 (2020-12-21)January 24, 2021
Reiner thinks about his past and a conversation he had with his mother on the curse of being an Eldian. He entered the military training program where selected candidates were chosen to become Titans. Porco Galliard was devastated when Reiner was chosen to be the Armored Titan. Commander Magath then sent Annie Leonhart, Bertholdt Hoover, Marcel Galliard and Reiner on a mission to Paradis to reclaim the Founding Titan, but Marcel, saving Reiner, is devoured by Ymir's Pure Titan. Following the assault on Wall Maria, they sneaked into Wall Rose and joined the Training Corps two years later. Emerging from recollections of his past, Reiner attempts suicide, but stops after hearing Falco outside. He then tells himself that he needs to live because of his role as a mentor to Falco and the other Candidates. Falco stops by the hospital and has a conversation with an Eldian soldier who admits to faking his trauma-induced amnesia to avoid being sent back home.
634"From One Hand to Another"
Transcription: "Te Kara Te e" (Japanese: 手から手へ)
Tetsuaki MatsudaHiroshi SekoDecember 28, 2020 (2020-12-28)January 31, 2021
Kruger, the wounded Eldian soldier, asks Falco to post letters for him from outside the internment zone. Willy Tybur, the head of the Tybur family who possess the War Hammer Titan, meets with Commander Magath. They form an alliance to stop the warmongering and restore the balance between Eldia and Marley. Back at the hospital, the patient Mr. Jaeger, Grisha's father, approaches Kruger and asks him to avoid using Falco for his schemes and to return to his family. Willy gives a speech to the dignitaries present and invites them to a theatrical play to be performed after the festival in Liberio. Both Warriors and Candidates enjoy the festival the day it arrives. Later that day, they all head towards the plaza for Willy's play. In a post-credits scene, right before the presentation begins, Falco takes Reiner to a basement behind the stage, where he meets Kruger. Much to his shock, Reiner immediately recognizes him as Eren Jaeger, who greets Reiner, stating that four years have passed since they last saw each other.
645"Declaration of War"
Transcription: "Sensen Fukoku" (Japanese: 宣戦布告)
Teruyuki ŌmineHiroshi SekoJanuary 11, 2021 (2021-01-11)February 7, 2021
Willy begins his theatrical presentation to the audience while Eren and a terrified Reiner listen with Falco in the basement. Willy tells the well-known story of Marley's hero Helos, who formed an alliance with the Tybur family to defeat the Eldian King Fritz. However, he reveals Fritz and the Tybur family fabricated the myth themselves since Fritz longed for peace. His ideology was passed through his bloodline, which kept his successors bound to his desire, while vowing to release the Wall Titans - setting the so-called Rumbling in action - if the peace is shattered by Marley. Meanwhile, Pieck and Porco are sent down a trap door by a Marleyan soldier, dropping them into a small cellar, thus preventing them from transforming into Titans. On stage, Willy announces that an uprising has occurred on Paradis, and that the Founding Titan has been stolen by a man called Eren Jaeger. Willy explains that Eren is a threat to world peace as he is not bound by Fritz's vow to renounce war. In the basement, Eren apologizes to a horrified Falco and explains that since his arrival in Marley, he has realized that both Paradis and Marley are alike in that both sides are just people. He tells Reiner that the two of them are alike, but with contrasting beliefs due to their different upbringings. Reiner, devastated by the thought of everything that happened on Paradis four years prior, including the death of Eren's mother, is his fault, begs Eren to kill him. Just as Willy declares war on Paradis, Eren transforms into the Attack Titan, bursts out of the basement and crushes the stage along with Willy, throwing his mangled body into the air.
656"The War Hammer Titan"
Transcription: "Sentsui no Kyojin" (Japanese: 戦鎚の巨人)
Cao Yi[a], Takahiro KanekoHiroshi SekoJanuary 18, 2021 (2021-01-18)February 14, 2021
In a flashback prior to Willy's declaration of war, he farewells his family and discusses with Commander Magath the probability of an attack during the play, although Willy is prepared to become a martyr in support of his cause. In the present, the Attack Titan devours Willy and continues its rampage, devastating the Marleyan military brass. Zofia dies on the spot, while Udo suffers severe injuries; Gabi and Colt manage to flee with him. Willy's sister Lara Tybur transforms into the War Hammer Titan, but is immediately assaulted by the Attack Titan. Lara overpowers him using her Titan's hardening ability to create destructive weapons. Meanwhile, Pieck and Porco are rescued by the Cart Titan's Panzer Unit just as the Survey Corps commence an assault overhead. The War Hammer Titan defeats the Attack Titan and forces Eren out of its body. Just as she prepares to kill him, Mikasa arrives and attacks the War Hammer's nape with Thunder Spears, but it turns out to be ineffective. Meanwhile, Udo is declared dead; a vengeful Gabi heads back to the battlefield, only to witness more death and destruction, infuriating her even more. Eren realizes that Lara's crystal-covered body is underground, connected by a long white cord. He transforms into the Attack Titan again and severs the cord, preparing to devour her. Porco's Jaw Titan leaps onto the Attack Titan's nape, but Levi arrives and slices its jaw-joint, much to Porco's surprise and horror as the enemy initiates a counterattack against him.
667"Assault"
Transcription: "Kyōshū" (Japanese: 強襲)
Jun ShishidoHiroshi SekoJanuary 25, 2021 (2021-01-25)February 21, 2021
The Survey Corps surround Porco's Jaw Titan, but they come under attack from Pieck's Cart Titan carrying the Panzer Unit armed with machine guns, which are effective at picking them off. While Eren is distracted by the commotion, Lara partially re-materializes the War Hammer Titan, impaling and trapping the Attack Titan in a tree-like structure made of its hardened substance, but fails to pierce its nape. Zeke's Beast Titan arrives while Marleyan soldiers surround Liberio. Falco emerges from underground, protected by a bud-like shield formed by Reiner's partial transformation; he reunites with Magath and Gabi. Mikasa and Eren fail to break Lara's crystal; Eren then transforms for the third time to escape the War Hammer's trap. As the Survey Corps lose several soldiers, Armin arrives and transforms into the Colossal Titan, destroying the Marleyan Navy. Levi uses the distraction to disable the Beast Titan, dropping a grenade on the fallen Titan's nape. Sasha kills a machine gunner of the Panzer Unit, enabling Jean and other soldiers to destroy it and severely injure the Cart Titan using their Thunder Spears. As the Survey Corps attack Pieck, Magath and other Marleyan soldiers defend her. Meanwhile, Hange arrives overhead in an airship to recover the Survey Corps, guided by lights placed earlier in the battle. The Jaw Titan attacks the airship, but is dismembered and immobilized by Mikasa and the Attack Titan. Eren utilizes its jaws like a nutcracker to shatter Lara's crystal and swallows her remains, gaining the powers of the War Hammer Titan. As Porco too is about to be eaten, Gabi and Falco's frantic cries for help awaken Reiner, and he reluctantly emerges to confront Eren.
678"Assassin's Bullet"
Transcription: "Kyōdan" (Japanese: 凶弾)
Hidetoshi Takahashi, Lie Jun Yang, Yōsuke YamamotoHiroshi SekoFebruary 1, 2021 (2021-02-01)February 28, 2021
Reiner's Armored Titan engages in a brief battle with the Attack Titan and is quickly beaten but manages to save Porco. Eren, having reached his limit, stops fighting and escapes with Mikasa. Levi arrests Eren for initiating his own mission and for involving the Survey Corps in his rescue. Gabi rushes after the airship with a rifle, but is stopped by Falco who realizes the enemy's own need for revenge after the devastation on Paradis that aimed to retrieve the Founding Titan. Gabi refuses and kills the Survey Corps recruit Lobov, then uses his ODM gear to reach the airship with Falco. Gabi climbs aboard and shoots Sasha in the chest. Pieck tells Magath that the woman who trapped them prior to the battle is a soldier named Yelena who was a crew member of the missing first scout ship sent to Paradis three years prior. Gabi and Falco are taken before Zeke who appears to have switched sides. Sasha dies of her wounds in front of a distraught Armin and Mikasa. Eren starts laughing bitterly after hearing her last words from Connie which were "meat". Jean reminds him that Sasha would have lived if Eren had not involved the Survey Corps in his mission.
689"Brave Volunteers"
Transcription: "Giyūhei" (Japanese: 義勇兵)
Kōki AoshimaHiroshi SekoFebruary 8, 2021 (2021-02-08)March 14, 2021[b]
Three years prior to the attack on Marley, Eren's Attack Titan destroyed the first Marleyan scout ship and its crew were captured. Yelena and other Marleyan conscripted deserters, who call themselves the "Anti-Marleyan Volunteers", offered help to the Eldians, backing Zeke Jaeger's plan to carry out the Rumbling in order to support them against Marley. Yelena and Onyankopon provided them with schematics of Marleyan guns and advanced weaponry. Using Yelena to lure in more scout ships while Armin's Colossal Titan takes some of them down, the Survey Corps recruited Marleyan soldiers as labor to build docks for the island. In the present, a Marleyan chef named Nicolo, who befriended the now deceased Sasha, grieves for her death and encounters the Braus family, inviting them to his restaurant. Meanwhile, Levi shows Zeke the Forest of Giant Trees where they will be staying, and Commander Pyxis has the Volunteers detained in order to keep Zeke on a short leash. Armin reflects to the still-crystallized Annie on how whether helping Eren in the raid against Marley was the right decision. Gabi and Falco are imprisoned; elsewhere, Eren himself is in a cell, where he finishes tidying up his appearance and tells himself that the only way to win is to fight.
6910"A Sound Argument"
Transcription: "Seiron" (Japanese: 正論)
Kaori MakitaHiroshi SekoFebruary 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)March 21, 2021
Two years ago on Zeke's advice, a special envoy of Hizuru, Kiyomi Azumabito, landed on the newly-completed docks of Paradis Island for negotiations. A tattoo on Mikasa's arm revealed that she is the descendant of Hizuru's ruling shogun. Lady Azumabito believed that Hizuru could help Paradis achieve Zeke's plan on using the Rumbling to protect the island, in return for the valuable Iceburst Stone - the mysterious Paradis substance which powers ODM gear. She listed Zeke's propositions: to enact a test of the Rumbling, strengthen and modernize the Paradis military, and for the Beast Titan to be passed down to someone of royal blood who would bear children, so it could be passed on every 13 years. Historia agreed to inherit the Beast Titan, though Eren vehemently rejected the proposal. However, Hizuru's help rooted in greed, and a year later, they would not help Paradis negotiate trade with other nations. At that time, while working on the island's railway, the Survey Corps kept struggling with deciding their strategy against Marley and the successor of Eren's Titan when his term runs out. In the present, Hange interrogates Eren for acting on his own, resulting in Eren grabbing Hange and angrily asking them if they have any alternative plans. Historia is shown to be pregnant and living with a local farmer she knew from her childhood. Jean and Connie believe Eren has lost all sympathy for his friends. Armin plans to speak with Eren together with Mikasa, all while proposing that the military could have Eren be eaten by someone more trustworthy to them.
7011"Deceiver"
Transcription: "Itsuwari Mono" (Japanese: 偽り者)
Teruyuki ŌmineHiroshi SekoFebruary 22, 2021 (2021-02-22)March 28, 2021
Gabi kills her prison guard and escapes with Falco into the wilderness. They are found by a young girl named Kaya who offers them food and shelter at the Braus stables. Lady Azumabito arrives at the docks with a Hizuru delegation and a covered aircraft powered by Iceburst Stone, which she describes as the "world's first flying boat". For leaking information about Eren's imprisonment to the press, Hange incarcerates four Survey Corps members including Floch and Louise. Meanwhile at the Braus stables, after Gabi rails against Kaya for being a "devil", Kaya reveals that she knows Gabi and Falco are from Marley. She explains how her village was destroyed and her mother was eaten alive by a Titan four years ago, and questions why these people should die for sins committed by Eldians hundreds of years ago. Falco calms the emotions between Gabi and Kaya, and the latter informs them that they have been invited for dinner at the restaurant run by a Marleyan who could help Gabi and Falco return home. In a post-credits scene, the Marleyan military has realized that Zeke Jaeger had faked his death and likely sided with Paradis. As the new General, Magath informs the Warriors that in six months' time, the world plans to launch a global offensive against Paradis, but Reiner suggests they make a surprise attack before Zeke can come up with a defensive plan.
7112"Guides"
Transcription: "Michibiku Mono" (Japanese: 導く者)
Kunihiro MoriHiroshi SekoMarch 1, 2021 (2021-03-01)April 4, 2021
Yelena reveals to Commander Pyxis that ten months ago, she had secretly met with Eren before his infiltration on Marley. Elsewhere, Onyankopon tells Hange how Yelena was fiercely loyal to Zeke in Marley, and he confesses that no other Volunteer knew about her secret. Mikasa and Armin meet with Premier Zachary to get permission to speak with Eren. Zachary denies them as he suspects Eren of colluding with the Volunteers and of being manipulated by Zeke. After they leave his office, a bomb kills Zachary and three other soldiers which stirs up protesters eager to fight for a New Eldian Empire. Eren escapes from prison and meets up with Floch and other allies. In the aftermath, the Military Police concede to the Survey Corps that their intentions were to take Eren's Founding Titan. Hange states that Eren's supporters, dubbed as the "Jaegerists", intend Eren to meet up with Zeke and reform the military with Eren as the leader. Since the number of Jaegerists and their identities are unknown, Pyxis declares that instead of fighting amongst themselves, the military should make a deal with the Jaegerists using Zeke's location as a bargaining chip. Lady Azumabito begs Mikasa to return with her to Hizuru, but Mikasa refuses, citing her loyalty to the Eldians of Paradis. Hange suspects that Yelena and Zeke were prepared for this situation and likely took precautions, and urges the Survey Corps to look into the Marleyan prisoners who obtained jobs on Paradis through Yelena. The Braus family, along with Gabi and Falco, arrive in Nicolo's restaurant, and Pieck is shown to have infiltrated the Walls once again.
7213"Children of the Forest"
Transcription: "Mori no Kora" (Japanese: 森の子ら)
Yasuhiro Geshi, Kōnosuke UdaHiroshi SekoMarch 8, 2021 (2021-03-08)April 11, 2021
In the forest, Zeke tells Levi that four years earlier on Marley's orders, his spinal fluid was released in a gaseous form towards the Ragako villagers on Paradis. He says it initially paralyzed them, then he turned them into Titans with his scream. Zeke claims he did it to maintain his cover, but Levi accuses him of not truly caring for the people he killed. During the Braus family’s dinner, Kaya points Nicolo out to Gabi and Falco as the Marleyan who invited them, explaining that he was probably in love with Sasha. After the Survey Corps arrive in the restaurant to question him, Nicolo forcefully takes a bottle of Marleyan wine from Connie and Jean. He brings the wine to the cellar, to where Gabi and Falco follow him, revealing themselves as Warrior Candidates. Nicolo deduces that Gabi killed Sasha and attempts to bludgeon her with the bottle, but Falco takes the hit instead, and some of the wine gets in his mouth. Nicolo punches Gabi out then carries the two back to the dining room. He offers Mr. Braus a knife, saying either of them shall kill Gabi. The Survey Corps intervenes, and through Mr. Braus, the emotions are seemingly calmed. Connie and Jean restrain Nicolo, but Mikasa has to save Gabi from Kaya who attempts to kill her. Gabi is escorted to another room by Mikasa and Armin, while Nicolo tells Hange to rinse Falco's mouth as he suspects that the wine Falco accidentally ingested is tainted with Zeke's spinal fluid. He explains that the wine came from Yelena's scout ship, and it was to be served to the high government officials. Meanwhile, Levi receives word of Zachary's death and wonders if he completely miscalculated Eren's potential as humanity's savior. The Jaegerists raid the restaurant and hold everyone at gunpoint. Floch demands Zeke's location from Hange and reveals that he knew about Zeke's plan with the wine. Eren meets with Mikasa, Armin and Gabi and states that he wants to talk.
7314"Savagery"
Transcription: "Bōaku" (Japanese: 暴悪)
Jun ShishidoHiroshi SekoMarch 22, 2021 (2021-03-22)[c]April 18, 2021
At their round-table discussion, Eren claims he is acting on his own free will. As each Titan host is affected by memories of its previous owner, Eren asserts that Armin is being manipulated into regularly visiting Annie's crystal by Bertholdt's memories. Eren then reveals that Mikasa has been programmed to protect the Eldian royal family because of her Ackermann bloodline, being no more than a slave in his eyes, for which he had hated her since they were children. Enraged, Armin attacks Eren, although he's first unwillingly stopped by Mikasa. Eren repeats that it is due to Mikasa's lineage. Armin punches Eren in the face, but Eren beats him easily, mentioning he would never last in a fight. Together with the Jaegerists, they take Armin, Mikasa and Gabi to Shiganshina District where Eren plans to rejoin Zeke. In the forest, Levi plans to have Zeke eaten by a Jaegerist to prevent Eren from using the Founding Titan. However, Zeke runs from the camp and screams, which turns Levi's comrades into Pure Titans due to the tainted Marleyan wine they had drunk. Levi kills all the Titans and pursues Zeke, catching up to him. Zeke transforms into the Beast Titan in a desperate bid to escape, but Levi uses Thunder Spears to destroy the Beast Titan's nape and retrieves Zeke's damaged body. Floch turns the military cadets in Shiganshina to the Jaegerists' side by threatening them with imprisonment, forcing them to beat Keith Shadis. Zeke wakes up to find himself lying gravely injured in a cart, with Levi sitting beside him. He’s informed by Levi that a Thunder Spear is impaled into his stomach, tied to a detonator around his neck. Levi starts chopping Zeke’s legs; as Zeke screams in intense agony, he recalls a memory of his childhood.
7415"Sole Salvation"
Transcription: "Yuiitsu no Sukui" (Japanese: 唯一の救い)
Mitsue YamazakiHiroshi SekoMarch 22, 2021 (2021-03-22)April 25, 2021
As a child, Zeke was treated harshly by his parents, as Dina and Grisha saw him as a tool in their plans to restore Eldian society and overthrow Marley. One day, Zeke encountered Tom Xaver, the current holder of the Beast Titan, and over the years, they developed a close bond. When Zeke learned that his parents were Restorationists, he turned them over to the police at the urging of Xaver and to save himself from being turned into a Pure Titan. Xaver told Zeke that his research revealed that the Founding Titan is able to manipulate the body of Eldians. They resolved to "save" the Eldian people from further persecution through sterilizing them using the Founding Titan. Later, Xaver also revealed how to get around King Fritz's vow of renouncing war. Eventually, Zeke inherited the Beast Titan and promised to find a suitable person for their plan. Reuniting with Reiner and Bertholdt on Paradis, he learned that Eren Jaeger possessed the Founder. He deduced that Grisha Jaeger had managed to escape his punishment and vowed to rescue Eren from Grisha's brainwashing. In Liberio, Eren agreed to cooperate with Zeke's euthanization plan. As Zeke finishes reflecting on his past, his mumbling is heard by Levi. Zeke suddenly ignites the Thunder Spear impaled in his body, detonating it and catching himself and Levi in the explosion.
7516"Above and Below"
Transcription: "Tenchi" (Japanese: 天地)
Teruyuki Ōmine, Tomoko Hiramuki,
Jun Shishido, Mitsue Yamazaki
Hiroshi SekoMarch 29, 2021 (2021-03-29)May 2, 2021
Hange and Floch's group head towards the forest to find Zeke when they hear the explosion of the Thunder Spear and go to investigate. A female Pure Titan approaches the dying Zeke, tears open her abdomen and places him inside. At Shiganshina, Yelena and the Volunteers have Commander Pyxis and other military members rounded up since many among them drank from the tainted wine. The imprisoned Survey Corps members discuss escaping and Eren's recent actions when Yelena arrives to explain to them Zeke's plan: a widespread Eldian sterilization to prevent the births of any more Eldians until the death of Historia's child, after which humanity will be free from the threat of Titans. In the meantime, they will use the threat of the Rumbling to prevent interference from other nations. Eren meets Gabi, ordering her to cooperate with him but is interrupted by Pieck who surprisingly offers to join the Jaegerists. She states that the Marleyans must be punished for their poor treatment of the Eldian people and agrees to sell out her compatriots. On the rooftop, Pieck's ruse is revealed as Porco's Jaw Titan emerges from below and attempts to eat Eren. Eren transforms into the Attack Titan, revealing his location to approaching Marleyan airships. General Magath orders his men to get revenge for Liberio, as Eren prepares to face Reiner once again.
Part 2
7617"Judgment"
Transcription: "Danzai" (Japanese: 断罪)
Yuichiro HayashiHiroshi SekoJanuary 10, 2022 (2022-01-10)[12]TBA
Hange and the Jaegerists recover Levi's body and find Zeke after he emerges from the dying Titan in his human form fully healed, which Hange uses as a distraction to escape with Levi. Zeke explains to Floch that his massive wounds were treated by a mysterious girl in a mystical place called the "Paths". Meanwhile, Marleyan soldiers descend from their airships and Pieck and Gabi reunite with Magath while Reiner and Porco battle Eren. Eren defeats them, but the tide turns when Magath fires a new anti-Titan cannon at Eren from Pieck's back on Wall Maria, incapacitating him and giving Reiner the chance to gain the upper hand, while in the city, the Marleyan forces overwhelm the Jaegerist soldiers. In desperation, Onyankopon releases the imprisoned Survey Corps members along with Niccolo and the Braus family and asks for their help to defeat the Warriors. He convinces them that he was not part of the euthanization plan, but they debate whether they should help Eren, possibly the only one who can protect Paradis Island.
7718"Sneak Attack"
Transcription: "Damashi Uchi" (Japanese: 騙し討ち)
Jun ShishidoHiroshi SekoJanuary 17, 2022 (2022-01-17)TBA
The freed Survey Corps eventually decide to help Eren, though Mikasa expresses her doubts about Eren's motives. Meanwhile, the vicious battle of Eren against Reiner and Porco continues, with Eren slowly gaining the upper hand. Suddenly, Zeke arrives as the Beast Titan on top of Wall Maria and begins to attack the Marleyan airships, soldiers, and warriors. The Survey Corps force the Jaegerists to free the jailed members of the Military Police and Garrison Regiment, including Commander Pyxis who offers to lead a group of soldiers who have drunk the wine tainted with Zeke's blood to fend off the invaders. Nile reunites Falco with Gabi and Colt, and together they race to stop Zeke from screaming and turning Falco and the tainted soldiers into titans. Pieck fakes the death of the Cart Titan enabling Magath to fire a shot at the Beast Titan's nape with the anti-Titan cannon, gravely wounding Zeke and causing him to fall from the wall into the city. As Eren limps towards the fallen Beast Titan, Reiner rushes to stop Eren from coming into contact with Zeke.
7819"Two Brothers"
Transcription: "Ani to Otōto" (Japanese: 兄と弟)
Teruyuki ŌmineHiroshi SekoJanuary 24, 2022 (2022-01-24)TBA
Reiner and Porco continue to fight Eren while Pieck fires projectiles from above and Eren severely injures Porco. Colt pleads with Zeke not to use his scream until Falco is out of range, but Zeke screams anyway, turning everyone who drank his tainted wine into Pure Titans, including Pixis, Nile, and Falco. Colt is incinerated by Falco's transformation and Zeke orders Falco to eat Reiner, but Falco instead devours Porco who offers himself to be eaten, still believing he is a better man than Reiner. The Survey Corps attack Pieck and Reiner with Thunder Spears, clearing a path for Eren to exit the Titan body and reach Zeke in his human form. However, Gabi uses Colt's anti-Titan rifle to decapitate Eren whose head falls into Zeke’s hand. Eren's consciousness is immediately transported to the Paths dimension, where he meets an aged Zeke in chains, a representation of King Fritz's vow renouncing war. When a young girl who is the soul of the Founder Ymir approaches, Eren declares he never meant to follow Zeke's plan and attempts to control her, but Zeke reveals that Ymir only follows the orders of those with royal blood. Zeke sheds his chains, and in another attempt to convince Eren to follow his euthanasia plan, he touches their heads together.
7920"Memories of the Future"
Transcription: "Mirai no Kioku" (Japanese: 未来の記憶)
Kōki AoshimaHiroshi SekoJanuary 31, 2022 (2022-01-31)TBA
8021"From You, 2,000 Years Ago"
Transcription: "Nisennen-mae no Kimi kara" (Japanese: 二千年前の君から)
TBATBAFebruary 7, 2022 (2022-02-07)TBA

Music[edit]

TV Anime "Attack on Titan" The Final Season (Original Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by
Kohta Yamamoto & Hiroyuki Sawano
ReleasedJune 23, 2021 (2021-06-23)
GenreSoundtrack
Length90:56
LabelPony Canyon
Producer
Attack on Titan Soundtrack albums chronology
TV Anime "Attack on Titan" Season 3 (Original Soundtrack)
(2019)
TV Anime "Attack on Titan" The Final Season (Original Soundtrack)
(2021)
Singles from TV Anime "Attack on Titan" The Final Season (Original Soundtrack)
  1. "Ashes on The Fire"
    Released: February 1, 2021

The soundtrack was composed by Kohta Yamamoto (on tracks 1–20), and Hiroyuki Sawano (on tracks 21–23), and was released on June 23, 2021[13] by Pony Canyon.[14] It was released digitally on several sites including Apple Music and Spotify.[15] It contains 23 tracks, with two vocal tracks featuring performances by cumi and Hannah Grace.[16][17]

Track listing[edit]

TV Anime "Attack on Titan" The Final Season (Original Soundtrack) track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicPerformer(s)Length
1."Ashes on The Fire" Kohta YamamotoYamamoto4:34
2."The Other Side of the Sea" YamamotoYamamoto4:57
3."Splinter Wolf"
  • Benjamin
  • mpi
Yamamoto
  • Yamamoto
  • cumi (vocals)
5:21
4."Nightmare" YamamotoYamamoto3:41
5."Guilty Hero" YamamotoYamamoto4:22
6."The Successor" YamamotoYamamoto4:09
7."Memory Lane"
  • Benjamin
  • mpi
Yamamoto
  • Yamamoto
  • Hannah Grace (vocals)
3:03
8."Liberio at Night" YamamotoYamamoto2:56
9."Liberio Festival" YamamotoYamamoto3:03
10."True History" YamamotoYamamoto5:20
11."The Warriors" YamamotoYamamoto4:06
12."The Fall of Marley" YamamotoYamamoto3:18
13."Zeek's Plan" YamamotoYamamoto3:47
14."Nowhere to go" YamamotoYamamoto3:05
15."Atonement" YamamotoYamamoto3:18
16."Cold Light" YamamotoYamamoto3:34
17."The Reason" YamamotoYamamoto3:26
18."Friendships" YamamotoYamamoto3:44
19."Memory Lane Vln ver." YamamotoYamamoto3:03
20."Liberio at Night Pf & Vln ver." YamamotoYamamoto2:57
21."AOTF-s1" Hiroyuki SawanoSawano7:57
22."AOTF-s2" SawanoSawano3:33
23."AOTF-s3" SawanoSawano3:42
Total length:90:56

Personnel[edit]

Composer

Arranger

  • Kohta Yamamoto – (1–20)
  • Hiroyuki Sawano – (21–23)

Producer

  • Kohta Yamamoto – (1–20)
  • Hiroyuki Sawano – (21–23)

Home media release[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Pony Canyon (Japan, Region 2/A)
Vol. Episodes Release date Ref.
1 60–67 July 7, 2021[d] [19]
2 68–75 August 4, 2021 [20]

English[edit]

Funimation (North America, Region 1/A)
Part Episodes Release date Ref.
1 60–75 February 22, 2022 [21]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cao Yi's name in Japanese is "Atsushi Tsukasa"
  2. ^ This episode was originally set to air on Adult Swim on March 7, 2021, however the February 2021 North American ice storm that hit Texas which resulted in a shutdown of its power grid caused production delays for Funimation's English dub. Adult Swim showed a rerun of the prior week's episode in its place.[10]
  3. ^ While airing its premiere on March 15, 2021, this episode was abruptly stopped due to a special report about an earthquake that occurred in the Wakayama Prefecture. It aired again in its complete format on March 22, 2021 on NHK General TV alongside episode 74.[11]
  4. ^ Volume 1 was originally set to be released on May 19, 2021 and Volume 2 on July 21, 2021 before being delayed to their current dates.[18]

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