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'Attack on Titan: Final Season' (Season 4) TV anime series' first episode title has been revealed

Written by:

Jei Beltrano

Published on:

November 30, 2020 at 1:32 AM PHT (GMT +8)

The official website of NHK has revealed on Sunday through its broadcasting schedule that the first episode of the fourth and final season of Hajime Isayama's "Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)" series is titled "Umi no Mukou Gawa" that can be translated as "The Other Side of the Ocean/Sea".

'Attack on Titan: Final Season' (Season 4) TV anime series' first episode title has been revealed

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©Hajime Isayama, KODANSHA/"Attack on Titan" The Final Season Production Committee

The series is animated by MAPPA and is scheduled to premiere in NHK General TV on December 6, 24:10 AM (Dec. 7, 12:10 AM).

Outside Japan, the series will premiere in selected Asian countries including the Philippines via Netflix starting December 11, 2020. Anime streaming platform giants Crunchyroll and Funimation will air the anime same-day-as-Japan with its simulcast broadcast outside Asia.

The new season is the fourth and final installment of the series after its successful run since the first season aired way back in 2013. It will now be produced and animated by MAPPA after obtaining the rights from WIT Studio (Season 1-3). The main staff includes director Yuichiro Hayashi, character designer Tomohiro Kishi, chief animation director Daisuke Niinuma, art director Kazuo Ogura, 3D CG Director Takahiro Uezono, scriptwriter Hiroshi Seko, and music composers Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto. For the final season, former 3DCG Director Shuuhei Yabuta was the only returning staff member from WIT Studio.

A 25-episode first season ran from April to September 2013, followed by a 12-episode second season aired from April to June 2017. A 22-episode third season was run in two parts (cours), with the first 12 episodes airing from July to October 2018 and the last 10 episodes airing from April to July 2019. The 3rd season ended with episode 59.

The series is based on the Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. It is set in a world where humanity lives within cities surrounded by enormous walls that protect them from gigantic man-eating humanoids referred to as Titans; the story follows Eren Yeager, who vows to retake the world after a Titan brings about the destruction of his home town and the death of his mother. Attack on Titan has been serialized in Kodansha's monthly Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine since September 2009 and collected into 32 tankōbon volumes as of September 2020.

Attack on Titan has become a critical and commercial success. As of December 2019, the manga has over 100 million tankōbon copies in print worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time.

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