Compared to the 4 year wait for season 2, fans won’t be waiting long this time around for the next installment of Attack on Titan, as Wit Studios and Pony Canyon have announced that the third season of the hit anime series based on the hit manga by Hajime Isayama is set to premiere in Japanese television on July 22.

A trailer for the new season has also been released, which you can see below:

Season 3 will be running for 24 episodes this time around, in contrast to the 12 episode count for season 2 and comparable to the 25 episode count for season 1. Two new characters will also be introduced for the new season, Kenny, who will be voiced by Kazuhiro Yamagi, and Rod who will be voiced by Yusaku Yara.

FUNimation has announced that they will once again be simulcasting the series upon its premiere in July. Specific details are still to be announced. It has also yet to be announced if FUNimation will once again produce a simuldub or if Toonami will renew the series for season 3, but we’ll keep you posted.

As with any potential Toonami shows, if you do wish to see Attack on Titan return for season 3, we do recommend that you continue giving your support to the show and Toonami overall, and to send your show recommendations to their Facebook and Tumblr message boxes as well as letting FUNimation know in their respective social media outlets.

Sources: AOTWiki, Yonkou Productions, FUNimation

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