Funimation is set to screen two full-length animated films recapping Season 1.
The highly anticipated return of Attack on Titan this April is undoubtedly one of the most exciting anime releases in the line-up this year.
The epic first season came to the end of its run back in 2014, and since then fans have been hungry for more. Waiting it out has been made a little bit easier thanks to being able to satiate our Attack on Titan hunger pangs with the pages of Hajime Isayama’s stellar manga volumes, but we’re delighted to finally have a concrete release date for our reunion with the Training Corps.
Since it’s been quite the wait for season two, you could be forgiven for needing a bit of refresh when it comes to season 1. Can’t remember everything that happened? Need one more viewing to make sure you remember all the details? Well, you’ll be glad to know Funimation’s got you covered.
Funimation recently announced that it has acquired the rights to the Attack on Titan season 1 recap anime movies, which they will be screening in select theaters in the US later this month:
To prepare fans for the long awaited arrival of “Attack on Titan” Season 2, Funimation has acquired and will be releasing the “Attack on Titan” Season 1 recap movies (Part 1: “Guren no Yumiya” and Part 2: “Jiyuu no Tsubasa”) this March.
These two full length movies (120-minute run-time each) will cover the first and second half of “Attack on Titan” Season 1 respectively and will each screen for one night only. Part 1 will screen on March 27, 2017. Part 2 will screen on March 28 or 29, 2017 depending on theater location. Part 2 features a special Season 2 teaser following the film’s credits.
As stated above, Funimation will be screening Part 1 on March 27 and Part 2 on March 28, and we couldn’t possibly miss the mention of a season 2 teaser that’s set to be shown at the end of the credits of Part 2.
Holy Titans, Eren! It’s all very exciting.
The full-length compilation recap movies of season 1 will be presented in the English dub, and are set to be shown “in 19 select Reading and Alamo Drafthouse theater locations across the U.S”.
If you want more details about the theater showings and where you can find a screening near you, you can do so on Funimation’s site!