'Attack on Titan' season 2 release date early 2017: new titan to be introduced

(Shingeki TV)"Attack on Titan" season 2 will premiere in 2017.

Many have been awaiting the release of the second season of the popular anime series "Attack on Titan." Its first season was well-received by fans, but it's been quite a long wait since its finale. Now, it has been confirmed that "Attack on Titan" season 2 will premiere sometime in early 2017.

Reports are not in total agreement on the exact release date or range of the upcoming season. Some have pointed to a February release, but others have reported that a spring premiere is more likely. Either way, fans may be treated to new episodes of the hit Japanese anime series in the first half of next year.

But what will the second season of "Attack on Titan" have in store for viewers?

It is widely believed that the plot for season 2 will involve the chapters "Clash of the Titans" and "Uprising Arcs." There is also some speculation that the new season will have more new characters for viewers to get to know.

According to reports, the rich background of the Reiss family will be explored more. It may be revealed that the current king, who is as corrupt as he is fake, is just a puppet of the Reiss family and the citizens may uncover this in the new season. There will be an uprising, led by Captain Erwin Smith, and the truth may finally be unveiled.

Additionally, one of the new characters will reportedly be in the form of another massive Titan. However, this will be no ordinary Titan. This giant will have the ability to speak, unlike others, and will also display a high level of human-like intelligence. Normal Titans are already bad enough, but adding a smart one to the mix will certainly take things up a notch. Described as being beast-like, this Titan is also going to be a shapeshifter, like many others, and will be called Zeke when he is in the form of a human.

Right now, things are still up in the air and nothing has been officially confirmed. But rumor has it that production for the second season has already begun. Regardless, fans should take this news with a grain of salt.

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