On September 9th, 2009, the world was given a grave reminder of the world they were transported into. Now, 11 years later, that reminder will come to an end. On April 9th, 2021, the final chapter will be released, with the final volume having a release date on June 9th, 2021. Along with the manga arriving at its conclusion, the final season (currently on a short break) is currently airing, so the fanbase will have plenty of Attack on Titan content for a while during this year (and perhaps early next year).
It’s honestly hard to believe that Attack on Titan is going to have an actual ending. We’ll have to wait and see what happens to determine if it’ll be a happy or grim ending. Given how things are currently going in the manga, there are definitely death flags popping up for a few characters. Looking back, I can still remember when I first saw advertisements for the first volume. They would occasionally pop up in the final pages of manga that I would read (where they would advertise other manga series). My first thoughts were that it was going to be a science fiction fantasy series that takes place on Titan (one of Saturn’s moons), where humanity fights these monsters. Looking back, my guess wasn’t too far off, but I’m more than satisfied that I’m still following this fascinating series (even if there were parts I didn’t care for).
So who is emotionally ready for Attack on Titan to reach its bloody conclusion? I for one am not. I’m terrified for the characters and who might end up biting the dust. However, whatever the conclusion might be, I want to thank someone. Thank you Hajime Isayama, thank you for creating such an incredible world and all of these amazing characters that we have grown to cherish. Characters that have survived and died. Characters that we love and hate. Thank you for everything and we look forward to what you have in store for us. To those that have been reading this article: who is currently your favorite character? How did you get into this series? Did you start with the manga or the anime? Feel free to leave your answers in the comments below (try to keep them free of spoilers for those that aren’t caught up). Until then, this is Tracy Preston/CuriousCat-13: signing off.