Although an announcement is yet to be made regarding its official release date, a leaked trailer for "Attack on Titan" season 2 has allayed fans' fears that it has been canceled. Given what looks like a prepared storyline, the waiting game is now on for the anime's completion.
In the leaked trailer, Hange and her troop were shown discovering a Titan's head sticking outside a wall. One of her troops asked Pastor Nick for advice, but the latter told Hange to kill the Titan stat. This order and the former's unwillingness to divulge more information about the Titan prompted Hange to become doubtful of Pastor Nick's motives.
While "Attack on Titan" season 2's arc would mostly focus on the king and the mysterious Reiss noble family, several new characters are expected to appear based on the leaked online video. These include Captain Kenny Ackerman, a particular species from Colossal Titans, and new Beast Titans. Apparently, the origin of the Walls would also be explored in the second season.
Ymir might also play a vital part in the upcoming season. Creator Hajime Isayama said more focus and screen time will be given to Ymir and other Titan Shifters. This is a welcome change considering the character didn't see much exposure in the anime's first season, unlike in the manga.
It appears Ymir knows something regarding the existence of the Titans. Whether this knowledge is grave enough to lead to the series' 'ultimate conclusion' is something fans should watch out for when the second season starts airing.
While it is considered one of the most popular anime titles to ever come out in recent times, lack of storyline seems to be keeping the anime adaptation's second season from hitting the small screen. Saiko Plus said the creators would rather wait for the manga source material to complete four arcs first before they continue production of the anime.
It seems that they don't want to create mere filler episodes while waiting for new content, and instead of getting derailed from the first season's plot, they would prefer playing the waiting game, much like its fans are doing now.
At any rate, a 2017 second quarter release date is purportedly being targeted by the creators. The question now is whether fans would be able to keep their interest burning as they await "Attack on Titan" season 2.