Attack on Titan is ready to make 2023 its own. After being out of the spotlight for months, the franchise plans to make a comeback this spring. Finally, the anime will drop its final episodes this year as a two-part event promises to end Eren’s journey. And to celebrate, it looks like a new Attack on Titan poster has been inked with some seriously wild spoilers.
So you have been warned! The poster below contains spoilers for the anime’s finale. This is not an exercise.
The artwork comes from series creator Hajime Isayama, so you can’t blame others for the spoiler. The artist wrote the promo for the next issue of Kodansha’s manga collection. The album cover features an obvious promo for Attack on Titan: The Final Season, but manga readers are the only ones who can decipher this promo.
New Attack on Titan illustration by Hajime Isayama pic.twitter.com/6W4mWkHLMx
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After all, you see a rather unsettling sight front and center. Mikasa and Eren are shown side by side kneeling with their allies. However, they have a severed head in their hands, and it belongs to… Eren. An earlier version of Eren is the one we see kneeling next to Mikasa who appears to be from the present. And as for the head, well – it has Eren’s current hair and face markings.
Unwitting readers might chalk this image up as creative license, but readers know there’s more to it. Attack on Titan entered the last few chapters with a great death, and it was Eren who bit into it. The protagonist allowed himself to be killed by Mikasa so that the world could see how Eldians could save the world. And after separating his head from his shoulders, Mikasa is seen kissing Eren’s head as a final goodbye.
This cover art alludes to that huge twist, and there are other little nods scattered throughout this poster. Levi and Zeke’s buddy-buddy post is worth mentioning, as is Reiner’s pose with Falco. These four have hurdles to overcome when Attack on Titan returns to TV this year. So if you haven’t caught up on the shoe yet, binge it on Hulu and Crunchyroll ASAP.
What do you think of this latest work by Isayama? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or give me a call on Twitter @Megan Peters CB.
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