Attack On Titan's Final Episode Is Coming Soon With New Release Window

"To hold freedom in my own hands, I must take freedom from the rest of the world. If you wish to stop me from doing this, you will have to stop me from breathing," declares Eren Yeager in "Attack on Titan" Season 4, Part 3, right as The Rumbling begins. Those who've already read Chapter 133 of Hajime Isayama's manga series will be familiar with the weight of these words, where Eren displays a chilling devotion to his ideology of molding the future of Paradis to his liking. Fortunately, fans of the "Attack on Titan" anime series won't have to wait much longer to see the aftermath of these events unfold on the small screen, as the show's final chapter, Part 4, has a Fall 2023 release window, as per a report by Anime Corner.

This upcoming chapter will harken to the end of an era, closing out the arcs for everyone involved in the battle for Paradis Island. There is a lot at stake here — the world of "Attack on Titan" might end as we know it, with Eren advancing beyond the point of no return, much to the agony of those who still believe he can redeem himself. However, redemption is but a myth when you have the Founding Titan's powers within reach, along with a dogged determination to destroy every civilization known to humanity.

The latest teaser trailer for Part 4 confirms the show's Fall release schedule while offering a glimpse of the end, illustrated in Isayama's final manga chapter, "Toward the Tree on That Hill." Even though fans are already aware (or have a solid idea) about what the ending might entail, anticipation for these concluding installments is at an all-time high, thanks to a taut, gripping storyline with numerous characters to root for.

The light at the end of the tunnel

Series producer MAPPA will be back with the final entries of "Attack on Titan," with Yuichiro Hayashi helming these closing chapters. This is clearly a labor of love, as evidenced by the care that has gone into producing these concluding Specials (dubbed Special 1 and 2, making the nomenclature pretty confusing). Few anime shows are able to capture the nuances of static, detail-heavy manga panels, but "Attack on Titan" has always succeeded in translating the intensity of Isayama's work into live-action. Special 1 already relayed the disastrous effects of the Rumbling on humanity, which are some of the bleakest, most heartbreaking imagery to usher in an end-of-the-world scenario.

At the heart of the catastrophe is Eren, whose turn from hero to mass murderer makes him one of the most complex, compelling antagonists in the history of anime. There is no explanation or rationale provided for Eren's heinous deeds, as he has already committed these crimes while following some twisted brand of personal conviction. What's done is done, and what matters is that his plans need to be thwarted before it is too late. The remaining members of the 104th Cadet Corps need to band together to see another day, setting the stage for the beauty, terror, excitement, and heartbreak in the final chapter of epic proportions.

The theme of this final chapter is freedom, as this sentiment is the key to understanding the legacy of Ymir Fritz and breaking the shackles of the past and future. Every action, decision, and act of suffering has been leading to one fated outcome, which extends beyond the Battle of Heaven and Earth, and into the distant future. We only have to wait a while before we witness the light at the end of the tunnel.