The studio looking after the Attack on Titan Final Season, MAPPA, has made an announcement that the season will end with a Part 2, which will come next year, 2022. It is a huge hit anime series in Japan as well as in other parts of the world. Presently people are watching the 4th season on streaming platforms like Funimation and Crunchyroll. In the United States, Attack on Titan is being aired in English on Toonami by Adult Swim. It is running a few weeks late over there. The final season is about to come, but it has been divided into two parts.
The series is based on the manga that goes by the same name. The readers who also watch the show know that a lot of things are left which are yet to be covered. The people had felt that the final season might continue in some form or the other, and now with the official announcement being made by MAPA, they are very clear about the future plans of the show.
Attack on Titan Final Season will have a part 2, which will air in 2022.
Episode 16 of the final season has presently just aired in Japan. It was being said that this would be the final episode of the season, but then came the teaser of the 17th episode. The second part will be coming next year during the very early winter season.
The release schedules of anime usually follow a pattern of coming quarterly. Early winter generally refers to the months of January or February. The first part started airing during the latter half of December, so if the second part releases during the last weeks of 2021, it will not be surprising.
The most recent episode in the anime is Season 4 Episode 16, named “Above and Below.” The show still has around 23 episodes left for the manga to complete. The first part had adapted 26 chapters of the manga in just 16 episodes, so the second part can easily fit in the remaining chapters in around 16 episodes. But there was quite a lot left to cover, so a second part was very necessary to do proper justice and bring a proper conclusion to the show.
If they had decided to make a film to bring an end to the story, it would have been a very high-profile way of dealing with the series. The second part will have the episodes made properly to bring a proper end to the series.