'Attack on Titan' season 2 spoilers, updates: Director confirms production; Armored Titan's identity unveiled; illustrations still incomplete

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Good news for fans who are clamoring for more updates on the second season of "Attack on Titan." Some significant scenes and updates on the sequel were revealed by none other than the anime director himself, during a magazine interview.

Kawakubo Shintaro, manga artist Isayama Hajime's editor, gave an update on season 2 of "Attack on Titan" through his Twitter account. He said in his tweet that updates on "Attack on Titan" season 2 were disclosed during an interview with Hajime and director Araki Tetsuro, which will be published in the April issue of the magazine Bessatsu Shonen. Fukushuu translated Shintaro's Japanese tweet.

Fukushuu also translated the interview summary page that accompanied Shintaro's tweet. The report indicated that Hajime and Tetsuro teased that Reiner will be revealed as the Armored Titan. The two detailed that they want to ensure this unveiling scene "will be presented well."

In the interview, Hajime hinted that the scene revealing Reiner's identity is quite a big challenge on his part. He said that scene is very special for him. He needs to handle it well so he can show a different way of unveiling the truth, far different from how they revealed Annie as the female Titan before.

Fukushuu also reported that Tetsuro mentioned he is currently working on the second season of "Shingeki no Kyojin" ("Attack on Titan"). He revealed that they (Tetsuro and Hajime) want to feature a courageous Sasha, who is no longer afraid to show her true identity, and will no longer avoid speaking in dialects. Hajime confirmed this by saying there will be a scene that will show the image of a new Sasha.

The anime director also shared, "It's rare to adapt manga with a storyline that's this impressive, so I will be extra cautious ... I'll be mentally prepared to face the production challenges. To animate "Shingeki no Kyojin" is a cultural undertaking, and because I understand that this is work that will have historical value, I absolutely cannot make mistakes." He then concluded by mentioning that the production of the second season "continues on!"

In addition, Fukushuu's translation of a caption reads that the illustrations for season 2 are not yet final and still in-progress.

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