There’s Going to Be an ‘Attack on Titan’ Marathon

Just in time for ... the Fourth of July?

'Attack on Titan'

Toonami, which has been airing English-dubbed episodes of Attack on Titan’s second season, will marathon Season 2 during the Fourth of July weekend (of all times). It’s the perfect time to pretend like those cannonball explosions, panicked Scout flare signals, and Titan Shifter lightning are all festive fireworks meant to celebrate the American holiday.

On Saturday, July 1, the marathon will run from 11 p.m to 3:30 a.m., showing Episodes 26 through 34 — which is how far they will have gotten dubbing over the original episodes in English. Historically, the English dubbed versions of the show have come out four weeks after the originals. Episode 34, which aired on May 27 in Japanese, will be ready with English dubs by June 24, at the earliest.

Light spoilers for these episodes are below.

Episode 26, “Beast Titan,” was the Season 2 premiere that saw the grisly death of ace soldier Mike Zacharias at the hands of Titans being controlled by the mysterious Beast Titan.

The final episode in the marathon is “Opening”, a relatively quiet and exposition-filled episode that sets up the final confrontation that takes up the season’s final three episodes.

By the time this marathon does come around, the entirety of Season 2 will be finished in its Japanese subtitled form, which is scheduled to wrap up on Saturday, June 17.

If you’re miffed the marathon doesn’t include Season 1, then you can run a Season 1 yourself very easily via Netflix, without any nasty commercial interruptions. You’ll just have to start by 1 p.m. to make the kick-off of the Toonami marathon at 11 p.m.

Take special note of all the cannon fire, flares, and Titan transformation lightning that vaguely resemble fireworks.

'Attack on Titan'

Air dates for the last three episodes of Attack on Titan’s Season 2 in the U.S. have not yet been confirmed, but eager fans can watch the season finale in Japanese this Saturday, June 17 on Funimation and Crunchyroll at 10:30 a.m. Eastern or on Hulu at 11 a.m. Eastern.