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  • The season, labeled as "The Final Season," was confirmed in a clip played after the credits of the Season 3 finale.

    Watch the video here.

    SPOILER: Attack on Titan The Final Season announcement

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    • Manuel de la Fuente wrote: The season, labeled as "The Final Season," was confirmed in a clip played after the credits of the Season 3 finale.

      Watch the video here.

      SPOILER: Attack on Titan The Final Season announcement

      Ooooh yes yes yes! So, WIT studios are making it? So, it also means that the manga will end before that I suppose.

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    • Yes, this strongly implies that the manga is ending either this year or at the beginning of the next as we guessed since Isayama revealed that the current arc is the last.

      Given that arcs usually span 16-20 chapters, the most likely dates are either this October (Chapter 122, Volume 30), or February 2020 (Chapter 126, Volume 31).

      It'd be too rushed for the manga to end in the next 4 issues so my bet is the latter.

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    • Manuel de la Fuente wrote:
      Yes, this strongly implies that the manga is ending either this year or at the beginning of the next as we guessed since Isayama revealed that the current arc is the last.

      Given that arcs usually span 16-20 chapters, the most likely dates are either this October (Chapter 122, Volume 30), or February 2020 (Chapter 126, Volume 31).

      It'd be too rushed for the manga to end in the next 4 issues so my bet is the latter.

      Plus, considering that Isayama revealed the final panel and that he said at this moment that the manga will end in the following two years, that make sense.

      I think we can hope for the Marley arc in 2020, and a bit less than a year later, the final arc. A bit like what happened with season 3.

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    • oh boy, do I have mixed emotions on this



      first off, Im glad I saw this cause the anime site I go to hasnt updated on this news yet so I had to find out here so kudos to the uploader cause now I can mentally prepare myself



      the positive-its going to end on its own terms, not by a stupid cliffhanger I presume and not going to drag out like so many other shows.



      the negative-having to wait till fall 2020, that is way too long for me, im going to go insane during that time and might end up reading the manga, I hope not to but its going to be very difficult. I understand that animation takes a while to make but cmon, a year and a half we got to wait? And like how many episodes are we getting and do they air in one single timetable or is it like half in the fall and half in 2021? 



      After tonights finale which im not looking forward to btw, sorry but im not, i can list my hopes of a final season on this wiki

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    • What? Won't cramming 3-4 years of manga in one season mean it's gonna be super rushed? I don't really understand…

      I feel like the anime has been moving extremely slow for the first 2 and a half season and now everything is going to be rushed rushed?

      Game of Thrones literally failed cuz of this same issue... rush rush rush…

      So it will probably be "1 season" but kinda 2 seasons with a 6 months break inbetween each 12 episodes and then stupidly both halves called "season 4"

      Though if it's 1 year and a half it better come with all 20+ episodes at once…

      But i can't believe cramming 3 years worth of manga in one season is gonna make for a good product.

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    • WhiteOni wrote:
      What? Won't cramming 3-4 years of manga in one season mean it's gonna be super rushed? I don't really understand…

      I feel like the anime has been moving extremely slow for the first 2 and a half season and now everything is going to be rushed rushed?

      Game of Thrones literally failed cuz of this same issue... rush rush rush…

      So it will probably be "1 season" but kinda 2 seasons with a 6 months break inbetween each 12 episodes and then stupidly both halves called "season 4"

      Though if it's 1 year and a half it better come with all 20+ episodes at once…

      But i can't believe cramming 3 years worth of manga in one season is gonna make for a good product.

      It would be the opposite as GoT: this show f***** its own "scenario" (we can't call it a scenario anymore) because they shortened it and made less episodes, even if HBO proposed Dumb & Dumber 10 episodes, but they refused, because they think themsleves as genious (I'm afraid they REALLY think themsleves as genious). And we had this mess. However, everyone did an amazing job in seasons 7 and 8: actors, producors, etc... (except D&D of course, they're the only ones to blame), giving us amazing seasons in terme of visuals, musics, special effects...

      For SnK, the scenario is already written thanks to the manga, so we won't have issues with it. Maybe a few weird changes like Historia getting memories from touching the letter, but that's all. However, the animation might suffer from it, being not as good as the studio is able to do if it wants to make it properly.

      So, that would be opposites: one the one hand, GoT, with zero logic and no scenario, but amazing visuals and OST, and on the other hand, SnK, with the same scenario, but with an animation a bit less good. However, for SnK, I don't worry, animation will still be good, not perfect but good (like, we'd get a 10/10 for GoT for visual but 1/10 for scenario, while SnK would be 7-8/10 scenario, and 7/10 for visual)

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    • i dont really want to compare attack on titan to game of thrones. Ive mostly enjoyed attack on titan and had a great(not fun) but great time watching. Game of thrones felt like a chore 98% of the time I watched.



      I get both shows have similar premises, about a great big war but attack on titan I feel is doing it in a much more enjoyable and compelling fashion. Unfortunately because of certain nuances like got being an hbo show and aot being a manga, people are going to look past aot and see it as a silly kids cartoon show and not give it the respect it deserves.

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    • WhiteOni wrote: What? Won't cramming 3-4 years of manga in one season mean it's gonna be super rushed? I don't really understand…

      I feel like the anime has been moving extremely slow for the first 2 and a half season and now everything is going to be rushed rushed?

      Game of Thrones literally failed cuz of this same issue... rush rush rush…

      So it will probably be "1 season" but kinda 2 seasons with a 6 months break inbetween each 12 episodes and then stupidly both halves called "season 4"

      That assumption is wrong for two reasons:

      1. There are not 4 years of manga material left to adapt. Season 3 adapted until Chapter 90, and I just mentioned above that the manga is ending at around Chapter 122-126; meaning Season 4 gets around 36 chapters at most; i.e. 3 years of manga.
      2. 3 years/36 chapters is just the average amount of material for a season. For comparison, Season 1 adapted 34 chapters, and Season 3 adapted 40; so if anything, the final season should be less rushed than Season 3 was, and closer to the levels of Seasons 1 and 2.
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    • i have mixed feeling regarding this, as anime only i am hyped for the next events but sad that this legendary story will end soon.

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    • I’m glad we have an official air date. Though I have to admit this throws some of my manga predictions awry.

      I’ve been under the assumption that SnK would end around chapter 130, but with this announcement I have to agree that chapter 126 makes the most sense now. The manga will end in early 2020, while the anime concludes in late 2020.

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    • I may have to read the manga tonight(or at least their summaries)



      cause attack on titan is literally my favorite show right now and I dont know if I can wait that long, its literally like a script being leaked online of your favorite show or movie or whatever and resisting not to read it, its almost impossible, at least if I read the summaries, and not see the pictures, I can wait till next year to see it visually



      and maybe I can look at it in the POV that maybe the anime will change things that the manga doesnt do

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    • I'm shocked to hear that its ending next year as I assumed that the 4th season would be split in two like this season and the manga feels like it still has quite a bit of story to get through. On the other hand I guess the next two arcs are not as visually explosive as S3 part 2 so it means that they can cover ground quicker in terms of animation but like others on this thread I hope they take their time rather than rushing to the finishline (hoping for 24 to 26 episodes). It's going to be tricky as hell to end this in a satisfying fashion considering how grand these last 2 arcs have been but I want to ask the fandom what kind of ending would you want: a happy ending, a bittersweet ending, or a bummer ending. 

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    • Wow... A year and a half. I get that they need to wait for the manga to finish, but can't it be like early spring of 2020? Or at least early summer of 2020? Is that too much to ask? I guess it is, since it's very difficult to create such an amazing anime, and they don't wanna rush it or anything. I suppose we're all going to have to be patient. 

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    • CiscoTheSoto wrote:

      Wow... A year and a half. I get that they need to wait for the manga to finish, but can't it be like early spring of 2020? Or at least early summer of 2020? Is that too much to ask? I guess it is, since it's very difficult to create such an amazing anime, and they don't wanna rush it or anything. I suppose we're all going to have to be patient. 

      They could if they wanted, to be honest. That season will contain two arcs, one of which ended in the manga a year ago, so they could start animating that one for a Spring 2020 release, and continue with the other after a hiatus just like it happened with this one.

      The issue is that we still don't know which studio is going to animate it. If it's still WIT, then it's a lost cause. We already know how they always like to over-saturate their schedule with other projects and give them priority over AoT, causing delays and rushed releases. And if it's not WIT, then maybe they're still on the lookout for another studio, or the one who picked it already has their agenda full.

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    • CiscoTheSoto wrote: Wow... A year and a half. I get that they need to wait for the manga to finish, but can't it be like early spring of 2020? Or at least early summer of 2020? Is that too much to ask? I guess it is, since it's very difficult to create such an amazing anime, and they don't wanna rush it or anything. I suppose we're all going to have to be patient. 

      Anime studios are always heavily booked. It's common for a studio to know what's on its slate 2-3 years ahead of time. This means that they're not particularly flexible even if they really like the idea of picking up a new project. This is also why there was such a long break being AoT Season 1 and Season 2. Wit literally had no room in their schedule.

      The fact we're getting a late 2020 release means that regardless of which studio is doing it, the production committee had them locked into a contract months ago, if not a year or more. So if Wit is bailing after Season 3, the committee had enough advance warning to get a replacement on board (which makes sense, because they would have been thinking ahead to Season 4 while Season 3 was already in production). If it is Wit doing Season 4, then likely the brouhaha was over staffing/outsource changes that resulted in Season 3 being their last for some people, but not necessarily all of them.

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    • Not that it matters much to me, but in regards to people thinking 'oh they're gonna cram too much into the season and it'll be rushed'...SPOILER: There is plenty from the Marley arc that can be either trimmed down or cut out completely. The opening battle should only take one episode in its entirety. One episode can cover the power structure in Marley and the world. The RBA flashbacks can be cut out entirely, as they are simply filler and do not add to the story (literally, Reiner can just say 'my mother was an Eldian and my father was a Marleyan', and that would cover the entirety of 94-97. Probably one more episode for the festival then I'd say about two for the Battle of Liberio. That's already 5 episodes, leaving plenty of space for whatever this final arc brings.

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    • It could be possible that Isayama may have told Tetsuro Araki the ending of the story. Hiromu Arakawa did the same for the Fullmetal Alchemist series when it came to a close. The final chapter of the FMA Manga released on June 12th 2010 while the final Anime episode released on July 4th that year. Isayama may most likely finish the Manga in 2020 if the same formula for FMA is followed. But I do have a question for you all... What do you intend to do after the story ends? A lot of Wiki admins have built this wiki up really good over the years I wonder what they'll do. Until then see you on the Manga pages.

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    • Manuel de la Fuente wrote: Yes, this strongly implies that the manga is ending either this year or at the beginning of the next as we guessed since Isayama revealed that the current arc is the last.

      Given that arcs usually span 16-20 chapters, the most likely dates are either this October (Chapter 122, Volume 30), or February 2020 (Chapter 126, Volume 31).

      It'd be too rushed for the manga to end in the next 4 issues so my bet is the latter.

      I'd like to know when and where Isayama said this is the last arc, because from a narrative standpoint, I don't see any way he can wrap up the series in the current arc. There's definitely gonna be a 1-2 volume ending arc after this one (I'm guessing this arc will wrap on chapter 122).

      All I've been able to find is that he said in an interview that the series will end within the next two years.

      Do you happen to have a source of him saying this is the last arc?

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    • That article also references how Isayama intended to end the series sometime between 2017 and 2018, so I'm sticking with what I already said until something more concrete comes up.

      This arc will probably end on chapter 122 (possibly 126), and then we'll have an epilogue arc lasting 1 or 2 volumes to wrap everything up. There's no way the entire series will finish in 4 more chapters. That's absurd.

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    • CaptFredricks wrote:

      That article also references how Isayama intended to end the series sometime between 2017 and 2018, so I'm sticking with what I already said until something more concrete comes up.

      This arc will probably end on chapter 122 (possibly 126), and then we'll have an epilogue arc lasting 1 or 2 volumes to wrap everything up. There's no way the entire series will finish in 4 more chapters. That's absurd.

      I really like this idea of the current arc not being by itself the final arc, because that would have meant the final chapters being also a part of this arc, and it might not be the case, they might be too different to be considered as part of the current arc. (Well, chapter 106 is considered a part of Marley arc with the only reason «It belongs to the same volume as the chapters 103,104 and 105» enven if it is far more similar to the following chapters than the previous ones». Considering that, they might consider the 2 volumes you're talking about as parts of the current arc)

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    • CaptFredricks wrote:

      This arc will probably end on chapter 122 (possibly 126), and then we'll have an epilogue arc lasting 1 or 2 volumes to wrap everything up. There's no way the entire series will finish in 4 more chapters. That's absurd.

      Logistically it has to end on 122 or 126 (or even 130) just because of how manga volumes work. There are four chapters a volume and each chapter is very specific number of pages. What could happen is that the main body of the final arc ends on 124 and the epilogue is chapters 125-126, but the volume count itself is going to end on 122, 126, or some additional count of 4 for logistical reasons.

      For wiki purposes such an epilogue would likely be considered part of the final arc, much like chapter 90 is considered part of the Return to Shiganshina arc even though it takes place after everyone's back and there's a timeskip of several months.

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    • RuneLai wrote:

      CaptFredricks wrote:

      This arc will probably end on chapter 122 (possibly 126), and then we'll have an epilogue arc lasting 1 or 2 volumes to wrap everything up. There's no way the entire series will finish in 4 more chapters. That's absurd.

      Logistically it has to end on 122 or 126 (or even 130) just because of how manga volumes work. There are four chapters a volume and each chapter is very specific number of pages. What could happen is that the main body of the final arc ends on 124 and the epilogue is chapters 125-126, but the volume count itself is going to end on 122, 126, or some additional count of 4 for logistical reasons.

      For wiki purposes such an epilogue would likely be considered part of the final arc, much like chapter 90 is considered part of the Return to Shiganshina arc even though it takes place after everyone's back and there's a timeskip of several months.

      Right. I wasn't arguing that it would end on an uneven number of chapters. Just that there's no way it will finish in only 1 more volume.

      I'd say there will be 2 more volumes (at the least), possibly 3, before the end.

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    • At the very latest, I'd say that the series will end in June of next year (which would mean 3 more volumes/12 more chapters to wrap everything up). Unless the next season is being animated by Wit who (as we know) have a tendency to start working on episodes very late in the game. I remember that Wit was apparently finishing up animation for some episodes of season one the day that the episode was supposed to air, and if they did that with this season, then I could potentially see the manga lasting until October of next year.

      Basically, we know that the season is going to air in the Fall, and Fall anime usually begin airing in October. If AOT's final chapter comes out in Ocotber, Wit probably wouldn't have any trouble adapting the events of that chapter (and the final arc in general) despite how close the chapter's publication would be to its episode adaptation's air date. So I think it's feasible, depending on the anime studio, for the manga to go that late in the year no matter when in the fall season the anime begins airing.

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    • why so many people sure the Manga is going to end until February 2020?
      it true that the Manga approaching her end but the Anime returns only in fall 2020
      so theoretically the Manga can end even in October 2020 at the same time as the Anime came to air.

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    • Turi123456 wrote:

      why so many people sure the Manga is going to end until February 2020?
      it true that the Manga approaching her end but the Anime returns only in fall 2020
      so theoretically the Manga can end even in October 2020 at the same time as the Anime came to air.

      The anime has nothing to do with the calculation, it's a matter of the length of the arc. I had mentioned that arcs usually span 16-20 chapters, and the current arc started in Chapter 107 released in July 2018. 16 months after July 2018 is October 2019, 20 months is February 2020. These are dates we had been theorizing for a long time, and the release date of the final season only seemed to confirm it.

      Of course it could end at any point after that but it'd be an unusually long arc. Also, if the final arc has too many chapters, it wouldn't fit in 10-12 episodes unless it suffers from massive cuts.

      And given the point the story is in at the moment, I can perfectly believe that it could end in 8 chapters; even 12 chapters, but there's definitely not enough story left to fill other 16 chapters or more unless Isayama unnecessarily drags the story out.

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    • Manuel de la Fuente wrote:

      Turi123456 wrote:

      why so many people sure the Manga is going to end until February 2020?
      it true that the Manga approaching her end but the Anime returns only in fall 2020
      so theoretically the Manga can end even in October 2020 at the same time as the Anime came to air.

      The anime has nothing to do with the calculation, it's a matter of the length of the arc. I had mentioned that arcs usually span 16-20 chapters, and the current arc started in Chapter 107 released in July 2018. 16 months after July 2018 is October 2019, 20 months is February 2020. These are dates we had been theorizing for a long time, and the release date of the final season only seemed to confirm it.

      Of course it could end at any point after that but it'd be an unusually long arc. Also, if the final arc has too many chapters, it wouldn't fit in 10-12 episodes unless it suffers from massive cuts.

      And given the point the story is in at the moment, I can perfectly believe that it could end in 8 chapters; even 12 chapters, but there's definitely not enough story left to fill other 16 chapters or more unless Isayama unnecessarily drags the story out.

      I can be wrong of course but normally the lost arc in Manga is the long one no?


      about the story, it could be only me but I can see the end of the Manga in chapter 132 maybe even more than that chapters 113 and 117 ware almost all dedicated for fighting and if going to be more chapters like this two the Manga can end in chapter 136.

      P.S sorry about my english.

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    • Turi123456 wrote:

      I can be wrong of course but normally the lost arc in Manga is the long one no?


      about the story, it could be only me but I can see the end of the Manga in chapter 132 maybe even more than that chapters 113 and 117 ware almost all dedicated for fighting and if going to be more chapters like this two the Manga can end in chapter 136.

      The length of an arc is highly variable from manga creator to manga creator, but the thing is, we know Isayama's work pattern, which makes it easier to predict when he will end. There's no reason for Isayama to make the last arc longer just because other mangaka have done the same.

      He'll finish up where he thinks the story needs (and based on the number of chapters it takes to fill up a volume) and it's very clear that we are at end game. Almost all the key characters are in the same place, regardless of which faction they belong to. We don't need another 4 volumes to see how this conflict plays out. It'd just be filler.

      The entire Clash of the Titans arc was 4 volumes and characters were split up into different teams, getting kidnapped, and running all over the place.

      We don't have any of that where we are in the story now. The battle lines are drawn and the fight's already started.

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    • Manuel de la Fuente wrote:

      WhiteOni wrote: What? Won't cramming 3-4 years of manga in one season mean it's gonna be super rushed? I don't really understand…

      I feel like the anime has been moving extremely slow for the first 2 and a half season and now everything is going to be rushed rushed?

      Game of Thrones literally failed cuz of this same issue... rush rush rush…

      So it will probably be "1 season" but kinda 2 seasons with a 6 months break inbetween each 12 episodes and then stupidly both halves called "season 4"

      That assumption is wrong for two reasons:

      1. There are not 4 years of manga material left to adapt. Season 3 adapted until Chapter 90, and I just mentioned above that the manga is ending at around Chapter 122-126; meaning Season 4 gets around 36 chapters at most; i.e. 3 years of manga.
      2. 3 years/36 chapters is just the average amount of material for a season. For comparison, Season 1 adapted 34 chapters, and Season 3 adapted 40; so if anything, the final season should be less rushed than Season 3 was, and closer to the levels of Seasons 1 and 2.

      When you put it like that i stand corrected obviously. However even so, i felt like S3 moved so fast it was sometimes hard to follow exposition and exposition dumbs all over the place without having time to let it sink in. I felt like S1 moved a tad bit slower and didn't feel like it moved so fast.

      Anyway even though you are correct. I still can't imagine how the final season will go at a good pace...

      I mean.. what still needs to happen? a TON! What about Annie who is is still in the Crystal? Closure on Zeke, Reiner, Ymir… Who is right? Marleyans or Eldians? What is the TRUTH about Ymir and the 9 titans? and SO MUCH MORE!

      There is so much that still needs to happen, how on earth can it be done in one season? None of the previous seasons had so much going on as much as there seems to be going on in this final season.

      I could be over thinking it but i am worried, that's all!

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    • There's still far too much outside of what's currently going on for the series to end in the next volume. E.g., still no news on Levi and Hange, Annie is still crystalized, Kiyomi Azumabito and the nation of Hizuru still could come in to play, etc.

      I'm very interested to see what Isayama has planned.

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    • WhiteOni wrote:

      Manuel de la Fuente wrote:

      WhiteOni wrote: What? Won't cramming 3-4 years of manga in one season mean it's gonna be super rushed? I don't really understand…

      I feel like the anime has been moving extremely slow for the first 2 and a half season and now everything is going to be rushed rushed?

      Game of Thrones literally failed cuz of this same issue... rush rush rush…

      So it will probably be "1 season" but kinda 2 seasons with a 6 months break inbetween each 12 episodes and then stupidly both halves called "season 4"

      That assumption is wrong for two reasons:

      1. There are not 4 years of manga material left to adapt. Season 3 adapted until Chapter 90, and I just mentioned above that the manga is ending at around Chapter 122-126; meaning Season 4 gets around 36 chapters at most; i.e. 3 years of manga.
      2. 3 years/36 chapters is just the average amount of material for a season. For comparison, Season 1 adapted 34 chapters, and Season 3 adapted 40; so if anything, the final season should be less rushed than Season 3 was, and closer to the levels of Seasons 1 and 2.
      When you put it like that i stand corrected obviously. However even so, i felt like S3 moved so fast it was sometimes hard to follow exposition and exposition dumbs all over the place without having time to let it sink in. I felt like S1 moved a tad bit slower and didn't feel like it moved so fast.

      Anyway even though you are correct. I still can't imagine how the final season will go at a good pace...

      I mean.. what still needs to happen? a TON! What about Annie who is is still in the Crystal? Closure on Zeke, Reiner, Ymir… Who is right? Marleyans or Eldians? What is the TRUTH about Ymir and the 9 titans? and SO MUCH MORE!

      There is so much that still needs to happen, how on earth can it be done in one season? None of the previous seasons had so much going on as much as there seems to be going on in this final season.

      I could be over thinking it but i am worried, that's all!

      "The entire clash" was Arc without answers so it not, the same as this Arc ware still in darkness and even if until the end of chapter 120 we learn what was Eren plans still will be too many things of need explain, thigs of explained them will take at list 10 chapters.



      again I sorry about my bad English.

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