Relive one of the most exciting seasons of anime in recent years with Attack on Titan, Season 3, Part 1, now available on Blu-ray through FUNimation. This lore-heavy season reveals a ton of important facts in the story’s mysterious mythology while also factoring in intense action, political intrigue, and unforgettable characters. It’s worth a watch for Kenny the Ripper alone, but there’s so, so much more to enjoy here.
And in addition to our review of Attack on Titan Season 3, Part 1, we’ve rounded up a trio of sports drama anime titles in preparation for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. These include the rugby story All Out!, the surprising tale about competitive badminton players in Hanebado!, and the Season 3 saga of continuing swimming series, Free! Dive to the Future. All that and more follow below!
For the uninitiated, FUNimation is a U.S. company known for their dubs and domestic distribution of Japanese anime. So all of the reviews you’re about to check out are for the dub version of each anime, though some Blu-rays/DVDs have a Japanese audio option as there are some exceptions to the rule. Below, you’ll find the official synopsis for each movie and series, along with a link to pick up your own copy at FUNimation’s online store, should my review convince you. Sometimes, it’ll be an easy thing to suggest you buy it, other times, it’ll be just as easy to go in the other direction.
The truth about the Titans comes to light. Political secrets, a false king, and a reality that will shake the world now falls on the shoulders of Eren and his friends, as they fight to survive. With Historia set to be Queen, the Levi Squad must act. But a figure from Levi’s past, the deadly Kenny, could turn this into a losing battle. Are Eren and his friends prepared to face the true monsters?
A new reign begins with the Season 3 Part 1 Limited Edition!
- 2-panel Digibook with 24 pages of artwork including 4-koma chibi comics from the Japanese release
- Collectible rigid box
- Over 130 minutes of special features
The first part of Season 3 features a great character arc for Kenny the Ripper, and the special features dig into that a little bit thanks to insight from the relevant episodes’ voice director and the English voice of Kenny himself
Be sure to check out all the special features if you’re a fan of the Japanese and English cast and crew!
And also stick around for the final moments of the midseason finale, which was a mind-breaker for me when watching the episode air live