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Win marks first anime to be honored at Astra Awards
The film critics in the Hollywood Creative Alliance (formerly the Hollywood Critics Association) awarded the Attack on Titan anime with the Astra Award for Best Streaming Animated Series at the awards show on Monday night.
Hayao Miyazaki was awarded the Astra Award for Best International Filmmaker at the awards show on Saturday night. Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) was also nominated at the show in the Best Animated Feature category, but lost to Sony‘s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS parts 1 and 2 are also streaming in Japan in single-episode format, serving as episodes 88-94 of Attack on Titan The Final Season. These episodes have their own opening and ending theme sequences. Linked Horizon perform the opening theme song “Saigo no Kyojin” (The Last Titan) and Ai Higuchi performs the ending theme song “Itterasshai” (Have a Safe Trip).
The first part aired as a one-hour special on March 3. Crunchyroll streamed the anime under the title Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS Special 1. The anime is also streaming on Hulu. Toonami aired the first part on September 9. SIM returned to perform a new theme song, “Under the Tree.” (The Japanese title for Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 3 is Shingeki no Kyojin The Final Season Kanketsu-hen Zenpen, which indicates it as the first half, and the Japanese title for Part 4 is Shingeki no Kyojin The Final Season Kanketsu-hen Kōhen, which indicates it as the second half.)
The Attack on Titan The Final Season anime premiered on NHK in December 2020 and aired for 16 episodes. Funimation and Crunchyroll both streamed the anime with English subtitles. Adult Swim‘s Toonami programming block began airing the anime in January 2021, and Funimation began streaming an English dub in the same month.