Attack on Titan fans beware of Season 4 April Fool’s Day Part 3 fake news

Anime fans around the world need to beware of fake April Fool’s Day announcements regarding Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 3 and a possible movie.

April fools jokes are funny and harmless, right? For the most part yes, but for anime fans around the world, April Fool’s Day is a dangerous obstacle course that requires the most conscientious sense of cynicism to negotiate.

Fake posts, false announcements, shoddy photoshopping and incorrect translations can all lead to information going viral in no time.

While we understand that the vast majority of anime fans can easily identify these fake posts, there are some who will fall for the April Fool’s Day shenanigans.

Fake April Fool’s Day announcements spread quickly

The April Fool’s joke is without a doubt a minefield for any TV fanatic on social media, as sites spread joke announcements, fake news, and generally create hilarious confusion online.

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Unfortunately, the anime community has always struggled with April Fool’s Day announcements, with false announcements spreading around the world as fast as trending social media sites can keep up.

Already today, a whole series of posts about the future of Attack on Titan, which is scheduled to end its fourth and final season this Sunday, April 3rd, has gone viralapprox.

One of the main culprits for April Fool’s Day-related news are the “translated” posts, ie those articles that claim some breaking news in Japan and use a translated post as a source.

Unfortunately, both in North America and here in Europe, too often we take these translated posts as real, on the assumption that “Oh, I don’t speak Japanese, but this post already translates it for me.”

Similarly, image-only posts that appear to be from real Twitter pages can have their account names Photoshopped to imply that the information came from a reputable source.

Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 3 was not announced today

It’s not even lunchtime yet and we’ve already seen countless April Fool’s Day posts that went viral on Twitter relating to a so-called confirmation of Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 3.

be crystal clear; There were no announcements today from MAPPA, Hajime Isayama, any of the Japanese distribution networks, or any of the international streaming partners.

However, that hasn’t stopped fans from falling for the April Fool’s Day posts about the false confirmation of a third part for the fourth anime season.

A post with over 5000 likes, specified that “Attack on Titan Final Season Part 3 is CONFIRMED to have 8 episodes scheduled to air in January 2023.”

Another fake post Office even tried to find the reputable Anime News Network and claimed that an article was published citing that the finale will lead to a continuation of the series with Gabi as the main character.

While the majority of responses are from people who realize this is an April Fool’s joke, the post itself has over 12,000 likes and 1,600 retweets at the time of writing – showing how quickly information can travel online.

If you come across a social media post in the next 48 hours that contains some “breaking news” about your favorite show, be careful. The first thing you should do is check the comments section as if you are skeptical, chances are there are many other fans doing the same.

Even after you have verified the legitimacy of the site, it is best to find the official Japanese website and check whether an announcement has been made or not. If you want to find the direct link to a broadcast’s website, MyAnimeList usually lists all official properties on the left side of their series pages.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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