Attack on Titan Sneaks Into NFL With a Special Celebration

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Attack on Titan has snuck into the NFL with a special celebration! It’s no secret that many pro athletes in the NFL and other professional sports leagues are just as big of fans of manga and anime as everyone else. The medium has gotten far more widespread and well known in recent years, and these pro athletes are some of the major reasons why the fandom has found so many new eyes. This is especially true when an athlete uses a huge moment of celebration such as when they make a touchdown to give a cool shout out to their anime favorites.

It was already a huge moment this past weekend in the Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers game when running back Travis Homer had scored a touchdown on a fake punt with an impressive 73-yard run, but then Homer himself made the moment even bigger for Attack on Titan fans when he celebrated the occasion with the same salute Eren Yeager and the other members of the Survey Corps had given over the course of the series’ first three seasons. Check it out below as spotted by Expensive-Market-233 on Reddit:

Shinzo Sasageyo!(this made me happy) from ShingekiNoKyojin

Attack on Titan will finally be making its big anime return with Part 2 of its fourth and final season next year. After the first part came to an end earlier this year, fans have been eagerly anticipating how the anime would bring it all to an end. Luckily that wait will soon be over as Attack on Titan: Final Season Part 2 is currently scheduled to debut on January 9th next year in Japan. The new episodes have been confirmed to stream with both Crunchyroll and Funimation alongside their premiere in Japan, and will kick off with Episode 76 of the anime overall.

Episode 76 of the series is titled “Judgement” and will be picking up immediately from the midseason cliffhanger that saw Eren Yeager forming his own faction of dissidents and declaring war on not only the invading forces of Marley, but the Eldian forces as well. The anime will be reaching its climax with these new episodes, and following the manga ending earlier this year, fans will finally see how the anime brings it all to an end.

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What do you think? Are you excited to see anime shout outs from pro athletes in the NFL? Which anime pose would you recreate if you had a touchdown celebration? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!

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