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Delayed 5th Milky Holmes TD Episode to Air in Japan

posted on 2015-02-16 02:30 EST

The official website for the Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD television anime announced on Saturday that the fifth episode, "Carol no Minoshirokin" (Carol's Ransom), will air on the Tokyo MX station this Saturday, February 21. It is also running on five other channels.

The episode had been delayed from its planned broadcast on Saturday, January 31. The website explained that the delay was "due to circumstances." The first episode of the anime reran instead that day.

The fifth episode already began streaming on three venues on their usual schedules starting on February 4. In addition, there are no plans to alter the story content of the anime for its eventual Blu-ray Disc and DVD release.

Two Japanese men — Kenji Gotō and Haruna Yukawa — were captured by the terrorist group ISIS, and a video of the two hostages was revealed last month. The terrorists demanded US$200 million within 72 hours in exchange for the men's release, and the deadline for the exchange was 2:50 p.m. JST (12:50 a.m. EST) on January 23. The Japanese government later received a photograph, purportedly of Gotō holding a photograph of Yukawa's body. The captors then changed their demands, asking for the release of Iraqi female prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi in Jordan in exchange for the release of both Gotō and Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh. A new video purportedly showed Gotō's death earlier this month.

The third Assassination Classroom episode was similarly delayed due to "various circumstances." It eventually aired late night on January 30 (effectively early morning on January 31).

The band Ling Tosite Sigure replaced the lines "Chi darake no jiyū ga" (Freedom covered in blood) and "Moroha no knife ni irodorareta" (Colored by a double-edged knife) in their Psycho-Pass film theme song "Who What Who What" during their television performance last month.

A commercial for the 10-Oku-En Big (1-Billion-Yen Big) soccer lottery stopped airing due to the hostage crisis. The commercial, which had been airing since October, included a character similarly named Gotō and the dialogue line, "The deadline's approaching."

[Via Ota-Suke]


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