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Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 Anime's Sub Delayed to Wednesdays Worldwide

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Sublicensee leaks lead to global delay from Sundays

Funimation announced on Thursday that the English-subtitled simulcast of the second part of the Attack on Titan Season 3 television anime will be delayed beginning with episode 54, which will launch on May 29 on FunimationNow, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and through all other sublicensees worldwide. New episodes will be delayed from Sundays at 1:35 p.m. EDT to Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. EDT.

Funimation explained that sublicensees leaked new episodes for two weeks in a row in two territories before the premieres in Japan. The licensor decided to give show materials to Funimation after the premieres of upcoming episodes in order to prevent further leaks. Therefore, new episodes will be delayed to Wednesdays "to provide enough time for each company to work on subtitles and quality control, and make sure that all territories can launch at the same time."

Funimation clarified that the delay will not affect the simuldub, which will debut on May 26. The series will also debut on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on May 25.

The anime premiered in Japan on the NHK General channel on April 28. The second half of the third season will air for a total of 10 episodes (episodes 50-59). Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Hulu are streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

Crunchyroll describes the anime:

The battle to retake Wall Maria begins now! With Eren's new hardening ability, the Scouts are confident they can seal the wall and take back Shiganshina District. If they succeed, Eren can finally unlock the secrets of the basement—and the world. But danger lies in wait as Reiner, Bertholdt, and the Beast Titan have plans of their own. Could this be humanity's final battle for survival?

Returning staff members at Wit Studio include: chief director Tetsuro Araki, director Masashi Koizuka, script supervisor Yasuko Kobayashi, character designer Kyoji Asano, assistant director Hiroyuki Tanaka, chief animation directors Kyoji Asano and Satoshi Kadowaki, and composer Hiroyuki Sawano, among others.

Funimation has acquired the home entertainment, video on demand, and broadcast rights of the series in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu streamed the first part of the third season as it aired, and Funimation streamed an English dub. Adult Swim's Toonami block aired the series beginning last August.

The first television anime of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga premiered in April 2013, and the second season premiered in April 2017. The first part of the third season premiered last July.

Source: Funimation's website

This article has a follow-up: Funimation Changes Delay Time for Subtitled Version of Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 Anime (2019-05-24 23:12)
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