If you woke up wondering why episode 14 of Attack on Titan's final season isn't available for streaming this morning, here's a quick explanation: the latest episode of Hajime Isayama's popular anime series has been postponed following an earthquake in Japan.
NHK総合テレビで放送していた第73話「暴悪」ですが、和歌山で発生した地震により番組途中で中断しました。— アニメ「進撃の巨人」公式アカウント (@anime_shingeki) March 14, 2021
NHK confirmed on Monday that a magnitude 4.6 quake struck western Japan at 12:26 am.
"The quake registered an intensity of 5-minus on the Japanese seismic scale of zero to 7 in Yuasa Town, Wakayama Prefecture," it said.
Thankfully, the Japan Meteorological Agency said that there is no tsunami threat following the quake.
Meanwhile, US anime streaming websites Crunchyroll and Funimation also confirmed that the latest episode of the series will not be airing today.
Attack on Titan Final Season episode 73 will be postponed, due to a earthquake that occurred in Wakayama prefecture in Japan.— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) March 14, 2021
We are sending our love to the residents there.
Attack on Titan fans, heads up!— Funimation (@FUNimation) March 14, 2021
Due to an earthquake in Japan, Attack on Titan Final Season episode 73 will not be airing today. We'll keep you all updated on the new release date as we know more.
Note: The English dub of episode 68 will still be released later today, as usual.
A new episode of Attack on Titan's final season normally drops every Monday in several streaming platforms in the country including iflix and iQIYI.
However, there's no word yet when the next episode will premiere or whether the delay will affect the schedule of the final season, with the supposed last episode set to premiere on March 28.
"We will inform you about future broadcasts and distributions as soon as they are decided," anime_shingeki added.
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