Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 25 (83) release time is set to be delayed in Japan, but how will this impact the international launch for streaming?
There are only four episodes left of Attack on Titan…what an exciting and depressing statement.
The iconic anime series has continued to dominate the global anime community and conversation since its highly anticipated return in early January.
However, with such a globally diverse audience as Attack on Titan, information about the international release time of upcoming episodes remains the most important part of any fan’s countdown.
Sadly, Attack on Titan season 4 episode 25 (84) has to be delayed in Japan, but what impact will that have on the launch of international streaming?
Attack on Titan season 4 episode 25 (84) to be delayed in Japan
Attack on Titan is broadcast for the first time in Japan on television channels; however, this week’s episode will unfortunately be delayed from its usual programming block.
As confirmed by the Japanese franchise’s official website, Episode 25 (84) of Season 4 will be delayed by 10 minutes in Japan. It’s “Due to the special organization, the departure time will be changed” from 00:05 to 00:15 JST.
The good news for fans outside of Japan is that Season 4 Episode 25 (84) should still launch normally via Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.
Indeed, there is about a five-hour wait between the end of the domestic broadcast in Japan and the international release for English streaming.
A pause between the two launches allows international streaming platforms to maintain their usual premiere schedule for animated simulcast content; so that when a delay like this occurs, international release is not affected.
For fans outside of Japan watching Attack on Titan via Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu, Episode 25 (84) of Season 4 of the series will launch as usual at 8:45 p.m. GMT on Sunday, March 6.and. You can find a full breakdown here.
Isayama’s involvement in Attack on Titan season 4 part 2
When the first short of Attack on Titan’s final season aired last year, original series creator Hajime Isayama was busy working on the manga finale. Because of this, Isayama couldn’t be involved in the production of the first part of Season 4 as much as fans might have hoped.
Luckily, director Yuichiro Hayashi recently explained that Isayama is much more involved in producing and commentating on future Attack on Titan episodes.
“At the time of part 1 he was working on the final so it seemed like he was really busy. But now it’s all over. So the comments from him were about an A4 size sheet , but now it’s about two A4 sheets. And he’s now checking things more closely. There are a lot of suggestions for improvement like “I want you to fix this part”, but also a lot of “Oh, that’s is awesome,” which makes me very happy.” — Yuichiro Hayashi, via ComicBook.
Isayama would also have requested that the appearances of ‘Nerd Armin’ and ‘Goth Mikasa’ during the scene where Eren experiences the memories of Titan’s predecessors.
A nod to Zack Snyder’s 300 movie
Director Yuichiro Hayashi and screen designer Yusuke Tannawa recently sat down with an interview on the Pony Canyon YouTube channel.
In the interview, it was revealed that a very important scene from Season 4 Part 2 was actually inspired by Zack Snyder’s classic Spartan film, 300.
The scene was a flashback to founder Ymir’s life as a young child, who is tortured and taken away by King Fritz, the original king of Paradise Island.
Hayashi explained that he “had a lot of trouble figuring out what to do with the visuals of this scene” and that he “didn’t want to make it a regular flashback”.
“I wanted her look to be more striking. The figures appear darker as they are all backlit, while the sky is brighter. We wanted it to look like some footage from the movie 300. It looks a bit like a bleach bypass. He created an extraordinary atmosphere. I thought ordinary blue skies wouldn’t suit this scene. We needed a world with a tense and disturbing atmosphere to show that something unusual is happening. – Yuichiro Hayashi, via Pony Canyon YouTube, translated by We Got This Covered.
The 100 Thieves x Attack on Titan collaboration is on the way
While all Attack on Titan fans are counting down to the release of Season 4 Episode 25, gaming fans are equally excited for the upcoming collaboration with 100 Thieves.
The Los Angeles-based entertainment company recently shared footage of the Colossal Titan on the front of the compound walls.
As of this writing, no one knows exactly what the collaboration holds, whether it includes merchandise, content creation, or other big-budget production.
However, the 100 Thieves Twitter page confirmed that the collab would be shared on March 12, with the caption “Rally the Scouts.”
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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