Attack on Titan The Final Season 14 Delayed - When's The Release Date of Episode 73 Following the Earthquake?

What's the new release date for Attack on Titan episode 73?

March 15, 2021

Attack on Titan The Final Season Episode 14, which was supposed to air in Japan on public channel NHK on March 15, was delayed due to an earthquake. The magnitude 4.6 earthquake at Northern Wakayama Prefecture, and those who followed, thankfully made no serious victims or casualties according to the Japanese government’s latest reports. No tsunami warnings were issued either.

While Attack on Titan The Final Season episode 14 (episode 73 when counting past seasons) was airing in Japan, the broadcast switched to emergency coverage of the earthquake. The anime series first airs in Japan every Monday at 12:10 AM, on NHK, a public TV channel, which means priority is given to such reports.

NHK shared via Twitter:

“Regarding the postponement of the broadcast of Attack on Titan. Future broadcast details will be announced sometime after March 15 morning (JST)”

The official Japanese account for the Attack on Titan anime also stated a new release date for Episode 14 will be shared as soon as possible.

What’s the new English release date for Attack on Titan The Final Season Episode 14 following the earthquake?

UPDATE: NHK and the official Attack on Titan Japanese Twitter both announced episode 73 will be rebroadcast in one week, March 22. Episode 74 will be broadcast right after it. Funimation also made the same announcement:

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Original story follows below:

Both Funimation and Crunchyroll are simulcasting Attack on Titan around the world, with English subtitles – both streaming services announced the episode will be delayed, and did not publish a new release date yet.

First, it’s important to note there are two scenarios when these delays happen.

First: when the delay was expected. For example, an important sports competition is being held at the same time the episode was supposed to air, and is broadcasted instead. When this happens, anime episodes get delayed by a week.

The second scenario is when we have unexpected delays, just like this earthquake. When it comes to unexpected incidents like these, we can only wait for TV channels to announce when the episode will be rebroadcast. After that, Simulcast sites Crunchyroll and Funimation should publish their own announcements accordingly. Personally speaking, as someone who’s been watching anime for a while, I remember seeing episodes pushed back by a week in these cases.

Lastly, keep in mind the NHK broadcast was interrupted, not canceled. Needless to say, a good chunk of the episode did air on TV. We will not be promoting anything illegal, but we won’t ignore the elephant in the room: There are several unofficial versions of Attack on Titan The Final Season Episode 14 floating around. It’s up to you whether you wish to watch part of the episode this way. Or wait for Crunchyroll and Funimation.

In any case, for now we can only wait, and keep in our thoughts the citizens of Wakayama prefecture who are currently dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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