World Trigger Season 3 Episode 14 Delay, New Release Date Explained

Here's what happened with World Trigger season 3 episode 14

January 16, 2022

The final episode of World Trigger Season 3, Episode 14, was supposed to air this January 15 but was unexpectedly delayed.

Popular shonen manga World Trigger is currently ongoing with a third anime adaptation. Featuring the “B-Rank” Rank Battles Arc. Episode 14 and the end of the season would finally reveal the outcome of Round 8.

However, at 1:53 AM JST on January 16, the World Trigger twitter shared the delay’s announcement: “World Trigger Episode 14 scheduled to air today, has been postponed. We’ll inform you about the new release date on Twitter and the anime’s official site as soon as possible.”

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Why World Trigger Season 3 Episode 14 (finale) was delayed?

World Trigger Season 3 Episode 14 was delayed because its TV timeslot was replaced by TV coverage of the eruption of the Hunga Tonga volcano in the pacific ocean and the resulting tsunami warning for all of Japan’s south coasts:

S3 Episode 14 new release date details so far

For now, the official Twitter account for World Trigger did not announce a new release date yet. Keep your eyes on the anime series’ Twitter. Moreover, there are generally two outcomes in cases like these:

1/ The episode gets delayed by a week, this is the most likely scenario. And World Trigger should normally air again next week.

2/ If the episode has sensitive content that could remind viewers of the events of the natural disaster, the episode could get delayed by several months. The most popular example of the last decade is the final episode of Madoka Magica. While several other anime series and events got delayed after The Great Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, Madoka Magica in particular was delayed for several months. Because the final episode had scenes inside shelters, which could be reminiscent of the direct aftermath of the earthquake.

We hope the situation isn’t too dire and those affected by the tsunami who were evacuated will be able to go back home soon.

World Trigger S3 14 delayed by a week (update)

As expected, the final episode of World Trigger was delayed by a week to January 22, 2022, the Twitter account for the series announced:

Iyane Agossah

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

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