Earlier today, Funimation announced that the subtitled simulcast for Attack on Titan will be delayed, going forward. In a blog post today, the publisher stated that, for the past two weeks, the latest episode of the show was leaked ahead of its intended air date by sublicensees in two different territories. As a result, the show’s licensor has decided to deliver materials after the episode airs on Sunday.
The delay will affect streams on FunimationNow, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and “all of the sublicensees around the world.” Episodes will now be distributed on Wednesdays at 9:00AM Eastern, starting with the next installment (Episode 54). The SimulDub stream will not be delayed, though, and is slated to hit FunimationNow on Sunday, as previously planned.
Attack on Titan Season 3, Part 2 started airing on April 28.
Tetsuro Araki (Death Note, High School of the Dead, Attack on Titan Season 1) returned as chief director for the project, while Masashi Koizuka is reprising his role as director at Wit Studio. Kyoji Asano (Psycho-Pass) returned as character designer, while Yasuko Kobayashi (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Shakugan no Shana) is reprising her duty on series composition.
Funimation currently streams Attack on Titan on their FunimationNow platform. They describe it as:
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?
Source: Funimation Blog