I have some bad news for Attack on Titan fans- we’re going to have to wait to see new episodes due to some third party leaks that are making it hard for Funimation and its licensees to get the subs the way they want them. Here’s the news directly from Funimation:
Dear Attack on Titan fans,
The Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 sub will be delayed from Sundays at 1:35pm ET to Wednesdays at 9:00am ET starting with Episode 54, which will launch on 5/29 for Funimation, Hulu, Crunchyroll and all of the sublicensees around the world.
For two weeks in a row, the latest Attack on Titan episode has been leaked by sublicensees in two different territories before Japan’s broadcast. As it’s always the case with leaks and pirated content, this has created problems for everyone involved in bringing you this title.
To prevent further leaks, the licensor has decided to deliver the show materials to Funimation afterJapan’s broadcast has concluded on Sunday.
What does this mean?
Starting this week the Attack on Titan Simulcast will be launching on Wednesdays at 9:00am ET to provide enough time for each company to work on subtitles and quality control, and make sure that all territories can launch at the same time. The SimulDub will not be affected by this delay.
We know that this is an inconvenience for all fans awaiting a new episode this Sunday, but this restriction is out of our hands. We will continue working to bring you the best content in the least amount of time possible and take this as an opportunity for all of us to reflect on how leaks and piracy ultimately affects everyone in the anime industry, including the fans at home who want their anime content available as fast as possible.
As always, we thank you for your support and hope you continue to enjoy Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 every week on FunimationNow.