Attack on Titan has come a long way with the walls that protected humanity against the titans, to the breaking of the walls to release the titans inside. With its story filled with action, a bit of romance, thrill, and most importantly, the suspense and twists which made its viewers go crazy, the anime has shown why it is surely the top-rated anime of our time.
With its final season currently airing, the anime will end with 87 episodes. The current season will run for 28 episodes in total, and the final episode, which is episode number 87, will be delayed for a week; let’s find out why.
When was Episode 87 Supposed to be Released?
The final episode of attack on titan season 4, part 2, was supposed to be released on Sunday, April 3, 2022. However, the episode will now be released a week later than its original release date due to some reasons. With its release being delayed for a week, its good for the anime fans as it builds up more tension and excitement for the final episode.
The only good thing is that the episode won’t be delayed in terms of timing. The streaming of the episode will happen as it always has. This means that the premiere of the streaming of episode 87 won’t be altered for the fans outside Japan and will stream online from the normal 8:45 PM/3:45 PM EST/ 12:45 PM PST window.
Why is There a Delay for the Final Episode?
With the episode being delayed, there are many questions about why it will be aired after a week. According to the official Japanese website, episode 87 will be suspended in Japan because of a “special organization event.” With the series being mind-blowing and so exceptional, the fans can’t wait for the final episode, but the ones who make these episodes also devote and dedicate a lot of time to every minute thing so that the fans do not go dissatisfied.
It takes a lot of work and time to make each episode, and with releasing episodes every week, we can confirm that the animators and artists spend most of their time in their workplace. According to a deleted tweet by one of the animators who tweeted, “went home for the first time in 3 days” after releasing one episode of attack on titan.
This shows us that the animators and artists don’t even get time to sleep and actually have to spend a lot of time even with a single episode. Apart from this anime, many other anime workers actually get worked overtime and struggle to keep up with their lives. So, we can say that the episode could also be delayed to give the artists some time before they put their best work into the final episode.
What is Attack on Titan About?
Imagine living in a land full of titans with you being confined within the walls. The only way to survive is staying within the walls, but how long can you stay inside? Attack on Titan is basically such an anime. With humans trapped within the three walls and with titans waiting for them on the outside, a young boy who has to see the painful sight of his mom getting eaten by a titan after breaching one of the walls decides to eliminate all the titans from this world.
Without much knowledge and with his hard struggle, he fights against the titans and his friends in a special division known as the Survey Corps. However, with titans being the only things he hates so much on the planet, Eren does not realize what is in store for him when he eventually turns out to possess the powers of the titans and what lies beyond the walls and the island of Paradis.
Why Should You Watch Attack on Titan?
As the story goes on in 4 thrilling and suspenseful seasons, the manga writer, Hajime Isayama, shows us that his mind is not of a normal human being. He makes one of the most well-designed stories ever for a manga series.
With the story of how Eren fights the titans to eventually become one himself, of how he became a titan to why he became a titan, and to find out who the titans were, the anime takes you through a rollercoaster of emotions once you start watching it. If you are a huge anime fan, then its pretty obvious that you have already seen this anime, but if not, and you are deciding on what anime to start with, attack on titan is a good choice.