'Attack on Titan': Why isn't the anime airing today, March 27?

Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 is nearing its climax, and fans of the anime are eager to see how the current outing pans out. Unfortunately, they will have to wait an extra week for the grand finale. There will be no new episode of Attack on Titan on March 27, 2022. Why has the next episode been pushed back and when can fans expect it?

Why isn't 'Attack on Titan' airing today, March 27?

Attack on Titan Episode 87 is not airing today, March 27, due to a special in Japan. According to the Attack on Titan website, this lineup will fill the regular anime timeslot. The site doesn't specify exactly what this airing will entail, but it's not uncommon for shows to push back new episodes for more pressing transmissions.

This gives fans more time to prepare for the conclusion of Season 4 Part 2. After a suspenseful fight with the Yeagerists, the anime's main characters are likely to face off against Eren in this final chapter. The big question is whether they can get him to stop Rumbling without resorting to violence.

This tension is enough to leave viewers nervous until the next episode arrives. Luckily, the delay only pushed Episode 87 back a week.

Here's when 'Attack on Titan' returns for its finale

Now that we know why Attack on Titan isn't this week, when can fans anticipate the Season 4 Part 2 finale? Episode 87, dubbed “Dawn of Humanity,” will air in Japan on April 3. It will arrive on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu streaming platforms soon after. Here's when the final falls in the following time zones:

  • PST: 1:45 p.m.
  • CST: 3:45 p.m.
  • EST: 4:45 p.m.
  • GMT: 8:45 p.m.
  • CET: 9:45 p.m.

Because there's a lot of ground to cover in the final episode — and because of the delay — viewers have started wondering if "The Dawn of Humanity" might get a longer runtime. Unfortunately, things are not going well there.

The anime finale would have lasted 25 minutes

When Attack on Titan announced its delay, fans started wondering if there might be a longer airtime for Episode 87. And to be fair, with so much Hajime Isayama manga to cover, a one-hour conclusion would make sense. It would also prove a fitting send off for the beloved anime.

However, the AoTWiki Twitter reports that the finals airtime will be 25 minutes. That's about the series average, so what does it give? It is possible that the series offers an original end to this story. Some also think a movie announcement is on the horizon.

We won't know until “The Dawn of Humanity” arrives. This week's delay leaves us in suspense for a little longer. Fortunately, we won't ask the question for too long.

Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 ends April 3.