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Ayakashi Triangle episode 5 delayed due to virus outbreak at Connect

The release of Ayakashi Triangle episode 5 has unfortunately been delayed both in Japan and on Crunchyroll due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

The coronavirus pandemic is rearing its ugly head once again, with multiple anime projects from the 2023 Winter slate being postponed because of recent outbreaks.

NieR: Automata Ver1.1., Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible, KanColle, and UniteUp have all experienced postponements due to the virus’ resurgence, with one of the more impactful delays being to Ayakashi Triangle.

Here is everything that fans need to know about Ayakashi Triangle’s postponement, including the delay to episode 5 and the expected release date for the anime series.

Ayakashi Triangle episode 5 release delayed

On January 23, the official Japanese website shared confirmation that Ayakashi Triangle episode 5 would be delayed indefinitely due to an outbreak of coronavirus at Studio Connect, the production team behind the adaptation.

The statement read, “Thank you for your continued support of the TV animation “Ayakashi Triangle”. Due to the delay in the video production schedule caused by the spread of the new coronavirus “COVID-19”, we have decided to postpone the broadcast and distribution of episodes 5 and onward.”

Ayakashi Triangle episode 5 was originally set to release on February 6, a new release date remains TBA.

“Although this measure is based on unforeseen circumstances, we apologize for any inconvenience and concern this may cause to fans who have been looking forward to the film. We appreciate your understanding.” – Official website.

Unfortunately, the postponement of the Ayakashi Triangle anime adaptation has also impacted the scheduled launch of the Blu-Ray DVD copies:

  • Volume 1: Scheduled for release on Wednesday, September 27
  • Volume 2: Scheduled for release on Wednesday, October 25, 2023
  • Volume 3: Scheduled for release on Wednesday, November 22, 2023
  • Volume 4: Scheduled for release on Wednesday, December 27, 2023
  • Volume 5: Scheduled for release on Wednesday, January 31, 2024
  • Volume 6: Scheduled for release on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Despite episode 5 being delayed, the Ayakashi Triangle team is now pushing forward with rebroadcasting episodes with special commentary from mangaka Kentaro Yabuki and producer Nobuhiro Nakayama.

  • Episode 1 rebroadcast with special commentary – February 6
  • Episode 2 rebroadcast with special commentary – February 13
  • Episode 3 rebroadcast with special commentary – February 20
  • Episode 4 rebroadcast with special commentary – February 27

As such, fans can expect that Ayakashi Triangle episode 5 will not premiere until at least March 6; a specific return date remains TBA.

Ayakashi Triangle season 1 is set to include 12 episodes in total, available to stream on Crunchyroll.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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Tom Llewellyn

Tom Llewellyn is the Head of World Content, Anime, and Comics at HITC Entertainment and also helps oversee all things deemed ‘nerd culture’ at Forever Geek. After gaining a BSc degree in Animal Behaviour, Tom continued his education with a Master’s degree in Science Communication (MSc) and post-graduate research; with his own independent project being published in the Journal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens in 2021. Since joining GRV Media in early 2020, Tom has amassed over 48 million views on his content and has conducted interviews with various actors and filmmakers from the wonderful world of anime.

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