Yet another anime studio is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as Connect announced it will delay episodes of the Ayakashi Triangle anime due to the virus. The delay will start from Episode 5. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]
The Twitter account for Ayakashi Triangle apologized for the delay, as well as any worries it may cause the fans. According to the official announcement, the hiatus is due to production falling behind schedule as a result of COVID-19. So after episode 5 on February 6, 2023, it will start airing re-runs of episodes 1 through 5. This delay not only affects the broadcasts, but the release dates of the DVDs and Blu-Rays as well.
The new release schedule of the Blu-Rays and DVDs are:
- 1: September 27, 2023
- 2: October 25, 2023
- 3: November 22, 2023
- 4: December 27, 2023
- 5: January 31, 2024
- 6: February 28, 2024
Connect is not the only anime studio that has recently announced delays due to COVID-19 complications. A-1 Pictures also has to put the NieR Automata anime on hiatus due to pandemic. There was a significant increase of cases throughout 2022. If production for the anime occurred during that time, then that is likely the reason for the hiatus. However, the country is going through another major outbreak, despite the government’s intention to downgrade COVID-19 to flu status. So there is no telling as to when production for Ayakashi Triangle will return to normal.
The Ayakashi Triangle anime will go on a hiatus from episode 5, which will air on February 6, 2023. The show is available for streaming via Crunchyroll.