Funimation and Crunchyroll users in Mexico and Latin America reported on Jan 10, 2022, that both websites went down mere minutes before the premiere of Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 at 12:45 pm PST.
Funimation’s official Twitter account tweeted about the newest Attack on Titan episode, but didn’t comment on the crash.
Both the websites got back up nearly after 2 hours of the crash, however, neither of the two services have offered an explanation to their users about the issue.
Users expressed their annoyance and pointed out that it is not the first time this has happened, and both streaming websites should have been prepared.
Some fans took advantage of the situation and shared some memes:
Wakanim, now a subsidiary of Crunchyroll and Funimation, prepared for a potential backlash this year too after the servers went down during the premier of the first part of Attack on Titan’s final season in 2020. They informed their users that they are explicitly permitted to watch the episode on the french Crunchyroll website. However, it was down as well.
Nevertheless, among all the interruptions, fans are losing their collective minds online in light of Attack on Titan‘s return. The excitement for the series is at a high, and fans are eager to see how season 4 wraps up.
Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 premiered at 24:05 JST in Japan with episode 76, “Danzai” (“Condemnation”), on the NHK General channel on Jan 9, 2022.
The opening theme “The Rumbling” by SiM (Silence iz Mine) and the ending theme “Akuma no Ko” by Ai Higuchi have been released in creditless versions after the broadcast. The season is listed with 12 episodes.