Why has episode 3 of the hit anime series ‘Love Live Superstar’ been delayed and has a new release date been revealed for streaming on Crunchyroll?

For the second day in a row, anime fans around the world will have to keep themselves busy thanks to more delays.

Yesterday, Boruto episode 209 was postponed by one week and today, the hit series Love Live Superstar takes an unexpected break.

Unfortunately, it appears that the latter’s delay could last significantly longer than many of us were hoping.

Love Live Superstar episode 3: Release date and time

  • Love Live Superstar episode 3 will release via Crunchyroll on Monday, August 9th at 8: 30 PM BST for premium users.

The described time is confirmed by Crunchyroll via the series’ official webpage; with episode 3 releasing at the following times around the world:

  • Pacific Time – 12: 30 PM PDT on Monday, August 9th
  • Central Time – 2: 30 PM CDT on Monday, August 9th
  • Eastern Time – 3: 30 PM EDT on Monday, August 9th
  • British Time – 8: 30 PM BST on Monday, August 9th
  • European Time – 9: 30 PM CEST on Monday, August 9th
  • India Time – 1 AM IST on Tuesday, August 10th  
  • Philippine Time – 3: 30 AM PHT on Tuesday, August 10th 
  • Australia Time – 5 AM ACST on Tuesday, August 10th 

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This article will be updated if any of the described information is officially altered.

Why was Love Live Superstar episode 3 delayed?

The third episode of Love Live Superstar has been delayed for several weeks due to the broadcast of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Japanese television distributor NHK confirmed the affected titles, via ANN, stating that they intended to cancel the broadcasts for the two weeks following episode 2.

Interestingly, the episode currently scheduled for August 29th (August 30th on Crunchyroll) had also been delayed – at the time of writing, this is slated to concern episode 6.

A multimedia project to adore…

If you have only just started Love Live Superstar, you may not know that this series is part of a wider multimedia Love Live franchise.

At the time of writing, there are four different anime series under the franchise: School Idol Project (2013), Sunshine (2016) and Nijigasaki High School Idol Club (2020) and Superstar (2021). All three series are available to stream on Crunchyroll.

There are also two anime movies available; The School Idol Movie (2015) and Over The Rainbow (2019), both of which have been released in English.

However, the most hands-on Love Live experience you can get is with the two video games.

School Idol Festival debuted on Android, iOS and iPadOS in Japan in 2013, before releasing worldwide in 2014, whilst School Idol Festival All Stars released in 2020.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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