Episode 209 of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations was delayed at the last-minute last week, but why was the episode postponed and has a new release been confirmed?
Well, last week started brilliantly for Boruto fans around the world with the debut of chapter 60 on Tuesday, July 20th.
However, the weekend was decidedly soured for many viewers; with the latest episode of the hit anime, 209, being delayed at the last minute.
There had been some significant confusion on social media about the delay, with media outlets reporting that the broadcast was going ahead as scheduled – so why was episode 209 delayed?
Why was Boruto episode 209 delayed?
Episode 209 of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations was delayed for the broadcast of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Unfortunately, this is the way anime broadcasting works; if an episode can’t or is unable to air in its dedicated window on Japanese television, it usually doesn’t release internationally on streaming platforms either.
Has a new release date been confirmed for Boruto 209?
- Boruto episode 209 is currently scheduled to release via Crunchyroll at 10 AM BST on Sunday, August 1st.
According to reports online about the Japanese television schedule providers, Boruto will revert to a regular broadcast after last week’s delay.
The episode is expected to launch at the usual times; labelled as the following for international audiences:
- Pacific Time: 2 AM PDT
- Central Time: 4 AM CDT
- Eastern Time: 5 AM EDT
- British Time: 10 AM BST
- European Time: 11 AM CEST
- Philippine Time: 5 PM PHT
- Australia Time: 6: 30 PM ACST
Episode 209 preview…
The official preview for Boruto episode 209 was shared onto social media.
The episode is reportedly titled ‘The Pariah’ and will focus on Kawaki, who is worried that his friends are in danger because of him.
However, he encounters Himawari who has been acting strange lately…
Will the Olympics cause more anime delays?
Unfortunately, but understandably, the Olympic Games will likely cause more delays to a variety of anime series over the next several weeks.
At the time of writing, several titles are already reported to be affected, including Wasimo, Love Live Superstar and Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun.
However, as we move through the games and various events reach their climax, television broadcasts can often run later than anticipated.
This means that whilst your favourite anime may be scheduled to release their latest episode, we might all just have to learn to be patient with any last-minute alterations.
This article will be updated as soon as more information is revealed.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]