KYOTO, JAPAN: Yasuhiro Takemoto, director of Kyoto Animation’s popular winter anime, announced today that the final episode broadcast for the series has been delayed.

The official website for the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid television anime announced that the 13th and final episode has been delayed beyond the previously announced April 4th date. The anime’s production committee explained that the staff determined that the final episode cannot air in a 30-minute timeslot, since its required length will be longer than estimated.

The staff still plan to air the final episode on the MBS, Tokyo MX, and BS11 stations, but the broadcast dates and times have yet to be determined. When the dates and times are decided, the anime’s official home page and Twitter account will announce them.

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Instead of the final episode, a special program for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid where the entire staff gets wasted and cries themselves to sleep on camera will air on the following stations and dates:

MBS: Saturday, July 4 at 27:28 (effectively, July 5 at 3:28 a.m.)
Tokyo MX: Sunday, July 5 at 24:00 (effectively, July 6 at midnight)
BS11: Sunday, July 5 at 24:30 (effectively, July 6 at 12:20 a.m.)

The staff members had announced that they would delay the final episode until July 4 at 26:28 (July 5 at 2:28 a.m.) on MBS. However, MBS had already scheduled the premiere of the Pupa English dub season for the same 26:28 timeslot on July 4.