The airing of the 5th episode of Attack on Titan in Fukuoka (see top in the Youtube video below) had some noticeable differences from the original airing (see bottom).

Why were these changes made? Was it due to censorship or production issues?


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    Can you summarize what was in the video? The link is now dead because the account that uploaded it was removed.
    – FAE
    Nov 23 '13 at 22:56
  • @FAE I've replaced the link.
    – кяαzєя
    Nov 23 '13 at 23:47
  • @Krazer, Link is down...
    – Pacerier
    Jul 3 '14 at 21:26
  • @Pacerier not anymore!
    – кяαzєя
    Jul 5 '14 at 3:27
  • @Krazer, Why did you not embed the video in instead?
    – Pacerier
    Jul 6 '14 at 4:48

In the video you linked, the uploader also linked to a news post on the Attack on Titan anime's official website. This news post explains the situation. I've translated the most relevant part:

各放送局のオンエアー日を極力揃えて放送しておりますが、 この度は制作上及び放送局納品期限の都合により、このような放送形態となりました。

Although we tried our hardest to deliver the same product to each broadcasting office on the day of the airing, due to certain circumstances involving the episode as well as the broadcast office's deadline, the broadcast ended up like this.

Source: Attack on Titan news post

Seems like the staff were running a little too close to their deadlines and ended up not having the finished product for all stations. I think it would be safe to assume that stations that aired the unfinished version had stricter deadlines.

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