© Atsushi Ohkubo, KODANSHA / "Fire Force" Production Committee

The official website of the sci-fi anime series Fire Force has announced on Friday that they have decided to postpone the airing of its third episode.

The upcoming episode was supposed to air early Saturday morning in Japan, which would eventually be made available on several streaming platforms in select territories an hour later.

The message also stated that they are planing to make an announcement regarding future broadcasts at a later date.

Fire Force is focused on lead character Shinra, together with the group of firefighters that has an ability to manipulate fire. The show premiered last July 5, which is being produced by David Production.

 

In addition, two anime properties, which are produced by Kyoto Animation, has announced some changes to their originally scheduled activities.

The official Twitter account of the sports anime Free! Iwatobi Swim Club has announced that the planned reveal of new trailer for its upcoming anime film has been cancelled.

The trailer for the upcoming anime film was supposed to be screened on Friday alongside the current theatrical run of its compilation film, which started in Japanese cinemas last July 5.

The popular sports anime is set to have a theatrical film, featuring a brand new story, in Summer next year, which will coincide with the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

 

The official Twitter account of Keihan Main Line, which is a railway line that covers Kyoto and Osaka, has announced that their planned collaboration with the popular slice-of-life drama anime Sound! Euphonium has been postponed.

The collaboration with the railway line is supposed to start on Saturday.

 

Kyoto Animation’s first studio building, located in Uji in Kyoto Prefecture, was engulfed in flames on Thursday morning, July 18, which taken the lives of 34 people and severely injured over 30 more. Local police said that there are about 74 people inside the building when the fire started.

A 41-year-old man has been apprehended by the local police and identified by witnesses as the suspect, who threw gasoline inside the building and shouted “Die!” before setting the building on fire.

He was not formally arrested as of press time because he was being treated in a nearby hospital for burn injuries, but the authorities are saying that he had admitted to the crime.