The simulcast starts in a little over 3 hours from now!.
Although the announcement states it starts October 4 at 9 PM eastern, that would be a problem if it did, considering it supposedly doesn't premiere in Japan until 1 AM on October 6 (about 18 hours from when I post this).
I suspect the announcement was actually supposed to read October 5.
This may be the first simulcast to air in North America first, at least LEGALLY anyway.
Though I do happen to notice that, unlike when they put up their usual simulcasts, they only have a placemarker for Ep. 01 for this, instead of all the ep. placemarkers.
Which I found a little odd when I added the player link to the first post after the PR was sent out.
Especially since the PR lists 12 episodes.
Last Edit: 7 months, 2 weeks ago by The Coffee God.
The announcement is now deleted also any trace of To Love Ru ~ Darkness on The Anime Network. I wonder if it would even be simulcast now?
Consider how long it took for ANN to get the Oreimo simulcast back after they leaked an episode. Now consider this wasn't a leak; it was purposefully posted by the site prior to the premiere in Japan, and worse, this was called to their attention beforehand (ahem).
The one saving grace would be if the October 4 @ 9:00 PM EDT time was approved by someone in Japan (and not by Sentai - Rai's "the licensors" doesn't make that clear). Even then, if the contract includes any additional provision requiring verification the episodes are not posted before they air in Japan, they could still be in hot water.