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Anime/Manga Releases Delayed, Cancelled After Quake

posted on 2011-03-15 12:14 EDT

The following anime, manga, and related releases have been delayed or cancelled in Japan due to the March 11 earthquake (Tōhoku Chihō Taiheiyō-oki Jishin) and tsunami.

Shueisha

There are many regions of Japan where the release of Weekly Shonen Jump — and all other magazines that this publisher had previously scheduled for March 14 or later — is uncertain (announcement).

NHK

The March 14 premiere of the Moshidora television anime was put on hold, and the anime has remained on hold since (announcement 1, announcement 2).

YTV

This week's airing of Dragon Crisis! episode 10 was cancelled, but plans for a rescheduled future airing will be announced on the anime's website (announcement).

Teletama

This week's airing of Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? episode 10 was put on hold. The rescheduled future airing of the episode will be announced on the anime's website (announcement).

Media Factory

The March 16 release of the Asobi ni Ikuyo! OVA Special has been delayed to May 18 (announcement).

Shogakukan

This year's 16th issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has been delayed one day or longer (depending on the area) from its previously scheduled date of Wednesday, March 16. The compiled book volumes of manga that were previously scheduled for Friday, March 18 has been delayed one day or longer (announcement).

Title Releaser Old Date New Date
Weekly Shonen Sunday Shogakukan March 16 March 17 or later
Defense Devil Shogakukan March 18 March 19 or later
Kaitai Shinsho 0 #4 Shogakukan March 18 March 19 or later
Mahō no Iroha! #3 Shogakukan March 18 March 19 or later
Akuma-gari Shogakukan March 18 March 19 or later
Chō-Dokyū Shōjo 4946 #5 Shogakukan March 18 March 19 or later
Sengoku Yatagarasu #3 Shogakukan March 18 March 19 or later
Tour! #5 Shogakukan March 18 March 19 or later
Arago #5 Shogakukan March 18 March 19 or later
Kyōkai no Rinne #7 Shogakukan March 18 March 19 or later
King Golf #10 Shogakukan March 18 March 19 or later
Katteni Kaizō (New Edition) #12 Shogakukan March 18 March 19 or later
Kōtetsu no Hana-Pashira #1 Shogakukan March 18 March 19 or later
Arata Kangatari #1 Shogakukan March 18 March 19 or later

TV Tokyo

The March 17 broadcast of the Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! episode "Rocket-Dan vs. Plasma-Dan (Zenpen)" (Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma Part I) has been delayed "due to circumstances." However, TV Tokyo does plan to air it in the future. Instead, the episode "Hiun Gym Sen! Junjō Heart no Mushi Pokémon Battle!!" ("The Battle of Castelia Gym! The Battle of the Pure-Hearted Insect Pokémon!!), which was originally scheduled for March 31, will air this Thursday (announcement).

Aniplex

All new releases previously scheduled for March 23 and 30 have been delayed until further notice (announcement).

Title Releaser Old Date New Date
Mitsudomoe Zōryōchū! #1 Limited Complete Pressing Blu-ray Disc (BD) Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Mitsudomoe Zōryōchū! #1 Limited Complete Pressing DVD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Mitsudomoe Zōryōchū! #1 Standard Edition DVD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Dengeki Bunko Autumn/Winter no Jin de Durarara!! in Nakano Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto #3 Limited Complete Pressing BD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto #3 Limited Complete Pressing DVD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto #3 Standard Edition DVD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) #4 Complete Limited Pressing BD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) #4 Complete Limited Pressing DVD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) #4 Standard Edition DVD
Otome Yōkai Zakuro #5 Limited Complete Pressing DVD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Otome Yōkai Zakuro #5 Standard Edition DVD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Kuroshitsuji II VII Limited Complete Pressing DVD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Kuroshitsuji II VII Standard Edition DVD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Shiki 6 Limited Complete Pressing BD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Shiki 6 Limited Complete Pressing DVD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Shiki 6 Standard Edition DVD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Mahiru no Hoshi / Yui Aragaki DVD Aniplex March 23 Undetermined
Puella Magi Madoka Magica #1 Limited Complete Pressing BD Aniplex March 30 Undetermined
Puella Magi Madoka Magica #1 Limited Complete Pressing DVD Aniplex March 30 Undetermined
Puella Magi Madoka Magica #1 Standard Edition DVD Aniplex March 30 Undetermined

Lantis

All new releases previously scheduled for March 23, 24, and 30 have been delayed until further notice (announcement).

Nitroplus Chiral

The Chiral Night 5th Anniversary 2010.10.31 at JCB Hall live concert DVD has been rescheduled from March 30 to a date to be determined (announcement).

This article has a follow-up: Anime/Manga Releases Delayed After Quake: Part II (2011-03-16 10:03)
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