Anime/Manga Releases Delayed After Quake: Part III
posted on by Egan Loo
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:
BeelzebubThe YTV and NTV stations list a rerun of Yumeiro Pâtissière in Beelzebub's 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. In addition, the first two DVDs will have a two-month delay and will ship on June 29 and July 27 instead of April 20 and May 25, respectively.
Blessing of the CampanellaThe Blessing of the Campanella original video anime will ship on March 30 instead of March 23.
Blue ExorcistThe official website for the television anime series confirmed that the series will premiere on April 17 instead of April 10. The Osaka television station MBS already listed a second episode in the rerun of the classic folktale anime Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi in Blue Exorcist's future timeslot on April 10 at 5:00 p.m.
Dragon CrisisThe preempted episode 10 will air on March 21 on YTV, followed immediately by episode 11. Kids Station, Tokyo MX, and Chibi TV will run the 10th episode on March 20.
Infinite StratosThe television anime series was preempted on TBS and CBC this past Thursday at late night (effectively early Friday morning).
Kimi ni Todoke 2nd SeasonEpisode 10 "Koko kara" was replaced on March 15 by the "episode 0" special that first ran on January 4. However, the new episode is slated to air next week. The 2nd DVD of the anime has been delayed from April 6 to April 20.
The Legend of the Legendary HeroesThe 6th DVD/Blu-ray Disc volume will ship on March 30 instead of March 23.
Pretty Rhythm Aurora DreamThe new television anime series will premiere on April 9 instead of April 2.
Puella Magi Madoka MagicaThe third volume of the manga version has been delayed from April 12 to a date to be announced.
ShueishaThe publisher Shueisha announced on Thursday that three of its magazines will be delayed due to difficulties in maintaining electrical power, transportation, and materials.
- This year's 17th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump has been delayed from March 28 to Monday, April 4. Thereafter, future issues are slated to go on sale every Monday as usual.
- This year's 18th issue of Weekly Young Jump, which was scheduled to ship on March 31, will be combined with the 19th issue. The combined 18/19th issue will ship on March 31, but then there will be no issue on April 7. Thereafter, future issues are slated to go on sale every Thursday as usual.
- The May issue of Jump Square, which was scheduled to ship on April 4, will be combined with the June issue (originally scheduled for May 2). The combined May/June issue will ship on April 21.
Star Driver Kagayaki no TakutoThe 23rd episode will air on MBS and TBS at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 after being preempted on March 13.
Starry SkyThe special and standard editions of the second DVD volume will ship on April 6 instead of March 24.
Yumekui MerryThe television anime series was preempted this past week on the four channels (TBS, MBS, CBC, BS-TBS) that run it. However, it is returning on Saturday at 25:58 (effectively Sunday at 1:58 a.m.) on MBS.
Zenon ComicsAll books Zenon Comics that would have shipped on March 18 will now ship on March 22:
- Angel Heart 2nd Season #1
- Cat's Eye (Ai) #1
- Conscierge Platinum #1
- Waraenu Warashi ~108 no Karma~ #1
- Cyber Blue #1
- Nakabō Rintarō #1
In addition, the May issue of Monthly Comic Zenon magazine will ship on March 26 instead of March 25.
follow-up of Anime/Manga Releases Delayed After Quake: Part II
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