Anime/Manga Releases Delayed After Quake: Part IV
posted on by Egan Loo
The following anime, manga, and related releases have been delayed or cancelled in Japan after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster on March 11. Not all of the delays are directly related to the disaster.
Animelo Summer Live 2010
Due to production issues caused by the disaster, the King Records label delayed its Animelo Summer Live 2010 -evolution-8.28 and Animelo Summer Live 2010 -evolution-8.29 Blu-ray Discs and DVDs from April 6 to April 20.
- Mitsudomoe Zōryōchū! #1 Limited Complete Pressing Blu-ray Disc (BD)
- Mitsudomoe Zōryōchū! #1 Limited Complete Pressing DVD
- Mitsudomoe Zōryōchū! #1 Standard Edition DVD
- Dengeki Bunko Autumn/Winter no Jin de Durarara in Nakano DVD
- Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto #3 Limited Complete Pressing BD
- Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto #3 Limited Complete Pressing DVD
- Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto #3 Standard Edition DVD
- Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) #4 Complete Limited Pressing BD
- Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) #4 Complete Limited Pressing DVD
- Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo) #4 Standard Edition DVD
- Otome Yōkai Zakuro #5 Limited Complete Pressing DVD
- Otome Yōkai Zakuro #5 Standard Edition DVD
- Kuroshitsuji II VII Limited Complete Pressing DVD
- Kuroshitsuji II VII Standard Edition DVD
- Shiki 6 Limited Complete Pressing BD
- Shiki 6 Limited Complete Pressing DVD
- Shiki 6 Standard Edition DVD
The Japanese anime distributor announced on Tuesday that each Blu-ray Disc and DVD (for either retail or rental) that it scheduled for March 25 will ship on April 7 due to the disaster. Before the disaster, the Mobile Suit Gundam UC 3 release was already delayed to April 7. The following will also ship on April 7:
- Mazinkaizer SKL 3 (BD/DVD)
- .hack//Quantum 3 (BD/DVD)
- Votoms Finder (BD/DVD)
- Norageki (BD/DVD)
- Kyūshū Tetsudō Kikō (live-action BD)
- Crayon Shin-chan TV 5th Series 19/20/21 (DVD)
- Keroro Gunsō/Sgt. Frog 7th Season 2 (DVD)
- Tegami Bachi Reverse 4 (Standard Edition DVD/Limited First Edition DVD)
- Emotion the Best Brain Powered DVD-Box
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer DVD Memorial Box
- Gag Mangaka Ōgiri Battle!! 2010 (live-action DVD)
- Nanase Futatabi (live-action DVD)
- Shinkansen Sakura to Kyūshuu Super Train Daishūgō! (live-action DVD)
- Shinkansen Tsubame to Kyūshuu Super Train Daishūgō! (live-action DVD)
- Ultraman A Vol. 10/11/12/13 (live-action DVD)
- Ultra Series 45th Anniversary Memorial Movie Collection 1966-1984 DVD Box (live-action)
- Gokyoudai Monogatari 6 (rental DVD)
- SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors IV (rental DVD)
- Koisento (rental DVD)
- Mazinkaizer SKL 1/2 (rental DVD)
- Tamagotchi! 13 (rental DVD)
BeelzebubThe Mainichi Shimbun paper's Mantan Web site reports that the previously revealed preempting of Beelzebub on March 20 was out of concern for the story content in light of the disaster. Beelzebub has been preempted next week as well, and its return has not been scheduled.
Comic GeneDue to the disaster, Media Factory has delayed the launch of its Monthly Comic Gene magazine from April 15. The new date will be announced later on the official website. Minari Endo and the other creators in the magazine posted messages of encouragement for the disaster victims.
Hen ZemiThe Hen Zemi television anime series will premiere on Tokyo MX and other stations on April 8, instead of April 2 on MBS as originally scheduled.
Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi
The television anime series will premiere on April 11, instead of April 4 as originally scheduled.
Katteni KaizōDue to production issues, the Katteni Kaizō original video anime will ship on May 25 instead of April 27.
MoshidoraThe top page of the public broadcaster NHK's anime web section lists the premiere of Moshidora on April 8. However, NHK has not formally announced when Moshidora's premiere, which was delayed due to disaster news coverage, will occur.
NisiOisinDue to the disaster, Kodansha has delayed its release of NisiOisin's Hanamonogatari novel to March 31. Kodansha's Taiga Anime Katanagatari Visual Guidebook will ship on April 6.