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UniteUp! TV Anime Delays Episode 4 to February 11 Due to COVID-19 (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series premiered on January 7, aired 3rd episode on Saturday

The official website for the television anime of Sony Music's "next dimensional idol project" UniteUp! revealed on Sunday that the staff are delaying the show's fourth episode to February 11 due to the effect of COVID-19 on the production schedule. The third episode aired on Saturday, and the anime will air two special programs on January 28 and February 4 instead.

The show premiered January 7 in Japan, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs.

Crunchyroll describes the series:

"I'm going to be an idol...?"

Akira Kiyose is a high school student who loves to sing.
His songs were published to a video sharing site as the internet singer "KIKUNOYU".
One day, he is scouted by the entertainment agency "sMiLea Production" after they hear his singing voice.
The agency was established to nurture up-and-coming idols by the legendary idol duo "Anela" after they suddenly retired.
Akira forms a group with Banri Naoe and Chihiro Isuzugawa, who were also scouted.
The three online singers are inspired by the idols "LEGIT" and "JAXX/JAXX", also belonging to the same agency, and aim to make their idol debut with their own thoughts and feelings in mind...!

Shin'ichirō Ushijima (I want to eat your pancreas) is directing the anime at studio CloverWorks. Rino Yamazaki (Akebi's Sailor Uniform, Shadows House, Spy×Family) is overseeing the series scripts. Majiro (22/7) is designing the characters and is also the chief animation director, alongside Asami Komatsu and Yurie Hama. Yuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!) is composing the music.

The cast performs the show's theme song "Unite up!"

Sony Music launched the YouTube project to feature various artists and "hidden talents" in December 2021.

Update: The official website for the anime revealed on March 11 that the anime would air an episode 8.5 after episode 8. The anime's 12th and final episode will now air on April 15 at 8:30 p.m. JST on Tokyo MX and Tochigi TV.

Source: UniteUp! anime's website via Crunchyroll

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