Last Tuesday, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared an emergency in Seven states.
Due to the sudden spike in new COVID-19 cases, the governor of Hokkaido prefecture and the mayor of the city of Sapporo jointly issued a declaration of emergency on Sunday as well.
COVID-19 has affected the world of anime and manga as many production houses are closed to avoid further spreading the virus. Sony announced on March 28 that a male employee in his 30s has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Aniplex announced on Wednesday that it is delaying Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and CD releases originally scheduled for April 22 to May 6.
Titles which will be affected are:
- Her Blue Sky
- Thunderbolt Fantasy
- ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me?
- Darwin’s Game
- Uchitama?! Have you seen my Tama?
- Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia
- We Never Learn: BOKUBEN
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
- Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Aniplex Inc. is a Japanese anime and music production company owned by Sony Music Entertainment Japan.
Established in September 1995, Aniplex has been involved in the planning, production, and distribution of several anime series, such as Fullmetal Alchemist, Fate, Sword Art Online, Birdy the Mighty, Angel Beats!, Rurouni Kenshin, Charlotte, and more.
Additionally, Aniplex produces and distributes music and soundtrack records, including the original soundtracks for all of Sony Computer Entertainment’s computer and video games.Originally Written By Epic Dope