List of Anime & Manga Delayed by COVID-19! (2020)


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, countless anime and manga have been delayed since past 2 months. Even you might’ve encountered some of those with your favorite anime series such as Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld part 2, One Piece, and many more. Just like us, COVID-19 is affecting tons of releases out there. So, let’s take a look at the list of anime and manga delayed by COVID-19.

List of Anime and Manga Delayed or Affected by COVID-19

Anime Series:

  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • One Piece
  • Pocket Monsters
  • Digimon Adventure (starting from Episode 4)
  • Healin’ Good Precure
  • Cowboy-Bebop (Live-Action Series)
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun T
  • Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement
  • Appare- Ranman!
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Fifth Plate
  • Cardfight!! Vanguard Gaiden if
  • IDOLISH7 Second Beat
  • The Millionaire Detective -Balance: UNLIMITED
  • Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater
  • No Guns Life Season 2
  • SAO Alicization War of Underworld part 2
  • Anpanman
  • Sazae-san
  • number 24
  • Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World
  • A3! Season Autumn & Winter
  • A3! Season Spring & Summer
  • Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION 2
  • Infinite Dendrogram
  • The Misfit of Demon King Academy

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  • Given
  • Whisper of the Heart (Live-Action)
  • Love Me, Love Me Not
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time
  • Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop
  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! (live-action)
  • Tokyo Revengers (live-action)
  • Happy-Go-Lucky Days
  • Butt Detective: Tento Mushi Iseki no Nazo
  • Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song (delayed for 2nd time)
  • Kamen Rider Den-O: Pretty Den-O Tojo! (Live -Action)
  • Violet Evergarden
  • Recycle Zoo: Mamore! Mokuyobi wa Shigen Gomi no Hi
  • Grand Blue Dreaming (live-action)
  • Fushigi Dagashiya Zentitendo: Tsuritai Yaki
  • Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Kyoryu
  • Princess Principal: Crown Handler
  • Looking for Magical DoReMi
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (live-action)
  • Ultraman Taiga: New Gene Climax (live-action)
  • Eiga Precure Miracle Leap: Minna to Fushigi na 1-nichi
  • Shimajiro to Sora Tobu Fun

Manga and Magazines:

  • MOE
  • Ane Friend
  • good! Afternoon
  • Young Animal
  • Hana to Yume
  • Bessatsu Shonen Magazine 
  • Monthly Young Magazine
  • Young Magazine the 3rd
  • Kinnikuman
  • comic tint
  • Hatsu Kiss
  • Honey Milk
  • Weekly Shonen Jump Manga Volumes
  • The Case Study of Vanitas
  • Shonen Magazine R
  • Weekly Shonen Jump
  • Shonen Jump+ manga volumes
  • Jump Square manga volumes

Not just anime series and manga are the victims of COVID-19, but there are other ones like Home Video Releases, Foreign Releases, Dubs, and many more. Of Course, they all come under anime and manga; still, it would be better to mention below.

Home Video and Other Releases

  • Aniplex
  • Gundam G no Reconguista II: Berly Gekishin
  • For Whom the Alchemy Exists
  • Tokyopop print releases
  • Yen press print releases
  • Kodansha Comics print releases
  • Square Enix North American manga, book releases
  • Interspecies Reviewers 

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  • Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song- Fathom Events
  • Children of the Sea (GKIDS)
  • Promare (GKIDS)

Dub Releases

  • Funimation
  • Crunchyroll

While these delayed anime or manga are not a big deal since they’ll come in no time once all of this epidemic due to COVID-19 ends, but the passings of voice actors who made us laugh, cry and cheerful are still unfortunate.

Passings of Voice Actors

  • Rick May (Known for Team Fortress 2)
  • Jay Benedict (Known for Space Adventure Cobra and Project A-ko)
  • Ken Shimura (Famous for Shimura Ken no na Bakatono-sama)

Currently, the world is in a tough situation right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic, these delays might extend until it is finally over. But the studios are in contact with us fans through social media, so if there are any changes in these delays, they’ll let us know for sure. And we, the staff of Anime Ukiyo, will ensure to let you know once these all releases are free of delay. Until then, stay tuned for more updates!

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Hanumanth Reddy

Hanumanth is an enthusiastic author who enjoys writing about anime, movies, and TV shows and aims to share his optimistic views with his readers. His favorite franchise is Star Wars, and he aspires to be a Jedi in the future, but he vows not to fall on the dark side.