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Re:Zero season 2 has been delayed: New air date revealed

Published: 9/Mar/2020 18:00 Updated: 10/Mar/2020 1:45

by Brent Koepp

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The highly anticipated second season to the 2016 breakout anime Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World has been delayed due to the coronavirus. According to the studio, the batch of new episodes will be getting a new air date later in 2020.

2016 was a stellar year for anime as breakout shows like Re:Zero sent shockwaves in the medium. Viewers connected to the series’ dark adventure story about protagonist Natsuki Subaru suddenly being taken away from modern Tokyo to a fantasy land.

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However after exploding in popularity and receiving critical praise, fans have been waiting anxiously for four years for new episodes. Now they will have to wait a little bit longer as the second season has been delayed.

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Fans have been eagerly waiting since 2016 for the 2nd season of Re:Zero.

Re:Zero season 2 delayed

In March 2019, a second season for the show was officially announced by Crunchyroll. But up until 2020, there still had been no concrete release date for when the anime would be making its return.

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However after months of silence, the official website for the series finally released an update on March 9. The post announced that season two has been delayed.

It revealed that the new episodes were originally going to air in April, but were pushed back due to the coronavirus crisis. “Coronavirus infection (COVID-19), which is a global problem. Since the schedule has been greatly affected, we have to postpone the broadcast start,” it says, according to Google Translate.

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The official site for Re:Zero made the announcement of the season two delay.

The creators, however, stated that while they will be missing the original air date, they are still looking to get the new episodes out in July 2020.

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“Currently, we are planning to broadcast from July, so if the details of the broadcast date and time are decided, we will inform you again on the official website and official Twitter,” it read.

The studio finished off the letter on their blog by thanking their fans for their patience and concern over the delay. Crunchyroll, who licenses the series in the US, also commented on the delay on Twitter.

For now, fans will have to wait just a little bit longer. But it will be worth it, and of course the delay is understandable as the health and safety of the studio should be the biggest priority.

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Despite the delay, the Re:Zero community finally has an official release window for the next season. The most popular anime of 2016 will officially be making its epic return this year.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer gives Fat Gum a stunning female twist

Published: 14/Oct/2020 20:51

by Brent Koepp

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer went viral on social media after giving Fat Gum a new look. The artist’s take on Taishiro Toyomitsu will take fans’ breath away.

My Hero Academia has become a cultural phenomena since its debut in 2016. Viewers around the world can’t get enough of its story about a high school that trains teenagers with powers called quirks.

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One of the more unique characters in the series is Fat Gum. The character can absorb anything into his own body fat. Prolific cosplayer Sarah ‘HendoArt’ Hendo captured the hero’s incredibly epic Season 4 look with a twist.

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The popular character burned off all his fat during a Season 4 episode.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s Fat Gum female twist

While in most of the series, Fat Gum is large, the character can burn off his weight when absorbing powers from foes. In the Season 4 episode Red Riot, the pro hero sheds his fat and becomes ripped after defeating Hekiji and Kendo.

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Cosplayer HendoArt captured his new look with an insanely accurate costume which she posted on Twitter on October 13. Referencing the epic battle, the artist captioned her pictures with “Are you the spear or the shield?”

Sarah absolutely nailed the character’s costume, perfectly re-creating his black mask and signature yellow and white jacket which has the letters FG written across it. She even created his orange gloves with metal studs on each knuckle.

Her faithful re-creation of Taishiro Toyomitsu is full of details, such as the torn black shirt which the pro hero ripped after burning off all his body fat. Just like in the series, she also has her yellow hoodie up.

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In another shot posted to Instagram, the cosplayer posed as the BMI hero in a selfie. In this shot, the artist took off her mask which the character briefly does in My Hero Academia after sustaining heavy damage. 

This is easily one of the best takes we’ve seen on the hero. Hendo accurately captured the character’s epic transformation after his battle with the Shield and Spear.

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My Hero Academia’s fourth arc ended back in April, and for everything we know so far about Season 5, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up on the anime can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.