News Megaton Musashi Anime Delays Episodes Again

Episode 19 now slated for December 2

The official website for Level 5’s Megaton-kyū Musashi multimedia project announced on Thursday that the 19th episode of its television anime will air on December 2. Episode 18 will air again on November 25.

The anime staff had already delayed episode 18 from November 4 to November 18 to improve the episode’s quality. Thursday’s announcement explained that episode 18’s delay also affected episode 19’s production schedule. However, the announcement also indicated that the staff thinks the schedule will be back on track from episode 20 onward.

The Megaton Musashi X (Cross) game for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch was delayed from December 1 to December 8, then delayed again to December 16. The game’s staff cited the anime’s delays as the reason, since the game’s content is tied to the anime.

The anime’s second season premiered on October 7 on Tokyo MX at 10:00 p.m. before airing on BS Fuji and Level 5’s YouTube channel. The first season’s Special Edition, featuring new cuts, premiered on July 8 on the same channels. The second season is a continuation of the Special Edition.

The second season features a returning cast and crew.

Level 5 founder and president Akihiro Hino (Yōkai Watch original concept) is credited as the anime’s chief director and original creator, and he is also writing and supervising the anime’s scripts. Shigeharu Takahashi (Yo-kai Watch: The Movie) is directing the anime at OLM. Takuzō Nagano (Yōkai Watch) is credited for original character designs, and Yūji Ikeda (Inazuma Eleven) is designing those characters for animation. Toshihiko Kuriaki is credited for art concepts. Ken’ichirō Saigō (Yōkai Watch) is composing the music. Ryō Tanaka (Granblue Fantasy the Animation) is the audio director.

The game features the new boss enemy, a giant war machine named Big Tank, and the new PvP Coliseum Battle game mode. The Coliseum Battle game mode features a 3v3 PvP combat, where the player who deals the most damage to an enemy is proclaimed the MVP.

The anime’s first season premiered on Tokyo MX and BS Fuji in October 2021 and aired its final episode in December 2021.

The project includes a television anime, game, collaboration with Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, toys by Bandai, and an internet anime spinoff titled “After School.” Level-5 announced the project in 2016, initially with a planned start time of summer 2017.

The story takes place after 90 percent of humanity was wiped out due to an invasion. Survivors live in a shelter where their lives are monitored, and memories of the invasion erased. Three teenagers from the shelter are chosen to pilot three machines that combine to form the Musashi robot, made out of a material named Megatronium alloy. The series balances robot action with school life.

Each different medium—game, anime, or other—tells the story from the point of view of a different set of characters.

Sources: Megaton-kyū Musashi franchise’s website, Comic Natalie

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