Re:ZERO Season 2 Has Been Delayed Due to the Ongoing Coronavirus Crisis
Series was previously announced to start in April, Director’s Cut of S1 currently airing
The official website for the TV anime of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- announced on March 9 that the second season, which was scheduled to start in April, would be postponed to July 2020 due to the global effects of the coronavirus which has delayed production on the upcoming season.
The post on the official website from the production committee states that the “schedule has been greatly affected” for the production of Re:ZERO due to the coronavirus outbreak around the world, which has greatly affected outsourced anime production in China, as well as events in Japan, such as AnimeJapan 2020, which was canceled. The post says they’re “planning to broadcast from July” and to check the official website and social media accounts for more information when it comes in.
On top of that, the opening and ending theme CDs, which were previously scheduled to be released on May 13, have been delayed to August 26 and September 2 respectively. The new opening theme song "Realize" is performed by 23-year-old anison singer Konomi Suzuki, with the ending theme "Memento" performed by Hokkaido-native singer nonoc.
The rebroadcast “Directors Cut” of season one of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- is currently airing in Japan, and being streamed on Crunchyroll soon after broadcast.
Source: Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- official site
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.