They're sorry for showing the episodes out of order, but also it's kind of funny
New short anime DevIdol! may have made a mistake during the first month of broadcast, but they're being pretty good-humored about it.
The new CG animated series, a remake of short series KochinPa!, jumped ahead an episode this week, showing the fourth rather than the third. Fortunately, this isn't too much of an issue for a gag anime. However, the creators were extremely apologetic about their mistake, promising that the third episode would be aired next week.
They also made sure to have a good laugh at the person whose fault it was — while courteously hiding his identity from the Internet:
Apparently the mishap has now become something of an in-joke at the studio, with the airing of episode 4 before episode 3 being referred to as "Star Wars order."
DevIdol! is currently running — in some order — on TOKYO MX and Amazon Prime.
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest work can be seen in the anthology Relics, currently available from Red Ted Books.