Bad weather in the Dallas area has led to 18 different anime series having their English dub delayed, including Vinland Saga and Blue Lock.

The coronavirus pandemic essentially halted the entire anime industry for several months and whilst there are a few series from the Winter slate experiencing COVID-related delays, it’s been relatively smooth sailing so far in 2023.

Unfortunately, Crunchyroll has just revealed that a number of English dubbings from the 2023 Winter slate are set to be delayed because of bad weather in the United States, including Vinland Saga, My Hero Academia, Trigun Stampede, and Blue Lock.

Bad weather delays 18 different English dubbings

On February 3, Crunchyroll officially confirmed upcoming delays to 18 different anime series’ English dubbings due to “inclement weather” in Dallas, Texas.

Whilst the Crunchyroll HQ is in San Francisco, a large portion of the English dubbing for simulcast anime on the platform are recorded in Dallas.

The city has experienced freezing temperatures, ice storms, and intense fog disruption in recent weeks, with multiple sporting events being canceled for safety purposes.

Unfortunately, this has now translated across to the anime industry, with Crunchyroll confirming the delays to the following English dubs, set to now release on the these dates:

The delays are likely not related to shut-downs at the Crunchyroll facilities, but due to the travel restrictions for voice actors arriving from around the country.

Resuming episodes are expected to return to their original simulcast launch time.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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