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Bad weather delays 18 anime dubs including Vinland Saga, Blue Lock

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:

  • Revenger episode 3 – Thursday, February 9
  • The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World – Thursday, February 9
  • Buddy Daddies episode 3 – Friday, February 10
  • Sugar Apple Fairy Tale episode 3 – Friday, February 10
  • The Fruit of Evolution season 2 episode 3 – Friday, February 10
  • Blue Lock episode 15 – Saturday, February 11
  • Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement episode 3 – Saturday, February 11
  • My Hero Academia episode 129 – Saturday, February 11
  • The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World episode 3 – Saturday, February 11
  • Trigun Stampede episode 3 – Saturday, February 11
  • By the Grace of the Gods season 2 episode 3 – Sunday, February 12
  • Handyman Saitou in Another World episode 3 – Sunday, February 12
  • Vinland Saga season 2 episode 3 – Monday, February 13
  • Ningen Fushin episode 3 – Tuesday, February 14
  • The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague episode 3 – Tuesday, February 14
  • Bofuri season 2 episode 3 – Wednesday, February 15
  • The Legend of Heroes episode 3 – Friday, February 17
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury episode 2 – Sunday, February 19

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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Tom Llewellyn

Tom Llewellyn is the Head of World Content, Anime, and Comics at HITC Entertainment and also helps oversee all things deemed ‘nerd culture’ at Forever Geek. After gaining a BSc degree in Animal Behaviour, Tom continued his education with a Master’s degree in Science Communication (MSc) and post-graduate research; with his own independent project being published in the Journal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens in 2021. Since joining GRV Media in early 2020, Tom has amassed over 48 million views on his content and has conducted interviews with various actors and filmmakers from the wonderful world of anime.

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