Romantic comedy Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible becomes the latest anime to get delayed due to COVID-19, adding to the lengthy list of other ongoing shows currently postponed for the same reason. According to the official website of the series, all episodes beyond episode 6 of the anime will be postponed due to the effects of COVID-19 on its production schedule. The series will come back in April and will restart from Episode 1.
The news was also shared via the official Twitter account of the anime on Tuesday.
Produced by Studio Pine Jam, Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible is the anime adaptation of a hit manga series written and illustrated by Nene Yukimori. It was originally launched in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine in October 2019.
Shueisha’s MANGA Plus publishes the manga in English. It describes the story as such:
First year high schooler Junta Shiraishi is a mob character who goes unnoticed even when he’s standing right next to you. But his classmate, “heroine-level beauty” Kubo, always notices him and is there to tease him. Anyone can become special to someone, but it might be a little too early to call these feelings “love.” Perhaps this story is still two-steps from being a romantic comedy–let’s call it a sweet comedy where a background character becomes visible!
News about the manga getting a TV anime was first announced in May 2022.
Kazuomi Koga is directing the anime, with Yūya Takahashi writing the series scripts. Yoshiko Saitō is in charge of the character designs.
COVID-19 AFFECTING OTHER ANIME PRODUCTION
Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible comes as the latest addition to the long lines of other TV anime series affected by COVID-19. Other ongoing shows that recently announced delays in their productions include NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a and Ayakashi Triangle.
NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a earlier announced it will go on indefinite hiatus after releasing only its third episode due to the effects of COVID-19 on its production schedule.
Meanwhile, Ayakashi Triangle revealed it will be delaying the show’s fifth episode and beyond, citing also COVID-19 as the reason for the postponement.