Another anime series has fallen victim to the delays caused by the spread of COVID-19. This time, it’s the upcoming second season of rom-com anime Masamune-kun no Revenge, titled Masamune-kun’s Revenge R. The much-awaited series has been postponed from April 2023 to July 2023, the anime revealed on Thursday.
Check out the official statement below:
Based on the manga by Hazuki Takeoka and Tiv, Masamune-kun’s Revenge R is the second installment of Masamune-kun no Revenge. The manga ran from 2012 to 2018.
Seven Seas, its publisher in English, describes the story as follows:
As an overweight child, Makabe Masamune was mercilessly teased and bullied by one particular girl, Adagaki Aki. Determined to one day exact his revenge upon her, Makabe begins a rigorous regimen of self-improvement and personal transformation.
Years later, Masamune reemerges as a new man. Handsome, popular, with perfect grades and good at sports, Masamune-kun transfers to Aki’s school, and is unrecognizable to her. Now, Masamune-kun is ready to confront the girl who bullied him so many years ago and humiliate her at last. But will revenge be as sweet as he thought?
Mirai Minato will be returning to direct the upcoming season at studio SILVER LINK, along with Michiko Yokote as the screenwriter. Yuki Sawairi will also handle the character designs for the series.
Since the start of the pandemic, various anime series have already encountered unexpected delays in their production, extending the series to months beyond their original schedules.