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Masamune-kun no Revenge delays his return due to COVID-19

On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written by Hazuki Takeoka and illustrated by tiv, Masamune-kun no Revenge (Masamune-kun’s Revenge), it was announced that the premiere of the second season will be delayed due to production problems derived from the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the statement, the premiere was scheduled for next April in Japan, however, it has now been re-scheduled until next July. The production apologized to the fans and stated that the decision is to safeguard the integrity of the production staff of the project.

Masamune-kun no Revenge

For their part, Takeoka and Tiv began publishing the manga in the magazine Monthly Comic Rex from the publisher ichijinsha in October 2012 and finished it in June 2018. The publisher compiled the work in a total of ten volumes. The manga inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by the studios SILVER LINKunder the direction of mirai minato and scripts written by Michiko Yokotereleased in January 2017.

Production team

  • mirai minato (Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou e Kayou, Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.) returns to take charge of the direction of the project in the studios SILVER LINK.
  • Michiko Yokote (ReLIFE, Prison School, Cowboy Bebop) returns to handle the writing and supervision of the scripts.
  • Yuki Sawairi (Kenja no Mago, Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu, Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai!) returns to handle character design and animation direction.
  • Tatsuya Katō (Mirai Nikki, Shokugeki no Souma, Dr. Stone) returns to handle the composition of the soundtrack.

Synopsis for Masamune-kun’s Revenge

As a child, Masamune Makabe is rejected by a rich and beautiful girl named Aki Adagaki, who nicknamed him “little pig” because of his fat boy appearance. Seeking revenge, Masamune works hard to better himself and returns as a stunningly handsome, albeit narcissistic, high school student. When he meets Aki once more, he is prepared to exact revenge. With the help of Aki’s servant, Yoshino Koiwai, Masamune slowly begins to build his relationship with Aki, intending to break her heart when the time is right. However, as his friendship with Aki begins to grow, Masamune begins to question the goals of his devious plans, and whether carrying them out is what his heart truly desires.

Fountain: Official site

© Tiv: 漫画 (著), 竹岡 葉月: 原作 (著) / ICHIJINSHA 一迅社

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