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Broadcast of 'Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends' Postponed [Update 3/9]

by arsonal
Mar 8, 2016 1:02 AM | 32 Comments
The official website of the Spring 2016 anime Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends has announced that broadcast of the series has been postponed due to "various circumstances."

The cast and staff page on the official website no longer lists the production team, although the voice cast members remain. An archive of the page shows that it previously listed director Takafumi Hoshikawa, character designer Keiji Ishihara, art director Kenichi Kurata, composer Takashi Watanabe, and Studio Hibari.

Manaria Friends, an adaptation of a popular event in the Shingeki no Bahamut mobile game, was scheduled to begin airing on Tokyo MX on April 1 as part of the Ultra Super Anime Time programming block. A new broadcast schedule has not been announced, and the early screening of the first episode scheduled for March 20 has also been canceled.

Source: Web Newtype


Update March 9
Following the postponement of Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends, Animate.tv reports that auditions for a seiyuu role in the 11th episode of the series has been extended to May 31. The original deadline for the audition was originally April 3.

Auditions are being held in cooperation with the DAM chain of karaoke outlets. Participants can record their voices in DAM karaoke booths through a special application page in the karaoke machines. A script from the episode is also provided.

Audition announcement


Source: Animate.tv

20 of 32 Comments Recent Comments

Is there any new update?

Apr 15, 2016 10:16 AM by Zentaro

is there new info about this from Anime Japan?
btw,theres new poster/pin up for this on the latest Megami magazine,so another confirmation this still ongoing&not cancelled?

Mar 30, 2016 6:30 AM by edge13

It was announced that rebroadcast of Puchimas! will fill out the timeslot that Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends would originally broadcast.
https://twitter.com/ULTRASUPERANIME/status/714739085521371136

Mar 30, 2016 6:09 AM by tsubasalover

Damn I was really looking forward to this *roll eyes*

Mar 27, 2016 8:07 AM by Kryptiq

Rayzer said:
D-Joe said:


And you think Cygames is so poor that can't produce 2 shows at same time?
You can like Genesis, but your reply doesn't make any sense, there is zero reason Cygames need to Axe anything to make sure Genesis s2 happen, because it's already happening, and this show delay or not it won't make Genesis s2's produce faster.

I didn't said they should replace this anime's block to Genesis S2.
I mean I just want more announcement on the main series not on it's spin off.
What's your problem mate? You are assuming many things and you are already going off-topic. Please just stop. And I never saw 2 shows that had same source (not story) aired at the same season.Maybe you are so butt-hurt that this shit was postponed.

Because if anything, Genesis is the spin-off one.
And what's the point of "was the reason behind this" if you never think about it? why would Cygames have to delay this show to make them have a reason announce more Genesis s2 detail, when they already announce they will release more detail at Anime Japan 2016 event?

Mar 9, 2016 5:28 AM by D-Joe

D-Joe said:


And you think Cygames is so poor that can't produce 2 shows at same time?
You can like Genesis, but your reply doesn't make any sense, there is zero reason Cygames need to Axe anything to make sure Genesis s2 happen, because it's already happening, and this show delay or not it won't make Genesis s2's produce faster.

I didn't said they should replace this anime's block to Genesis S2.
I mean I just want more announcement on the main series not on it's spin off.
What's your problem mate? You are assuming many things and you are already going off-topic. Please just stop. And I never saw 2 shows that had same source (not story) aired at the same season.Maybe you are so butt-hurt that this shit was postponed.

Mar 9, 2016 4:58 AM by Rayzer

Rayzer said:
D-Joe said:

So you want Cygames kick out MAPPA and make Genesis s2 become 10 minute show?

What? It's because of the Producers not just the Studio.

And you think Cygames is so poor that can't produce 2 shows at same time?
You can like Genesis, but your reply doesn't make any sense, there is zero reason Cygames need to Axe anything to make sure Genesis s2 happen, because it's already happening, and this show delay or not it won't make Genesis s2's produce faster.

Mar 8, 2016 7:28 PM by D-Joe

News Update
Following the postponement of Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends, Animate.tv reports that auditions for a seiyuu role in the 11th episode of the series has been extended to May 31. The original deadline for the audition was originally April 3.

Auditions are being held in cooperation with the DAM chain of karaoke outlets. Participants can record their voices in DAM karaoke booths through a special application page in the karaoke machines. A script from the episode is also provided.

Audition announcement


Source: Animate.tv

Mar 8, 2016 7:21 PM by arsonal

Oh...
I don't actually care about any season two and only cared about this , so...;;
Well, to be clear; I'm not even a fan of Rage of Bahamut, but this little short kinda fit into the type of things I like. Anyway, I hope everything gets sorted out.

Mar 8, 2016 5:53 PM by Swiggy

Oh well.
Thats just one less anime i'm gonna watch.
I was curious about it tho. :/

Mar 8, 2016 4:39 PM by DatRandomDude

D-Joe said:
Rayzer said:
Please announce the airing of Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis 2nd Season was the reason behind this.

So you want Cygames kick out MAPPA and make Genesis s2 become 10 minute show?

What? It's because of the Producers not just the Studio.

Mar 8, 2016 4:06 PM by Rayzer

Rayzer said:
Please announce the airing of Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis 2nd Season was the reason behind this.

So you want Cygames kick out MAPPA and make Genesis s2 become 10 minute show?

Mar 8, 2016 11:23 AM by D-Joe

I was interested in that half dragon, half human character. Oh well.

Mar 8, 2016 10:03 AM by MrAwesome2017

humanity moves on....nothing lost,nothing gained.....

Mar 8, 2016 10:03 AM by ultravigo

They realized they done fucked up in the middle of the season somewhere, so the whole thing had to be done again from scratch.

Mar 8, 2016 9:42 AM by Ramkec

I guess stuff like that happen

Mar 8, 2016 8:53 AM by ExoticBankai

I would care, but this was going to be pointless anyway so, as others have said, nothing of value has been lost. At least we didn't lose the actual 2nd season.

Mar 8, 2016 8:38 AM by Atavistic

There goes my girl fun :'(
Hope they find a replacement soon so the tv block doesn't suffer.

Mar 8, 2016 8:37 AM by ichii_1

that is unfortunate but.....well, this is life. anything can happen LOL.
at least they didn't changed the VA. i'm glad to hear that.

Mar 8, 2016 8:33 AM by YizelTro

Aww, I was actually looking forward to this.
Oh well.

Mar 8, 2016 8:26 AM by Konoetan

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