Recent weeks have seen a near-constant readjustment of the cinematic COVID casualties to reschedule their movie releases that have been impacted as a result of the ongoing pandemic. We’ve seen Sailor Moon Eternal recently rescheduled among others, and of course, A Whisker Away was an early casualty of the delays which caused its cinematic release to be cancelled in place of a worldwide release via Netflix. One of the movies impacted was the Seitokai Yakuindomo: The Movie 2, who as a result of these delays has been given a new release date that will see the movie usher in the beginning of 2021.
The series has been going strong in animated form ever since its first series premiered in 2010, adapting the manga of the same name that was first serialised in 2007. This comedy anime follows Takatoshi Tsuda’s entry into the formerly girls-only school Osai Academy after it was recently transformed into a co-ed facility as a result of Japan’s declining birth rate. After being recruited onto the student council as the school’s male representative, he soon finds himself being the person for which the otherwise all-female student council play their lead jokes off of. While light on any sort of serious story, the series is an entertaining comedy, making it no surprise that it keeps receiving the animated treatment. Fans want more!
The second feature film for the franchise, aptly subtitled ‘The Movie 2’, was set to be the first outing for the series in cinemas since 2017 this month before it was delayed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As a sense of normality returns and the films impacted are slowly rescheduled, the team behind the film have given the movie a new release date of New Years Day 2021, hopefully ushering in a 2021 that’s at least somewhat better than this year has turned out to be.
Seitokai Yakuindomo: The Movie 2 will release in Japanese cinemas in January 1st 2021, and you can find out more about the movie over on the film’s official website.