UniteUp Episode 4 Release Postponed to February 4 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic!

The fourth episode of UniteUp will not air until February 11 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aniplex is making the anime series with the same fate as NieR:Automata (another Aniplex production). Studio CloverWorks is animating the series under the direction of Shinijiro Ushijima.

The anime is being shown on Crunchyroll, and the plot is described as:

Akira Kiyose is a high school student who loves to sing. His songs were published to a video sharing site as the internet singer “KIKUNOYU”. One day, he is scouted by the entertainment agency “sMiLea Production” after they hear his singing voice. The agency was established to nurture up-and-coming idols by the legendary idol duo “Anela” after they suddenly retired. Akira forms a group with Banri Naoe and Chihiro Isuzugawa, who were also scouted. The three online singers are inspired by the idols “LEGIT” and “JAXX/JAXX”, also belonging to the same agency, and aim to make their idol debut with their own thoughts and feelings in mind…!  

UniteUp! Episode 4 Delays to February

Shortly after the third episode of the TV anime UniteUp! aired, the official accounts for the show said that it would be taking a break. The fourth episode won’t come out until February 11 because of this break.

UniteUp! said that instead of the fourth and fifth episodes, which were supposed to air on January 28 and February 4, they will show two specials instead. UniteUp! Miracle of the Story is a rough translation of the name of this special program. Even though not much is known about this show, fans can look forward to new episodes instead of reruns while the show is on break.

Speaking of new content, not long after UniteUp! said that the fourth episode would be delayed, its official Twitter account announced the release dates for its music and videos. There will be three EPs, and there will be six volumes of the series on Blu-ray and DVD. The LEGIT EP will be out on April 5.

The SuperStar EP by JAXX/JAXX will be out on March 22, and the EP by AneLa will be out on February 22. On June 14, the show’s original soundtrack will come out. The first through sixth Blu-ray and DVD volumes come out on April 19, May 25, June 28, July 26, August 30, and September 27.

Cast of UniteUp!

Name Role
Masa Gakuto Haruka
Amon Hirai Chihiro Isuzugawa
Takumi Magoshi Izumi Kashii
Shimomae Yuuki Homare Katsura
Kikunosuke Toya Akira Kiyose
Gaku Takamoto Kanata Morinomiya
Ryoutarou Yamaguchi Banri Naoe

More About UniteUp!

UniteUp! is a mixed-media project made by Sony Music Entertainment Japan, and the first episode of the TV anime series made by CloverWorks aired in January 2023. The show is about a high school student named Akira Kiyose, who loves to sing. After his songs were posted on a video-sharing site, sMiLea Production heard about him and signed him up. The idol duo AneLa started the agency after they quit their jobs all of a sudden.

UniteUp Episode 4

Akira gets together with Banri Naoe and Chihiro Isuzugawa, two other people who were also picked out. The three of them are influenced by two groups in the same agency, JAXX/JAXX, and LEGIT, and they all want to become idols. The show is on Crunchyroll, and new episodes come out every Saturday.

Final Words

The fourth episode of UniteUp! will not air until February 11 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The anime is being shown on Crunchyroll. Studio CloverWorks is animating the series under the direction of Shinijiro Ushijima.

The fourth episode of UniteUp! will be delayed until January 21, 2023. There will be six volumes of the series on Blu-ray and DVD. The official Twitter account also announced the release dates for its music and videos. On June 14, the show’s original soundtrack will come out.

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