The upcoming Fall 2021 anime World’s End Harem was delayed to January 2022. The official Twitter account of the series announced the postponement on October 8, 2021.
The tweet describes the reason as “to take a careful examination of the expressions” and apologizes to fans. We express our sincere apology to all of you who have been looking forward to the work.
Episode 1 will be on TV today as planned nevertheless, however, as an “advance special broadcast”. They streamed the episode on Twitter and YouTube on September 25, 2021 as an early screening as well.
The announcement on the official website concludes with: We will produce the anime to deliver the unique charm of this work in the best quality, so we appreciate your continued support.
As of October 8, 2021, the official website only states the anime will begin airing January 2022.
The anime will have a total of 11 episodes, according to their four Blu-ray and DVD volumes. The delay also affected their release dates.
The official English publisher for the franchise Seven Seas Entertainment describes the plot as:
The Man-Killer Virus: a lethal disease that has eradicated 99.9% of the world’s male population. Mizuhara Reito has been in cryogenic sleep for the past five years, leaving behind Tachibana Erisa, the girl of his dreams. When Reito awakens from the deep freeze, he emerges into a crazy new world where he himself is the planet’s most precious resource. Reito and four other male studs are given lives of luxury and one simple mission: repopulate the world by impregnating as many women as possible! All Reito wants, however, is to find his beloved Erisa who went missing three years ago. Can Reito resist temptation and find his one true love?Seven Seas Entertainment
The editorial department of Shonen Jump Plus where the manga has been serialized calls the delay “regrettable.” In fact, the manga has also experienced halts on its Android and iOS apps since the work launched in 2016. As of 2021, it’s available on the official website Shonen Jump Plus, and Android. However, it has not been available on iOS app store, at least since 2017. Referring to both, the anime’s delay and the manga’s suspension, they make a firm resolution “World’s End Harem will never cease even in the face of obstacles”.
Last, but not least, compared to the protagonist’s 5 year long cold sleep, the World’s End Harem delayed date is subtle. You can look forward to it as another joy added to the Winter 2022 line-ups.