The winter and summer 2020 anime series A3! is underway and the folks at Funimation are handling the simulcast for the series as well as a simuldub. The fourth episode of the series was set for simulcast on February 3rd, 2020 but we learned on January 31st that it was going to be delayed and that the third episode was being repeated. In a really surprising move, it’s now been revealed that the fourth episode, which was expected for today, has been delayed again and that the 10th and 17th will be showing the second and third episodes again.
It’s incredibly rare for a show to miss a week in general but to have it unfold like this is almost unheard of for a production.
The series will be directed by Keisuke Shinohara based on the series composition by Naoki Hayashi. Mariko Komatsu is handling the character designs and serving as the chief animation director with P.A. Works and Studio 3Hz handling the animation production.
With a two-cour plan set for it, the official site has now rolled out a new key visual that gives us a look at the main group together as a whole, which is coming up soon. The first cour is set for the winter 2020 season while the second is a summer 2020 season.
The series features the opening theme song “Act! Addict! Actors!” by A3ders! and the ending theme song “HOME” by Spring.
Plot Concept: Mankai Company is a far cry from its glory days as an all-male theater. With only one member left and debt collectors at the door, it’s no wonder Izumi Tachibana finds herself in over her head when she boldly confronts the Yakuza’s loan sharks, promising to bring her father’s theater back into the spotlight. She might be able to recruit enough talent, but can they bloom into the actors she needs?