Initially, the anime series was set to release in the fall of 2020
The official statement surprised us. Studio 8bit originally released a new key visual that said the second season would be added as expected in October 2020, days after the COVID-19 pandemic prevailed.
But Slime Season 2’s postponement was announced by the anime production committee in late May 2020. The committee stated that the production schedule had initially permitted more than enough time to complete the Slime Season 2 anime, later plans were disrupted when COVID-19 caused Japan to enter a state of emergency. We proceeded with the production with an adequate monitoring stage. Since the announcement [of Japan’s state of emergency] things have been majorly impacted, and we will postpone the start time for broadcasting and distribution,’ says the official statement.
The list of anime productions that COVID-19 has delayed is much longer than the list of anime productions that have suffered no delays.
Season 4 of The Seven Deadly Sins, Haikyuu!! The Series, The Promised Neverland Season 2, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3, The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 2, Re: ZERO Season 2, and more! My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! The Tower Of God Anime Among the anime productions that we’re able to complete episodes before the pandemic delayed the work is ‘Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2, and Season 2 / Part 2 of Ascendance of a Bookworm.
The good news is that Crunchyroll has already announced that they plan to produce an English dub for the TenSura series for Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Season 2.
The second season is an anime season with split-cour. What is split-cour?
A ‘cour’ is a three-month block of TV broadcasting based on the physical seasons, usually composed of 10 to 13 episodes, for those unfamiliar with the lingo. A “split-cour” is where, before resuming TV broadcasting, a single anime season takes a multi-month break.