The official Twitter account the television anime project of Liber Entertainment’s A3! actor-training smartphone game announced today that the A3! Season Autumn & Winter anime will premiere on October 12. It also unveiled a new visual for the “Season Winter” arc, highlighting the Winter Troupe enjoying a sunny day at a café.
A3! Season Autumn & Winter will premiere on the Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto and BS11 channels on Monday, October 12 at 24:00 (effectively Tuesday, October 13 at midnight). It will also run on NCC Nagasaki Cultural Broadcasting and TBS Channel 2, as well as various streaming services.
The anime’s website was previously updated with A3! The Fall and Winter Season staff, which is partially different from the staff of the previous A3. Spring and Summer season. Masayuki Sakoi (Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious), director of the first series, replaces Makoto Nakazono and Keisuke Shinohara as director at P.A.WORKS and Studio 3Hz. Naoki Hayashi (Black Fox) returns to handle the series scripts. Nozomi Nagatomo, chief animation director from the previous anime, will replace Mariko Komatsu to adapt Ryō Fujiwara’s original character designs.
The anime’s website credits four chief animation directors for the first anime, but does not list any for the new series. Similarly, the updated staff roster does not include the role of HOA, which Tri-Slash handled for the previous anime. Kohei Honda (given, as Miss Beelzebub likes) from Kusanagi is replacing Hiroko Tanabe from Kusanagi as art director. Wish’s Manami Sasa (Michiru Rescue !, Buchichi’s Chichibu) is filling in for Yuko Tsumori to handle the color design. Hidemitsu Doi is again in charge of editing, but Gō Sadamatsu (Golden Kamuy, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online) joins him. The other main staff members return in the same roles for the new series.
A3! Season Spring & Summer, the first two animated arcs, began with the “Season Spring” arc on January 13, but delayed episode 4 and beyond due to issues related to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that exacerbated the scheduling problems in production. Its broadcast was restarted from the first episode again on April 6. The previously delayed fourth episode of the series premiered on April 27. The “Season Summer” arc was released on May 18 with seven episodes.
The A3! Season Spring & Summer is officially available on Muse Asia Youtube channel, you can watch it for free.