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Toei Animation has announced that production on the One Piece and Digimon Adventure anime will be suspended for a long time to come in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. After a report sprung up not long ago taking note of this may be the situation, it was authoritatively affirmed through an official proclamation from Toei Animation themselves in which they broke the awful news to fans.

Toei Animation’s statement on their official Twitter read as:

Due to the state of emergency in Japan caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have carefully considered the safety measures for the spread and have decided to suspend the simulcast and Japanese broadcasting of both “One Piece” & our new series, “Digimon Adventure:” for the time being. Updates on the return of both series will be provided as soon as we know. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Please stay safe and healthy.”

Given that the week after week calendar of the anime would almost certainly be difficult to keep up as individuals around the globe fix their social removing and isolate rehearses, this break was lamentably anticipated. This most likely won’t be the last anime to be suspended right now, yet it’s very one that is going to hit fans quite hard