The long-awaited first episode of the IDOLiSH7 Second BEAT! was pre-broadcasted today however not without its complications.
IDOLiSH7 Second BEAT! is slatted for Spring 2020 with premiere expected to be in April. TROYCA is the animation studio in charge of producing the anime.
The 1st episode of IDOLiSH7 Second BEAT! was premiered at IDOLiSH7 Fan Thanksgiving vol.5 Welcome! Ai na Night! and today fans around the world would get to watch it via Youtube and other streaming platforms.
However, for those outside of Japan, Bandai Visual has the 1st episode region blocked.
This happened because Crunchyroll picked up the broadcasting rights to pre-broadcast the episode outside of Japan.
With that being said, if you are already a premium Crunchyroll subscriber, the anime streaming platform has the 1st episode of IDOLiSH7 Second BEAT! as an exclusive for premium subscribers. The option to sign up for a 14-day trial to have access to the episode is available.
Unfortunately, for regular Crunchyroll members and non-members, the wait is going to be longer, as the episode is only going to be made available a week later on 13/01/2020.
Stills from the 1st episode were released via IDOLiSH7’s official twitter account.
【アニメ情報】『アイドリッシュセブン Second BEAT!』第1話「新しい扉」をYouTubeにて公開致しました！ 各配信サイトでも順次無料配信しますので、ぜひご覧下さい！ 4月の本放送もお楽しみに…！ 【本編】 https://t.co/WSmhkVP4yw 【各配信サイト】 https://t.co/TnY24Cb6Gy #アイナナの日 #アニナナ pic.twitter.com/JoUurlFSbu
— アイドリッシュセブン公式＠大神万理 (@iD7Mng_Ogami) January 7, 2020