The official website for IDOLiSH7 Second Beat!, the second season of the IDOLiSH7 anime, has announced that the anime is resuming on Japanese television with Episode 3 on October 4, 2020. The season is also resuming at the same time on the Abema and Niconico streaming services in Japan. The anime was delayed starting with the fifth episode due to the state of emergency declaration in Japan against the spread of COVID-19.
The anime premiered on April 5, 2020. The first episode debuted ahead of the rest of the season on January 6, 2020, and Crunchyroll streamed the episode on the same day. Crunchyroll is simulcasting the anime as it airs in Japan.
The second season focuses on what happens after IDOLiSH7’s rise to fame, and all the changes that come with circumstances involving Riku.
Makoto Bessho is returning to direct the new season of IDOLiSH7 at TROYCA, and Ayumi Sekine is back as the series script supervisor. Also credited as returning to the production are supervisor Ei Aoki, original character designer Arina Tanemura, animation character designer Kazumi Fukagawa, and at least one of the chief animation directors, Masami Inomata.
The titular in-story idol group IDOLiSH7 perform the anime’s opening theme song “DiSCOVER THE FUTURE,” while the in-story idol group Re:vale perform the ending theme song “Mirai Notes o Kanadete” (Play the Notes of the Future).
The first IDOLiSH7 anime premiered in Japan in January 2018 and had 17 episodes. Crunchyroll simulcast the series as it aired.