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ANIME MOMS WHO DON’T DESERVE MOTHER’S DAY

May 10, 2019 10:37 PM

Moms traditionally occupy a particular role in stories. They are the nurturers, the caregivers, and when it comes to anime? They’re usually side-characters who have a high chance of dying as part of the main protagonist’s backstory, especially if they have a side braid. There’s even a term for it: “Dead Anime Mom Hair.”

But mothers are human, like everyone else. They have flaws and struggles of their own, which is something that many stories overlook. When you stop to think about it, it makes sense that a mother’s role in a story should be as varied as any other character’s.

Not all mothers are saints to put on pedestals and not all mothers are loving. In fact, some are outright horrible people, and it would be a disservice to both stories and real life if we pretended otherwise. That’s why, for this Mother’s Day, HIDIVE is taking a look at a few anime moms who make questionable decisions at best and are appallingly terrible at worst. Needless to say, we are heading into spoiler territory , so now’s your last chance to turn back.

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“WANDABA STYLE” AIMS FOR STARDOM WITH HIDIVE

May 15, 2019 2:00 PM

These four girls are shooting for the moon when it comes to their singing career. Literally. And who better to help them than an eco-conscious mad scientist? Tune in to their misadventures on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 17:00 UTC because we’re giving you the ENTIRE series all at once!

Our fellow space idols over at Maiden Japan have this to say about the series:

“Dr. Susumu Tsukumo isn’t your typical mad scientist. First, he’s only 14 years old, and second, he’s firmly convinced that the moon landings never happened. He intends to fix that, however, just as soon as he can find some human guinea pigs to test out his highly-unorthodox, but environmentally-friendly, methods for getting people into space without using fossil fuels. He has one problem: where do you find someone who’s crazy enough to let a kid launch them into orbit? Enter Michael Hanagata, manager of MIX JUICE, a struggling girl band that’s so desperate for a break that they’ll do just about anything to be seen. Do they really mean… anything? Get ready to blast off with former child-star Sakura, tough-as-nails rocker Yuri, construction worker Himawari, and folk singer Ayame as they attempt to go from the Earth to the Moon with a little WANDABA STYLE!”

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  • UK (GB, AI, SH, BM, AQ, IO, VG, KY, FK, GI, MS, PN, TC, GS)
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  • Australia (AU)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • South America (AR,BO,BZ,BR,CL,CO,EC,FK,GF,GY,PY,PE,GS,SR,UY,VE)
  • Central America (BZ,CR,SV,GT,HN,MX,NI,PA)
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Maybe they could also get Himawari/TOO or Polyphonica Crimson S…

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GREEN LEGEND RAN WARNS HIDIVE OF THE APOCALYPTIC FUTURE

Earth currently faces a crisis on an unprecedented scale, but in Green Legend Ran, that future has already come to pass. Tune in on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 17:00 UTC as HIDIVE provides you with the dub and sub of the entire saga!

Our fellow wastelanders over at Sentai Filmworks have this to say about the series:

“The Earth of the future is carved by the struggle for survival. Everything, the sea, the sky, and the land itself, have been polluted beyond repair, and mysterious titanic objects, the Rodo, have embedded into the Earth, locking away life as we know it inside. Among the last inhabitants of Earth, a young man named Ran fights against the Rodo in a last chance grasp for hope.”

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QUIZ: BUILD A RAMEN BOWL AND WE’LL SERVE YOU A STREAMABLE COMEDY ANIME

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BUILD A RAMEN BOWL AND WE’LL SERVE YOU A STREAMABLE COMEDY ANIME


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“TOKYO LIVING DEAD IDOL” SEARCHES FOR BRAINS ON HIDIVE

It’s not easy living through a zombie apocalypse, especially when you’re an idol. Tune in on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 17:00 UTC for all the gory action you can stomach in Tokyo Living Dead Idol !

Our fellow zombies over at Kraken Releasing have this to say about the series:

“Tokyo 27-ku’s the hottest pop group around, but when singer Kamiya Miku (Nana Asakawa) gets bitten by a zombie, she goes from being on top of the charts to the top of the most wanted lists! With just 72 hours until the sizzling chanteuse becomes a shuffling zombie, Miku’s only hope is finding a serum that might possibly cure her. Unfortunately, if Miku can’t reach the antidote in time, she’s going to transform from songbird to a dead bird singing in the middle of the night, and evading paparazzi and zealous fans is nothing compared to being pursued by teams of professional zombie hunters, the police and hordes of the living dead! From life in the fast lane to racing through the hot zone, becoming a zombie can totally bite when you’re the TOKYO LIVING DEAD IDOL!”

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  • US & Canada (US, GU, PR, AS, MP, VI, CA, PW, FM, MH)
  • UK (GB, AI, SH, BM, AQ, IO, VG, KY, FK, GI, MS, PN, TC, GS)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Australia (AU)
  • New Zealand (NZ)
  • Central America (BZ, CR, SV, GT, HN, MX, NI, PA)
  • South America (AR, BO, BZ, BR, CL, CO, EC, FK, GF, GY, PY, PE, GS, SR, UY, VE)
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Checking on this. Monday is June 3.

EDIT - should be Wednesday, June 5

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4 GOOD FANTASY ANIME THAT WON’T DISAPPOINT YOU

May 31, 2019 10:49 PM

Look, we get it: Sometimes you get super invested in a show only for it to let you down in the final act. It happens. Endings are hard, and we empathize with the mental anguish you may or may not have experienced at the hands of a certain long-running fantasy show.

But we’re not gonna Game-of-Thrones any names here.

Nope.

Not us.

Instead we’re going to point you in the direction of four fantasy anime that won’t totally disappoint, because after devoting so much dramatic, bloody, heart-wrenching time to one series, you need all the awesome new content you can get.

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But from what I’ve read here on the forums, Maoyu does disappoint. It only was one season, so the end of their journey never got animated…

Starting it on ANOD, and the chemistry between Maou and Yusha is really good so far too…

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My favorite Quote of the series comes from Knight, When she and Mayou have a discussion about what their status to the Hero is going to be…(I won’t spoil it if you haven’t seen that part yet)

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BUILD A RAMEN BOWL AND WE’LL SERVE YOU A STREAMABLE COMEDY ANIME

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“IS IT WRONG TO TRY TO PICK UP GIRLS IN A DUNGEON? II” LEVELS UP WITH A DUBCAST℠ EDITION ON HIDIVE

It’s happening, people! After 4 long years of waiting, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is returning for a second season and it will be available on HIDIVE! To add to this celebration, the series will also have an English DUBCAST edition directed by none other than Kyle Colby Jones.

Make sure you’re all caught up on the first season and the OVA ‘cause Season 2 streams on HIDIVE starting Friday, July 19, 2019, at 16:30 UTC! Additional details on the DUBCAST release will be announced in the coming weeks.

Our Familia over at Sentai Filmworks has this to say about the series:

The exciting follow-up to the first season of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is produced by J.C. Staff ( Food Wars!, Familiar of Zero, Waiting in the Summer ) and is based upon the light novel series created by Fujino Omori. Season 2 follows Bell and Hestia on a new adventure, beginning with events covered in the sixth light novel volume.

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Watch Spring 2019 Anime with Spanish Subtitles on HIDIVE!

June 11, 2019 6:34 PM

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SAGRADA RESET’S FIRST SEASON TURNS BACK TIME ON HIDIVE

What would you do if you could travel back in time? For Misora and Kei, the answer’s simple: They’re going to use their powers to help people and see if they can save the life of a classmate while they’re at it! Get ready, ‘cause HIDIVE is bringing you ALL 12 episodes of the first season on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 15:30 UTC!

Our fellow time travelers over at Sentai Filmworks have this to say about the series:

“Many people in the town of Sakurada have a special gift. Misora has the power to reset time by up to three days, and Kei has a photographic memory that allows him to remember everything, despite the reset. As members of the high school Service Club, their days are spent fulfilling client requests as they work towards their true goal: undoing a mistake that took the life of a classmate, long ago.”

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Everyone:

If you want to comment on a title that has a Press Release here, please do so in the individual thread. That’s why I post it in both places.

Would like to keep all the discussion about anime in their respective threads if possible.

If you forget, don’t worry, I’ll move them over.

Thanks!

(You can continue to comment on blogs & other stuff here, I’m just referring to anime with their own threads.)

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Sorry…

I was looking back through this thread and noticed all the discussion about anime and was trying to figure out how to get folks to comment in the other threads. You just happened to be the one that posted after I decided.

No worries.

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TRY HIDIVE’S NEW 14-DAY FREE TRIAL!

June 14, 2019 12:42 PM

HIDIVE has extended its free trial to 14 days! In other words, that’s 336 hours you can spend devouring as much anime as you can — for FREE!

And did you notice that today is the 14th? It’s the 14th day and you get 14 free days, so we’re going to tell you about 14 ways you can enjoy your HIDIVE free trial (wow, that’s a lot of 14s). Buckle up!

  1. DUBCAST℠ Episodes - enjoy dubbed versions of select simulcasts
  2. Home Video Editions - where you most likely to discover uncensored content
  3. Simulcasts - how you can keep up with Japan’s broadcasts
  4. Exclusive Titles - content you’ll only find on HIDIVE
  5. Subs & Dubs Library - no need to debate; watch whichever you prefer
  6. Customizable Subtitles - select the color you prefer to read
  7. HD Content - crystal clear anime just for you
  8. Live Chat while Streaming - watch and discuss with your friends in real time
  9. 3 Profiles - share your account with others
  10. 2 Simultaneous Streams - watch on multiple devices at once
  11. Custom Avatars - express yourself on HIDIVE
  12. Parental Controls - keep your viewing history private, and ensure any little ones don’t watch what you don’t want them to
  13. Yearly Subscription - more anime, and more money in your wallet
  14. Ad-free Video - because none of us like ads interrupting our anime

That’s a whole lot of stuff to explore and enjoy during a 14-day free trial! Looks like it’s time to dive in and get started, because with that much content and so many options to play with, you’ll need to take advantage of all 1,209,600 seconds of your trial.

Sign up today, and happy watching, y’all!

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