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HIDIVE CONNECTS WITH HUMAN CROSSING

December 24, 2018 8:38 PM

Have you ever taken a look at all the people around you and ever wondered what their lives must be like? We don’t mean in a “comparing your life against theirs” or “I wonder if they’re single” way.

We mean that one, picture perfect moment of crystalized empathy when you realize that others have their own lives independent from your own yet, at the same time, we’re all actors with billions of interconnected stories that make up the grand story of life.

What? Don’t look at us like that, we can be serious if/when we want to!

Prepare to explore on December 30, 2018 at 17:00 UTC with more episodes coming every Saturday! Our friends at Maiden Japan gave us a synopsis for your viewing pleasure:

There are over 120 million people living in modern Japan, and over 38 million live in the greater Tokyo area alone. Some live in incredible luxury, while others to struggle to survive. But from the high to the low, all are connected through the complex web that binds us all, the bonds of family and relationships. Yet there are times when the isolating nature of urban life tears and tatters that fragile safety net to the breaking point. At times like this, each person can only do the best they can. To meet the challenge or fail. To rise or to fall. Eventually, all of us must make that transition from one part of life to another. From the award-winning manga by Masao Yajima and Kenshi Hirokane, these are the interweaving stories of the Human Crossing.

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Human Crossing / Ningen Kousaten
#388

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REAL GIRL CONTINUES ON HIDIVE

December 31, 2018 8:02 PM

Hey, what’s up, HIDIVE HI FIVERS? Everyone looking forward to the new year?

Well if you weren’t before…you should be now! You can continue the story of Iroha and Hikari as Real Girl continues! You can watch it on HIDIVE starting Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 18:30 UTC.

Our friends at Sentai Filmworks gave us the following synopsis:

Follow the popular Iroha Igarashi and reclusive Hikari Tsutsui, as they continue to navigate the tumultuous waters of young love and what it means to be true to yourself. As their relationship grows and deepens, new and difficult challenges threaten to break them apart. While they are committed to overcoming everything that comes their way as a couple, will somethings be too much for them to conquer?

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  • Cuba
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Real Girl / 3D Kanojo Real Girl
#389

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HIDIVE STARTS THE NEW YEAR OFF WITH BANG DREAM! 2ND SEASON

January 1, 2019 7:37 PM

Welcome to 2019! A new year filled with exciting new possibilities is finally here for both you and HIDIVE!

We’ve got announcements to make regarding our simulcast schedule, so let’s hit the ground running! Rejoice, anime fans: We’re bringing you the simulcast for BanG Dream! 2nd Season for your viewing pleasure. Mark your calendars for January 3, 2019 because that’s when you’ll get to watch the first episode on HIDIVE! Keep the party going by watching new episodes every Thursday at 14:00 UTC!

What’s awaiting you in season 2? Well, our friends at Sentai Filmworks had this to say:

BUSHIROAD’s smash-hit multimedia franchise returns for a second anime season! Kasumi and the rest of Poppin’Party may have achieved their goal, but it turns out they were just at the starting line. Performing is a lot of work, and, of course, they’re not the only band in town! Do they have what it takes to reach true musical stardom?

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BanG Dream!
#390

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HIDIVE MOVES TO THE BEAT WITH W’Z

Hey, we at HIDIVE don’t know what your plans for Saturdays are, but if you’re free, let’s meet up with W’Z at 17:30 UTC starting January 5, 2019.

Can’t make it? No worries, we take rain checks. For those of you who can, great! This is gonna be epic! Just, uh, do us a solid and don’t tell Lenny where we’re going. He’s kinda a major buzzkill.

What’s W’Z you ask? Don’t worry, it’s cool. Our fellow audiophiles at Sentai Filmworks have this to say about the series:

Inspired by house music from a young age, Yukiya spends his free time as a DJ for a crowd of one and uploads his videos online. Like any young teenager, he yearns for something greater than his current life. He wants recognition and importance, but breaking out of his comfort zone means he runs the risk of getting hurt, so the cycle continues. That is, until the day he crosses the line of no return and stumbles across a mysterious live broadcast that will change his world forever.

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W'z
#391

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HIDIVE TO STREAM HOW CLUMSY YOU ARE, MISS UENO

The human heart is a mysterious thing, especially when it comes to love. It doesn’t matter how intelligent or confident you are. There’s something about coming face-to-face with your crush that makes everything you planned to say go right out the window. It can truly be a frustrating experience, especially when you’re still in junior high.

Which just so happens to be the situation Ueno finds herself in. HIDIVE’s streaming her attempts at confessing with How Clumsy you are, Miss Ueno every Sunday at 16:45 UTC starting January 6, 2019! Will she ever succeed in her endeavors? Tune in and find out!

Our not so secret crushes over at Sentai Filmworks had this to say about the series:

Not only is Ueno the president of the science club at her junior high, but she’s a genius inventor, too! However, despite everything she has going for her, there’s this big problem she can’t seem to solve. No matter what she does, she can’t figure out how to confess to her crush, Tanaka! Can she find a way to give her heart what it truly yearns for?

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  • Worldwide excluding Asia

How clumsy you are, Miss Ueno / Ueno-san wa Bukiyō
#392

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HIDIVE SAVES ANIME WITH PASTEL MEMORIES

Imagine a world where anime no longer existed. We don’t know about any of you, but we at HIDIVE don’t want to live in that kind of world. (For starters, we’d all be unemployed.) But alas, in the world of Pastel Memories , such a scenario has regrettably come to pass.

HOWEVER! Hope remains, and if you wish to join the fight to save all that otakus hold dear, tune in Mondays at 17:30 UTC starting January 7, 2019 and do your part to preserve anime.

HIDIVE needs YOU! <Insert dramatic finger pointing here>

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

Akihabara is known as a shining beacon for otaku culture everywhere. But in a not-to-distant future, that culture is on the decline due to a mysterious affliction causing widespread memory loss. As a result, Akihabara has lost its luster. However, in one of the few remaining otaku shops, Izumi and a handful of comrades hatch a plan to restore lost memories and return “Akiba” to its former glory.

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Pastel Memories
#393

#394

8? :open_mouth:

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#395

Some of them could be stuff that Sentai licensed and HIDIVE hasn’t announced yet.

  • Made In Abyss films
  • Bermuda Triangle ~ Colorful Pastorale
  • Mysteria Friends
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion

#396

^ Yep most likely those for sure.

The long awaited Roku announcement maybe?

EDIT: Ah the video in the tweet said 13 new titles. Sounds like it’s winter 2019 specific then.


#397

And this

  • The Promised Neverland (via YouTube video)

#398

Wonder if a few are dubcast for some of the shows another certain company has announced simulcast for already ?

A Roku app announcement would be cool ,but I’d be more surprised by that then anything else .


#399

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HIDIVE GOES UNDER THE SEA WITH BERMUDA TRIANGLE ~ COLORFUL PASTORALE~

January 4, 2019 8:58 PM

Ah mermaids, always wanting to be part of our world or luring sailors to their doom with their enchanting songs. No, wait, that last one’s sirens instead.

But fear not! These particular mermaids are harmless to viewers, and we’ll be streaming the adventures of the mermaids of Bermuda Triangle ~ Colorful Pastorale~ every Saturday at 14:00 UTC starting on January 12, 2019!

Our besties at Sentai Filmworks already had this to say about the series:

Mermaids are known worldwide as bewitching mythological creatures of the sea. Despite their charms and otherworldly powers, daily life for these beings comes with everyday problems. But there’s nothing that can’t be overcome with the support of friends. Follow the adventures of five young mermaids as they explore their town and the world around them in this delightful slice-of-life series that takes viewers to an enchanting world beneath the waves.

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Cardfight! Vanguard / Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastorale
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HIDIVE SENDS VIEWERS TO DIMENSION HIGH SCHOOL

Ok, show of hands: who here has ever fantasized about being transported into an anime? Be honest, we’re all friends here. We at HIDIVE will be the first to admit we have go bags stashed under our desks just in case we find ourselves in such a scenario.

Well, being transported to another world is exactly what happens to five real people in Dimension High School and you can catch this hybrid live-action/animated adventure every Thursday at 14:30 UTC on HIDIVE starting January 10, 2019!

Our dimension-hopping companions at Sentai Filmworks have this to say about the series:

One day, on his way to high school, student Junpei picks up an unusual looking rock. Thinking nothing of it, he heads to class. While in the middle of a session, the rock comes to life and transports him and four others to an animated world! To make matters more interesting, the group is introduced to a giant sphinx who is determined to take over the world! Now, to protect their world from invasion, the group must work together as anime characters and real-world humans!

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Dimension High School / Chōjigen Kakumei Anime:
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HIDIVE GETS DOMESTIC GIRLFRIEND IN 2019

Unrequited love sucks. It REALLY sucks. Nearly everyone has experienced the pain at some point in their lives. In “Domestic Girlfriend”, it’s Natsuo’s turn to go through it. Journey with us every Friday at 17:30 UTC starting January 11, 2019 as we peek into his life and the complications that arise.

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

Natsuo is a high school boy who is experiencing the crushing despair of unrequited love. To make matters worse, the person he is in love with is his teacher, Hina. In an attempt to lift his spirits, he attends a mixer where he meets a girl named Rui. The two sleep together, expecting never to see one another again, but fate has other plans. His life suddenly becomes more complicated when his father comes home and announces he has remarried a woman with two daughters whom Natsuo has met before: Hina and Rui!

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Domestic Girlfriend / Domestic na Kanojo
#402

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HIDIVE Journeys to “The Promised Neverland”

HOUSTON, TX, January 7, 2019 – HIDIVE announced today that it acquired streaming rights to a new thrilling sci-fi adventure from animation studio CloverWorks ( DARLING in the FRANXX, Fairy Tail: Final Series, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai ), The Promised Neverland , for audiences in the United States, Canada and other select territories. Fans can watch the premiere on Wednesday, January 9 at 15:00 UTC and catch new episodes every Thursday starting on January 17 at 17:25 UTC.

The orphans of Grace Field House live a peaceful and happy life, filled with love and affection provided by their dear “Mom.” They know no hunger and receive a world-class education, all to prepare them for the day when caring foster parents come to adopt them. They only have to abide by one cardinal rule: never leave the orphanage. However, when have rules ever stopped curious children? One day, Emma and Norman venture beyond the orphanage’s grounds, only to discover the horrifying truth of their existence. What will the two do with this earth-shattering knowledge?

Mamoru Kanbe ( Elfen Lied, Sound of the Sky ) will direct the series with Toshiya Ono ( Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, Land of the Lustrous ) as the series composer. The Japanese voice cast stars Sumire Morohoshi ( Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul, Tokyo Ghoul ) as Emma, Maaya Uchida ( GATE, Goblin Slayer ) as Norman, Mariya Ise ( Hunter x Hunter, MADE IN ABYSS ) as Ray and Yuko Kaida ( The Ancient Magus’ Bride, PERSONA 5 the Animation ) as Isabella.

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The Promised Neverland / Yakusoku no Neverland
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HIDIVE TAKES TO THE SKIES WITH THE MAGNIFICENT KOTOBUKI

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, witness the thrilling and chilling death-defying adventures of The Magnificent Kotobuki ! Be sure to arrive promptly every Sunday at 14:00 UTC starting January 13, 2019 so you can see for yourselves these courageous women using their unparalleled piloting skills for your entertainment!

Our compatriots at Sentai Filmworks have this to say about the series:

In this original anime series, air combat is part of daily life, and the story unfolds as a team of beautiful ace pilots battle against renegades in the skies. The talented members of Team KOTOBUKI use their impressive dogfighting skills to help defend and transport goods for survival across a desolate wasteland. For the right price, protagonist KYLIE, KOTOBUKI’s no-nonsense leader REONA, and the rest of the team will take on any enemy that comes their way!

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The Magnificent KOTOBUKI / Kōya no Kotobuki Hikōtai
#404

WINTER 2019 SIMULCAST SCHEDULE

January 9, 2019 1:32 PM


#405

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LAND OF THE LUSTROUS DUBS SHINE ON HIDIVE

January 18, 2019 10:11 PM

Who are we? What is our purpose in life? Those are questions that we’ve been asking ourselves ever since we first realized we could ask questions. As it turns out, we aren’t the only ones capable wondering what we should do with our lives, which makes us feel a whole lot better about ourselves.

Enter Phos, whose lack of adulting makes them one of the most relatable anime characters of recent memory. You can catch their adventures with the English and Spanish dubs every Wednesday starting January 23, 2019 at 17:00 UTC!

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

No matter what the odds, life will find a way to continue, with young Phos and the other gems as the ultimate proof. Instead of flesh, their bodies are made of living crystal, allowing them to survive in a world too toxic for any human. But their gem bodies also attract a terrible danger: the Lunarians, who hunt the gems and use their shattered forms to fabricate jewelry and ornaments. The gems with the strongest forms defend the others, but Phos is too weak and brittle to fight. Instead, Phos is ordered to compile an encyclopedia; but could that research discover hidden secrets that could help the gems? Join Phos, the toxic Cinnabar, the powerful Bort, the valiant Diamond, and others in a glittering world unlike anything you have seen before: the LAND OF THE LUSTROUS!

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Disponible en español en estos territorios

  • US/Estados Unidos
  • Canada

Land of the Lustrous / Hōseki no Kuni
#406

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GIRLS’ LAST TOUR ENGLISH DUB JOURNEYS TO HIDIVE

Hoard your supplies and gas up your tanks; you’re gonna need them because on January 30th, 2019, we’re premiering the first English dubbed episode of Girls’ Last Tour! Catch it at 17:30 UTC and every Wednesday after that.

Taking a road trip with your bestie has always been a favorite pastime, and in the bleak, post-apocalyptic future, Chito and Yuuri continue this fine, time-honored tradition. Only they’re doing it as a way to scavenge for basic necessities versus singing along to 90’s pop music for hours on end.

So, you know, semantics.

Our traveling companions over at Sentai Filmworks gave us a trailer and describe the series as:

In a future where most of humanity has perished, two young girls named Chito and Yuuri explore the ruins of civilization on their Kettenkrad gun tractor, looking for food and fuel. Despite their bleak existence, the two find meaning in their simple, shared experiences. With Chito behind the wheel and Yuuri handling gun duties, these two set out to salvage what’s left of their post-apocalyptic world.

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Girls' Last Tour / Shōjo Shūmatsu Ryokō