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“THE TUNNEL TO SUMMER, THE EXIT OF GOODBYES” PRESS CONFERENCE WITH FILM’S PRODUCTION STAFF AND ORIGINAL AUTHOR AT OTAKON 2023

SCREENER ACCESS AVAILABLE FOR ATTENDING JOURNALISTS

WHAT: To celebrate North American subtitled premiere of The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes at Otakon 2023, a special afternoon press conference with award-winning film’s production staff and original author will be held on Saturday, July 29 prior to the screening event later that evening.

This critically acclaimed sci-fi drama has been wowing audiences internationally since its release in Japan last September. Most recently, The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes received top honors at the 2023 Annecy International Animation Festival in France where it took home the coveted Paul Grimault Award.

The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes will be distributed by HIDIVE and released later this year in select theaters across the U.S. and Canada.

Official Synopsis

Kaoru Tono heard a rumor: The laws of space and time mean nothing to the Urashima Tunnel. If you find it, walk through and you’ll find your heart’s desire on the other side…in exchange for years of your own life. One night, Kaoru just so happens to find himself standing in front of a tunnel that looks suspiciously like the one the rumor describes. He finds himself thinking of Karen, the sister he lost in an accident five years ago. To Kaoru’s surprise, he’s been followed by the new transfer student Anzu Hanashiro, who promises to help him experiment with the mysterious tunnel—but what does she want from Kaoru in exchange? And what will he have left to give, after the tunnel’s done with him?

Official Trailer (Subtitled) - YouTube

WHO: Japanese guests in attendance:

WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 2023 (all times Eastern)

  • 1:35 pm Doors Open
  • 1:40 pm Press Conference Starts
  • 2:15 pm Press Conference Ends

Open to all Registered Press

WHERE: Press Conference Room (Scarlet Oak)

Otakon 2023
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC, USA

MEDIA: For digital screener requests, contact scott.barretto@amcnetworks.com.

Hi-res key art and stills available for download via Hightail here.
Credit: Courtesy of HIDIVE.

About HIDIVE

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READY TO GAMBLE? WATCH THE ENTIRE KAIJI: ULTIMATE SURVIVOR DUB! WHERE? ON HIDIVE

You already know that we’ve been dubbing Kaiji by story arcs instead of episodes, so some of you’ve been waiting until we released the dub for the third and final story arc of the first season so you can binge Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor (Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor) all at once. We’re here to tell you those dice you rolled have just landed in your favor. Sign up for your FREE trial and join us Friday, August 4, 2023 at 12:00 PM EDT (16:00 UTC) when we drop the English dub for episodes 16-26!

KAIJI: ULTIMATE SURVIVOR FOR THE UNINITIATED

Synopsis - Kaiji Ito has serious issues. Not only is he a social misfit, but he’s also a deadbeat petty gambler. After he gets duped into co-signing a loan for his friend, he’s stuck owing the Yakuza millions! Things start looking up when he’s given the chance to win his life back by gambling with other “lucky” participants on a mysterious casino ship, but soon Kaiji and the other contestants will discover the depths of human depravity when there is nothing left to lose — except their lives.

Studio - Madhouse (Death Note, Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues)
Director - Yuuzou Satou (Kaiji: Against All Rules)
Original Creator - Nobuyuki Fukumoto
Originating Work - Manga

English Crew

Director - Kyle Colby Jones
ADR Writer - Marta Bechtol, Kyle Colby Jones
Sound Engineers - Jonathan Rodriguez, Matt Wittmeyer
Mix and Sound Design - Brent Marshall

English Cast

Kaiji - Jeremy Gee
Narrator - David Wald
Mr. Tonegawa - Dave Harbold
Hyodo - Marty Fleck
Sahara - Joe Daniels
Nakayama - Michael Wronski
Ishida - John Swasey
Ota - Jack Stansbury
Akikawa - Malcolm Ferrell
MIB Kawasaki - Ty Mahany
MIB Ogino - John Gremillion
MIB Shaggy - Brandon Robinson
Mangled Debtor - Patrck Marrero
Teethy Debtor - Kyle Colby Jones
Losers - John Gremillion, Kyle Colby Jones, Patrick Marrero
Participant #1 - Jeran Ugokwe
Participant #2 - Benjamin McLaughlin
Participant #4 - Camryn Nunley
Participant #5 (1) - Troy Parker
Participant #5 (2) - Tristan Scott McNelly
Participant #7 - Jeran Ugokwe
Participant #8 - Brandon Robinson
Participant #10 (1) - Johnny Knight
Participant #10 (2) - Tristan Scott McNelly
Participant #11 - Matthew David Rudd
Zawa Voice - Kyle Colby Jones

Demographic - Seinen
Rating - TV-MA (L,V)
Genres - Action and Adventure, Mystery and Thriller

YOU’LL LOVE KAIJI: ULTIMATE SURVIVOR IF YOU’RE A FAN OF THE FOLLOWING ANIME

  • Alice in Borderland
  • Btooom!
  • Darwin’s Game
  • DOREIKU The Animation
  • No Game No Life
  • The Severing Crime Edge
  • Kakegurui

TUNE IN FOR KAIJI: ULTIMATE SURVIVOR ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Friday, August 4, 2023
Premiere Time: 12:00 PM EDT (16:00 UTC)

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HIDIVE IN AUGUST: THE PERFECT TIME TO REVISIT YOUR ANIME FAVORITES!

August 1, 2023 at 3:15 PM

Ready for a blast from the past, anime fans? Brace yourselves because our HIDIVE August schedule is ready to take you on a nostalgic ride. Grab yourselves a cool beverage and clear your schedules, because we’re dropping the English sub and dub for the entire series for the following anime:

NOBUNAGA THE FOOL

Key art and logo for Nobunaga the Fool

Release Date and Time: Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC)
Number of Episodes: 24
Synopsis: Many years ago the world was divided into two stars, the Eastern and the Western, that were connected by a bond known as the Dragon Pulse. On the Western Star, Jeanne D’Arc is shunned as a heretic for her visions of a champion who will save the planets that have become embroiled in war. Now the fate of two worlds hangs in the balance as, at the order of King Arthur, Jeanne travels from the West to the East with Leonardo Da’Vinci at her side, in search of their long awaited savior- Nobunaga!
Genres: Action and Adventure, Mecha, Science Fiction
TV Rating: TV-14 (D,V)


MYSTERIOUS GIRLFRIEND X (NAZO NO KANOJO X)

Key art and logo for Mysterious Girlfriend X

Release Date and Time’: Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 12:00 PM EDT (16:00 UTC)
Number of Episodes: 13
Synopsis: Akira is a normal high school boy, but he nevertheless impulsively licks some drool left by the mysterious transfer student Mikoto. The next day he falls asleep with an inexplicable fever. After five days Mikoto suddenly comes to visit, and makes him consume her drool. The fever instantly vanishes, and Mikoto explains that he’s suffering from “love sickness.” She can transmit emotions through her drool, and the two of them are now bound together.
Genres: Romance, Mystery and Thriller, Supernatural
TV Rating: TV-MA (D)


WASTEFUL DAYS OF HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS (JOSHIKOUSEI NO MUDAZUKAI)

Key art and logo for Wasteful Days of High School Girls

Release Date and Time: Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC)
Number of Episodes: 12
Synopsis: Bored one day, Tanaka gives her friends some rather quirky nicknames, but they aren’t going to take her unflattering descriptions lying down. Sakuchi (saddled with “Wota” due to her otaku tendencies) and Saginomiya (dubbed “Robo” thanks to her deadpan personality) decide to call Tanaka “Baka” — and that should give you a pretty good idea of the shenanigans these whacky girls get up to. They’re young, they’re ridiculous and they’re ready to waste away their days as high school girls!
Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life
TV Rating: TV-14 (D)


NYANKOI!

Key art and logo for Nyankoi!

Release Date and Time: Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC)
Number of Episodes: 12
Synopsis: When cat-allergic Jyunpei accidentally damages the statue of a cat deity, he winds up with a catastrophic curse and the ability to understand felines. To make amends, he must perform one hundred cat favors or become a cat himself! Soon every cat in the area is showing up with their list of “requests.” Worse, his huge crush on classmate Mizuno, his scary ex-childhood friend Sumiyoshi and a whole other list of cat-crazy females is making Jyunpei’s high school life crappier than a litter box!
Genres: Romance, Comedy, Supernatural
TV Rating: TV-14 (D,L)


ROZEN MAIDEN

Key art and logo for Rozen Maiden

Release Date and Time: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC)
Number of Episodes: 12
Synopsis: Jun’s life takes an unexpected turn when he receives a mysterious package containing a doll called Shinku. She’s not just any doll, however. She is the fifth of the enigmatic living Rozen Maiden dolls and she needs Jun’s help to win the deadly Alice Game against her sisters.
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural
TV Rating: TV-14


ROZEN MAIDEN: TRAUMEND

Key art and logo for Rozen Maiden: Traumend

Release Date and Time: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC)
Number of Episodes: 12
Synopsis: As Jun prepares to return to school, Shinku and her sisters settle into their new lives. However, the Alice Game isn’t over and the arrival of two more dolls marks a perilous escalation of the deadly competition.
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural
TV Rating: TV-14


SORCEROUS STABBER ORPHEN (MAJUTSUSHI ORPHEN)

Key art and logo for Sorcerous Stabber Orphen

Release Date and Time: Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC)
Number of Episodes: 24
Synopsis: Orphen is the greatest sorcerer that the tower has ever seen but he is more interested in chasing the Bloody August, an infamous and very mysterious dragon. Along with his apprentice Majic and their companion Clio he heads off on a quest with the Sword of Baltanders, the only thing that can free the Bloody August or ‘Azaile’ from the spell she is under.
Genres: Action and Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
TV Rating: TV-PG (V)


SORCEROUS STABBER ORPHEN: REVENGE (MAJUTSUSHI ORPHEN: REVENGE)

Key art and logo for Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Revenge

Release Date and Time: Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC)
Number of Episodes: 23
Synopsis: Orphen and his gang have set out on an all new adventure with many monsters to battle. Little time for rest and relaxation. Licorice, a new friend who joins the gang, was sent by the Royal order of Knights to find Orphen. Many mysterious shadows loom overhead, including a mysterious woman named Esperanza and a man named Mcgregor and his ties to other magicians disappearances and a green-haired young girl.
Genres: Action and Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery and Thriller
TV Rating: TV-PG

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DARK FANTASY OF “DRAGONS” VS “HUMANS” ON AN EPIC SCALE… “RAGNA CRIMSON” KEY VISUAL AND 3RD TRAILER RELEASED. FIRST EPISODE ONE-HOUR SPECIAL ON 9/30 PREMIERE SCREENING AT SHINJUKU PICCADILLY

Download Key Visual and Stills: Hightail
View Trailer 3: TVアニメ「ラグナクリムゾン」第3弾PV |2023.9.30 [Sat.] 25:00~ ONAIR! - YouTube

It was announced that the first episode of ”Ragna Crimson” will be a one-hour special on 9/30/2023. The popular manga turned anime of an ultimate battle of humans against dragons, the “absolute strongest beings” that conquer the world with its mighty powers. Along with a new key visual and the latest promotion video, the names of actors Junichi Suwabe, Fairouz Ai, Mamiko Noto, and Hiroki Touchi were announced as additional cast members. The anime’s opening theme “ROAR” was made public as well. This is performed by the four-piece rock band ulma sound junction. To top all of the excitement, a premiere screening will be held on 9/2.

“Ragna Crimson,” created by Daiki Kobayashi (serialized on Square Enix’s Monthly “Gangan JOKER” magazine), follows the journey of a boy named Ragna, a young “dragon hunter.” He uses a silver sword to hunt dragons for money. The title is an ultra-tough, ultimate isekai battle story at an unprecedented scale with powerful action sequences. Since the anime was announced, this title has garnered a lot of attention both domestically and internationally.

The first episode, which will be aired on Saturday, 9/30, has been revealed as a one-hour special. The newly released key visual shows the protagonists Ragna and Crimson in front with powerful rivals Ultimatia and Woltekamui looming in the back. The visual has a strong dark fantasy taste with characters that seem seconds before zooming into battle. Woltekamui, one of the stronger enemies voiced by Junichi Suwabe, and other dragons are shown more in detail in the new promotion video, along with the slime voiced by Fairouz Ai. This PV, with its freshly released opening theme “ROAR” by ulma sound junction, is from a must-see title from the season starting in October.

There will also be a premiere screening and a talk show by the cast at Shinjuku Piccadilly, a theater in Tokyo, on Saturday 9/2. The full one-hour episode will be shown, followed by a talk show including Chiaki Kobayashi, who plays Ragna, and Ayumu Murase, who plays Crimson. The event is an opportunity to enjoy the long-awaited first episode before anybody else, and hear some happenings at the voice recordings. Pre-orders have started on Lawson Ticket, so be sure to get your ticket to visit the theater.

With the new key visual, mind-blowing action, and a powerful storyline, “Ragna Crimson” is definitely one of the top-ranking titles of this Fall. Don’t forget to come back for more information of this amazing title.

Official Website: https://ragna-crimson.com
Ragna Crimson starts on 9/30/2023

RELEASED

“Ragna Crimson” EP #1 One-Hour Special on Saturday, 9/30
Key Visual and 3rd Trailer Revealed
Opening Theme “ROAR” Performed by ulma sound junction
Comments from Additional Cast Members Junichi Suwabe and Fairouz Ai
Premiere Screening on 9/2 at Shinjuku Piccadilly

■ BROADCAST INFORMATION
TOKYO MX, BS11: 25:00 09/30/2023 (JST) First episode will be a one-hour special
MBS

■ ORIGINAL STORY
Daiki Kobayashi (Serialized in monthly “Gangan JOKER,” Square Enix)

■ STAFF
Director: Ken Takahashi
Character Design: Shimpei Aoki
Scriptwriter: Deko Akao
Art Direction: Asuka Komiyama (Cosmo Project)
Color Design: Taeko Mizuno (Studio Road)
Director of Photography: Atsushi Sato (studio shamrock)
3D Director: Makoto Endo (Tri-Slash)
Editor: Kentaro Tsubone (REAL-T)
Sound Director: Fumiyuki Go
Music: Koji Fujimoto (Sus4 Inc.) / Osamu Sasaki
Animation Production: SILVER LINK.

■ CAST
Ragna: Chiaki Kobayashi
Crimson: Ayumu Murase
Leonica: Inori Minase
Slime: Fairouz Ai
Chimera: Mamiko Noto
Golem: Hiroki Touchi
Ultimatia: Reina Ueda
Woltekamui: Junichi Suwabe
Grymwelte: Takehito Koyasu
Disas Trois: Shunsuke Takeuchi
Temruogtaf: Kozo Shioya
Future Ragna: Nobutoshi Canna

■ CAST COMMENTS
Fairouz Ai (Voice of Slime)

  • This title has extremely unique characters starting with Crimson, but the Slime is one of the strange characters.
  • The story is pretty serious, with Ragna going through a lot of agony and having his precious things taken away. But the Slime brightens up the scene with its non-conforming character. I believe its charm is where he just keeps his own pace, and I tried to express that!
  • “You stupid hoomans, watch the show or else!” (saying in character)

Junichi Suwabe (Voice of Woltekamui)

  • Woltekamui is very very strong.
  • He will appear later in the show as an extraordinarily strong enemy that confronts Ragna and his friends.
    I look forward to see how the fierce battle scenes in the manga will be shown in the anime.
  • Oh, just in case, this “strong enemy” never becomes a comrade. He’s a real bad guy!
  • Please look forward to the anime “Ragna Crimson!”

■ OPENING THEME
ulma sound junction “ROAR”

■ COMMENTS FROM ULMA SOUND JUNCTION

  • We started reading the manga after hearing about making the OP theme. We just couldn’t put the books down until we finished reading.
  • We tried to express the very heavy storyline, hard action sequences, Ragna’s strength that causes inner conflict, and Crimson’s bottomless cunning, which is almost bewitching.
  • There are so many appealing characters. The protagonists and dragons both have a lot of drama, too.
    Justice is quite a different concept when you seeing from Ragna’s and the dragons’ aspect. You will see more to the story when you switch angles. It’s a deep story that could be received in different ways by different people.
  • As a fan, I truly look forward to seeing the battle scenes that are so ferocious that sound and thoughts seem to be left behind. We will be following the show to see how the future of the characters turn out. I hope you enjoy our song.

■ ULMA SOUND JUNCTION PROFILE

  • The band ulma sound junction is a four-piece progessive rock band made by close friends who grew up in Ishigaki-jima, Okinawa prefecture.
  • The bands performance sucks in listeners in with their upredictable but impressive melody line. Their concept is being a “cinematic core” of sound.
  • Hisao Tamura’s (Ba&Vo) strong vocals has a tribal music mood, while Tamotsu Kasemoto’s (Dr) highly intuitive drums accompany vocals with its progressive beat. Yoshitaka Yamazato’s (G) emotional yet eccentric lead guitar sets the tone, while Shun Fukusato (G) arranges change the songs into a pop anthem that has a strong message. “ulma sound” is made by these four members that make music that has potential to become truly world-class.

■ “RAGNA CRIMSON” PREMIERE SCREENING AND TALK SHOW
Date*: Sat. 9/2/2023 open at 16:15 / start at 16:30 18:00 end
Venue: Shinjuku Piccadilly
Cast: Chiaki Kobayashi (Ragna), Ayumu Murase (Crimson), and others (TBA)
Content: Premiere of EP 1 (1-hour special) followed by a talk show by the cast
Cast appearances might change without notice.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

VISUAL ASSETS
Hightail Spaces: Hightail
©︎ Daiki Kobayashi/SQUARE ENIX, Ragna Crimson Project

■ OFFICIAL WEBSITE - https://ragna-crimson.com
■ OFFICIAL TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ragnacrimson_PR

STORY

  • “Dragon Hunters” use their silver swords to hunt dragons to make a living.
  • Ragna, a starting out hunter buddies with Leonica, a genius dragon hunter with a tremendous score, to battle dragons every day.
  • Ragna has only one wish — “I wouldn’t complain if can’t become strong. I just want to be with Leo.”
  • But his small wish is brutally shattered by an attack of a “superior dragon,” a being much stronger than any dragon they had fought with.
  • Seeing the strong enemy in front of him, Ragna remembers a bad dream he had been suffering from for the past few days. In his dreams, Ragna was stronger than anyone else, but living in a devastating future life in solitude, with nothing to save and protect.
  • What is his future trying to tell him? What path should he take now?
  • Ragna takes one step forward to avert his devastating future with a new buddy called Crimson, who is a bag of mysteries.
  • His enemy has ultimate strength. He fights against a forced destiny. Fighting beyond the limits!
  • An ultra-tough, ultimate isekai battle story begins!

CHARACTERS

  • Ragna: A young dragon hunter starting out. He becomes the buddy of a strong hunter named Leonica. Though he is not talented, he works hard to assist Leonica.
  • Crimson: A very cool-blooded character skillful in magic and conspiracy, but the true identity of Crimson is unknown. Crimson wishes Ragna to defeat all dragons.
  • Leonica: A 12-year-old who travels with Ragna. Known as “Leo.” A very talented dragon hunter, who everybody calls a “child prodigy.”
  • Slime: Crimson’s servant creature. A slime-like being that devours dragons. Slime usually takes the form of a human boy, and looks down on everybody except for Crimson.
  • Woltekamui: A superior dragon ranking the Second Seat of the Blood of the Wing. Also known as the “Lightning Claw Dragon.” Skillful in using lightning and has tremendous speed. Stronger than most of the superior dragons.

■ COMICS
“Ragna Crimson” Comics Volumes 1-12 On Sale
Read the latest episode in monthly “Gangan JOKER” (on sale 22nd monthly) from Square Enix.
Volume 12

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DON’T MISS THE DANGERS IN MY HEART ENGLISH DUB PREMIERE ON AUGUST 26!

You’ve been awaiting more news about The Dangers in My Heart English dub ever since we first announced it, and we’re ready to give you everything you need to know! Sign up for your free trial and mark your calendars for Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC) for the weekly rollout of the DUBCASTTM Edition only on HIDIVE! And for those of you wondering who we cast? We’ve included the English credits!

THE DANGERS IN MY HEART FOR THE UNINITIATED

Synopsis: Fascinated by murder and all things macabre, Kyotaro fantasizes about acting on his twisted thoughts to the detriment of his classmates. His heart was dark until an encounter with Anna lit a spark within it in a classic tale of antisocial boy meets popular girl. Now they must both navigate a blossoming relationship and defy the expectations they have of each other and themselves.

Studio - Shin-Ei Animation (Teasing Master Takagi-san3)
Director - Hiroaki Akagi (Teasing Master Takagi-san the Movie)
Series Composition - Jukki Hanada (Love, Chunibyou & Other Delusions)
Character Design - Masato Katsumata (The Quintessential Quintuplets 2)
Original Creator - Norio Sakurai
Originating Work - Manga

English DUBCAST Credits

ADR Director - John Swasey

Ichikawa - Clint Bickham
Yamada - Katelyn Barr
Adachi - Scott Gibbs
Hara - Natalie Rial
Ichikawa’s Mother - Sheley Calene-Black
Igarashi - Jade Kelly
Ishimuro - Savana Menzel
Kana - Genevieve Simmons
Kanaoya - Hilary Haag
Kanzaki - Greg Ayres
Kobayashi - Kara Greenberg
Mamiya - Cat Thomas
Mr. Maeda - Joe Daniels
Nanjo - Ben Mclaughlin
Nigorikawa - Chris Patton
Ogawa - Joe Daniels
Ota - Courtland Johnson
Sekine - Emi Lo
Tazawa - Sophie Marcelle
Yoshida - Olivia Swasey

Additional Voices
Cat Thomas
Chris Patton
Christina Kelly
Christine Auten
Dominique Meyer
Jade Kelly
Joanne Bonasso
Joe Daniels
John Swasey
Kyle Colby Jones
Patrick Marrero
Savana Menzel
Scott Gibbs
Shelley Calene-Black
Sophie Marcelle

Rating - TV-14 (D, L)
Genres - Comedy, Romance

###IF YOU ENJOY THESE ANIME, YOU’LL LOVE THE DANGERS IN MY HEART!

  • Teasing Master Takagi-san3
  • Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!
  • The Dreaming Boy is a Realist
  • My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
  • Real Girl
  • Tada Never Falls in Love
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH THE DANGERS IN MY HEART ENGLISH DUB ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Saturday, August 26, 2023
Premiere Time: 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC)

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DON’T MISS THE RE:CYCLE THE PENGUINDRUM ENGLISH DUBS ON HIDIVE THIS SEPTEMBER

Have you seen the Re:cycle of the Penguindrum movies on HIDIVE yet? What’s that: you’re waiting for any news of a potential English dub before watching them? Then your wait is over. You can watch the English dub for BOTH movies Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC) so sign up for HIDIVE for your FREE trial today!

RE:CYCLE OF THE PENGUINDRUM FOR THE UNINITIATED

Synopsis: This is a story of a brother and sister, and a penguin that suddenly appeared. It’s a story about the past and future of this world. Is destiny a matter of chance or a matter of choice? All Kanba and Shouma know is that to keep their terminally ill sister Himari alive they must find the mysterious Penguindrum.

Studio - Brain’s Base (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU), Lapin Track (Undead Girl Murder Face)
Director - Kunihiko Ikuhara (Penguindrum)
Originating Work - Original Anime

English Crew

ADR Director - John Swasey
ADR Engineer - Patrick Marrero
Mix Engineer - Brent Marshall
ADR Script Writer - Marta Bechtol

English Cast

Himari - Donna Bella Litton
Shoma - Jack Stamsbury
Ringo - Margaret McDonald
Kanba - Jeremy Gee
Asami - Natalie Rial
Baby Penguin - Coqui Saproana
Chiemi - Allison Sumrall
Chizuru - Dominique Meyer
Eriko - Joanne Bonasso
Esmeralda - Sophie Marcelle
Hibari, Souya - Kira Vincent-Davis
Hikari - Alyssa Marek
Ikebe - Joe Daniels
Kenzan - Scott Gibbs
Mario - Brittney Karbowski
Masako - Genevieve Simmons
Momoka, Penguin Hat - Olivia Swasey
No. 1 Penguin - Blake Weir
No. 2 Penguin - Greg Cote
No. 3 Penguin - Christina Kelly
Sanetoshi - Dickie Sanders
Satoshi - Andrew Love
Shitase - Joe Daniels
Tabuki - Brandon Hearnsberger
Washizuka - John Swasey
Young Kanba - Shannon Emerick
Young Masako - Genevieve Simmons
Young Shoma - Kailin Coates
Young Tabuki - Katelyn Barr
Yui - Annie Wild
Yuri - Patricia Duran

Additional Voices

Allison Sumrall
Alyssa Marek
Andrew Love
Annie Wild
Blake Weir
Brandon Hearnsberger
Brittney Karbowski
Christina Kelly
Dickie Sanders
Greg Cote
Jay Hickman
Joanne Bonasso
Joe Daniels
Kailin Coates
Katelyn Barr
Kira Vincent-Davis
Kyle Colby Jones
Liz Arends
Natalie Rial
Olivia Swasey
Rob Mungle
Rutherford Cravens
Shelley Calene-Black
Sophie Marcelle

Rating - TV-14 (D)
Genres - Drama, Mystery and Thriller, Supernatural

IF YOU LIKE THESE ANIME, YOU’LL ENJOY RE:CYCLE OF THE PENGUINDRUM

  • Revue Starlight
  • Revue Starlight the Movie
  • Princess Tutu
  • Penguindrum
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH RE:CYCLE OF THE PENGUINDRUM DUBBED IN ENGLISH ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023
Premiere Time: 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC)

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“THE VEXATIONS OF A SHUT-IN VAMPIRE PRINCESS” BRINGS BLOOD-SUCKING GOOD TIME TO HIDIVE THIS FALL

HOUSTON, TX — September 6, 2023 — Anime fans can look forward to laughs this fall with today’s announcement that HIDIVE has acquired the new fantasy comedy TV series The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess. Based on the popular shōnen light novel series of the same name written by Kotei Kobayashi and illustrated by Riichu, The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess will premiere this October as an exclusive simulcast on HIDIVE as part of its Fall 2023 Season.

“We’re thrilled to have acquired The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess as a HIDIVE exclusive simulcast series,” said John Ledford, President of HIDIVE. “This new series joins our exciting Fall 2023 Season line-up and will definitely be a blood-sucking good time for both vampire and comedy fans alike!”

Three years into her life as a shut-in, vampire Terakomari Gandesblood (Komari for short), awakens to find she’s been appointed as a Commander in the Mulnite Imperial Army! The thing is, her new unit consists solely of belligerent ruffians who revolt against their superiors at the slightest hint of weakness. Although Komari hails from a line of vampires as powerful as they are prestigious, her refusal to drink blood has made her the picture of mediocrity—scrawny, un-coordinated, and inept at magic. With the odds stacked against her, will the help of her trusty (and slightly infatuated) maid Vill be enough for this recluse to blunder her way to success? Or will Komari rue the day she ever left the safety of her room?

Spanning 11 volumes to date, The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess light novel series first debuted in January 2020 and is currently serialized by Softbank Creative under its GA Bunko imprint. The English language edition is published by Yen Press.

The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess is produced by project No. 9 with direction by Tatsuma Minamikawa and writing by Keiichirō Ōchi. The series stars Tomori Kusunoki as Terakomari Gandesblood, Sayumi Suzushiro as Villhaze and Yōko Hikasa as Karen Helvetius.

For the latest announcements regarding The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess, follow HIDIVE on Facebook, X, Instagram and YouTube.

ABOUT HIDIVE
HIDIVE, the newest addition to AMC Network’s portfolio of targeted streaming services, offers the best in anime and live-action entertainment to both die-hard otaku and burgeoning fans of Japanese pop-culture. In addition to its extensive library of movies and episodic series, each season HIDIVE brings a new selection of the latest titles from Japan in both simulcast and exclusive DUBCAST™ editions – all of which can be viewed on a wide array of platforms including web browsers, smartphones, TVs, streaming devices, and gaming consoles. For more information on HIDIVE or to sign-up for a free 7-day trial, visit www.hidive.com.

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DON’T FORGET: WATCH MANAGEMENT OF A NOVICE ALCHEMIST DUBBED SEPTEMBER 30 ON HIDIVE

Who’s ready for more dubbed anime? HIDIVE has another English dub coming your way at the end of the month, so sign up for HIDIVE and mark your calendars for Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 12:00 PM EDT (16:00 UTC) for the dub premiere of Management of a Novice Alchemist (Shinmai Renkinjutsushi no Tenpo Keiei).

MANAGEMENT OF A NOVICE ALCHEMIST FOR THE UNINITIATED

Synopsis: Orphaned Sarasa just graduated from the Royal Alchemist Academy! As a graduation present, her teacher gifts her a house she can use as a storefront— but Sarasa’s dilapidated new digs are beyond far-flung. Stuck in the middle of nowhere with a business to run and supplies to gather from a very dangerous natural world, Sarasa has her work cut out for her as she transmutes this bad location into a golden opportunity!

Music Video Trailer - https://youtu.be/IvB3L-EcJsQ

Studio - Studio ENGI (A Certain Scientific Railgun T)

English Crew

Director - Kyle Colby Jones
ADR Writers - Marta Bechtol, Kyle Colby Jones
Audio Engineer - Jonathan Rodriguez, David Lascoe
Mix and Sound Design - Brent Marshall

English Cast

Sarasa - Brittney Karbowski
Lorea - Juliet Simmons
Iris - Donna Bella Litton
Kate - Jade Kelly
Ophelia - Molly Searcy
Maria - Alyssa Marek
Proctor - John Swasey
School Director - Marcy Bannor
Ponytail Clerk - Natalie Rial
Gray Bun Clerk - Clink Bickham
Visiting Alchemist - Melissa Pritchet
Teacher Glasses - Cat Thomas
Teacher Ruby - Elissa Cuellar
Sarasa’s Father - Brandon Hernsberger
Sarasa’s Mother - Star Carter
Elles - Elissa Cuellar
Delal - Melissa Pritchet
Geberk - Ty Mahany
Mayor - Luis Galindo
Gizdo - Kyle Colby Jones
Villager Ponytail - Jack Stansbury
Villager Poofy Bangs - Chris Patton
Villager Side Fluff - Scott Gibbs
Andre - Matthew David Rudd
Gill - Scott Gibbs
Gray - Adam Gibbs
Jasper - John Swasey
Floppy Gatherer - Benjamin McLaughlin
Slick Gatherer - Clint Bickham
Hellflame Grizzlies - Jack Stansbury
Leonora - Patricia Duran
Alchemy Sleeze - Chris Patton
Dudley - Joe Daniels
Darna - David Lascoe
Elyn - Sophia Marcelle
Frostfang Bats - Cat Thomas
Flying Squirrel Bunny - Cat Thomas
Leach Monster - Kyle Colby Jones
Yellow Shirt - John Swasey
Blue Shirt - Scott Gibbs
Gree Dilly - Joe Daniels
Filiorne - Samantha Stevens
Leroy - Jack Stansbury
Round Bandit - Cyrus Rodas
Scar Bandit - Shannon Reed
Eyepatch Bandit - Clint Bickham
Adelbert - Jay Hickman
Caterina - Shannon Emerick
Salamander - Cyrus Rodas
Students - Cat Thomas, Patricia Duran, Donna Bella Litton, Elissa Cuellar, Shannon Emerick
Townsfolk - Scott Gibbs, Kyle Colby Jones, Adam Gibbs
Villagers - Jack Stansbury, Alyssa Marek, Natalie Rial, Cat Thomas, Benjamin McLaughlin, John Swasey
Bandit Brood - Adam Gibbs, Joe Daniels

Rating - TV-14
Genres - Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Slice of Life

YOU’LL LOVE MANAGEMENT OF A NOVICE ALCHEMIST IF YOU ENJOYED THE FOLLOWING ANIME

  • Urara Meirochou
  • Non Non Biyori
  • I’ve Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills
  • Farming Life in Another World
  • Flying Witch
  • Hakumei and Mikochi
  • RPG Real Estate
  • Parallel World Pharmacy
  • Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky
  • Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout

WATCH MANAGEMENT OF A NOVICE ALCHEMIST DUBBED ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Saturday, September 30, 2032
Premiere Time: 12:00 PM EDT (16:00 UTC)

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REJOICE: HERE’S THE EXACT TIME YOU CAN WATCH RAGNA CRIMSON EPISODE 1 ON HIDIVE

The Fall 2023 anime season has a bunch of must-watch anime, so let us take a moment of silence for our poor, unfortunate watchlists. Done? Great! Among these must-watches is the highly anticipated Ragna Crimson, which premieres on HIDIVE Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 1:30 PM EDT (17:30 UTC), so sign up for HIDIVE and prepare yourself for all the dragonslaying action you can handle!

RAGNA CRIMSON FOR THE UNINITIATED

Synopsis: Dragons reign terror over the earth, sea and sky. If sworn dragon hunters like Ragna are to have any hope of dealing death to these seemingly invincible, fire-breathing beasts, they must find a way to level the odds. Ragna teams up with a mysterious man named Crimson who has likewise sworn to stand against the dragons menacing the world. But although Crimson’s motivations may be mysterious, his goal and Ragna’s perfectly align, and together they’ll fight to vanquish the dragons once and for all.

Trailer - https://youtu.be/BIE9lMCJ9r4

Studio - SILVER LINK. (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)
Director - Ken Takahashi (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!, Animation Director for Fate/Grand Order: Final Singularity - Grand Temple of Time: Solomon)
Series Composition - Hitomi Mieno (The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to Savior)
Original Creator - Daiki Kobayashi
Originating Work - Manga

Main Character Cast

Ragna - Chiaki Kobayashi (Askeladd in Vinland Saga)
Crimson - Ayumu Murase (Hestia in DanMachi)
Leonica - Inori Minase (Aki Hayakawa in Chainsaw Man)

Demographic - Shonen
Genres - Action & Adventure, Fantasy

HIDIVE RECOMMENDS RAGNA CRIMSON IF YOU ENJOY THE FOLLOWING ANIME

  • Berserk
  • Attack on Titan
  • Akame ga Kill!
  • The Eminence in Shadow
  • Dororo
  • GATE
  • MADE IN ABYSS
  • Vinland Saga
  • Chaika - The Coffin Princess
  • Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV

DON’T MISS THE RAGNA CRIMSON NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE AT ANIME HOUSTON 2023!

Want to watch Ragna Crimson early and happen to be in Houston Texas this weekend? You’re in luck: we’re hosting the North American premiere at Anime Houston, so keep the following details in mind!

  • Date: Friday, September 22, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM CT - 8:00 PM CT
  • Location: Houston Marriott Westchase, Grand Ballroom A-D

WATCH RAGNA CRIMSON ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Premiere Time: 1:30 PM EDT (17:30 UTC)

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“THE DEMON SWORD MASTER OF EXCALIBUR ACADEMY” CASTS SPELLS THIS FALL ON HIDIVE

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HOUSTON, TX — September 20, 2023 — Ahead of the kick-off of its Fall 2023 season, HIDIVE revealed today that it has acquired the new action fantasy TV series The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy based on the popular shōnen light novel series written by Yū Shimizu, illustrated by Asagi Tōsaka and adapted into manga by Keigen Asuka. The long-awaited The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy series premieres October 2 and joins the recently announced title The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess as an exclusive simulcast series during HIDIVE’s upcoming Fall 2023 season.

“We’re excited to bring The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy to fans as an exclusive simulcast series on HIDIVE this fall,” said John Ledford, President of HIDIVE. “Together with The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess we’re thrilled to feature these two new highly anticipated series on next season’s line-up. Fans will not want to miss either of them!”

One thousand years ago, Leonis Death Magnus, undead sorcerer and the greatest of the Dark Lords, entered magical stasis during a climactic battle. When he awakens, he finds a beautiful silver-haired young woman named Riselia standing before him. More shockingly, Leonis has been transformed into a ten-year-old boy! Now he’ll have to adapt to this strange era and deal with the twisted monsters called Voids—all while keeping his true powers a secret from his lovely new guardian.

Launched in May 2019, The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy light novel series is published by Kadokawa’s MF Bunko J and currently spans 13 volumes. The now 6-volume manga adaptation debuted in November 2019 and is serialized in Kadokawa’s Monthly Shōnen Ace. The English language editions of both the light novel and manga series are published by Yen Press.

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy is produced by Passione with direction by Hiroyuki Morita and writing by Kunihiko Okada. The series stars Honoka Kuroki as Sakuya, Aya Suzaki as Regina, Marina Inoue as Leonis, Yui Ishikawa as Riselia, Arisa Nakada as Shary and Hiromi Igarashi as Elfiné.

For the latest announcements regarding The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy, follow HIDIVE on Facebook, X, Instagram and YouTube.

ABOUT HIDIVE
HIDIVE, the newest addition to AMC Network’s portfolio of targeted streaming services, offers the best in anime and live-action entertainment to both die-hard otaku and burgeoning fans of Japanese pop-culture. In addition to its extensive library of movies and episodic series, each season HIDIVE brings a new selection of the latest titles from Japan in both simulcast and exclusive DUBCAST™ editions – all of which can be viewed on a wide array of platforms including web browsers, smartphones, TVs, streaming devices, and gaming consoles. For more information on HIDIVE or to sign-up for a free 7-day trial, visit www.hidive.com.

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DON’T MISS THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW’S ATOMIC 2ND SEASON DUBBED ON HIDIVE

You read that right: you don’t have to wait for the English dub. You’re getting both the sub AND the dub of The Eminence in Shadow 2nd season (Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute! 2nd Season) at the same time on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 10:30 AM EDT (14:30 UTC)! You really don’t want to miss out on this one, so sign up for HIDIVE and catch up on the first season if you haven’t already! (You can also watch the first two episodes for free for a limited time!)

THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW 2ND SEASON FOR THE UNINITIATED

Synopsis: Everything has been going according to plan, but the hour of awakening draws near. Cid Kagenou and Shadow Garden investigate the Lawless City, a cesspool where the red moon hangs low in the sky and three powerful monarchs rule the streets. The true draw for Cid, however, is one who can draw blood–the Blood Queen, a vampire who has slumbered in her coffin for eons. Her awakening approaches, and Cid could finally face a day of reckoning.

Trailer - https://youtu.be/fUsmtIeYu2c

Studio - Nexus (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)
Japanese Director - Kazuya Nakanishi (The Eminence in Shadow)
Original Creator - Daisuke Aizawa (Story), Touzai (Art)
Originating Work - Light Novel

English Crew

ADR Director - John Swasey
ADR Script - Kalin Black
English Mix - Brent Marshall
Audio Engineer - Patrick Marrero

English Cast

Cid Kageno/Shadow - Adam Gibbs
Alpha - Christina Kelly
Beta - Annie Wild
Gamma - Elissa Cuellar
Delta - Raven Troup
Epsilon - Ellen Evans
Zeta - Dominique Meyer
Eta - Genevieve Simmons
Lambda - Liz Arends
Nu - Cat Thomas
Chi - Kalin Coates
Omega - Skyler Sinclair
665 - Christie Guidry
664 - Dominique Meyer
Claire - Luci Christian
Alexia - Olivia Swasey
Rose/666 - Donna Bella Litton
Iris - Patricia Duran
Aurora - Shelley Calene-Black
Elisabeth - Brianna Roberts
Mary - Katelyn Barr
Crimson - Dickie Sanders
Yukime - Courtney Lomelo
Juggernaut - Louis Galindo
Watchdog - Chris Hutchison
Marie - Emi Lo
Po - Greg Ayres
Skel - Nathan Wilson
Goldy - Justin Doran
Quinton - Andrew Love
Claudia - Shannon Emerick
Kana - Kara Greenberg
Garter - Mark X Laskowski
Gettan - Ian Sinclair
Natsu - Allison Sumrall
Kana - Kira Vincent Davis
Marco - Blake Weir
John Smith - Adam Gibbs

Additional Voices
Andrew Love
Blake Shepard
Blake Weir
Brianna Roberts
Cameron Bautsch
Cat Thomas
Chris Hutchison
Courtland Johnson
Cyrus Rodas
Elissa Cuellar
Emi Lo
Genevieve Simmons
Heath Morrow
Jack Stansbury
Jay Hickman
Joe Daniels
John Swasey
Joshua Swasey
Jovan Jackson
Kalin Coates
Kyle Colby Jones
Liz Arends
Louis Gallindo
Mark X Laskowski
Patrick Marrero
Scott Gibbs
Shane Fenimore
Shannon Emerick

Demographic - Seinen
Rating - TV-14 (V, D)
Genres - Action and Adventure, Fantasy

WE RECOMMEND THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW 2ND SEASON IF YOU LOVED THE FOLLOWING ANIME

  • The Eminence in Shadow
  • My Isekai Life
  • Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
  • I Was a Sword When I Reincarnated
  • Vermeil in Gold
  • Akame ga Kill!
  • Demon King Daimao
  • The Executioner and Her Way of Life
  • GATE
  • I’m Quitting Heroing

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW 2ND SEASON ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Premiere Time: 10:30 AM EDT (14:30 UTC)

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DON’T MISS HELCK COUR 2 THIS OCTOBER ON HIDIVE!

Have you been enjoying Helck on HIDIVE over the Summer 2023 season? Then sign up for HIDIVE and mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 2:30 PM EDT (18:30 UTC) when the hit fantasy comedy returns to HIDIVE!

WHAT IS HELCK, ANYWAY?

Synopsis: After suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of humanity, the demon kingdom is looking for a new king, and a human named Helck is about to win the tournament to decide their leader! But his campaign slogan is “Destroy all humans,” which seems a little… odd. Why would a human want to kill all humans? What secrets is he hiding? A world-shaking plot is afoot, and human hero Helck may just be the demons’ last hope…

Studio - STATELIGHT Inc. (Log Horizon, Fairy Tail)
Director - Tatsuo Sato (Bodacious Space Pirates)
Original Creator - Nanaki Nanao
Originating Work - Manga published in English by VIZ

Main Character Cast

Helck - Katsuyuki Konishi (Kamina in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
Vermilio - Mikako Komatsu (Beatrix in The Eminence in Shadow)

Demographic - Shonen
Rating - TV-14
Genres - Fantasy, Comedy, Action and Adventure

YOU’LL LOVE HELCK COUR 2 IF YOU ENJOYED THE FOLLOWING ANIME

  • Helck Cour 1
  • Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero
  • I’m Quitting Heroing
  • Maoyu - Archenemy & Hero
  • I Couldn’t Become a Hero, so I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job
  • Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
  • The Demon Girl Next Door
  • One Punch Man

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH HELCK ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Premiere Time: 2:30 PM EDT (18:30 UTC)

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HERE’S THE EXACT TIME YOU CAN WATCH THE DEMON SWORD MASTER OF EXCALIBUR ACADEMY OCTOBER 2 ON HIDIVE

You already know you can watch a certain post-demon lord anime this fall on HIDIVE, and we’re about to tell you the time as well! Sign up for HIDIVE, because we’re simulcasting The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy (Seiken Gakuin no Makentsukai) on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00 UTC)!

THE DEMON SWORD MASTER OF EXCALIBUR ACADEMY FOR THE UNINITIATED

Synopsis: One thousand years ago, Leonis Death Magnus, undead sorcerer and the greatest of the Dark Lords, entered magical stasis during a climactic battle. When he awakens, he finds a beautiful silver-haired young woman named Riselia standing before him. More shockingly, Leonis has been transformed into a ten-year-old boy! Now he’ll have to adapt to this strange era and deal with the twisted monsters called Voids—all while keeping his true powers a secret from his lovely new guardian.

Studio - Passione (Wasteful Days of High School Girls, Love Flops, Rail Wars!)
Director - Hiroyuki Morita (Studio Ghibli’s The Cat Returns, Co-director for One Piece: Episode of Luffy - Adventure on Hand Island)
Original Creator - Story - Yuu Shimizu (Blade Dance of the Elementalers); Art - Asagi Toosaka (The Dirty Way to Destroy the Goddess’s Heroes)
Originating Work - Light Novel

Main Character Cast

Leonis Death Magnus - Marina Inoue (Armin Arlert in Attack on Titan)
Riselia Ray Crystalia - Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan)
Sakuya Sieglinde - Honoka Kuroki (Mona in RPG Real Estate)
Elfine Phillet - Hiromi Igarashi (Yuri Alpha in Overlord)
Regina Mercedes - Aya Suzaki (Tia in Farming Life in Another World)

Rating - TV-14
Genres - Action, Fantasy

YOU SHOULD WATCH THE DEMON SWORD MASTER OF EXCALIBUR ACADEMY IF YOU LIKED THE FOLLOWING ANIME

  • I’m Quitting Heroing
  • MAOYU: Archenemy & Hero
  • Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero
  • Helck
  • Demon King Daimao
  • Vermeil in Gold
  • Blade Dance of the Elementalers
  • The Devil is a Part-Timer!
  • The Misfit of Demon King Academy
  • The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated

TUNE IN FOR THE DEMON SWORD MASTER OF EXCALIBUR ACADEMY ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Monday, October 2, 2023
Premiere Time: 1:00 PM EDT (17:00 UTC)

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LOVE DARK GATHERING? WATCH THE HORROR ANIME CONTINUE ON HIDIVE THIS OCTOBER

It’ll be October soon and you all know what that means: horror is back in season and now is the perfect time to catch up on Dark Gathering if you’ve been sleeping on this frightful anime. There’s always room for one more, so sign up for HIDIVE and join us Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00 UTC) as Dark Gathering enters a terrifying new chapter.

DARK GATHERING FOR THE UNINITIATED

Synopsis - A horrific encounter with a restless spirit traumatized Keitaro Gentoga to the point of becoming a shut-in to avoid further disasters. But no man is a haunted island, and he eventually rejoins society by taking a part-time job tutoring the child prodigy Yayoi Houzuki. Yayoi isn’t just a genius, though. She’s a gifted medium hell-bent on finding the malevolent spirit behind her mother’s vanishing. And she’s gravely determined to drag Keitaro into her terrifying and grotesque supernatural world.

Episode 1 Clip - https://youtu.be/AekGYQnCN0g

Studio - OLM (Summertime Render, Berserk (1997) )
Director - Ikehata Hiroshi (TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You)
Original Creator - Kenichi Kondo
Series Composition - Shigeru Murakoshi (Zombie Land Saga, I’m Quitting Heroing)
Originating Work - Manga

Main Character Cast

Yayoi Hozuki - Yu Sasahara (Eternity Devil in Chainsaw Man)
Keitaro Gentoga - Nobunaga Shimazaki (Shinichi Izumi in Parasyte -the maxim-)
Eiko Hozuki - Kana Hanazawa (Mitsuri Kanroji in Demon Slayer)
Ai Kamiyo - Rina Kawaguchi (Celty Srowa in DanMachi IV Deep Chapter: The Disaster Arc)

Demographic - Shonen
Rating - TV-MA (V)
Genres - Horror

YOU’LL LOVE DARK GATHERING IF YOU ENJOY THE FOLLOWING ANIME

  • MADE IN ABYSS
  • Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
  • The Promised Neverland
  • Pet Shop of Horrors
  • DEVILS’ LINE
  • School-Live!
  • High School of the Dead
  • When They Cry
  • Mieruko-chan
  • Corpse Party
  • Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories
  • Junji Ito Maniac: Tales of the Japanese Macabre

TUNE IN FOR DARK GATHERING ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Premiere Time: 1:00 PM EDT (17:00 UTC)

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HERE’S EXACTLY WHEN YOU CAN WATCH THE VEXATIONS OF A SHUT-IN VAMPIRE PRINCESS ANIME OCTOBER 7 ON HIDIVE

There may be a lot of harem anime out there nowadays, and you’ve probably already seen at least one, but have you ever seen a yuri harem? Regardless of whether you have or haven’t, we’re sending one your way in Fall 2023. Sign up for HIDIVE and join us Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 10:00 AM (14:00 UTC) when we stream The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess (Hikikomari Kyuuketsuki no Monmon)!

THE VEXATIONS OF A SHUT-IN VAMPIRE PRINCESS FOR THE UNINITIATED

Synopsis - Three years into her life as a shut-in, vampire Terakomari Gandesblood (Komari for short), awakens to find she’s been appointed as a Commander in the Mulnite Imperial Army! The thing is, her new unit consists solely of belligerent ruffians who revolt against their superiors at the slightest hint of weakness. Although Komari hails from a line of vampires as powerful as they are prestigious, her refusal to drink blood has made her the picture of mediocrity—scrawny, un-coordinated, and inept at magic. With the odds stacked against her, will the help of her trusty (and slightly infatuated) maid Vill be enough for this recluse to blunder her way to success? Or will Komari rue the day she ever left the safety of her room?

Studio - Project No.9 (Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway, Love After World Domination )
Director - Tatsuma Minamikawa (Fire Force Season 2)
Series Composition - Keiichiro Oochi (The Quintessential Quintuplets)
Original Creator - Kotei Kobayashi (Story), Riichu (Art)
Originating Work - Light Novel

Main Character Cast

Terakomari Gandesblood - Tomori Kusunoki (Lieselotte Riefenstahl in Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte)
Villhaze - Sayumi Suzushiro (Nijika Ijichi in Bocchi the Rock!)
Karen Helvetius - Yoko Hikasa (Mio Akiyama in K-ON!)

Rating - TV-14
Genres - Comedy, Fantasy

WE RECOMMEND THE VEXATIONS OF A SHUT-IN VAMPIRE PRINCESS IF YOU ENJOYED THE FOLLOWING ANIME

  • Call of the Night
  • Princess Resurrection
  • Lunar Legend Tsukihime
  • The Executioner and Her Way of Life
  • ASSASSINS PRIDE
  • Akiba Maid War
  • The Demon Girl Next Door
  • KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH THE VEXATIONS OF A SHUT-IN VAMPIRE PRINCESS ON HIDIVE!

  • Premiere Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
  • Premiere Time: 10:00 AM (14:00 UTC)
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HIDIVE UNLEASHES “CHAINED SOLDIER” THIS WINTER

North American Premiere Screening to be Held November 17 at Anime NYC 2023

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HOUSTON, TXOctober 10, 2023 — In anticipation of its upcoming Winter 2024 season, HIDIVE announced today that it has acquired the new action dark fantasy TV series “Chained Soldier”. Based on the long-running shōnen manga title of the same name by Takahiro and Yohei Takemura, “Chained Soldier” is set to premiere as an exclusive simulcast next January on the popular anime streaming service from AMC Networks. HIDIVE also revealed that it will host the North American premiere of “Chained Soldier” with a special screening of the first two episodes on November 17 at Anime NYC in New York City.

“We’re thrilled to host the North American premiere of “Chained Soldier” at this year’s Anime NYC in November,” said John Ledford, President of HIDIVE. “This highly anticipated new show based on the popular manga series by Takahiro and Yohei Takemura is sure to be a hit and we’re excited to offer it exclusively to our subscribers during our Winter 2024 season kicking-off this coming January!”

Two supernatural forces appeared simultaneously on Earth: entrances to another dimension known as Mato, and Peaches, resources that give unique abilities to women. From the Mato come Yomotsu Shuuki, dangerous monsters that leave destruction in their wake. The government’s Anti-demon Corps stands against these creatures, employing women empowered by Peaches to face the monstrous threat. Yuuki Wakura watches these forces clash from a distance, but when he unexpectedly runs afoul of a Yomotsu Shuuki, he’s rescued by Kyouka Uzen, the chief of the Seventh Unit of the Anti-demon Corp—and she sees something in him that could turn the tide of the monster incursion. Yuki holds the unique power to make Peaches more effective, but he’ll have to become Kyoka’s willing slave to join the fight against the Yomotsu Shuuki and save the world.

Published by Shueisha in Shōnen Jump+, “Chained Soldier” launched in January 2019 and currently totals 13 volumes with more than 2 million copies in print. The English language edition of the manga series is published by Yen Press.

“Chained Soldier” is produced by Seven Arcs with co-direction by Junji Nishimura (chief) and Gorō Kuji, series composition by Yasuhiro Nakanishi and script writing by Ryota Kanō and Akira Kindaichi. The series’ stars include Yūya Hirose as Yūki Wakura, Akari Kitō as Kyōka Uzen, Yume Miyamoto as Himari Azuma, Mari Hino as Shushu Suruga, Hina Tachibana as Nei Ōkawamura, and Maaya Uchida as Tenka Izumo.

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HIDIVE, the newest addition to AMC Network’s portfolio of targeted streaming services, offers the best in anime and live-action entertainment to both die-hard otaku and burgeoning fans of Japanese pop-culture. In addition to its extensive library of movies and episodic series, each season HIDIVE brings a new selection of the latest titles from Japan in both simulcast and exclusive DUBCAST™ editions – all of which can be viewed on a wide array of platforms including web browsers, smartphones, TVs, streaming devices, and gaming consoles. For more information on HIDIVE or to sign-up for a free 7-day trial, visit www.hidive.com.

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WHERE CAN YOU WATCH MY TEEN ROMANTIC COMEDY SNAFU TOO? HIDIVE

You can watch the first and third season of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU on HIDIVE but not the second season; how does that make sense? Well, you’re right. It doesn’t make sense. That’s why you can watch all 13 subbed and dubbed episodes of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku) on October 20, 2023 at 1:30 PM CT (17:30 UTC)!

MY TEEN ROMANTIC COMEDY SNAFU TOO! FOR THE UNINITIATED

Synopsis: A new season brings a whole new set of challenges for Yukino, Yui and Hachiman. As the Service Club steps back into high gear, the club returns to their mission of helping the student body with their problems. Except they’ve got their own issues. What exactly awaits the three friends this coming year? Find out in My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!

Studio - feel. (Spy Classroom)
Director - Kei Oikawa (Uma Musume: Pretty Derby Season 3)
Original Creator - Wataru Watari (Story) (Girlish Number), Ponkan⑧ (Art)
Originating Work - Light Novel

Main Character Cast English Japanese
Hachiman Hikigaya Adam Gibbs (Cid/Shadow in The Eminence in Shadow 2nd Season ) Takuya Eguchi (Loid Forger in Spy x Family Season 2 )
Yukino Yukinoshita Melissa Molano (Nana Hayashida in Golden Time ) Saori Hayami (Yor Forger in Spy x Family Season 2 )
Yui Yuigahama Catherine Thomas (Momo in The Executioner and Her Way of Life ) Nao Toyama (Chitoge Kirisaki in Nisekoi: False Love )

Rating - TV-14
Genres - Comedy, Drama, Romance

HIDIVE RECOMMENDS MY TEEN ROMANTIC COMEDY SNAFU TOO! IF YOU LOVED THE FOLLOWING ANIME

  • Amagami SS
  • Bloom Into You
  • The Dangers in My Heart
  • The Dreaming Boy is a Realist
  • Golden Time
  • Insomniacs after school
  • Kokoro Connect
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season
  • Real Girl
  • Scum’s Wish

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH MY TEEN ROMANTIC COMEDY SNAFU TOO! ON HIDIVE

Release Date: October 20, 2023
Release Time: 1:30 PM CT (17:30 UTC)

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“My Instant Death Ability Is Overpowered” Takes Fans on Otherworldly School Trip This Winter on HIDIVE

North American Premiere Screening at Anime NYC 2023 on November 17

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HOUSTON, TXOctober 12, 2023 — An exciting new isekai anime adaptation is headed to HIDIVE next season. The popular streaming service HIDIVE revealed today that the new fantasy adventure TV show My Instant Death Ability Is Overpowered (full title My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me!) will be joining its upcoming Winter 2024 season line-up as an exclusive simulcast series. My Instant Death Ability Is Overpowered is based on the popular isekai novel written originally by Tsuyoshi Fujitaka and illustrated by Chisato Naruse, and the manga serialization by Hanamaru Nanto. This is the newest title in the slate of anime TV series acquired as part of Sentai Filmworks’ (Sentai) multi-year agreement with Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS) that was announced earlier this year. HIDIVE will host the North American premiere of My Instant Death Ability Is Overpowered Episode 1 on November 17 at Anime NYC in New York City.

“We’re excited to bring My Instant Death Ability Is Overpowered to fans as an exclusive simulcast series during our upcoming Winter 2024 season,” said John Ledford, President of HIDIVE. “This is just the latest example of the high-quality anime content we acquired from MBS and we look forward to announcing additional titles in the future as part of Sentai’s multi-year agreement.”

Awaking to absolute chaos and carnage while on a school trip, Yogiri Takatou discovers that everyone in his class has been transported to another world! He had somehow managed to sleep through the entire ordeal himself, missing out on the Gift — powers bestowed upon the others by a mysterious Sage who appeared to transport them. Even worse, he and another classmate were ruthlessly abandoned by their friends, left as bait to distract a nearby dragon. Although not terribly bothered by the thought of dying, he reluctantly decides to protect his lone companion. After all, a lowly Level 1000 monster doesn’t stand a chance against his secret power to invoke Instant Death with a single thought! If he can stay awake long enough to bother using it, that is… (source: J-Novel Club)

My Instant Death Ability Is Overpowered is adapted from the current Earth Star Comics series by Hanmaru Nanto, which is based on the original 2016 web novel and subsequent light novel series written by Tsuyoshi Fujitaka and illustrated by Chisato Naruse. The manga currently totals nine volumes and is available in English from J-Novel Club (digital) and Yen Press (print).

The anime adaptation is directed by Masakazu Hishida, written by Yuzuru Aoba, and produced by Okuruto Noboru Inc.

About HIDIVE

HIDIVE, the newest addition to AMC Network’s portfolio of targeted streaming services, offers the best in anime and live-action entertainment to both die-hard otaku and burgeoning fans of Japanese pop-culture. In addition to its extensive library of movies and episodic series, each season HIDIVE brings a new selection of the latest titles from Japan in both simulcast and exclusive DUBCAST™ editions – all of which can be viewed on a wide array of platforms including web browsers, smartphones, TVs, streaming devices, and gaming consoles. For more information on HIDIVE or to sign-up for a free 7-day trial, visit www.hidive.com.

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BLADE AND SOUL ANIME STREAMS ON HIDIVE IN OCTOBER

Looking for your next anime binge? Then you’ll want to sign up for your free trial and check out ALL 13 episodes of “Blade and Soul” on HIDIVE Friday, October 27, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00 UTC)!

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Synopsis: The beautiful assassin Alka is on the run from the Empire after being accused of murdering her own master. Now, Alka must find and kill her master’s true murderer— the demonic woman known as Jin Valel. And while Alka dodges blades and bounty hunters, she must also decide whether or not she will abide by her slain master’s last wish: that she leaves the life of an assassin behind.

Trailer - https://youtu.be/W0XuxUFVAqI

Studio - Gonzo (Welcome to the N.H.K.)
Director - Hiroshi Hamasaki (Terra Formars)
Originating Work - MMORPG

Main Character Cast

Alka - Yui Takao (Shino in Brynhildr in the Darkness)
Karen El - Sayaka Ohara (Ozen in MADE IN ABYSS)
Varel Jin - Aoi Yuuki (Tanya in Tanya the Evil)
Roana Dan - Ayahi Takagaki (Yasuko Yaegashi in Akiba Maid War)
Hazuki Jin - Sora Amamiya (Akame in Akame ga Kill!)

Rating - TV-MA
Genres - Action and Adventure, Fantasy

HIDIVE RECOMMENDS BLADE AND SOUL IF YOU ENJOYED THE FOLLOWING ANIME

  • Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
  • Claymore
  • Queen’s Blade Rebellion
  • Momokyun Sword
  • Dai Shogun
  • Shin Koihime Muso
  • High School of the Dead
  • Kampfer

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH BLADE AND SOUL ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Premiere Time: 1:00 PM EDT (17:00 UTC)

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DON’T MISS THE BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL ENGLISH DUB ON HIDIVE OCTOBER 30

The wait is over! Sign up for your FREE HIDIVE trial so you can watch the sub AND the dub of Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no Juunin: Immortal) starting Monday, October 30, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00 UTC)!

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Synopsis: Manji, the Slayer of Hundreds, has been cursed with eternal life — but in the dark of his existence shines a final glimmer of hope. If he can slay 1,000 evil men, Manji will finally be able to end his life of infinite misery. When a young girl named Rin asks him to help her take revenge on the group of master swordsmen who slaughtered her family, Manji finds some resemblance to his lost younger sister in her and decides to come to her aid.

Trailer - https://youtu.be/9r9BYkKfRe8
Dub Clip - https://youtu.be/68qXr6B4E3Y

Studio - LINDENFILMS (Goblin Slayer II, Call of the Night)
Director - Hiroshi Hamasaki (Steins;Gate)
Originating Work - Manga

English Crew

Director - Shannon D. Reed
Audio Engineers - David Lascoe, Ricardo Contreras
ADR Writer - Joel McCray
Translator - Sawa Matsueda Savage
Mix - Ricardo Contreras, Bryan Leach

English Cast

Manji - Andrew Love
Rin - Juliet Simmons
Kagehisa - Adam Gibbs
Abayama - Josh Morrison
Abayama’s Grandchild - Natalie Jones
Abayama’s Son - Joe Daniels
Amon - Jack Ivy
Arashino - Rob Mungle
Araya - Jack Ivy
Ariusu - Nick Meriwether
Asaemon - M. Othman
Ashiya - Ned Gayle
Ban - James Marler
Bando - M. Othman
Baro - James Marler
Benki - Joe Daniels
Burando - Mike Haimoto
Dewanosuke - Gabriel Regojo
Doma - Gareth West
Doua - Brittney Karbowski
Ena - Genevieve Simmons
Fusano - Ryan Anthony
Fuyu - Juliet Simmons
Giichi - Courtland Johnson
Habaki - John Swasey
Haiyabo - Ned Gayle
Hanabusa - Clint Bickham
Hasshu - Mike Boike
Hatsu - Carli Mosier
Haya - Carolyn Medrano
Hyakurin - Katelyn Barr
Inn Girl - Christie Guidry
Iriya - Blake Weir
Isaku - Jay Hickman
Itoi - Kyle Colby Jones
Kakosai - Houston Hayes
Karukozawa - Nathan Wilson
Kashinkoji - James Belcher
Katsumata - David Lascoe
Kikunoshin - Orlanders Jones
Kinjiro - Mike Boike
Kinuka - John Swasey
Kiyuin - Gabriel Regojo
Kobayashi - Kyle Colby Jones
Koda - Blake Weir
Kozue - M. Othman
Kumokiri - Benjamin McLaughlin
Kurehiro - Jim Johnson
Kuroi - Eric Chase
Kuroko - Anthony Hunter
Kuzuya - Orlanders Jones
Magatsu - Michael Wronski
Makie - Christina Kelly
Makie’s Mother - Shelley Calene-Black
Makiyuri - Mark X Laskowski
Makoto - Antonio Lasanta
Matsuhiko - Star Butler
Meguro - Molly Searcy
Mitake - Blake Jackson
Miwa - Conner Clifton
Mizuma - Natalie Jones
Morozumi - Mark X Laskowski
Mosuke - Antonio Lasanta
Murasaki - Benjamin McLaughlin
Murauchi - Blake Weir
Nakizo - Blake Weir
O-Kei - Star Butler
Osakabe - Nick Meriwether
Osako - Benjamin McLaughlin
Ozuhan - Shannon D. Reed
Ren - Natalie Rial
Renzo - Bryson Baugus
Ryo - Avery Smithhart
Saburo - Chris Hutchison
Sakura - Tyler Galindo
Sakutaro - Holly Segarra
Satake - Orlanders Jones
Sato - Shelley Calene-Black
Sei - Maggie Flecknoe
Seiju - Ned Gayle
Shido - Blake Jackson
Shima - Joanne Bonasso
Shimada - John Gremillion
Shimizu - Jack Ivy
Shinada - Anthony Hunter
Shinoda - Gareth West
Shinriji - Scott Gibbs
Shira - David Wald
Shizuma - Joe Daniels
Sohachi - Kregg Daily
Souri - Ty Mahany
Takayoshi - Kyle Colby Jones
Takayuki - Carl Masterson
Tamazaki - David Wald
Tanomo - Kyle Colby Jones
Tanpopo - Alissa Simmons
Tatsu - Savanna Menzel
Todoroki - Benjamin McLaughlin
Tojo - Kyle Colby Jones
Toki - Allison Sumrall
Tono - Nathan Wilson
Toraemon - Daniel Regojo
Tsuchimochi - Benjamin McLaughlin
Tsukiji - Natalie Jones
Uragami - Blake Jackson
Yae - Natalie Jones
Yaobikuni - Vicki Barosh
Yatoin - Daniel Regojo
Yatsushiba - Blake Weir
Young Kagehisa - Margaret McDonald
Young Ryo - Natalie Jones

Additional Voices
Anthony Hunter
Antonio Lasanta
Blake Jackson
Blake Weir
Bryson Baugus
Carolyn Medrano
David Lascoe
Gabriel Regojo
Gareth West
Genevieve Simmons
Holly Segarra
Houston Hayes
James Marler
Joe Daniels
John Swasey
Kyle Colby Jones
M. Othman
Maggie Flecknoe
Mark X Laskowski
Natalie Jones
Nathan Wilson
Ned Gayle
Orlanders Jones
Ryan Anthony
Star Butler
Savanna Menzel
Shannon D. Reed
Shelley Calene-Black
Tyler Galindo

Rating - TV-MA (D, S, V)
Genres - Action and Adventure, Drama, Supernatural

HIDIVE RECOMMENDS BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL IF YOU ENJOY THE FOLLOWING ANIME:

  • Dororo
  • Samurai Champloo
  • Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
  • Ragna Crimson
  • Berserk
  • Afro Samurai
  • Demon Slayer
  • Golden Kamuy
  • Shigurui: Death Frenzy

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH THE BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL ANIME ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Monday, October 30, 2023
Premiere Time: 1:00 PM EDT (17:00 UTC)

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