HIDIVE Press Releases - June 2017 / present

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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)!

BLADE AND SOUL FOR THE UNINITIATED

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)!

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL FOR THE UNINITIATED

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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“THE TUNNEL TO SUMMER, THE EXIT OF GOODBYES” OPENS THIS FRIDAY IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE

HOUSTON, TXNovember 1, 2023 — This Friday, The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes will teleport audiences nationwide when the eagerly anticipated time-travelling romantic fantasy opens in U.S. theaters. Based on the popular light novel and manga by Mei Hachimoku, The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes is written and directed by Tomohisa Taguchi and distributed by HIDIVE and IFC Films. This critically acclaimed animated film has been wowing moviegoers around the world since its premiere in Japan late last year and received the coveted 2023 Paul Grimault Award, one of the top feature film awards at the annual Annecy International Animation Festival in France. The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes will be presented in both Japanese with English subtitles and English dub depending on date and theater location.

Tickets for the The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes can be purchased at tunneltosummer.com, which provides a complete list of theater locations (subject to change). Tickets are also available via participating theater chains including AMC Theatres, Reading Cinemas, Harkins Theatres and others.

Watch the Official U.S. Movie Trailer

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YouTube (dub)

“The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes”

Country: Japan
Language: Japanese with English subtitles and English dub
Runtime: 83 min
Light Novel and Manga Original Author: Mei Hachimoku
Director: Tomohisa Taguchi
Screenplay: Tomohisa Taguchi
Character Design: Tomomi Yabuki
Animation Director: Seiji Tachikawa, Tomomi Yabuki, Toruo Hasegawa, Yasuhisa Kato
Art Director: Yuki Hatakeyama
CG Director: Tsukasa Saito
Editor: Akinori Mishima
Music: Harumi Fuuki
Sound Director: Riki Ida
Sound Production: Studio Mausu
Setting Producer: Shingo Nishikawa
Producer: Akinosuke Kanazawa, Keijiro Taguchi, Makiko Mameda
Production Company: Pony Canyon
Animation Studio: CLAP
Distributor: HIDIVE and IFC Films

Japanese Voice Cast English Voice Cast
Kaoru Tono – Oji Suzuka Kaoru Tono – Gabriel Regojo
Anzu Hanashiro – Marie Iitoyo Anzu Hanashiro – Patricia Duran
Shohei Kaga – Yu Hatanaka Shohei Kaga – Scott Gibbs
Koharu Kawasaki – Arisa Komiya Koharu Kawasaki – Maggie Flecknoe
Mr. Hamamoto – Haruka Terui Mr. Hamamoto – Shelley Calene-Black
Kaoru’s Father – Rikiya Koyama Kaoru’s Father – John Gremillion
Karen Tono – Seiran Kobayashi Karen Tono – Anna Austin

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?

Follow The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes on social media with hashtag #TunnelToSummer.

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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.

ABOUT IFC FILMS

IFC Films is a leading distributor of independent film, owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. Its distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) and digital platforms. Some of the company’s successes over the years have included BOYHOOD, THE DEATH OF STALIN, FRANCES HA, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, THE BABADOOK, TOUCHING THE VOID, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, ANTICHRIST, IN THE LOOP, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE and CARLOS, among others.

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THE DREAMING BOY IS A REALIST IS GETTING AN ENGLISH DUB AND YOU CAN WATCH IT ON HIDIVE!

If you’ve been holding out on The Dreaming Boy is a Realist (Yumemiru Danshi wa Genjitsushugisha) because it doesn’t have a dub yet, we’ve got great news for you: the DUBCASTTM Edition of the rom-com where the male lead realizes he’s being a creep, apologies and starts respecting boundaries premieres Friday, November 24, 2023 at 11:00 AM EST (16:00 UTC), so sign up for your FREE trial today!

WHO IS IN THE DREAMING BOY IS A REALIST ENGLISH DUB?

Synopsis: Wataru Sajou, who is deeply in love with his beautiful classmate Aika Natsukawa, approaches her without getting discouraged. However, one day, he wakes up thinking he’s not good enough to be with her. Wataru starts keeping a distance from her, much to Aika’s surprise. Did his intentions slip by her because she was getting impatient?! This is the start of a romcom revolving around two people who just can’t get their feelings across and both think their love is unrequited!

English Crew

Director - Kyle Colby Jones
ADR Writer - Marta Bechtol, Kyle Colby Jones
Audio Engineer - Jonathan Rodriguez, Davis Lascoe, Patrick Marrero
Mix and Sound Design - Brent Marshall

English Cast

Wataru - Gabriel Regojo
Aika - Alyssa Marek
Kei - Chaney Moore
Airi - Kalin Coates
Arimara - Bobby Haworth
Ayano Mita - Kira Vincent-Davis
Claudine - Kimberly Yates
Fuka - Katelyn Barr
Hiyori - Karlii Hoch
Iihoshi - Star Carter
Kaede - Luci Christian
Kaoruko - Christy Guidry
Koga - Karlii Hoch
Kota - Joanne Bonasso
Mina - Emi Lo
Mr. Hasebe - Kyle Colby Jones
Ms. Otsuki - Patricia Duran
Murata - Kara Greenberg
Nurse Shindo - Alison Sumrall
Okamoto - Cat Thomas
Rena - Hilary Haag
Renji - James Marlor
Rin - Elissa Cuellar
Shirai - Natalie Rial
Tabata - Jeran Ugokwe
Takaaki - Joe Daniels
Takuto - Camryn Nunley
Wataru’s Mother - Christie Guidry
Yamazaki - Blake Shepard
Yu - Cody House
Yudai - Antonio Lasanta
Yuki - Emi Lo
Yuri - Kalin Coates
Yuuki - Scott Gibbs
Yuyu - Kelley Peters
Bully Gray - Camryn Nunley
Bully Stocky - James Marlor
Bully Yellow - Antonio Lasanta
Butt Cut - Bobby Haworth
Childhood Jerk Friend - James Marlor
Creepy McCreepyson - Labraska Washington
Flat Top Fella - Shannon Reed
Floppy Hair - Jeran Ugokwe
History Teacher - Shelley Calene-Black
Long Braid - Star Carter
Messy Hair Guy - Joe Daniels
Mr. Book Store - Carl Masterson
Mrs. Book Store - Julie Oliver-Touchstone
Pink Head Band - Emi Lo
Shopkeeper - Kelly Manison
Side Bun - Emi Lo
Train Annoucer - Joe Daniels
Waitress - Cat Thomas
Customers - Luci Christian, Natalie Rial
Fan Girls - Kira Vincent-Davis, Karlii Hoch
Gossip Crew - Patricia Duran, Star Carter, Kira Vincent-Davis, Emi Lo, Kara Greenberg
Mean Kids - Kira Vincent-Davis, Star Carter
Student Chatterboxes - Cat Thomas, Karlii Hoch, Labraska Washington, Christy Guidry
Students - Cody House, James Marlor, Bobby Haworth, Joe Daniels

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH THE DREAMING BOY IS A REALIST ANIME DUBBED ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Friday, November 24, 2023
Premiere Time: 11:00 AM EST (16:00 UTC)

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“OSHI NO KO” PRESS CONFERENCE AT ANIME NYC 2023 WITH SERIES PRODUCTION STAFF INCLUDING DIRECTOR DAISUKE HIRAMAKI

WHAT:
A special afternoon press conference with Japanese guests Director Daisuke Hiramaki, Assistant Director Ciao Nekotomi and KADOKAWA Producer Shimpei Yamashita, the team behind the smash-hit supernatural drama series that became the #1 series launch of all time for HIDIVE, will be held on Saturday, November 18 at Anime NYC 2023 prior to the HIDIVE Presents Oshi no Ko Season 2 Interview panel taking place later that day.

Oshi no Ko is based on the award-winning seinen manga written by Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari (Scrum’s Wish). The series is produced by studio Doga Kobo and directed by Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection Project) and Chao Nekotomi (Love is Like a Cocktail) with writing by Jin Tanaka (The Misfit of Demon King Academy), character design by Kanna Hirayama (Rent-A-Girlfriend) and music by Takuro Iga.

Official Synopsis:
When pregnant young starlet Ai Hoshino appears at Dr. Gorou Amemiya’s clinic, he takes it upon himself to safely (and secretly) deliver her child so Ai can make a scandal-free return to the stage. But on the eve of her delivery, Gorou is slain at the hands of Ai’s deluded stalker — and is subsequently reborn as Ai’s child, Aquamarine Hoshino! The glitz and glamor of showbiz hide the dark underbelly of the entertainment industry. Can he help his new mother rise to the top of the charts?

WHO:
Japanese guests in attendance:

  • Daisuke Hiramaki, Director
  • Ciao Nekotomi, Assistant Director
  • Shimpei Yamashita, Producer – KADOKAWA

WHEN:
Saturday, November 18, 2023 (All times Eastern)
Doors Open - 2:20 pm
Press Conference - 2:25 – 3:00 pm

Open to all Registered Press

WHERE:
Press Room 1 (Room 2D10)
Anime NYC 2023
Jacob Javits Convention Center
New York, NY USA

MEDIA:
To RSVP and submit advance questions, please contact sue@theprockogroup.com and CC: scott.barretto@amcnetworks.com.

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

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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“THE EMINENCE IN SHADOW” PRESS CONFERENCE AT ANIME NYC 2023 WITH 2nd SEASON SERIES PRODUCTION STAFF

WHAT:
A special mid-day press conference with Japanese guests Director Kazuya Nakanishi and KADOKAWA Producer Kazufumi Kikushima, part of the production staff behind the currently streaming second season of the critically acclaimed, fan favorite isekai series known for its entertaining mix of fantasy, action and humor, will be held on Sunday, November 19 at Anime NYC 2023 shortly after the HIDIVE Presents The Eminence in Shadow 2nd Season Interview panel taking place that morning.

The Eminence in Shadow 2nd Season premiered in October and is based on Daisuke Aizawa’s hilarious isekai light novel series of the same name. New episodes stream weekly in both sub and dub as part of HIDIVE’s Fall 2023 simulcast season. The Eminence in Shadow is produced by studio Nexus and directed by Kazuya Nakanishi with writing by Kanichi Katou and music by Kenichiro Suehiro.

Official Synopsis:
Everything has been going according to plan, but the hour of awakening draws near. Cid Kageno 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.

WHO:
Japanese guests in attendance:

  • Kazuya Nakanishi, Director
  • Kazufumi Kikushima, Producer – KADOKAWA

WHEN:
Sunday, November 19, 2023 (All times Eastern)
Doors Open - 1:05 pm
Press Conference - 1:10 – 1:45 pm

[u[Open to all Registered Press[/u]

WHERE:Press Room 2 (Room 2D11)
Anime NYC 2023
Jacob Javits Convention Center
New York, NY USA

MEDIA:To RSVP and submit advance questions, please contact sue@theprockogroup.com and CC: scott.barretto@amcnetworks.com.

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

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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WATCH THE PHANTOM OF THE IDOL ENGLISH DUB ON HIDIVE STARTING NOVEMBER 23

Looking for a light-hearted anime to help you recover from the trauma [OSHI NO KO] inflicted? Then we have the perfect anime for you! Sign up for HIDIVE and tune in starting Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 12:00 PM EST (17:00 UTC) when HIDIVE begins streaming the English dub for Phantom of the Idol (Kami Kuzu☆Idol)!

PHANTOM OF THE IDOL FOR THE UNINITIATED

Synopsis: Yuya is one half of the idol duo ZINGS, but his supreme laziness (not to mention his disdain for idol fans in general) has him on the brink of getting blacklisted from the business. In a chance backstage encounter, he meets the spectral Asahi, the ghost of a former idol who’s eager to stage her own comeback by any means necessary… including possessing Yuya’s willing body! Is their zany partnership a match made in heaven, or is it pure idol hell?

Studio - Studio Gokumi (Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon)
Director - Daiki Fukuoka (Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Hero Chapter)
Original Creator - Hijiki Isoflavone
Originating Work - Manga

English Crew

Director - Kyle Colby Jones
ADR Writer - Holly Segarra, Kyle Colby Jones
Audio Engineer - Jonathan Rodriguez, Patrick Marrero
Mix and Sound Design - Brent Marshall

English Credits

Niyodo - Kiba Walker
Asahi - Shanae’a Moore
Yoshino - Ry McKeand
Shinano - Shelley Calene-Black
Kasenjiki - Christina Kelly
Tsugiko - Alyssa Marek
Shigutaro - Annie Wild
Narrator - Jack Ivy
Yayoi - Carli Mosier
Maririka - Elissa Cuellar
Setouchi - Bobby Haworth
Uchihama - Jack Stansbury
Hakata - Nathan Wilson
Misaki - Cole Feuchter
Nada - Jeran Ugakwe
Yuno - Cat Thomas
Miharu - Chaney Moore
Takaki - Savanna Menzel
Shitake - Cole Feuchter
Inugasaki, Makki - Kyle Colby Jones
Setouchi’s Mom - Crystal Ruiz
Tamaki - Savanna Menzel

Demographic - Josei
Rating - TV-14
Genres - Comedy, Supernatural

HIDIVE RECOMMENDS PHANTOM OF THE IDOL IF YOU LOVE THE FOLLOWING ANIME:

  • [OSHI NO KO]
  • D4DJ First Mix
  • SHINEPOST
  • Chance Pop Session
  • Wandaba Style
  • BanG Dream!
  • Eternal Boys
  • Ya Boy Kongming!
  • Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan
  • Zombieland Saga

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH THE PHANTOM OF THE IDOL ENGLISH DUB ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Premiere Time: 12:00 PM EST (17:00 UTC)

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AMC NETWORKS’ DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Dark Gathering (HIDIVE Exclusive) - English Dub Premiere on December 10

Horror-supernatural series Dark Gathering has been offering a scary good time on HIDIVE since its summer debut and now fans will have double the screams when the series’ English dub premieres on December 10, followed by new dub episodes every Sunday. After a devastating encounter with a restless spirit, ghost-fearing psychic Keitaro Gentoga became a shut-in to avoid additional spectral catastrophes. But no man is a haunted island, and Keitaro eventually reintegrates with society by getting a part-time job as a tutor to the child prodigy Yayoi Houzuki. Yayoi isn’t just an academic genius, though. She’s a talented psychic medium hell-bent on finding the malevolent spirit behind her mother’s disappearance, and she’s gravely determined to drag Keitaro into her terrifying world of grotesque supernatural phenomenon. Dark Gathering is directed by Hiroshi Ikehata, written by Shigeru Murakoshi and produced by OLM.

Ragna Crimson (HIDIVE Exclusive) - English Dub Premiere on December 23

With its mind-blowing action and epic storyline, HIDIVE’s new dark fantasy series Ragna Crimson has quickly become one of the top shows of the season and soon this fan-favorite series will also be available in English dub – beginning December 23 with new dub episodes every Saturday. 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. Ragna Crimson is produced by SILVER LINK. with direction by Ken Takahashi and writing by Deko Akao.

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WATCH LOVE FLOPS DUBBED IN ENGLISH ON HIDIVE NOVEMBER 28!

Want more English dubs? Then you’ll be pleased to know that HIDIVE is serving one up for Love Flops (Renai Flops) Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 12:00 PM EST (17:00 UTC), so sign up for your FREE trial today!

LOVE FLOPS FOR THE UNINITIATED

Synopsis: Asahi Kashiwagi lives the typical life of an average high school student — until the day a TV fortune teller’s predictions come true one after another, culminating in a series of risqué encounters! Destiny draws five beautiful people into Asahi’s path, and he soon receives not one, not two, but five love confessions. Asahi must follow his heart to find which of the five is his perfect match, else his love fortunes may end in an epic flop!

Trailer: https://youtu.be/uIMTDJ-PNbU

Studio - Passione (The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy)
Director - Nobuyoshi Nagayama (Happy Sugar Life)
Originating Work - Original Anime

English Crew

ADR Director - John Swasey
ADR Script - Holly Segarra
Audio Mix - Brent Marshall
Audio Engineer - Patrick Marreo

English Cast

Asahi - Jeremy Gee
Amelia - Brittney Karbowski
Aoi - Natalie Rial
Ilya, Irina - Juliet Simmons
Karin - Cate Smyth
Mongfa - Maggie Flecknoe
Loverin - Kira Vincent Davis
Yoshio - Blake Shepard
Yoshino - Molly Searcy
Ubukata - Katelyn Barr
Ai - Natalie Rial
Himari - Alyssa Marek
Kanata - Adam Gibbs
Sawatari - Jay Hickman
Sod - Hilary Haag
Dr. Izawa - Joe Daniels

Rating - TV-MA (D) (S)
Genres - Sci-Fi, Comedy, Romance

HIDIVE RECOMMENDS LOVE FLOPS IF YOU LOVE THE FOLLOWING ANIME:

  • Immoral Guild
  • Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time
  • To Love Ru
  • My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with My School Romantic Comedy
  • Demon King Daimo
  • Mayo Chiki!
  • My Girlfriend is Shobitch
  • Val x Love
  • Godannar

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH THE LOVE FLOPS ENGLISH DUB ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Premiere Time: 12:00 PM EST (17:00 UTC)

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DON’T MISS HORROR ANIME THE FEAST OF AMRITA ON HIDIVE

Are you a horror fan looking for another horror anime to watch? Then sign up for HIDIVE and feast your eyes on The Feast of Amrita (Amrita no Kyouen) on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 12:00 PM EST (17:00 UTC)!

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Synopsis: On their way home from high school, Tamahi and some classmates are shocked as they witness someone fall from the rooftop of a nearby apartment. Panicked and confused, they rush to the building only to find it deserted. As Tamahi wonders about this, she has the uneasy feeling they are being watched. What is the strange presence around her… An original horror anime film and spin-off prequel to the 2019 release ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion.

Director and Original Creator - Saku Sakamoto (Aragne: Sign of Vermillion)
Originating Work - Original Anime

Main Character Cast

Tamahi - Maaya Uchida (Norman in The Promised Neverland)
Yuu - Moemi Otaka (Vivi Schweinsteiger in Schwarzesmarken)
Aki - Mamiko Noto (Sheele in Akame ga Kill!)

Rating - TV-MA (V)
Genres - Horror, Fantasy, Mystery

HIDIVE RECOMMENDS THE FEAST OF AMRITA IF YOU LOVE THE FOLLOWING ANIME:

  • Aragne: Sign of Vermillion
  • Demon City Shinjuku
  • Parasyte -the maxim-
  • Pet Shop of Horrors
  • Wicked City
  • Dark Gathering

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH THE FEAST OF AMRITA ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Friday, December 1, 2023
Premiere Time: 12:00 PM EST (17:00 UTC)

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WANT TO WATCH DARK GATHERING DUBBED IN ENGLISH? HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

You already know that the Dark Gathering English dub is coming to HIDIVE, but what about the time and, more importantly, the cast list? Well, wonder no more because you’re getting all that information right now! Sign up for HIDIVE and tune in on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 12:00 EST (17:00 UST) for the weekly rollout of the Dark Gathering dub!

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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.

Original Creator - Kenichi Kondo
Originating Work - Manga published in English by Viz Media

English Cast

Keitaro - Clint Bickham
Yayoi - Natalie Rial
Eiko - Karlii Hoch
Ai - Alyssa Marek
Ai’s Brother - James Marler
Ai’s Father - Josh Morrison
Akira - Shannon D. Reed
Keitaro’s Mom - Joanne Bonasso
Kishimojin - Monica Rial
Kotoko - Alex Cooper
Nagayama\ Machida - Brandon Hearnsberger
Narrator - Eric Chase
Spectre Of Death - Monica Rial
Toko - Shelley Calene-Black
Yayoi’s Father - Joe Daniels
Yayoi’s Mother - Monica Rial
“Brain” Spirit - James Marler
“College Professor” - Ty Mahany
“High Priest of The Evil Tongue” - Josh Morrison
“Hostess” Spirit - Brianna Roberts
“Spirit God” - Greg Ayres
“Young” Eiko - Karlii Hoch
“Young” Keitaro - Clint Bickham

Additional Voices
Alexandra Bedford
Alyssa Marek
Annie Wild
Blake Weir
Emi Lo
James Belcher
John Swasey
Juliet Simmons
Shannon D. Reed

Rating - TV-MA (V)
Genres - Supernatural Horror

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH THE DARK GATHERING ENGLISH DUB ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Sunday, December 10, 2023
Premiere Time: 12:00 PM EST (17:00 UTC)

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WATCH RAGNA CRIMSON DUBBED IN ENGLISH DECEMBER 23 ON HIDIVE

Need your Ragna Crimson fix before the anime resumes this January? Don’t worry, we have the perfect announcement for you. Sign up for your free trial now because the Ragna Crimson English dub starts Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 12:00 PM EST (17:00 UTC)!

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 the enigmatic Crimson who has likewise sworn to stand against the dragons menacing the world. Although Crimson’s motivations are mysterious, his goal and Ragna’s perfectly align, and together they’ll vanquish the dragons once and for all.

Original Creator - Daiki Kobayashi
Originating Work - Manga published in English by Square Enix Manga & Books

English Crew

Director - Shannon Reed

Initial English Cast

Ragna - Jack Stansbury
Crimson - Jade Kelly
Leonica - Cat Thomas
Ultimatia - Juliet Simmons
Disas Trois - Alan Brincks

Rating - TV-MA (V)
Genres - Action and Adventure, Fantasy

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH THE RAGNA CRIMSON ENGLISH DUB ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Saturday, December 23, 2023
Premiere Time: 12:00 PM EST (17:00 UTC)

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Chained Soldier (HIDIVE Exclusive)
Simulcast Premiere in January

The otherworldly dimension and creatures from the long-running manga by Takahiro and Yohei Takemura will soon come alive when the highly anticipated new action dark fantasy series Chain Soldiers premieres this January exclusively on HIDIVE. Gates have suddenly appeared to another dimension known as Mato—unleashing destructive monsters called Yomotsu Shuuki. Empowered by Peaches and the supernatural abilities they bestow when consumed, the women of Demon Defense Force stand against these creatures to protect the Earth. One day, high school student Yuuki Wakura stumbles through a gate into Mato and quickly runs afoul of a Yomotsu Shuuki, but he’s soon rescued by Kyouka Uzen, commander of the Demon Defense Force 7th Squadron. Kyouka sees something in him that could turn the tide of the monster incursion—however Yuuki will have to willingly become her slave in order to join the fight against the Yomotsu Shuuki and save the world. Produced by Seven Arcs, Chained Soldier is co-directed by Junji Nishimura (chief) and Gorō Kuji along with series composition by Yasuhiro Nakanishi and script writing by Ryota Kanō and Akira Kindaichi. Streaming in Japanese with English Subtitles.

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The Dangers in My Heart Season 2 (HIDIVE Exclusive)
Simulcast Premiere in January

Last spring’s fan-favorite rom-com slice of life series The Dangers in My Heart is back with an exciting new second season set to premiere this January exclusively on HIDIVE. Fascinated by murder and all things macabre, Kyotaro daydreams of acting out his twisted fantasies on his unsuspecting classmates — but an encounter with Anna Yamada, the gorgeous class idol, lights a spark in the darkness of his heart. It’s a classic tale of an antisocial boy falling for a popular girl, but neither are whom they appear to be at first glance. Will Kyotaro and Anna defy their expectations of each other — and of themselves? Produced by Shin-Ei Animation, The Dangers in My Heart Season 2 is directed by Hiroaki Akagi and written by Jukki Hanada with music by Kensuke Ushio. Streaming in Japanese with English Subtitles.

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The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes
Streaming Premiere on January 2

On the heels of its North American theatrical release, the critically acclaimed time-travelling romantic fantasy film and 2023 Annecy Award winner The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes will debut on January 2 on HIDIVE. 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? The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes is written and directed by Tomohisa Taguchi and produced by Pony Canyon. Streaming in both Japanese with English Subtitles and English Dub.

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MISSED THE TUNNEL TO SUMMER, THE EXIT OF GOODBYES IN THEATERS? WATCH IT ON HIDIVE JANUARY 2!

We’ve got great news for those of you who’ve never seen The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes (Natsu e no Tunnel, Sayonara no Deguchi) or didn’t get the chance to see it in theaters. The critically acclaimed movie is coming to HIDIVE, so sign up for your free trial and grab the popcorn, because both the sub AND the dub premiere Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 12:00 PM EST (17:00 UTC)!

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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?

Trailer - https://youtu.be/c9lrTXUOCBk
Dub Clip - https://youtu.be/gBa7pP9mgGI

Studio - CLAP (Pompo: The Cinéphile)
Director - Tomohisa Taguchi (Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War)
Original Creator - Mei Hachimoku (Wait for Me Yesterday in Spring)
Originating Work - Light Novel

Cast List (Japanese / English)
Kaoru Tono - Oji Suzuka / Gabriel Regojo
Anzu Hanashiro - Marie Iitoyo / Patricia Duran
Shohei Kaga - Yu Hatanaka / Scott Gibbs
Koharu Kawasaki - Arisa Komiya / Maggie Flecknoe
Hamamoto - Haruka Terui / Shelley Calene-Black
Kaoru’s Father - Rikiya Koyama / John Gremillion
Karen - Seiran Kobayashi / Anna Austin

Rating - TV-14
Genres - Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Romance

HIDIVE RECOMMENDS THE TUNNEL TO SUMMER, THE EXIT OF GOODBYES IF YOU LOVE THE FOLLOWING ANIME:

  • your name.
  • Suzume
  • 5 Centimeters per Second
  • Voices of a Distant Star
  • Children Who Chase Lost Voices

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH THE TUNNEL TO SUMMER, THE EXIT OF GOODBYES ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Premiere Time: 12:00 PM EST (17:00 UTC)

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WATCH MY INSTANT DEATH ABILITY IS OVERPOWERED JANUARY 4 ON HIDIVE

Quick, name the following anime based solely on the premise: the protagonist can kill anything in one hit. If you guessed One-Punch Man, you’d be correct. If you guessed My Instant Death Ability is Overpowered (Sokushi Cheat ga Saikyou sugite, Isekai no Yatsura ga Marude Aite ni Naranai n desu ga.), you’d also be correct. Fans at Anime NYC absolutely loved the first episode and now it’s your turn to find out why. Sign up for your free trial now and watch the anime Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 11:30 AM EST (16:30 UTC) on HIDIVE!

MY INSTANT DEATH ABILITY IS OVERPOWERED FOR THE UNINITIATED

Synopsis: Yogiri Takatou missed out on a few things while napping during a school trip… mainly how his entire class got transported to another world and how a curious sage gave everyone special powers! When Yogiri wakes up, he and classmate Tomochika Dannoura must defend themselves against a dragon. Out of options, Yogiri reluctantly agrees to team up with Tomochika and fend off danger with his Instant Death ability. If he can keep his eyes open, that is…

Trailer - https://youtu.be/FBt6tp32oPk

Studio - Okuruto Noboru (How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω)
Director - Masakazu Hishida (Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon: The Second Act)
Original Creator

  • Story: Tsuyoshi Fujitaka (My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World)
  • Art: Chisato Naruse (Magic Stone Gourmet: Eating Magical Power Made Me the Strongest!)
    Originating Work - Light Novel

Main Character Cast

Yogiri Takatou - Koki Uchiyama (Seiya Kanie in Amagi Brilliant Park and Toge Inumaki in Jujutsu Kaisen)
Tomochika Dannoura - Miyu Tomita (Riko in MADE IN ABYSS)
Mokomoko Dannoura - Tomoko Kaneda (Nelliel in Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War)

Genres - Isekai, Fantasy, Action and Adventure, Comedy

HIDIVE RECOMMENDS MY INSTANT DEATH ABILITY IS OVERPOWERED IF YOU LOVE THE FOLLOWING ANIME:

  • One-Punch Man
  • The Eminence in Shadow
  • My Isekai Life
  • The Executioner and Her Way of Life
  • Ya Boy Kongming!
  • Reincarnated as a Sword
  • Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They?
  • KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH THE MY INSTANT DEATH ABILITY IS OVERPOWERED ANIME ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Thursday, January 4, 2024
Premiere Time: 11:30 AM EST (16:30 UTC)

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WATCH BOTH THE DANGERS IN MY HEART SPECIAL AND SEASON 2 THIS JANUARY

They say you should never judge a book by its cover, and The Dangers in My Heart (Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu) proved that saying true when it first aired during Spring 2023; what you first thought was a dark and edgy thriller turned out to be the heartwarming and wholesome romcom of the season instead. If you want to experience all the feels again, sign up for your free HIDIVE trial and tune in Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 1:00 PM EST (18:00 UTC) for the beginning of Season 2.

If you can’t wait until then, we’ve also got The Dangers in my Heart Special on Monday, January 1, 2024 9:00 AM EST (14:00 UTC) to tide you over in the meantime!

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 and Script - Jukki Hanada (Love, Chunibyou & Other Delusions)
Character Design - Masato Katsumata (The Quintessential Quintuplets 2)
Original Creator - Norio Sakurai
Originating Work - Manga

Japanese Cast

Kyotaro Ichikawa - Shun Horie (Kazuya Kinoshita in Rent-a-Girlfriend)
Anna Yamada - Hina Yomiya (Tomori Takamatsu in BanG Dream! It’s MyGO!!!)
Moeko Sekine - Megumi Han (Kana Arma in [OSHI NO KO])
Chihiro Kobayashi - Ayaka Asai (Zeta in The Eminence in Shadow 2nd Season)
Serina Yoshida - Atsumi Tanezaki (Frieren in Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End)
Yurine Hanzawa - Reina Ueda (Sahara Wakasa in Chained Soldier)
Kanna Ando - Yuka Iguchi (Subaru Konoe in Mayo Chiki!)
Sho Adachi - Nobuhiko Okamoto (Takumi Usui in Maid-Sama!)

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

HIDIVE RECOMMENDS THE DANGERS IN MY HEART IF YOU LOVE THE FOLLOWING ANIME:

  • My Love Story!!
  • 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 THE DANGERS IN MY HEART ON HIDIVE!

The Dangers in My Heart Special
Premiere Date: Monday, January 1, 2024
Premiere Time: 9:00 AM EST (14:00 UTC)

The Dangers in My Heart Season 2
Premiere Date: Saturday, January 6, 2024
Premiere Time: 1:00 PM EST (18:00 UTC)

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WATCH RAGNA CRIMSON SEASON 1 COUR 2 ON JANUARY 13 ONLY ON HIDIVE

If you’ve been sleeping on Ragna Crimson, you need to sign up for HIDIVE so you can catch up on cour 1 because cour 2 starts Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 11:00 AM EST (16:00 UTC)!

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.

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

Cast

Ragna - Chiaki Kobayashi (Askeladd in Vinland Saga)
Crimson - Inori Minase (Aki Hayakawa in Chainsaw Man)
Starlia - Rina Hidaka (Claire Kageno in The Eminence of Shadow 2nd Season)
Slime - Ai Fairouz (Power in Chainsaw Man)
Shin Cutlass - Tasuku Hatanaka (Melakonsi in The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess)
Garm Ulban - Shirou Saitou (Vesture Kloff Di Laufen in Overlord IV)
Isaac Stern - Tomoaki Maeno (Pain in Naruto)
Nazarena Teluzian - Yuu Shimamura (Annie Leonhart in Attack on Titan)
Christopher Algren - Kenji Hamada (Noro in Tokyo Ghoul)
Hesela & Greya - Rio Tsuchiya (Tanya in My One-Hit Kill Sister)
Fu - Yukihiro Nozuyama (Ryouhei Hayashi in Tokyo Revengers)
Majorca - Marika Kouno (Karin Istel in Love Flops)
Leonica - Ayumu Murase (Hestia in DanMachi)
Ultimatia - Reina Ueda (Sahara Wakasa in Chained Soldier)
Waltekamui - Junichi Suwabe (Archer in Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works)
Olto Zora - Ryoutarou Okiayu (Kongming in Ya Boy Kongming!)
Taratectra - Ryouta Takeuchi (Elias Ainsworth in The Ancient Magus’ Bride)

Demographic - Shonen
Rating - TV-MA
Genres - Action & Adventure, Fantasy

YOU’LL LOVE 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

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH RAGNA CRIMSON COUR 2 ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Saturday, January 13, 2024
Premiere Time: 11:00 AM EST (16:00 UTC)

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“RAGNA CRIMSON” 2ND COUR PV (5TH TRAILER) RELEASED DETAILS ABOUT ORIGINAL MANGA BONUS MATERIAL FOR UPCOMING BLU-RAY RELEASE ALSO REVEALED (Japanese Release)

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View 2nd Cour PV (Trailer 5): https://youtu.be/gCB1dp8BnTo
Blu-ray Release Details: https://ragna-crimson.com/blu-ray

The popular “Ragna Crimson” depicts an extreme battle between the absolute powerful dragons and humanity. The series, which is so popular that its overwhelming quality and profound story has attracted many overseas fans and won the first place weekly on overseas anime ranking sites for two consecutive weeks, will start airing its 2nd Cour (second season) on January 13. The newest trailer, a 2nd Cour PV, of the remarkable anime “Ragna Crimson” has now been released. In addition, the details of the illustrations and manga drawn by the original author, Daiki Kobayashi, included in the booklet included in the Blu-ray BOX released on February 14, have also been revealed.

Written by Daiki Kobayashi and published in the monthly magazine “Gangan JOKER” by Square Enix) “Ragna Crimson” tells the story of Ragna, a boy who has inherited the strongest power and the mission of the “dragon hunter” from his future self, challenges the absolutely powerful dragons that threaten humanity together with his deadliest partner, Crimson.

In the latest trailer released today, you can enjoy a powerful video that foreshadows the intensity of the war with the Winged Blood Clan, which has finally begun. Staria shows overwhelming charisma and leads the Silver Armored Corps against the dragon. At the same time as the success of Ragna and Crimson, who stand on the battlefield with her, we also feel the power of the opposing enemy, and the battle unfolds on an unprecedented scale. In the 2nd Cour, which starts on Saturday, January 13, the “Human Dragon War” arc will begin, and there is no doubt that it will be a development that you will have to keep an eye on more than ever.

In addition, the contents of the original manga drawn by Daiki Kobayashi included in the booklet included in the Blu-ray BOX of this work, which will be released on February 14, have finally been revealed. It is said that the battle between the silver-clad corps led by Staria Rese and the Ninth Order of the Winged Blood Clan, Dolnia, will be depicted for the first time. It is said that one of the important battles that will lead to the main story will be recorded, so I want to make sure that I get it. In addition, an illustration drawn by the original author was also released, which will be used as the cover in the form of being divided into BOX I and BOX II. The visuals of Staria and the familiar members of the Silver Corps who are challenging the battle are a masterpiece. As you can see in the image of the Blu-ray BOX BOX development released at the same time, Staria, Garm, Christopher, Hesela & Glare appear on the cover of Blu-ray BOX I. Please check out the Blu-ray-BOX I development diagram that has been released.

Tomorrow, from December 29, “Ragna Crimson” Episodes 1 - 4, “The Birth of the Grim Reaper,” will be released for free for a limited time on the KING AMUSEMENT CREATIVE official YouTube channel. In addition, it has been decided to carry out a broadcast project at once on Nico Nico Douga and ABEMA. The anime “Ragna Crimson” is also available on other sites, so even those who have not yet seen this work can catch up with the 2nd Cour in many ways. As the new chapter begins on January 13, you don’t want to miss this work, which continues to build enthusiasm.

RELEASED: “Ragna Crimson” 2nd Cour PV (5th Trailer) Details on Blu-Ray BOX Including Original Manga Bonus Material Revealed

■ BROADCAST INFORMATION

  • TOKYO MX, BS11: Every Saturday 25:00~ The broadcast time will be moved up 30 minutes from January
  • MBS: Every Saturday 27:38~ d Anime Store, U-NEXT, Unlimited Anime: Every Saturday 24:00~ Terrestrial pre-distribution
  • Hulu, ABEMA, DMM TV: Every Thursday 24:00~

■ DISTRIBUTION DETAILS

  • Terrestrial Pre-Broadcast – Every Saturday 24:00~ d Anime Store, U-NEXT, Unlimited Anime
  • Every Thursday 24:00~ Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, TELASA, J:COM STREAM, milplus, Smart Pass Premium, FOD, ABEMA, DMM TV, TVer, MBS Video-ism
  • Every Friday 12:00~ HAPPY VIDEOS
  • Every Friday 18:00~ Bandai Channel
  • Every Saturday 25:00~ Crank in! video
  • Every Monday 12:00~ Casual video (Internet café)

Distribution dates and times are subject to change

■ 2ND COUR PV (TRAILER 5)

  • https://youtu.be/gCB1dp8BnTo
    The daily life of Ragna, a hunter boy who was attacked by the Winged Blood, was disrupted.
    The strongest power entrusted to you by your future self who has lost everything and the mission of the dragon. An encounter with Crimson, a former dragon king and the deadliest partner. Separation from Leonica, who is more important than anything else. It was the beginning of a grueling day that exceeded the limit. At the end of the battle with Artematia, the "King of Wings,” the country’s most powerful force, the Silver Armor Corps, and the “Silver Princess” Staria Rese lead the troops with overwhelming charisma. And finally, the strongest man of the “Winged Bloodline” stands in the way. The battle takes place to a new stage. With a 30-fold difference in strength, the curtain rises on a hopeless war.

■ “RAGNA CRIMSON” BLU-RAY BOX PRODUCT INFORMATION

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“Ragna Crimson” Blu-ray BOX I [Limited Time Edition]
Release date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Price: 29,700 Yen (Price without tax: 27,000 Yen)
Item No: KZX-90634~6
2 Blu-rays + 1 CD / Special BOX
Contents:
Blu-ray Disc 1: ~165 minutes (Episodes 1 – 6)
Blu-ray Disc 2: ~142 minutes (Episodes 7 – 12) + Video Extras
:black_small_square: “ROAR” non-credit version
:black_small_square: “Scale Horn” non-credit version
:black_small_square: Documentary produced by Ragna Crimson
:black_small_square: Just before the broadcast! Emergency Distribution Program ~Dawn of the Hunter~ (Director’s Cut Version)

Bonus CD: “Ragna Crimson” Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 (31 tracks)
Enclosures: Special 40 page booklet (Includes the original story Daiki Kobayashi newly drawn episode “Silver Armored Corps vs Dornia First Part”)

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“Ragna Crimson” Blu-ray BOX II [Limited Time Edition]
Release date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Price: 29,700 Yen (Price without tax: 27,000 Yen)
Item No: KZX-90637~9

2 Blu-rays + 1 CD / Special BOX
Contents:
Blu-ray Disc 1: (Episodes 13 – 18)
Blu-ray Disc 2: (Episodes 19 – 24) + Video Extras
:black_small_square: Non-credit OP/ED
:black_small_square: PV & Spot Collection, etc.

Bonus CD: “Ragna Crimson” Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 (31 tracks)
Enclosures: Special booklet (Includes the original story Daiki Kobayashi newly drawn episode “Silver Armored Corps vs Dornia Second Part”)

Purchase Benefits
Blu-ray BOX Ⅱ Early Bird Privileges: Name Serif Sticker Sticker

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Corporate Purchase Privileges
Bonus for purchasing all volumes:

  • Anime Ito – Newly drawn B2 tapestry
  • Ami Ami – F3 Canvas Art
  • Sofmap / anime ga – W Suede B2 Tapestry 2 Pieces Set
  • Kinkurido – Newly drawn

Bonus for purchasing each volume:

  • Amazon – A5 Character Fine Graph
  • Rakuten Books – Acrylic Comic Stand

-The bonus items will end as soon as they are gone. Please check with each store in advance.
-Bonus items are subject to change without notice. Thank you for your understanding.
-Depending on the store, some stores do not handle benefits. Please check with the store when purchasing or making a reservation.
-Please contact each store for details.

■ “RAGNA CRIMSON” SPECIAL PROGRAM RERUN
Starring: Chiaki Kobayashi, Murase, Rika Hidaka, Tsuchiya Li Yang
Comment Appearance: saji (2ndOP Theme Artist)
TOKYO MX, BS11 : Saturday, January 6 at 25:00~
It will also be distributed sequentially on other distribution sites!

■ “RAGNA CRIMSON” SILVER CORPS RADIO DISTRIBUTION
Personalities: Rina Hidaka (as Staria Rese) and Rio Tsuchiya (as Hesella/Glare)
Date and time: Every Wednesday from 19:30 – 20:00~
Media: Cultural Broadcasting Internet Radio "Super! A&G+
Email inquiries: rc@joqr.net We are looking for e-mails to the planning corner of the program!
Special radio page: https://ragna-crimson.com/radio/

After the broadcast, the archive will be released on the official KING AMUSEMENT CREATIVE YouTube channel from 19:00 the next day.

■ 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
Slime: Fairouz Ai
Chimera: Mamiko Noto
Golem: Hiroki Touchi
Artematia: Reina Ueda
Woltekamui: Junichi Suwabe
Borgius: Kenio Horiuchi
Tara Tektra: Ryota Takeuchi
Orto Zola : Ryutaro Oki
Nebulim: Daiki Yamashita
Staria Rese : Rina Hidaka
Isaac Stern : Tomoaki Maeno
Garum Urban : Shiro Saito

Christopher Olgren as Kenji Hamada
Shin Cutlass: Yu Hatanaka
Fu: Yukihiro Nozuyama
Hazela/Glare: Rio Tsuchiya
Nasalena Terzian : Yu Shimamura
Mallorca Abbott : Marika Takano
Leonica: Inori Minase
Mirai Ragna: Kana Ennen

■ “RAGNA CRIMSON” X TAITO STATION COLLABORATION INFORMATION
Taito Station and Ragna Crimson will collaborate!
For 14 stores in 13 areas nationwide, collaboration crepes and collaboration drinks will be sold during the period.
Those who order the collaboration product will receive a special can badge (not for sale) of the TV anime “Ragna Crimson”!

Gift badges will be distributed randomly. (The type cannot be specified.)
Distribution of can badges will end as soon as the number of preparations is exhausted. Thank you for your understanding.

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Period: November 25, 2023 (Sat) ~ December 31, 2023 (Sun)
Crepe sales stores:

  • Marion Crepe Sapporo Tanukikoji 2-chome store
  • Marion Crepe Sendai Nakakecho
  • Marion Crepe Utsunomiya Bell Mall
  • Marion Crepe Omiya
  • Marion Crepe Tachikawa Kitaguchi
  • Pico Crepe Akihabara East-West Free Passage Store
  • Pico Crepe Mizoguchi store
  • Marion Crepe Ebina
  • Marion Crepe Fedora Osu
  • Marion Crepe Fabole Women’s Shop
  • Marion Crepe Hiroshima Hondori
  • Marion Crepe Amu Plaza Kagoshima

The service time of collaboration crepes varies from store to store. Business hours may change due to the declaration of a state of emergency. Please check the latest business hours on each store’s website.

Drink sales stores:

  • EXBAR TOKYO Plus
  • Exvert Tokyo Plus (Taito Station Shinjuku South Exit Game World Store B1F)
  • Mega Rage Mizonoguchi (Taito Station Mizonoguchi 3F)

Store list where collaboration is implemented: (The content of the collaboration varies depending on the store.)

Special collaboration page: https://www.taito.co.jp/event/001413

■ “RAGNA CRIMSON” 2ND OPENING THEME
Saji - “Emotional Liberation”
Lyrics and music: Takumi Yoshida
Arrangement:s aji & Aoya Mikumi
Release date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
3rd Digital Full Album - Includes “Cult”

■ “RAGNA CRIMSON” 2ND ENDING THEME
Kobayashi - “Mark in the Sky”
Lyrics and composition: Kobayashi I
Arrangement: Retro Lilon
Release date: Sunday, January 14, 2024

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TRAILER 1 - https: //youtu.be/NLgQESTCHM0

TRAILER 2 - https://youtu.be/RdshFiWLQNs

TRAILER 3 - https://youtu.be/Yvn9il7Bv1Q

TRAILER 4 - https://youtu.be/buUtE2MkOfY

TRAILER 5 - https://youtu.be/gCB1dp8BnTo

1ST COUR VIDEO - https://youtu.be/LcJNIWhAxCY

NON-CREDIT OP - https://youtu.be/DUqKtA0CESs

NON-CREDIT ED - https://youtu.be/m98SPN39tLM

LEONICA SPECIAL MOVIE - https://youtu.be/XJuSBhJc4q0

OFFICIAL WEBSITE - https://ragna-crimson.com

OFFICIAL TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ragnacrimson_PR

STORY
The daily life of Ragna, a hunter boy who was attacked by the Winged Blood, was disrupted. The strongest power entrusted to you by your future self who has lost everything and the mission of the dragon. An encounter with Crimson, a former dragon king and the deadliest partner. Separation from Leonica, who is more important than anything else. It was the beginning of a grueling day that exceeded the limit. At the end of the battle with Artematia, the "King of Wings,” the country’s most powerful force, the Silver Armor Corps, and the “Silver Princess” Staria Rese lead the troops with overwhelming charisma. And finally, the strongest man o of the “Winged Bloodline” stands in the way. The battle takes place to a new stage. With a 30-fold difference in strength, the curtain rises on a hopeless war.

COMICS
“Ragna Crimson” Comics Volumes 1-13 now on sale!

Cumulative circulation exceeded 1 million copies!

Read the latest episode in monthly “Gangan JOKER” (on sale 22nd monthly) from Square Enix.

Volume 13

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©︎ Kobayashi Daiki/SQUARE ENIX :black_small_square: “Ragna Crimson” Production Committee

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WATCH THE GUSHING OVER MAGICAL GIRLS AT-X VERSION ON HIDIVE JANUARY 3

You’ve been wondering one thing ever since we announced we were streaming this anime in Winter 2024: will Gushing over Magical Girls (Mahou Shoujo ni Akogarete) be uncensored? We’ll answer that right now. We are streaming the AT-X version of the anime and while that means there will be some changes to the audio, the video itself will be uncensored. So sign up for HIDIVE and watch Gushing over Magical Girls on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 11:00 AM (16:00 UTC)!

GUSHING OVER MAGICAL GIRLS FOR THE UNINITIATED

Synopsis: Hiragi Utena is a major fangirl of the magical girls protecting her city, so when she has the chance to become one herself, she leaps at the chance to join their technicolor ranks… but when she transforms, she learns she isn’t fated to be a daring do-gooder, but rather a villain on the side of evil! At first she tries to quit her new gig as the leader of the local baddies, but she quickly realizes she enjoys it and is a total natural at tormenting the magical girls she loves so much. With both a bang and a whimper, Hiragi’s journey as a magical-girl-tormenting sadist has begun!

Studio - Asahi Production (Hellsing Ultimate)
Director - Atsushi Ootsuki (To Loveru Darkness)
Original Creator - Akihiro Ononaka
Originating Work - Manga

Cast List

Utena Hiiragi - Fuka Izumi (Kosher in I Shall Survive Using Potions!)
Kiwi Araga - Aoi Koga (Rose in How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω)
Haruka Hanabishi - Kaori Maeda (Thies in Interspecies Reviewers)
Venalita - Misato Fukuen (Golden Darkness in To Loveru)
Sayo Minakami - Mayuko Kazama (Yui Yashiya in Rokudo’s Bad Girls)
Kaoruko Tenkawa - Misaki Ikeda
Morino Korisu - Shiori Sugiura (Chiyo Nakayama in Platinum End)
Matama Akoya - Yuuka Aisaka (Muse in Amagi Brilliant Park)
Nemo Anemo - Minami Tsuda (Norn in Redo of Healer)
Vatz - Kana Asumi (Nakuru Narumi in Mayo Chiki!)

Rating - TV-MA (S)
Genres - Comedy, Yuri, Ecchi

HIDIVE RECOMMENDS GUSHING OVER MAGICAL GIRLS IF YOU LOVE THE FOLLOWING ANIME:

  • Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time
  • Val x Love
  • Demon King Daimao
  • To Loveru
  • Cutie Honey Universe
  • Kampfer
  • I Couldn’t Become a Hero, so I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job
  • Vermeil in Gold
  • Chained Soldier
  • Why the Hell are you Here, Teacher?

HERE’S THE EXACT DATE AND TIME YOU CAN WATCH THE GUSHING OVER MAGICAL GIRLS ANIME ON HIDIVE!

Premiere Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Premiere Time: 11:00 AM (16:00 UTC)

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