HIDIVE Press Releases - June 2017 / present

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URUSEI YATSURA CONTINUES JANUARY 5, 2023 ON HIDIVE WITH SEASON 2!

Lum isn’t letting Ataru off the hook that easily! Mark your calendars everyone, Urusei Yatsura continues on HIDIVE with season 2 every Thursday starting January 5, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET (18:00 UTC)

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When an alien race known as the Oni invade Earth, the chronically unlucky and unapologetically lecherous Ataru Moroboshi is selected as humanity’s representative in a duel for the fate of the planet! His opponent is Princess Lum, and it’s only thanks to Ataru’s dodgy behavior that he’s able to win a treacherous game of tag against her. Ataru thinks he’s had his lucky break at last, but the conflict follows him home as Lum invades both planet Earth AND the womanizing Ataru’s love life!

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REJOICE: GIANT BEASTS OF ARS PREMIERES ON HIDIVE JANUARY 6, 2023

It seems like everything’s an adaptation and there aren’t very many original anime these days. Good thing Giant Beasts of ARS is here to fill that void! Join us on HIDIVE starting Friday, January 6, 2023 at 12:30 PM ET (17:30 UTC)!

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The great beasts created the land, but humans stole it. Angered, the beasts began eating humans, who in turn called upon the gods to fight the beasts. In the age of the sword, heroes and mythology, giant beasts are hunted by humans for profit. Jiro, who makes his living hunting beasts, encounters Kuumi, who is being chased by someone, and in that moment decides to save her. As rumors spread regarding humanity and a mysterious experiment, together they seek to discover the world’s secrets.

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KYOANI’S TSURUNE SEASON 2 PREMIERES ON HIDIVE JANUARY 4, 2023!

Want an anime with beautiful animation? Three words: Kyoto Animation’s Tsurune. You read that right, Tsurune season 2 is coming to HIDIVE starting Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 11:00 AM ET (16:00 UTC)!

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Protagonist Minato Narumiya has reignited his passion for kyudo, the Japanese martial art of archery. Along with his friends in the school kyudo club, he returns for an all-new second season and feature-length film of Kyoto Animation’s beloved Tsurune. Based on the three volume sports light novel series Tsurune -Kazemai High School Archery Club- written by Kotoko Ayano and illustrated by Chinatsu Morimoto. The first novel won a Special Judge Award in the Kyoto Animation Award competition in 2016 and was published by Kyoto Animation later that same year in December.

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TAKE IT EASY WITH FARMING LIFE IN ANOTHER WORLD JANUARY 6 ON HIDIVE!

Is it just us or have there been a bunch of isekai farmers lately? If you love having Stardew Valley in your anime, then we’ve got great news: you can watch Farming Life in Another World (Isekai Nonbiri Nouka) starting Friday January 6, 2023 at 8:00 AM ET (13:00 UTC) here on HIDIVE!

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Life cut short by illness at just 39 years old, Machio Hiraku knows not to take simple blessings for granted. When a godlike figure gives him given a chance to live again, Hiraku has only the simplest of wishes for his new life: to be healthy, to live peacefully, to speak the local language, and to spend his days on an idyllic farm. Fresh air, sunshine, honest work, and good company combine to form the happy, peaceful existence Hiraku has always dreamed of.

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HIDIVE IS WHERE YOU CAN WATCH ENDO AND KOBAYASHI LIVE! THE LATEST ON TSUNDERE VILLAINESS LIESELOTTE ON JANUARY 6!

You’ve all heard the story before: a player dies and gets reincarnated as the misunderstood villainess in their favorite otome game. But what would happen if, instead of the players getting isekai’d, the game’s handsome prince could hear the player commentary and change his own behavior as a result? Join us on Friday, January 6, 2023 at 1:35 PM ET (18:35 UTC) for Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte (Tsundere Akuyaku Reijou Liselotte to Jikkyou no Endou-kun to Kaisetsu no Kobayashi-san)

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Endo and Kobayashi just decided to play A Magical Romance, an otome game featuring a devious villainess named Lieselotte. Kobayashi thinks Lieselotte is a traditionally dastardly villain but Endo insists Lieselotte is just misunderstood. The pair bicker and argue about Lieselotte’s character and motivations. But little do they know that Lieselotte’s in-game fiancé can hear their every word, and their colorful chatter will lead him down a completely different path than his character is supposed to tread! Based upon a fantasy light novel series written by Suzu Enoshima and illustrated by Eihi.

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WATCH IPPON AGAIN! JANUARY 8 ON HIDIVE!

Looking for a new sports anime? We have the perfect recommendation for you: watch Ippon again! (Mou Ippon!) on HIDIVE starting Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 12:35 PM ET (17:35 UTC)!

Synopsis

After one last tournament and an embarrassing loss in the final round, Michi decides to call it quits on the sport of judo. Between high school social activities and entrance exams, she’ll have no time to compete in the martial art she loves most, but putting aside old hobbies is a normal part of growing up. Still, the love of judo lingers—and it comes back full force when she meets her new classmate Towa, the girl who bested Michi in her final match! Towa wants to form a judo club at their school, but she’ll need new members to get it up and running. United by their love of judo, they’ll throw in their passions into the ring together and score ippon again!

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SPY CLASSROOM: HERE’S WHEN AND WHERE YOU CAN WATCH THE ANIME

Are you a big fan of Spy x Family and Princess Principal and wondering where you can watch Spy Classroom ? We have a specific answer to that specific question: You can watch the anime on HIDIVE starting Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 9:30 AM ET (14:30 UTC)!

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Conflict-ravaged nations now deploy covert operatives instead of missiles. Lily is recruited into spy-training… but her practical skills are absolutely abysmal. Desperate to pass, she leaps at the chance to join the mysterious “Tomoshibi” team. Too bad the team is filled with even more hopeless spies. Together they must conquer the Impossible Mission and best their genius instructor, but the true purpose behind their classroom is more harrowing than they can imagine… Based on the spy thriller light novel series written by Takemachi and illustrated by Tomari.

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KUBO WON’T LET ME BE INVISIBLE: HERE’S WHEN AND WHERE YOU CAN WATCH THE ANIME

Ever found yourself surrounded by people but they don’t even know you’re there? It sucks, and it’s exactly where Junta finds himself at the start of this series. Fortunately for him, his luck is about to change! Mark your calendars, because Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (Kubo-san wa Mob wo Yurusanai) starts on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 10:30 AM ET (15:30 UTC)!

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Junta Shiraishi has just one goal: to experience youth to the fullest! But this is easier said than done. Junta is so socially invisible that people at school would swear he skipped class even when he’s sitting right behind them. Everything changes when Junta meets Nagisa Kubo. She’s the only person who pays Junta any attention, and her constant teasing is sure to turn Junta’s quiet life upside down because Kubo won’t let him be invisible! Based on the seinen rom-com manga series by Nene Yukimori and serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump since October 2019.

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WATCH THE MY LIFE AS INUKAI-SAN’S DOG ANIME JANUARY 5 ON HIDIVE

The ones watching this anime are doing so for one reason only: the dog’s absolutely adorable! Join us Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 10:30 PM ET (15:30 UTC) when HIDIVE simulcasts My Life as Inukai-san’s Dog (Inu ni Nattara Suki na Hito ni Hirowareta).

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They say every dog has his day. That’s especially true for our protagonist, who was just turned into a dog and now lives every day under the care of his crush, Inukai-san! She happily dotes on her new companion, and while he wants to return to human form someday, there’s something wonderful about being cared for by the person he loves. Enjoy life through the eyes of a dog in My Life as Inukai-san’s Dog! Based on the shonen ecchi rom-com manga series by Itsutsuse and originally serialized in Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket.

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WATCH CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD WILL+DRESS SEASON 2 ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 ON HIDIVE!

We know you’re out there, Cardfight!! fans! HIDIVE’s got great news just for you! Cardfight!! Vanguard will+Dress Season 2 starts on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 6:40 PM ET (23:40 UTC)!

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THE AKIBA MAID WAR DUBCAST EDITION STARTS JANUARY 14!

Hey r/animedubs, are you having a great day today? We’re about to make it even better: We’re rolling out the English dub for Akiba Maid War starting on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET (17:00 UTC)!

Synopsis

In the spring of 1999, bright-eyed Nagomi Wahira moves to Akihabara with dreams of joining a maid café. She quickly dons an apron at café Ton Tokoton, AKA the Oinky Doink Café, but adjusting to life in the big city isn’t easy. Paired with the dour Ranko who never smiles, Nagomi must do her best to elevate the Oinky Doink Café over all other maid cafés vying for top ranking, but she soon discovers not everything is as it seems amid the frills and thrills of the maid cafés of Akihabara…

English Crew

Director - Joey Goubeaud
ADR Script - Marta Bechtol
English Mix - David Lascoe, Brent Marshall
Audio Engineers - David Lascoe, Jonathan Rodriguez, Patrick Marrero, Bryan Leach

English Cast

Nagomi Wahira - Alyssa Marek
Ranko Mannen - Chaney Moore
Yumechi - Cat Thomas
Shiipon - Christina Kelly
Manager - Teresa Zimmerman
Okachimachi - ???

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DORORO ANIME STREAMS ON HIDIVE THIS JANUARY WITH A DUB!

We’re going to start 2023 with a bang. The Winter 2023 season just started, yes, but we’re going to make your January even better by giving you ALL 24 episodes of Dororo on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET (17:00 UTC)! And you’re not just getting the subbed anime; you’re getting the English dub too!

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During the Warring States period, the young thief Dororo encounters Hyakkimaru, a strange, sightless boy who wields fearsome prosthetics in place of his missing limbs. Parts of Hyakkimaru’s body were traded to a group of 12 demons by his father in exchange for power, but thanks to a kindly medicine man, Hyakkimaru survived his horrifying ordeal. Now he roams the land in search of his missing body, and together he and Dororo will fight to survive in an unforgiving, demon-plagued world.

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REVUE STARLIGHT THE MOVIE: WHAT’S BETTER THAN WATCHING IT SUBBED? WATCHING IT DUBBED!

We’ve got good news and even better news. The good news is that you can watch Revue Starlight the Movie right here on HIDIVE. The even better news is that it’s getting a dub on January 30, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET (17:00 UTC)!

Synopsis

It’s nearly time for curtain call, and the members of the 99th graduating class of Seisho Music Academy prepare to take their final bow. But unspoken feelings hang heavy between Karen, Hikari and the other rising stars, and thus the Revue must begin anew — but the Wi(l)d Screen Baroque is unlike any Revue they’ve experienced before. The Top Stars will be tested on the battlefield of the stage, where song, dance and thrilling swordplay collide in the spectacle known as Revue Starlight.

English Crew

ADR Director - John Swasey
ADR Script - Joel McCray
English Mix - Brent Marshall
Audio Engineer - Patrick Marrero

English Cast

Karen - Brittney Karbowski
Hikari - Patricia Duran
Claudine - Christina Kelly
Maya - Olivia Swasey
Mahiru - Maggie Flecknoe
Nana - Luci Christian
Jenna - Shannon Emerick
Kaoruko - Savana Menzel
Futaba - Chelsea McCurdy
Giraffe - Jay Hickman
Karen’s mom - Shelley Calene-Black
Maki - Elissa Cuellar
Masai - Cat Thomas
Sakuragi - Joanne Bonasso
Anemiya - Christy Guidry
Hikari’s Mom - Sara Gaston
Seira - Dominique Meyer
Ritsu - Brenda Palestina
Miho - Mai Le

Additional Voices
Taylor Fono
Kimberly Grace
Ellen Evans
Josh Swasey
Mike Haimoto
Courtland Johnson
John Swasey

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FIRST 12 EPISODES OF KARAKURI CIRCUS ANIME AIRS ON HIDIVE JANUARY 31!

Ladies and gentlemen, and those who identify as neither: Get ready for a death-defying performance starting Monday, January 31, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET (17:00 UTC) as HIDIVE brings you the first 12 subbed episodes of Karakuri Circus (Le Cirque de Karakuri)!

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Following his father’s untimely demise, Masaru Saiga inherits the family fortune as well as his father’s company. Too bad he also inherited a target on his back since his unscrupulous relatives want to murder Masaru and take what’s rightfully his! The only thing standing between Masaru and assassination is a sickly clown named Narumi Kato, a white-haired girl named Shirogane who claims she’s Masaru’s guardian, and the mysterious puppet left to Masaru by his father upon his death.

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PETER GRILL SEASON 2 DUB IS COMING YOUR WAY THANKS TO HIDIVE

If you’ve been putting off watching Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time: Super Extra (Peter Grill to Kenja no Jikan: Super Extra) because it doesn’t have a dub, HIDIVE has the news you’ve been waiting for: The dub starts Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET (17:00 UTC)!

Synopsis

Peter Grill is back and ready for action! Between quelling a goblin incursion, improving trade negotiations with the dwarves, and dealing with a watchful sister who will go berserk if it means keeping him in line, Peter has his work cut out for him. He’s the strongest man in the world, and that means even more women are interested in his “other” talents. It will take every ounce of Peter’s nonexistent willpower to avoid temptation!

English Crew

Director - Kyle Colby Jones
ADR Writer - Kyle Colby Jones
Mix and Sound Design - Brent Marshall

English Cast

Peter Grill - Joe Daniels
Luvellia - Savanna Menzel
Mimi - Holly Segarra
Lisa - Delilah Jones
Piglette - Shelby Blocker
Vegan - Joslyn Johnson
Gobuko - Katelyn Barr
Tim - Benjamin McLaughlin
John - Kyle Colby Jones
Lucy - Maggie Flecknoe
Fulltalia - Olivia Swasey
Guild Master - John Swasey
Mitchie - Brittney Karbowski
Vegetalia - Mark X Laskowski
Ngapopo - Alissa Simmons
Zubzbaro - Juliet Simmons
Goblin Queen - Elissa Cuellar
White Lilly Soldier - Louise Smith
Misslim - Brittney Karbowski
Kenji - Andrew Love
Gyt - Cyrus Rodas
Cellulose - Ellen Evans
Glucose - Alyssa Marek
Brassalia - Shelley Calene-Black
Prodigal Son - Dexter Satya
Automaton - Meg McDonald
Gordo - Luis Galindo
Ogre - Jack Stansbury

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