HIDIVE Announces First Anime Additions for 2023

As the Fall 2022 anime schedule has passed half of many of its new anime premieres this season, it’s time to get ready for what could be coming our way next year as HIDIVE releases their first exclusive releases for the anime year 2023. ! 2022 has been one of the strongest years for anime in recent history, as anime productions continue to recover from all the adversities of the ongoing COVID pandemic over the past few years, and that means there are quite a few gems to enjoy. That also seems to be the case for 2023 when we look at the first offer from HIDIVE.

HIDIVE announced their first major licenses for Winter 2023 and beyond during Anime NYC (and on their official website), and they include some huge new hits, such as the highly anticipated adaptation of Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokari’s Oshi no No, a major light novel series hit with Spy Classroom, with more coming our way in the upcoming Simulcast slate of Winter 2023 or beyond. The currently confirmed range of exclusive HIDIVE offers for 2023 breaks down as follows:

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What’s coming to HIDIVE in 2023?

  • Spy Classroom (simulcast winter 2023) – Conflict-ravaged countries now deploy secret agents instead of missiles. Lily is recruited for espionage training… but her hands-on skills are absolutely terrible. Desperate to succeed, she jumps 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 Impassible Mission and defeat 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.
  • Kubo Don’t Let Me Be Invisible (simulcast winter 2023) – Junta Shiraishi has only one goal: to live the 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 if he’s right behind. Everything changes when Junta meets Nagisa Kubo. She is the only person who gives 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.
  • My Life as a Dog by Inukai-san (simulcast winter 2023) – They say every dog ​​has his day. That’s especially true for our protagonist, who has just turned into a dog and now lives every day under the care of his crush, Inukai-san! She adores her new companion, and although he wants to return to human form one day, there is something wonderful about caring for the person he loves. Enjoy life through the eyes of a dog 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.
  • Endo and Kobayashi Live! The latest news about Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte (simulcast winter 2023) Endo and Kobayashi just decided to play A Magical Romance, another game with a cunning villain named Lieselotte. Kobayashi thinks Lieselotte is a traditionally dastardly villain, but Endo insists Lieselotte is simply misunderstood. The pair bicker and argue about Lieselotte’s character and motivations. But little do they know that Lieselotte’s in-game fiancée can hear their every word, and their colorful chatter will lead him down a very different path than his character should be treading! Based on an imaginative series of novels written by Suzu Enoshima and illustrated by Eihi.
  • Tsurune – The Linking Shot – (Second Season) (simulcast winter 2023)Main character Minato Narumiya has revived his passion for kyudo, the Japanese martial art of archery. Together with his friends in the school’s kyudo club, he returns for a brand new second season and a feature film of Kyoto Animation’s beloved film. Tsurune. Based on the three-part 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 the same year in December.
  • The dangers in mine Heart (2023) – 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 beautiful class idol, ignites a spark in the darkness of his heart. It’s a classic story about an antisocial boy who falls in love with a popular girl, but neither of them are who they seem at first glance. Will Kyotaro and Anna defy their expectations of each other – and of themselves? Based on the shonen rom-com slice of life manga series by Norio Sakurai and serialized in Akita Shoten’s Manga cross.
  • Oshi no Ko (2023) – When a pregnant young starlet shows up at Dr. Gorou Amemiya, he takes it upon himself to safely (and secretly) deliver Ai Hoshino’s child. But on the eve of her delivery, he is killed by Ai’s deluded stalker – then reborn as Ai’s child, Aquamarine Hoshino! The dark underbelly of the entertainment industry threatens to dim the glow of its favorite star. Can he help his new mom to the top? And what will he do when disaster strikes? Based on the sein drama manga series by Aka Akasaka and serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly young jump.
  • Tsurune The Movie – The First Shot – (AKA Gekijouban Tsurune – Hajimari no Issha) (in theaters 2023) – Main character Minato Narumiya has revived his passion for kyudo, the Japanese martial art of archery. Together with his friends in the school’s kyudo club, he returns for a brand new second season and a feature film of Kyoto Animation’s beloved film. Tsurune. Based on the three-part 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 the same year in December.

READ MORE: Oshi no Ko will make anime debut next year with super long premiere | Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible Shares New Anime Poster

What do you think of the first additions to HIDIVE’s lineup next year? Which new anime are you most looking forward to? Let us know all your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even contact me directly about all things animation and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!

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