DIVE!! TV Anime to Stream Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Eto Mori's youth novel series DIVE!! revealed on Wednesday that the anime will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in Japan and foreign countries. The anime will premiere on Fuji TV's Noitamina block in July, and Amazon has an exclusivity deal with Fuji TV's Noitamina shows.
Kaoru Suzuki (Pupipō!, episode director for Hellsing TV, Battery the Animation, InuYasha) is directing the series at ZERO-G. Suzuhito Yasuda (Yozakura Quartet manga creator, character designer for Durarara!!, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) is handling the original character design, and Touko Machida (Lucky Star, Endride, Wake Up, Girls!) is overseeing the scripts.
Yuuki Kaji will star in the series as Tomoki Sakai (pictured bottom in image right), a member of the MDC.
Mori (Colorful original creator, screenplay for Black Jack OAV, Black Jack The Movie) wrote the original four-volume novel series between 2000 and 2002. The series revolves around the Mizuki Diving Club (MDC), which is on the verge of closing down after having financial troubles. The club's new coach persuades the club's parent company to stay open on one condition: that the club sends one of its members to next year's olympics as part of Japan's olympic team.