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HIDIVE Reveals Streaming Territories, Debut Dates For Battle Girl High School, Made in Abyss Anime

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Battle Girl High School gets U.S./international stream, Made in Abyss gets international stream

Streaming service HIDIVE revealed on Friday the streaming debut dates and territories for its planned streams of the Battle Girl High School and Made in Abyss anime series.

HIDIVE will stream Battle Girl High School in the United States, as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. The site will stream the series on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. UTC (12:30 p.m. EDT) starting on July 2.

The school action role-playing game the anime is based on is set in the year 2045. The world has been contaminated by Irōsu (mysterious invaders who suddenly appeared), and humans find themselves restricted and contained. Standing boldly against these invaders are ordinary girls everywhere, without a powerful army or even weapons. The Shinjugammine Girls Academy is a school for these "Hoshimori" (Star Guardians) destined to fight the Irōsu. The player is assigned to this academy to train the girls and take back the contaminated Earth.

The anime will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX and BS11 on July 2 at 24:30 (effectively July 3 at 12:30 a.m.) before airing on Kansai TV at 25:55 (effectively at 1:55 a.m.). The series will premiere on AT-X on July 5 at 24:30 (effectively July 6 at 12:30 a.m.). The series will stream for free on YouTube from July 3 to September 30. The first episode will premiere on YouTube on July 3 at 12:00 p.m., and one new episode will be added every week until all episodes are streaming. The anime will also stream on d Anime Store (Docomo Anime Store), Bandai Channel, AbemaTV, Amazon, Anime Hōdai, and U-NEXT.

Noriaki Akitaya (Bakuman., Castle Town Dandelion) is directing the anime at SILVER LINK. Yasuyuki Ōishi (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Blade & Soul episode director) is serving as assistant director, and Kazuo Miyake (Gintama, Code Geass episode director) is serving as series director. Yousuke Kuroda (My Hero Academia, Gundam Build Fighters) is in charge of series composition. Shūhei Yamamoto (Anime De Training! Ex) and Hideki Furukawa (Magic of Stella, Invaders of the Rokujyōma!?) are designing the characters.

HIDIVE will stream Made in Abyss outside of the United States, in: the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Central America, and South America. The site will stream the series on Fridays at 2:00 p.m. UTC starting on July 7. Amazon's Anime Strike service is streaming the series in the United States starting on July 7.

In the story, an enormous pit and cave system called the "Abyss" is the only unexplored place in the world. Strange and wonderful creatures reside in its depths, and it is full of precious relics that current humans are unable to make. The mysteries of the Abyss fascinate humans, and they head down to explore. The adventurers who venture into pit are known as "Cave Raiders." A little orphan girl named Rico lives in the town of Ōsu on the edge of the Abyss. Her dream is to become a Cave Raider like her mother and solve the mysteries of the cave system. One day, Rico starts exploring the caves and discovers a robot who resembles a human boy.

The series will premiere in Japan on July 7 on AT-X at 9:30 p.m, and then on Tokyo MX later that evening at 1:40 a.m. and on BS11 at 3:00 a.m. The series will later air on TV Aichi, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting, and Saga TV. The anime will stream in Japan only on Amazon Prime Video on Saturdays around 1:40 a.m. starting on July 7.

Masayuki Kojima (Black Bullet, Tibetan Dog) is directing the anime at the studio Kinema Citrus (Scorching Ping Pong Girls, Barakamon). Hideyuki Kurata (Samurai Flamenco, The World God Only Knows) is in charge of series composition, and Kazuchika Kise (Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture, xxxHOLiC) is designing the characters. Kevin Penkin (Norn9, Under the Dog) is composing the music.

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