HIDIVE Adds Armed Girl's Machiavellism Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime streaming service HIDIVE announced on Tuesday that it has added the Armed Girl's Machiavellism to its catalog. All 12 episodes are available to HIDIVE members in Japanese with English subtitles.
Sentai Filmworks licensed the series and streamed it exclusively on Amazon's Anime Strike streaming channel as it aired in Japan last spring. Amazon shut down the channel on January 5 after about a year of service, but Armed Girl's Machiavellism and other Anime Strike titles are still available on Amazon Prime. HIDIVE also added former Anime Strike-exclusive titles Hitorijime My Hero, Kabukibu!, Anonymous Noise, and Grimoire of Zero last month.
Armed Girl's Machiavellism adapts Karuna Kanzaki and Yūya Kurokami's manga. The "school rebellion battle action" story follows Fudō Nomura, who transfers to a school where girls carry weapons to rule mercilessly over the boys. Shortly after transferring he becomes a target of Rin Onigawara, a member of the Five Ruling Swords that commands the school. In order break free he must defeat the Five Ruling Swords.
Hideki Tachibana (BlazBlue Alter Memory, Dragon Crisis!, H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~) directed the anime at the Studio Silver Link (Ange Vierge, Dusk maiden of Amnesia). Kento Shimoyama (Bleach, Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals, Servant × Service) supervised the series scripts, and Shoko Takimoto (BONJOUR Sweet Love Patisserie, Chaos Dragon, Senran Kagura: Estival Versus - Festival Eve Full of Swimsuits) designed the characters. Team-MAX's Hiromi Mizutani (Hell Girl, Non Non Biyori, Toriko) composed the music at Nippon Columbia.