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Sentai Filmworks Licenses The Thousand Musketeers for HIDIVE Simulcast

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime premieres July 3, will air through September

Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the television anime adaptation of Marvelous' The Thousand Musketeers (Senjūshi: The Thousand Noble Musketeers) smartphone game for streaming and home video. HIDIVE will simulcast the series beginning on July 3, with new episodes streaming on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

The show will stream in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, South America and other select territories.

The anime will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX on July 3 at 11:00 p.m., before airing later that evening on Sun TV, TV Aichi, and BS11. The series will air through September.

Sentai Filmworks describes the series:

The Thousand Musketeers TV series follows the struggle of a ragtag resistance effort battling against the World Empire, a tyrannical regime intent on oppressing lives and suppressing liberty. Although modern weapons are forbidden, the resistance fighters repurpose antique weapons that had been regarded as works of art, not deadly arms. But the balance of power changes as these relics of ancient wars respond to the plight of the resistance and come to life as noble musketeers who take up the weapons they were born from and fight to bring a sliver of hope back to the world!

Kenichi Kasai (Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile, Bakuman) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment. Takashi Aoshima (Sanrio Boys, Himōto! Umaru-chan) is the series supervisor, Majiro (Barakamon, Macross Delta) is the character designer, and Hiroshi Takaki (Devils and Realist, AKB0048) is composing the music.

The game launched on iOS and Android on March 22. The game is also inspiring an ongoing manga adaptation by Miki Daichi that launched in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine on June 4.

Sources: Sentai Filmworks press release, HIDIVE press release

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