HIDIVE to Stream Just Because, Rocket Girls Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
HIDIVE announced on Tuesday and Wednesday that it will stream the Just Because and Rocket Girls anime.
The full Just Because anime, including the special, will be available on December 28 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Central America, South America, Netherlands, and Scandinavia.
HIDIVE describes the series:
For a group of high school seniors, a chance reunion with a transfer student will change the course of their final year. Eita Izumi has come back to his hometown after four years and encounters some unlikely acquaintances: Haruto Soma, Eita's childhood friend; Ena Komiya, the photography student who witnesses Eita and Haruto's reunion; Mio Natsume, whose feelings for her middle school crush still linger; and Hazuki Morikawa, a girl who seems uninterested in romantic relationships.
Atsushi Kobayashi (Girls & Panzer storyboards, episode director) directed the anime at PINE JAM, with Hajime Kamoshida (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) as the scriptwriter and Kiseki Himura (Sword Art Online: Progressive manga, Tawawa on Monday) as the original character designer. Hiroyuki Yoshii (Tawawa on Monday) adapted the character designs for animation.
The beginning of Rocket Girls will be available on December 24, with new episodes added on Mondays. The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Central America, and South America.
Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime and will release it on Blu-ray Disc on January 15. The company describes the series:
Yukari Morita's father disappeared years ago, but she's determined to find him even if that means traveling all the way to the Solomon Islands. Meanwhile, the Solomon Space Association has a big problem. Their rockets can't take astronauts into space. When Yukari's path crosses with the SSA director, who realizes she's small enough to handle an old rocket's weight requirements, he offers her the deal of allowing the SSA to help her find her father if she becomes an astronaut.
The anime based on Housuke Nojiri's novel debuted in 2007, and Bandai Entertainment previously released the series on DVD in 2008. Viz Media published the original novel.
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