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HIDIVE Acquires 'Management of a Novice Alchemist' for Fall 2022

HOUSTON, TX — SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 — HIDIVE announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to Management of a Novice Alchemist, the heartfelt fantasy anime series based on the light novel of the same name by Mizuho Itsuki. The series will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE this fall.

Orphaned Sarasa just graduated from the Royal Alchemist Academy, and that means her longed-for life of elegance and riches is close at hand! As a graduation gift, her teacher gifts her a house to set up shop — but Sarasa's dilapidated new digs are beyond far-flung. What's a novice alchemist to do when they're stuck in the middle of nowhere with a business to run and supplies to gather from a very dangerous natural world? Whether it's facing down frightening fantasy creatures or finding creative ways to attract customers, Sarasa has her work cut out for her as she achieves her dream of becoming the greatest alchemist around!

Studio ENGI (A Certain Scientific Railgun T) handles animation production for this charming series. The series is directed Hiroshi Ikehata (episode director in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) with series composition from Shigeru Murakoshi (I'm Quitting Heroing, Zombie Land Saga). Yōsuke Itō (The Detective Is Already Dead, Key Animation for Pokémon XY) provides character design and serves as chief animation director.

The series stars Kanon Takao (Yuri in Encouragement of Climb Season 3) as Sarasa Feed, Hina Kino (Kaede Kurushima in Steins;Gate 0) as Lorea, Saori Ōnishi (Aiz Wallenstein in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) as Iris Lotze and Nanaka Suwa (Yui in BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense.) as Kate Starven.

The future home video release of Management of a Novice Alchemist will be distributed by and available from Sentai.

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HIDIVE, the newest addition to AMC Network's portfolio of targeted streaming services, offers the best in anime and live-action entertainment to both die-hard otaku and burgeoning fans of Japanese pop-culture. In addition to its extensive library of movies and episodic series, each season HIDIVE brings a new selection of the latest titles from Japan in both simulcast and exclusive DUBCAST™ editions – all of which can be viewed on a wide array of platforms including web browsers, smartphones, TVs, streaming devices and gaming consoles. For more information on HIDIVE or to sign-up for a free 7-day trial, visit www.HIDIVE.com.

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