HIDIVE has announced that it will begin simulcasting the Prima Doll anime on July 8, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. EDT.
Prima Doll is described as:
Café “Kuronekotei” boasts an unusual roster of employees. A group of automata, or autonomous mechanical dolls, serve their patrons with a smile, but they weren’t always so suited to domestic life. Just a few years prior, automata served as weapons in the great war, fulfilling the bloody purpose for which they were created. Now that the war has ended, these machines with human hearts search for their place in an unfamiliar, peaceful world — and their search begins at the Kuronekotei café.
HIDIVE has announced that it will begin simulcasting the When Will Ayumu Make His Move? anime on July 8, 2022 at noon EDT.
When Will Ayumu Make His Move? is described as:
When Ayumu quit the Kendo Club to join the illegitimate Shogi Club, he expected to fall for the game of shoji. He didn’t expect to fall for the club’s president, Urushi, who’s as brilliant at playing shoji as Ayumu is at bringing a blush to her face. But Ayumu has vowed not to confess his feelings until he can beat the masterful Urushi in a match, and he has a long way to go before he can stand up to her strategic brilliance. As Ayumu strives to beat his crush and confess, love becomes a battlefield both on and off the shogi board while audiences wonder, “When will Ayumu make his move!?”
HIDIVE has announced that it will begin simulcasting the Chimimo anime on July 7, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
Chimimo is described as:
Chimimo might be an average demon, but he and his horde of minions have big dreams of unleashing hell on earth. Too bad a portal to the human realm drops him into the middle of the Onigami household, where the family’s three unflappable sisters rule the roost with iron fists. Now Chimimo is stuck as their freeloading roommate, and his ambitions of unleashing the apocalypse will have to wait until he can summon the willpower to get off the couch.
HIDIVE has announced that it will begin simulcasting the Call of the Night anime on July 7, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. PDT.
Call of the Night is described as:
Wracked by insomnia and wanderlust, Ko Yamori is driven onto the moonlit streets every night in an aimless search for something he can’t seem to name. His nightly ritual is marked by purposeless introspection — until he meets Nazuna, who might just be a vampire. Ko’s new companion could offer him dark gifts and a vampire’s immortality. But there are conditions that must be met before Ko can sink his teeth into vampirism, and he’ll have to discover just how far he’s willing to go to satisfy his desires before he can heed the Call of the Night.
HIDIVE has announced that it will begin simulcasting the League of Nations Air Force Aviation Magic Band Luminous Witches anime on July 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
The story of League of Nations Air Force Aviation Magic Band Luminous Witches is described as:
The war against invading aliens can’t be won by missiles alone. Team morale matters just as much as launching a counterassault, and that’s where Ginny and her friends come in. Instead of standing on the front lines with the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, the Luminous Witches of the League of Nations Air Force bring smiles to civilians displaced in the human-Neuroi war world with thrilling song and dance — not to mention aerial displays the likes of which the music world has never seen. While they might be non-combatants, these performers know the value of preserving the people’s smiles, and they’ll fight in their unique way to make sure those smiles never fade.
HIDIVE has announced that it will begin simulcasting the Phantom of the Idol anime on July 1, 2022 at 1:53 p.m. EDT.
The story of Phantom of the Idol is described as:
Most idols are fueled by their love of performing before adoring fans. Yuya, however, is fueled by his love of an easy paycheck. Yuya is one half of the idol duo ZINGS, but his supreme laziness (not to mention his disdain for idol fans in general) has him on the brink of getting blacklisted from the business. In a chance backstage encounter, he meets the spectral Asahi, a mysterious former idol who’s eager to stage her own comeback by any means necessary… including assuming complete control of Yuya’s willing body and aiming to become the best idol in the world together. Is their zany partnership a match a made in heaven, or is it pure idol hell?
HIDIVE has announced that it will begin simulcasting the second season of the Made in Abyss anime, Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun, on July 6, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. EDT.
In the story of Made in Abyss, 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 the pit are known as “Cave Raiders.” A little orphan girl named Riko lives in the town of Ōrth 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, Riko starts exploring the caves and discovers a robot who resembles a human boy.
HIDIVE has announced that it will begin streaming the English dub of the Vinland Saga anime on July 7, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. According to the service, all 24 episodes of the series will be available when it launches.
The story of Vinland Saga is described as:
Raised on tales of the legendary land of Vinland, where warmth and plenty abound, young Thorfinn dreams of leaving behind the cold climate of Iceland and venturing into the great unknown. But when Viking sails appear on the horizon, the young boy is conscripted into a life of violence and brutality at the hands of merciless Viking Askalaad. With nothing left to him save revenge, Thorfinn swears vengeance against the man who slew his family, plunging headlong into a sprawling, blood-soaked, coming-of-age epic that marches to the drums of war.
HIDIVE has announced that it will be at Anime Expo 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
HIDIVE will be offering sneak peeks of the first episodes of the service’s Summer 2022 simulcasts, and the schedule for these sneak peeks is:
July 1, 2022
- 12:00 p.m. PDT – Shine Post
- 03:00 p.m. PDT – Tokyo Mew Mew New
- 04:45 p.m. PDT – Doomsday With My Dog
July 2, 2022
- 12:00 p.m. PDT – Prima Doll
- 01:30 p.m. PDT – Call of the Night
July 3, 2022
- 10:30 a.m. PDT – Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie
- 01:30 p.m. PDT – Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season IV
- 08:00 p.m. PDT – My Isekai Life
July 4, 2022
- 10:00 a.m. PDT – Made in Abyss Season 2
- 01:00 p.m. PDT – Vermeil in Gold
The screening of Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie will be taking place at Regal Cinema, and it is the North American premiere for the film. The screening will have a special introduction from the film’s director, Hiroaki Akagi.
HIDIVE will be having its industry panel on July 2, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. PDT in Petree Hall. The service is also hosting a digital panel for the I’m Quitting Heroing anime on July 3, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. PDT in Petree Hall, and it will include an interview with the director and original creator.
HIDIVE has announced that it will begin simulcasting the Vermeil in Gold anime on July 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.
Meet Alto, a hapless student at Royal Ortigia Magic Academy whose academic performance leaves much to be desired. Rather than take a more sensible approach to salvaging his grades in time for graduation, Alto decides to summon a bit of otherworldly assistance. Only after does he learn he’s bound the legendary she-devil Vermeil into service as his familiar. But while Vermeil is a powerful ally sure to turn his grades around, her magic can only be replenished with a kiss, and that makes everything go to hell with Alto’s jealous childhood friend, Lilia. Looks like Alto just unleashed a whole new world of devilish mayhem in Vermeil in Gold.