Following recently announced sci-fi rom-com acquisitions love flops and isekai adaptation The Eminence in the Shadow, HIDIVE, the anime site of AMC Network, has announced three additional titles that will soon be available to fans: Management of a Novice Alchemist, My master has no tail and Encouragement to climb: next summit.
Premiering this fall, HIDIVE has acquired exclusive rights to Management of a Novice Alchemistthe fantasy anime series based on the light novel of the same name by Mizuho Itsuki.
Synopsis: Orphan Sarasa has just graduated from the Royal Alchemist Academy, which means her long-awaited life of elegance and wealth is just around the corner! As a graduation present, her teacher gives her a house to settle in, but Sarasa’s dilapidated new digs are more than far away. What’s a novice alchemist to do when they’re stuck in the middle of nowhere with a business to run and supplies to scavenge in a very dangerous natural world?
From battling spooky fantasy creatures to finding creative ways to attract customers, Sarasa has her work cut out for her as she pursues her dream of becoming the greatest alchemist around!
The stars of the series Kanon Takao (Yuri in Climbing Encouragement Season 3) as Sarasa Feed, Hina Kino (Kaede Kurushima in Steins;Gate 0) like Lorea, Saori Onishi (Aiz Wallenstein in Is it wrong to try to pick up girls in a dungeon?) like Iris Lotze and Nanaka Suwa (Yui in BOFURI: I don’t want to hurt myself, so I’m going to maximize my defense.) as Kate Starven.
Hosted by Studio ENGI (A certain scientific railgun T), the series is directed by Hiroshi Ikehata (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) with a composition by Shigeru Murakoshi (I arrest the heroThe Zombie Land Saga). Yosuke Itō (The detective is already dead; key animation, Pokemon XYlisten)) provides character design and serves as chief animation director.
HIDIVE has also acquired the exclusive rights to My master has no tailthe anime adaptation of the serialized manga in Kodansha’s good! Afternoon magazine, for a fall premiere.
Synopsis: Over time, supernatural and shapeshifting tanuki have enjoyed playing tricks on humanity. A brave tanuki, Mameda, is no different. But there is a big problem. She wasn’t born in the old days – she was born in a modern, more cynical age! How can she fulfill her mischievous destiny as a tanuki when supernatural hijinks are a thing of the past?
She finds an angle when she meets Bunko, a master of the Japanese art of rakugo, who uses storytelling to seduce his audience. Mameda is determined to use rakugo to cast a spell over humanity, but this tanuki trickster must first convince the meaningless Bunko to take her on as an apprentice.
This was made by the animation studio LIDENFILMS (call of the night). It is directed by Hideyo Yamamoto (Cells at Work Code Black) with serial composition by Touko Machida (Good star). The stars of the series Hibiku Yamamura (Nanami Kuon in Ya Boy Kongming!) like Bunko and MAO (Yukari in Takagi-san teasing master) like Mameda.
Finally, HIDIVE’s exclusive fall rights acquisitions announced today are complemented by EEncouragement from Climb: Next Summita new adaptation of the mountaineering manga of the same name in comic earth star magazine.
Synopsis: Aoi Yukimura’s fear of heights won’t hold her back in the upcoming adaptation of Climbing Encouragement! Joined by other mountaineering enthusiasts, including the fiery Hinata Kuraue and the other mountaineers they met on their journey to great heights, Aoi and his friends take on tough challenges and conquer new heights as they soar on adventures through the mountain ranges of Japan.
New fans of the franchise will get to know the world of Climbing Encouragement via a selection of compilation episodes that reintroduce fan-favorite characters and beloved moments from the series. Later episodes contain all-new stories that continue Aoi’s story and her ambition to overcome her fears and achieve her dreams.
Staff and cast from past adaptations of this charming series have reprized their roles, including studio 8bit (This time I got reincarnated as a Slime) and director Yusuke Yamamoto (Welcome to NHK). Yusuke Matsuo (Girls [email protected] Cinderella) provides character design.
The stars of the series Yuka Iguchi (Mako Reizei in Girls and Panzer) as Aoi Yukimura, Kana Asumi (Komari Koshigaya in No No Biyori) as Hinata Karaue, Yoko Hikasa (Mio Akiyama in K-ON!) as Kaede Saito, Yui Ogura (Kokoro in Grand Jahy will not be defeated!) like Kokona Aoba, Nao Toyama (Rin Shima in Relaxed camp) like Honoka Kurosaki and Emir Iwai (Mei-Mei Xiang in Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of the Underworld Part 2) like Koharu.
Future home versions of all three series will be distributed and available from Sentai.