The spring anime season for 2023 is nearly here, and there is plenty of series to select from. While several are available on Crunchyroll, the streaming site HIDIVE is expected to provide certain anime game-changers beginning next month. Today, the platform has revealed a list of some of the major anime adaptations that we can expect to see in April and beyond, and some of them are sure to catch the interest of the anime-loving public out there.
HIDIVE is now one of the most significant streaming competitors to Crunchyroll, which concentrates mostly on the anime game. HIDIVE is attempting to establish a position in the anime industry with exclusives such as Eminence in Shadow, Urusei Yatsura, Cry of The Night, I’m Leaving Heroing, and Made in Abyss, to name a few. This is certainly true for this year’s spring season, in which the streaming service will offer a number of anime exclusives straight from Japan.
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HIDIVE said earlier this month that it will collaborate with Japan’s MBS Network to provide additional anime exclusives to the platform in the future. After the announcement, John Ledford, the current president of HIDIVE and Sentai Filmworks, had this to say about the collaboration:
“This is a truly historic agreement for HIDIVE and is the culmination of our partnership with MBS. This output deal cements Sentai’s position as one of the world’s most established and leading suppliers of popular and high-quality anime content. But not only that, The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: from Villainess to Savior and the other series will significantly elevate HIDIVE’s reputation with fans as not only the new go-to anime streaming platform but also as the pipeline to some of Japan’s most highly anticipated titles.”
This spring anime season is one of the busiest in recent memory, with series like Demon Slayer, Dr. Stone, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury, and many more making significant returns. As HIDIVE and Crunchyroll vie for anime dominance, there are several more contestants in the running. Anime exclusives are also on the way from Netflix and Disney+.
List of Spring 2023 Anime To Stream on HIDIVE
Alice Fear Aegis Expansion
Premiere: April 3rd
Centuries ago, mankind abandoned planet Earth after the Vice, a race of mechanical aliens, drove them from their home into a life adrift in space. Now resigned to starships forged of pieces of Earth’s shattered moon, the final hope for humanity lies in the hands of Actresses, young women born with the ability to wield the only weapons that can harm the Vice: Alice Gears, mechanical suits that can finally turn the tide against the alien incursion.
The Dangers in My Heart
Premiere: April 1st
Fascinated by murder and all things macabre, Kyotaro daydreams of acting out his twisted fantasies on his unsuspecting classmates — but an encounter with Anna Yamada, the gorgeous class idol, lights a spark in the darkness of his heart. It’s a classic tale of an antisocial boy falling for a popular girl, but neither are who they appear to be at first glance. Will Kyotaro and Anna defy their expectations of each other — and of themselves? Based on the shonen rom-com slice of life manga series by Norio Sakurai and serialized in Akita Shoten’s Manga Cross.
Tokyo Mew Mew Mew
Premiere: April 4th
The scientists of the μ(Mew) Project use DNA of endangered species to create a team of heroines imbued with amazing abilities. Armed with the skills of an Iriomote cat, Ichigo must band together with other Mew Mew girls to repel an alien incursion.
Premiere: April 7th
Takamimi Shrine has an unusual resident – Elda, an ancient elf who’s obsessed with video games! The shrine’s teenage attendant, Koito Koganei, keeps this reclusive otaku well supplied with energy drinks and junk food. Even though she loves 100%-ing her games, Elda has duties to attend to, and Koganei is bound and determined to make this otaku elf fulfill them! It’ll just take an offering or two to bribe—um, we mean convince Elda to put down her new game…
Too Cute Crisis
Premiere: April 7th
Invading alien Liza Luna wants nothing more than to destroy planet Earth… after she gets in a little sightseeing, first. But her travels soon take her into a cat café, where the furry felines inside invade her heart just as surely as Liza invaded Earth! Destroying the world won’t be so easy now that she’s discovered the joys of kitty cats…
Insomniacs After School
Premiere: To Be Announced
Ganta Nakami is a high school student who suffers from insomnia. One day, he meets Isaki Magari, a girl with the same condition. A strange, but special relationship forms as they share a secret and catch up on their sleep in their school’s abandoned observatory…
Oshi no Ko
Premiere: To Be Announced
When a pregnant young starlet appears in Gorou Amemiya’s countryside medical clinic, the doctor takes it upon himself to safely (and secretly) deliver Ai Hoshino’s child so she can make a scandal-free return to the stage. But no good deed goes unpunished, and on the eve of her delivery, he finds himself slain at the hands of Ai’s deluded stalker — and subsequently reborn as Ai’s child, Aquamarine Hoshino! The glitz and glamor of showbiz hide the dark underbelly of the entertainment industry, threatening to dull the shine of his favorite star. Can he help his new mother rise to the top of the charts? And what will he do when unthinkable disaster strikes?
Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible
(Continuation) Episode 7 Premiere: May 16th
Junta Shiraishi has one goal: to experience youth to the fullest! But that’s not easy when you’re a wallflower with the presence of wet paint. Junta is so invisible, people at school swear he skipped class even when he’s sitting right behind them. Life is boring when no one talks to you—but that changes when Junta meets Nagisa Kubo. She’s the only person who pays him any attention, and her constant teasing is sure to turn Junta’s quiet life upside down because Kubo won’t let him be invisible!
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