HOUSTON, TX June 1, 2023 — Anime streaming service HIDIVE, in partnership with Nippon TV, revealed today its plans for the North American premiere of Episodes 1 & 2 of new action-fantasy series HELCK at Anime Expo 2023 next month. The screening of HELCK will be presented in English subtitles and take place on Saturday, July 1 in the Platinum Ballroom at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, Calif. Earlier this year, HIDIVE announced its acquisition of HELCK, which is based on the popular shōnen manga written and illustrated by Nanaki Nanao. The new series will debut after Anime Expo as part of HIDIVE’s Summer 2023 Simulcast Season.


HELCK North American Premiere
Episode 1 & 2 Screening

Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 1:30 pm Pacific

Platinum Ballroom – JW Marriott

“We are thrilled to present the North American premiere of HELCK in partnership with Nippon TV,” said John Ledford, President of HIDIVE. “We’re committed to creating exceptional fan experiences and we can’t wait to share the first two episodes of this exciting new series with attendees at this year’s Anime Expo. Shonen fans will not want to miss this special HELCK premiere!”

Directed by Tatsuo Sato, HELCK is written by Toshizo Nemoto and Mitsutaka Hirota and animated by SATELIGHT Inc. The series stars Katsuyuki Konishi as Helck, Mikako Komatsu as Vermilio, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Azudra, Akira Ishida as Hon, and Shiki Aoki as Asta.

A certain country in the demon world. The Demon King was defeated by the hands of one of the heroes, and a competition was held for the title of the New Demon King. The Imperial Four Heavenly Kings Vermilio, who is in charge of the tournament, is furious at the participation of the human hero Helck, who is supposed to be her enemy. After receiving news of the fall of the castle of Urum before the final, Vermilio sets out to retake Urum Castle with Helck and other finalists. With a smile, Helck says, “Let’s destroy humans.” Are those words true? The truth behind the smile is…

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