Original Anime “Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night” Brings Unique Slice of Life to HIDIVE This April

North American Premiere Screening Set for March 29 at Anime Boston 2024

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HOUSTON, TX March 11, 2024 — AMC Networks streaming service HIDIVE, home to the best in anime, revealed today that the new original anime Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night will join its Spring 2024 slate as an exclusive simulcast series. Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night is set in Central Tokyo’s Shibuya City. Shibuya City is the center of Japanese youth culture and its street are a frenzied mix of fashion, art, entertainment and nightlife — providing the perfect back drop for this unique slice of life, coming-of-age ensemble drama and its cast of characters. HIDIVE will host the North American premiere of Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night Episodes 1 & 2 on March 29 at  at Anime Boston 2024.

“We’re delighted to add Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night to HIDIVE’s Spring 2024 line-up of exclusive simulcast series,” said John Ledford, President of HIDIVE. “With animation by Doga Kobo, the studio behind 2023’s global smash hit Oshi no Ko, this original coming-of-age ensemble drama is sure to be one of top new series of the year. Fans do not want to miss a single episode of Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night!”

Shibuya is a city full of identity. It is here on Shibuya’s late night streets that illustrator Mahiru Kozuki, former idol Kano Yamanouchi, Vtuber Kiui Watase and composer Mei Kim Anouk Takanashi — four young women who are slightly outside the world — join together and form an anonymous artist group called JELEE. “I” also want to shine like someone else. If it’s not me but “we” then we might be able to shine.

Produced by Doga Kobo as part of the studio’s 50th anniversary, Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night is directed by Ryohei Takeshita and written by Yūki Yaku along with character design by Junichiro Taniguchi and music by Masaru Yokoyama. The Japanese cast stars Miku Itou as Mahiru Kozuki, Rie Takahashi as Kano Yamanouchi, Miyu Tomita as Kiui Watase, and Miyuri Shimabukuro as Mei Kim Anouk Takanashi.

The manga adaptation of Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night will be serialized by Kodansha in its “Magazine Pocket” manga app concurrently with the anime series.

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HIDIVE is home to some of Japan’s very best anime and among the fastest growing services in AMC Network’s streaming portfolio. From TV series to movies to original video animations, HIDIVE offers one of the anime industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic anime created by Japan’s leading and emerging producers. Each season, subscribers have exclusive access to first-run simulcasts of the best new anime at or near the same time as their Japanese broadcast. HIDIVE can be viewed on a wide array of platforms, including desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone and connected TV,  and is currently available by subscription in the U.S. and Canada as well as key overseas markets including the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information on HIDIVE or to sign-up for a free 7-day trial, visit www.hidive.com.

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