Enter HIDIVE – The New Free And Legal Anime Streaming Website

Anime has seen a lot of support over the past few years with many companies providing new shows across legal streaming sites like Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and Funimation. But now a new one has entered the scene.

HIDIVE launched earlier this week with a mission – free and legal anime streams with a premium service offering tons of content at a surprisingly good price point of $3.99 per month for the time being. The service has been supported by Sentai Filmworks and in return a number of their titles are now available for legal streaming. Many of which you may have seen appear already on Crunchyroll but the difference here is that it will also be the home for a lot of titles once exclusive to The Anime Network and also some upcoming Summer 2017 titles. The Anime Network will discontinue its online services and remain as a Video on Demand site so any titles that were UK accessible will be gone from there. But the good news is that HIDIVE will help clear the void.

The link to the website is here.

So what does the service have to offer that compares themselves to others you may ask? Well then, here’s a list that explains the memberships available.

Free

  • Access to most anime content in Standard Definition and a HTML5 player
  • Ads will be displayed
  • Audio is Japanese with English subtitles only
  • White and Yellow font options during playback

Premium ($3.99 per month – limited time introduction offer)

  • Access to all anime content in High Definition and a HTML5 player
  • Same content that the Free owners have plus…
  • No Ads
  • English dubs available
  • Uncensored Versions available
  • Movies & OVA episodes available
  • Custom Avatars
  • Exclusive access to new simulcasts

From first glance this is basically a mix between Crunchyroll and Funimation in terms of how they’re handling the service, so this is a step in the right direction. The price point is also pretty good considering its select number of content available. Now we can confirm that HIDIVE will support the United Kingdom & Ireland (which makes sense as Sentai Filmworks also have UK rights to select titles) so we did some research and have offered a comprehensive list of titles available and compatible for the time being.

Yes that’s right, we can confirm that Legend of the Galactic Heroes is among the ones listed. Sentai Filmworks will be offering the entire series episode by episode followed by the films in due time on HIDIVE.

Titles available in English & original Japanese audio with English subtitles:

  • Akame ga Kill!
  • AKB0048
  • AKB0048: Next Stage
  • Amnesia
  • Angel Beats!
  • Angelic Layer
  • Azumanga Daioh
  • Black Bullet
  • Brynhildr in the Darkness
  • Brynhildr in the Darkness (OVA)
  • BTOOOM!
  • Campione!
  • Chaika -The Coffin Princess-
  • Chaika -The Coffin Princess- Avenging Battle
  • Chivalry of a Failed Knight
  • Devil Survivor 2 the Animation
  • Diabolik Lovers
  • Diabolik Lovers II: More, Blood
  • Dog & Scissors
  • Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
  • Dusk Maiden of Amnesia (OVA)
  • The Familiar of Zero
  • Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei
  • Fate/Kaleid liner Primsa Illya 2wei Herz!
  • From the New World
  • Gatchaman (1972)
  • Gatchaman (1994)
  • Gatchaman: The Movie (1978)
  • Gatchaman Crowds
  • Gatchaman Crowds: Insight
  • Girls und Panzer
  • Girls und Panzer (OVAs)
  • Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East
  • Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East (Season 2)
  • Hakuoki: Dawn of the Fleeting Blossom
  • Hakuoki: Dawn of the Fleeting Blossom (OVAs): A Memory of Snow Flowers
  • Hakuoki: Dawn of the Fleeting Blossom (Season 2): Record of the Jade Blood
  • Hakuoki: Dawn of the Fleeting Blossom (Season 3): Dawn of the Shinsengumi
  • Hakuoki Theatrical Version Movie 1: Wild Dance of Kyoto
  • Hakuoki Theatrical Version Movie 2: Warrior Spirit of the Blue Sky
  • Hiiro no Kakera: The Tamayori Princess Saga
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?
  • Kokoro Connect
  • Kokoro Connect (OVAs)
  • La storia della Arcana Famiglia
  • La storia della Arcana Famiglia (OVA)
  • Leviathan – The Last Defense
  • Little Busters!
  • Little Busters! Refrain
  • Log Horizon
  • Magical Warfare
  • Majestic Prince
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
  • My Love Story!!
  • Mysterious Girlfriend X
  • Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
  • Nakaimo ~ My Little Sister is Among Them!
  • Night Raid 1931
  • No Game No Life
  • Nobunaga the Fool
  • Parasyte -the maxim-
  • Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc
  • Queen’s Blade: Rebellion
  • Say “I Love You”
  • School-Live
  • Shining Hearts
  • SoniAi: Super Sonico the Animation
  • This Boy Can Fight Aliens
  • This Boy Caught A Merman
  • Tsuritama
  • Utawarerumono: The False Faces
  • Watamote: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Unpopular!
  • Wizard Barristers

Titles available in original Japanese audio with English subtitles:

  • ARGEVOLLEN
  • Armed Girl Machivellism*
  • Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemist of the Dusk Sky
  • Atom: The Beginning*
  • Bakuon!!
  • BanG Dream!
  • Beautiful Bones -Sakurako’s Investigation-
  • Blade & Soul
  • Blade Dance of the Elementalers
  • Bodacious Space Pirates
  • Casshan
  • Celestial Method
  • ClassicaLoid
  • Cobra the Animation*
  • Cobra the Animation: The Psychogun*
  • Cobra the Animation: Time Drive*
  • The Comic Artist and His Assistants
  • Cuticle Detective Inaba
  • Dai Shogun Great Revolution
  • DD Fist of the North Star
  • Devil and Realist
  • The Eden of Grisaia
  • The Familiar of Zero (Season 2): Knight of the Twin Moons
  • The Familiar of Zero (Season 3): “Rondo” of Princesses
  • The Familiar of Zero (Season 3): “Rondo” of Princesses (OVA)
  • Fantasista Doll
  • Flip Flappers
  • The Flowers of Evil
  • Flying Witch
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate
  • Frame Arm Girls*
  • The Fruit of Grisaia
  • GATE
  • Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods
  • Girlish Number
  • Girls Beyond the Wasteland
  • Glasslip
  • Golden Time
  • Grimoire of Zero*
  • Gugure! Kokkuri-san
  • Haikyu!!
  • Haikyu!! Second Season
  • Haikyu!! Third Season
  • Hello!! KINMOZA!
  • The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat
  • Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
  • Humanity Has Declined
  • Invaders of the Rokujyoma?!
  • Is the Order a Rabbit?
  • Is the Order a Rabbit??
  • Kabukibu*
  • Kamigami no Asobi
  • KINMOZA!
  • La Corda D’oro: Blue Sky
  • The Labyrinth of Grisaia
  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes*
  • Locodol
  • Log Horizon (Season 2)
  • Long Riders!
  • Love Lab
  • Love Stage!!
  • Magic of Stella
  • Majestic Prince: Wings to the Future
  • Matoi the Sacred Slayer
  • Momokuri
  • Momokyun Sword
  • Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
  • Natsuyuki Rendezvous
  • Non Non Biyori
  • Non Non Biyori Repeat
  • Norn9: Norn+Nonet*
  • Nurse Witch Komugi R
  • Onigirl
  • The Perfect Insider
  • The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
  • PUNCH LINE
  • Sabagebu! Survival Game Club
  • Sagrada Reset*
  • Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-
  • The Severing Crime Edge
  • So I Can’t Play H
  • Space Brothers
  • Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side*
  • Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
  • Tari Tari
  • Time Bokan: Royal Revival*
  • Triage X
  • Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
  • Unlimited Psychic Squad
  • Urara Meirocho*
  • Urashiman
  • Uta no Prince Sama 1000%
  • Uta no Prince Sama 2000%
  • Uta no Prince Sama: Revolutions
  • Wakaba Girl
  • Wakaba Girl (OVA)
  • Wish Upon the Pleiades
  • The World is Still Beautiful
  • Young Black Jack
  • Yuyushiki

Titles available in English dubbed only:

  • Battle of the Planets
  • Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
  • Mezzo
  • Princess Tutu
  • Yumeria

*notes title is exclusive to Premium members only

UPDATE! We have discovered more titles now added and UK compatible for the service. What’s notable about these lot is that they were advertised as Amazon Prime exclusive titles in North America only. No other region aside from Australia were able to get access to the show on other platforms. This is the first time UK fans will be able to stream these titles legally:

Armed Girl Machivellism
Atom: The Beginning
Grimoire of Zero
Kabukibu
Sagrada Reset
Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side

All six of these titles are currently available for Premium owners only.

NormanicGrav

As Weiss once said "But enough of this introductory chatter! Let us hear your tale!". After finishing University studying Game Development and once taking charge of SHU's anime society. Grav ventures on as a News Reporter, Moderator and Discord Admin. If you see that massive legal streaming thread Grav heroically did all that and had consumed many hours of his life. The reason? He was bored.

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