US distributor Sentai Filmworks during Anime Expo 2018 have announced the rights to the upcoming Summer 2018 anime series Revue Starlight (Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight) for simulcast and home video.
HIDIVE will be streaming the series for the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Latin America and other select territories. The series is an original anime from studio Kinema Citrus, and the first episode will be available on Saturday 14th July 2018 with new episodes available each week at 1:00pm UTC.
HIDIVE describes the series as follows:
After receiving a mysterious invitation to audition for a coveted spot with, Starlight, a popular musical revue troupe, star-struck contestants begin honing their talents and competing against each other for a chance of a lifetime. Among the hopefuls are childhood friends, Karen and Hikari, who once promised each other that they would take the stage together. With each contender working tirelessly hard to win, it’s the girls’ passionate dedication to their lifelong dream that’ll truly transform their performances as the curtains rise.
In addition to this series, HIDIVE will also be offering a ton of Dubcast options for select anime series! The following anime that will be given a dubcast (i.e. English dub during simulcast season) are:
Mr. Tonegawa Middle Management Blues (Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa)
Real Girl (3D Kanojo)
Revue Starlight (Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight)
Tada Never Falls in Love (Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai)
HIDIVE offers over 235 anime titles including over 110 with English audio support. Recent anime additions include Aura Battler Dunbine, Cutie Honey Universe, Glass Mask 1984, Initial D Legend, Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gaiden, Pop Team Epic, Typhoon Noruda and many more.
The subscription service, offers 1080p streaming, uncensored versions for select titles, English audio and more, for $4.99 per month or $47.88 per year.
Source: HIDIVE, Anime Expo 2018 Sentai Filmworks Panel