HiDive To Stream Dark Fantasy Anime ‘Chained Soldier’


Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired the streaming rights to the upcoming anime for mature audiences ‘Chained Soldier.’ The series is being developed by the Japanese animation studio Seven Arcs and will debut in January 2024 with Sentai streaming it to the HiDive platform.

HiDive President John Ledford said in a statement, “We’re thrilled to host the North American premiere of Chained Soldier at this year’s Anime NYC in November.”

“This highly anticipated new show based on the popular manga series by Takahiro and Yohei Takemura is sure to be a hit and we’re excited to offer it exclusively to our subscribers during our Winter 2024 season kicking-off this coming January,” he added.

‘Chained Soldier’ is a dark fantasy that is being directed by Gorō Kuji and Junji Nishimura. Yasuhiro Nakanishi is handling the series composition, Ryota Kanō and Akira Kindaichi are writing the scripts, Hiroyuki Yoshii is illustrating the character designs, and musician Kohta Yamamoto is composing the music.

You can watch the trailer below:

The voice cast includes:

  • Akari Kitō as Kyōka Uzen
  • Yūya Hirose as Yūki Wakura
  • Hina Tachibana as Nei Ōkawamura
  • Maaya Uchida as Tenka Izumo
  • Mari Hino as Shushu Suruga
  • Nene Hieda as Yachiho Azuma
  • Reina Ueda as Sahara Wakasa
  • Rina Hidaka as Naon Yuno
  • Sayaka Senbongi as Koko Zenibako
  • Tomori Kusunoki as Aoba Wakura
  • Yume Miyamoto as Himari Azuma

Anilist describes the synopsis as follows,

“Decades ago, gates to an otherworldly and dangerous dimension known as Mato—the “Demon City”—appeared across Japan. Those who partook in the “peaches” growing there gained unique abilities—but only if they’re girls. When down-in-the-dumps high school boy Yuuki Wakura finds himself caught up in a gate, he’s saved by Kyouka Uzen, the beautiful commander of the 7th squad of the Demon Defense Force, who…orders him to become her(s)…?!”

The anime is based on the manga ‘Mato Seihei no Slave’ written by Takahiro and illustrated by Yohei Takemura. It began publication in 2019 through Shonen Jump.

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