Romantic Anime Drama ‘Scum’s Wish’ Streams To HiDive

All twelve episodes of the 2017 romantic drama anime ‘Scum’s Wish’ is heading to the HiDive streaming service. Directed by Masaomi Ando, the series was produced by the Japanese animation studio Lerche with Sentai Filmworks owning the license for release in North America including an English dub version.

“If you thought the love triangle between Aqua, Akane and Kana in [OSHI NO KO] was unhealthy, just wait until you see the love polygon in Scum’s Wish. That anime argues the hit Spring 2023 simulcast is pulling rookie numbers with twisted romance. If you love romantic dramas where “it’s complicated” is a vast understatement, then tune in Saturday, June 24, 2023,” HiDive said on their website, adding they will stream the subbed and dubbed versions.

The anime is based on the manga from Mengo Yokoyari and publisher Square Enix, who released the stories between 2012 and 2017. Yen Press acquired the license to debut the manga in the United States.

You can watch the trailer below:

The English version is directed by Shannon Reed and features:

  • Hanabi Yasuraoka voiced by Avery Smithhart (Rika Sonezaki in O Maidens in Your Savage Season)
  • Mugi Awaya voiced by Greg Cote (Shogo Sena in Love Stage!!)
  • Akane Minagawa voiced by Maggie Flecknoe (Shinka Nibutani in Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions)
  • Narumi Kanai voiced by Adam Noble (Crull in Reincarnated as a Sword)
  • Sanae Ebato voiced by Molly Searcy (Rory Mercury in GATE)
  • Noriko Kamomebata voiced by Brittney Karbowski (Rimuru Tempest in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,

“To the outside world, Hanabi Yasuraoka and Mugi Awaya are the perfect couple. But in reality, they just share the same secret pain: they are both in love with other people they cannot be with.

Hanabi has loved her childhood friend and neighbor Narumi Kanai for as long as she can remember, so she is elated to discover that he is her new homeroom teacher. However, Narumi is soon noticed by the music teacher, Akane Minagawa, and a relationship begins to blossom between them, much to Hanabi’s dismay.

Mugi was tutored by Akane in middle school, and has been in love with her since then. Through a chance meeting in the hallway, he encounters Hanabi. As these two lonely souls spend more time together, they decide to use each other as a substitute for the one they truly love, sharing physical intimacy with one another in order to stave off their loneliness.”

Fuji TV produced a live action version of the series in 2017 directed by Shogo Miyaki and Shunsuke Shinada that ran for twelve episodes.

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