HIDIVE has announced that it has licensed My Master Has No Tail, Management of Novice Alchemist, and Encouragement Of Climb: Next Summit as part of its Fall 2022 anime streaming lineup.
Other new Sentai acquisitions that will debut on HIDIVE later this fall include Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time: Super Extra, Reincarnated as a Sword, and I’ve Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills.
My Master Has No Tail is based on the “Taisho rakugo fantasy” manga by TNSK, which was first serialized in Kodansha’s Good! Afternoon magazine on January 7, 2019. It is published under the Afternoon KC label and eight tankoubon volumes have been released as of June 2022. LIDENFILMS is producing the animation adaptation.
HIDIVE describes the anime series as:
Throughout time, supernatural, shapeshifting tanuki loved playing tricks on humankind. One plucky tanuki, Mameda, is no different. But there’s one big problem. She wasn’t born in the days of yore — she was born in modern, more cynical times! How can she fulfill her mischievous tanuki destiny when supernatural hijinks are a thing of the past? She finds an angle when she meets Bunko, a master of the Japanese art of rakugo, which uses storytelling to beguile its audience. Mameda is determined to use rakugo to cast a spell on humanity, but first this tanuki trickster must convince the no-nonsense Bunko to take her on as an apprentice.
Management of Novice Alchemist is based on the fantasy light novels written by Mizuho Itsuki and illustrated by Fuumi. They were first published on September 20, 2019 under Kadokawa’s Fantasia Bunko label. Six physical volumes have been released as of September 2022. ENGI is the animation production company for the anime adaptation.
The series is described by HIDIVE as:
Orphaned Sarasa just graduated from the Royal Alchemist Academy, and that means her longed-for life of elegance and riches is close at hand! As a graduation gift, her teacher gifts her a house to set up shop — but Sarasa’s dilapidated new digs are beyond far-flung. What’s a novice alchemist to do when they’re stuck in the middle of nowhere with a business to run and supplies to gather from a very dangerous natural world? Whether it’s facing down frightening fantasy creatures or finding creative ways to attract customers, Sarasa has her work cut out for her as she achieves her dream of becoming the greatest alchemist around!
Encouragement Of Climb: Next Summit is the fourth season in the long-running mountain climbing slice of life anime series. The first season aired in 2013, with three subsequent seasons. It is based on a manga series by Shiro that was first launched in Earth Star Entertainment’s Comic Earth Star digital magazine. 22 tankoubon volumes have been released as of September 2022. Eight Bit is returning to handle animation production for the anime.
HIDIVE describes the anime’s synopsis as:
Aoi Yukimura’s fear of heights won’t hold her back in the next adaptation of Encouragement of Climb! Joined by fellow mountaineering enthusiasts, including the spirited Hinata Kuraue and the other climbers they’ve met on their journey to great heights, Aoi and friends tackle tough challenges and conquer new summits while they embark on adventures throughout the mountain ranges of Japan. Fans new to the franchise will get to know the world of Encouragement of Climb via a selection of compilation episodes that reintroduce fan-favorite characters and beloved moments from the series. Later episodes contain all-new stories that continue the tale of Aoi and her ambition to overcome her fears and achieve her dreams.