HIDIVE Licenses My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered for Winter 2024 Simulcast

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HIDIVE has announced that it has exclusively licensed the fantasy adventure TV anime My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me! for its upcoming Winter 2024 simulcast lineup. The anime is scheduled to premiere in January 2024. 

HIDIVE will host the North American premiere of the anime’s first episode on November 17, 2023 at Anime NYC in New York City.  

My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered is part of Sentai Filmworks’ multi-year agreement with Mainichi Broadcasting System that was announced earlier this year. 

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Masakazu Hishida (Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Season 2) is directing the anime series and serving as series composer and scriptwriter under his Jou Aoba pen name. Sayuri Sakimoto (Orient character designer) is the character designer while The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen‘s Hanae Nakamura, Tatsuhiko Saiki, and Kanade Sakuma are composing the musical score with Daisuke Kadowaki. Okuruto Noboru is handling the animation production for the series. 

Meanwhile, the voice cast includes Kouki Uchiyama as Yogiri Takato, Miyu Tomita as Tomochika Dannoura, Tomoko Kaneda as Mokomoko Dannoura, and Yui Horie as Sion.

The original light novel series is written by Tsuyoshi Fujitaka and illustrated by Chisato Naruse and were published from October 15, 2016 to March 15, 2023. A total of 14 volumes were released under Earth Star Entertainment’s Earth Star Novel label as of March 2023. The light novels originally began as a web novel on Shousetsuka ni Narou from February 21, 2016 until March 15, 2023. 

The light novels have also inspired a manga adaptation by Hanamaru Nanto that began in 2018. 

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J-Novel Club releases both the light novels and manga adaptation in English digitally. It describes the light novel’s story as:

Awaking to absolute chaos and carnage while on a school trip, Yogiri Takatou discovers that everyone in his class has been transported to another world! He had somehow managed to sleep through the entire ordeal himself, missing out on the Gift — powers bestowed upon the others by a mysterious Sage who appeared to transport them. Even worse, he and another classmate were ruthlessly abandoned by their friends, left as bait to distract a nearby dragon. Although not terribly bothered by the thought of dying, he reluctantly decides to protect his lone companion. After all, a lowly Level 1000 monster doesn’t stand a chance against his secret power to invoke Instant Death with a single thought! If he can stay awake long enough to bother using it, that is…

Source: press release

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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