New Anime Alert: HIDIVE Unveils ‘Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night’ for Spring 2024

'Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night' arrives this spring!



In the ever-expanding universe of anime, there’s always something new and exciting on the horizon. Today, AMC Networks’ streaming service HIDIVE made a thrilling announcement that has sent ripples of anticipation through the anime community. The platform, known for its diverse offerings, unveiled that the brand-new original anime, “Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night,” will be gracing its Spring 2024 lineup as an exclusive simulcast series.


Set against the backdrop of Central Tokyo’s Shibuya City, “Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night” promises viewers a captivating journey into the heart of Japanese youth culture. Shibuya City pulsates with energy, its streets a kaleidoscope of fashion, art, entertainment, and nightlife. It is within this vibrant tapestry that our story unfolds—a unique slice of life, coming-of-age ensemble drama featuring a cast of intriguing characters.

On March 29, at Anime Boston 2024, HIDIVE will treat audiences to the North American premiere of the first two episodes of “Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night.” John Ledford, President of HIDIVE, expressed his excitement about adding this series to the platform’s lineup, emphasizing its potential to become one of the standout shows of the year.

“Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night” introduces us to Shibuya’s late-night streets, where four young women—illustrator Mahiru Kozuki, former idol Kano Yamanouchi, Vtuber Kiui Watase, and composer Mei Kim Anouk Takanashi—come together to form an anonymous artist collective known as JELEE. Their journey of self-discovery and collective empowerment resonates with themes of identity and the desire to shine, even when feeling slightly disconnected from the world around them.

Crafted by Doga Kobo, the studio behind the global smash hit “Oshi no Ko,” “Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night” boasts animation that is sure to captivate audiences. Directed by Ryohei Takeshita and written by Yūki Yaku, with character design by Junichiro Taniguchi and music by Masaru Yokoyama, the series promises a feast for the senses. The stellar Japanese cast, including Miku Itou, Rie Takahashi, Miyu Tomita, and Miyuri Shimabukuro, breathes life into the characters, ensuring a memorable viewing experience.

As an added treat for fans, the manga adaptation of “Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night” will be serialized by Kodansha in its “Magazine Pocket” manga app concurrently with the anime series, offering a multi-dimensional exploration of this captivating story.

In a landscape teeming with possibilities, “Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night” shines as a beacon of creativity and storytelling prowess. With its vibrant setting, compelling characters, and talented team behind the scenes, this series is poised to make waves in the world of anime. Mark your calendars and prepare to dive into a mesmerizing journey unlike any other.

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