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My Master Has No Tail and More Head to HIDIVE

my master has no tail

HIDIVE has been revealing some of its upcoming Fall 2022 anime lineup, and three more titles were announced yesterday. Among the new additions are My Master Has No Tail, Management of a Novice Alchemist and Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit, so let’s take a look at the latest shows coming over in English this October.

My Master Has No Tail

Directed by Hideyo Yamamoto (Cells at Work Code Black), with Touko Machida (Lucky Star) on series composition at LIDENFILMS. 


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 a Novice Alchemist

Hiroshi Ikehata (episode director for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) directs, with Shigeru Murakoshi (I’m Quitting Heroing) on series composition and Yosuke Ito (The Detective is Already Dead) on character designs and chief animation director at Studio ENGI.


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

The cast and staff from the previous adaptation—including director Yusuke Yamamoto (Welcome to the NHK) and anime production house 8bit—are back in their respective roles and responsibilities for this one. 


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.

Which of these shows are you planning to watch this October?

Source: Press release