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    PLUS-SIZED ELF Brings Extra-Large Laughs to HIDIVE This Summer

    Source: HIDIVE press release
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    Special Thanks to Scott Barretto

    Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ©Synechdoche (AKITASHOTEN)/Elf-san Production Committee

    Fans are in for an oversized summer of laughs with today’s announcement that AMC Network’s HIDIVE will stream the new comedy series PLUS-SIZED ELF (エルフさんは痩せられない。, Erufu-san wa Yaserarena, 2024) as an exclusive simulcast during the anime streaming service’s Summer 2024 season. Premiering in July, PLUS-SIZED ELF is based on the pair of popular seinen manga titles created by Synecdoche.

    “We’re excited to present the new series PLUS-SIZED ELF as part of our exclusive line-up of simulcasts this summer,” said John Ledford, President of HIDIVE. “Without a doubt, fans can expect some extra-large laughs from what is sure to be a larger-than-life comedy. Get ready some fun!”

    Naoe-kun, a massage therapist, is about to head home for the day when he's saddled with a rather strange patient. This lovely lady has emerald eyes, pointy ears, and grew up in the forest—everything about her screams "elf," except for one thing: her bodacious body. It turns out she left her world but loves junk food in this one, and now her obsession has caught up with her. Can Naoe-kun help this loveable elf girl lose the weight—and keep it off? 

    PLUS-SIZED ELF is adapted from the original eight-volume-long (Plus-Sized Elf) and currently three-volume-long (Plus-Sized Elf: Second Helping!) manga titles created by Synecdoche which launched in December 2016 and October 2021, respectively. The current title is published in Dokodemo Young Champion by Akita Shoten. The English language versions of both titles are published by Seven Seas Entertainment. PLUS-SIZED ELF is directed by Toshikatsu Tokoro together with writing by Yuki Takabayashi and production by Elias.

    For the latest announcements regarding PLUS-SIZED ELF, follow HIDIVE on Facebook, X, Instagram and YouTube.

    About HIDIVE

    IDIVE is home to some of Japan’s very best anime and among the fastest growing services in AMC Network’s streaming portfolio. From TV series to movies to original video animations, HIDIVE offers one of theanimeindustry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic anime created by Japan’s leading and emerging producers. Each season, subscribers have exclusive access to first-run simulcasts of the best new anime at or near the same time as their Japanese broadcast. HIDIVE can be viewed on a wide array of platforms, including desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone and connected TV,  and is currently available by subscription in the U.S. and Canada as well as key overseas markets including the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information on HIDIVE or to sign-up for a free 7-day trial, visit

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