The official website for the theatrical anime based on Tite Kubo‘s BURN THE WITCH one-shot and serialized manga began streaming a new promotional video for the anime. The video previews NiL‘s theme song “Blowing.”
This year’s 41st issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine also revealed on Monday that theatres screening the anime will also sell a limited-edition Blu-Ray Disc starting on October 2.
The anime stars:
- Asami Tano as Ninny Spangcole
- Yuina Yamada as Noel Niihashi
- Shimba Tsuchiya as Balgo Parks
- Hiroaki Hirata as Chief
- Rie Hikisaka as Osushi-chan
- Mugihito as Wolfgang Slashhaut
- Chikahiro Kobayashi as Bruno Bangnyfe
- Haruka Shimizu as Sullivan Squire
- Miou Tanaka as Roy B. Dipper
- Saori Hayami as Macy Baljure
The anime will have event screenings for two weeks that will open in Japan on October 2. The anime will also stream on Amazon Prime Video and Hikari TV in Japan. The anime will be reorganized into three episodes for the streaming version. Crunchyroll will stream the anime in October in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.
Studio Colorido and team Yamahitsuji are producing the “mid-length” theatrical anime. Tatsurō Kawano (animation director for Psycho-Pass 2, Gatchaman Crowds) is directing the anime, and Yūji Shimizu (animation director for Gatchaman Crowds insight) is the assistant director. Chika Suzumura (Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~) is writing scripts, Natsuki Yamada (key animator on Time Bokan 24) is the character designer, and Keisuke Ōkura is handling the dragon designs. Keiji Inai (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, The Royal Tutor) is composing the music
The serialized version of the manga had four total chapters, and debuted on August 24. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it also published the original one-shot manga in English. The manga will get a “Season 2” sequel.
Sources: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 41, Burn The Witch anime’s website