On Monday, Aug 24, this year’s 38th issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed that the theatrical anime based on Kubo Tite‘s BURN THE WITCH one-shot and serialized manga will have event screenings in Japan for two weeks starting on October 2. The anime will also stream worldwide starting on October 2. The anime will stream on Amazon Prime Video and Hikari TV in Japan. The magazine did not specify where the anime will stream outside of Japan, but did state that the streamed version will be “an edited version where the content will be a little different from the version that will screen [in Japanese theatres].”
The anime’s website has also revealed a new key visual and a promotional video on Monday, Aug 24.
- Yamada Yuina as Noel Niihashi.
- Tano Asami as Spangcole Ninny
- Tsuchiya Shimba as Balgo Parks
- Hirata Hiroaki as Chief
- Hikisaka Rie as Osushi-chan
- Original work:
- Director: Tatsurō Kawano (animation director for Psycho-Pass 2, Gatchaman Crowds)
- Assistant Director: Yūji Shimizu (animation director for Gatchaman Crowds insight)
- Screenplay: Chika Suzumura (Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~)
- Character design: Natsuki Yamada (key animator on Time Bokan 24)
- Dragon design: Keisuke Ōkura
- Music: Keiji Inai (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, The Royal Tutor)
- Animation Production: team Yamahitsuji, Studio Colorido
The serialized version of the manga will have four total chapters and debuted in the 38th issue on Monday, Aug 24. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English. The manga is based on the one-shot manga of the same name that first debuted in July 2018. Viz Media published the chapter in English digitally on the same day in its digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, then added the original one-shot manga to its English Shonen Jump service in March. The manga chapter is also available in Japanese on the Shonen Jump+ app and website for free.
The one-shot takes place in the same world as Kubo’s Bleach manga. The chapter centers on Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole, who work as witches at the Wing Bird headquarters in Reverse London’s Natural Dragon Management Agency. Those who live in Reverse London are able to see supernatural creatures such as dragons. Noel and Ninny work to help promote coexistence between these creatures and humans, but sometimes must undergo missions to exterminate evil creatures.
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 38, Comic Natalie