Singapore-based anime licensor MUSE Asia has announced on Friday that they have acquired the anime adaptation of Tite Kubo’s Burn the Witch manga.
The company plans to release the distribution details of the upcoming anime in the Asian region at a later date.
Burn the Witch is an anime film adaptation of a manga series by Tite Kubo, who is known for creating the popular manga series Bleach.
The manga initially started as a 62-page one-shot series, published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on July 2018. The series has since been continued, which is being published on a seasonal release schedule, with a four-chapter “first season” started last August 24. The manga is set to have a “second season”.
Both the one-shot and the continuing manga is being published in English language through VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump and Shueisha’s Manga Plus digital manga services.
MUSE Asia is describing the upcoming anime:
In this world, there is a “FRONT” side and a “REVERSE” side. Historically 72% of all the deaths in London are related to dragons, fantastical beings invisible to the majority of the people. While unknown to most, some people have been standing up to these dragons.
Only inhabitants of Reverse London who live in the hidden “reverse” side of London can see the dragons. Even then, only a selected few become qualified enough as witches or wizards to make direct contact with them.
The protagonists of the story are witch duo Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole. They are protection agents for Wing Bind (WB), an organization for dragon conservation and management. Their mission is to protect and manage the dragons within London on behalf of the people.
The anime adaptation, which is being released as an anime film, will be directed by Tatsuro Kawano, who previously worked as key animator in Boruto: Naruto the Movie, while Muromi-san scriptwriter Chika Suzumura is writing the scripts for the anime.
Natsuki Yamada, who worked on the anime movie A Whisker Away, will adapt Kubo’s original character designs, which will be produced by Studio Colorido.
Yuina Yamada, who portrayed “Hizume Arima” in the slice-of-life anime Anima Yell!, will voice “Noel Niihashi”, while Asami Tano, who played “Saki Nikaido” in the popular comedy anime Zombie Land Saga, will voice “Ninny Spangcole”.
The anime film is set to have theatrical screenings in Japanese cinemas on October 2, which will also be streamed at the same time but split into three episodes.