Singapore-based anime licensor MUSE Asia has announced that they will simulcast Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina this Autumn 2020.
The company also announced five more titles that they will premiere on their YouTube channel, such as Talentless Nana, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM, Moriarty the Patriot and Magatsu Wahrheit Zuerst.
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
Once upon a time, there was a witch named Elaina, who set off on a journey across the world. Along the way, she would meet all kinds of people, from a country full of witches to a giant in love with his own muscles—but with each meeting, Elaina would become a small part of their story, and her own world would get a little bit bigger. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina is an anime adaptation of a Japanese fantasy light novel series, written by Jougi Shiraishi and illustrated by Azure, which is being published by SB Creative since April 2016, under its GA Novel imprint, and currently has 13 volumes.
The light novel series also inspired a manga adaptation, illustrated by Itsuki Nanao, which is being published in Square Enix’s Manga UP! magazine since November 2018 and currently has two volumes.
The anime adaptation will be directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka, who is known as the character designer in The iDOLM@STER franchise, while How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord scriptwriter Kazuyuki Fudeyasu handles series composition.
Takeshi Oda, who previously worked in the Harukana Receive anime series, will adapt Azure’s original character designs, which will be produced by C2C.
Kaede Hondo, who portrayed “Sakura Minamoto” in the hit comedy anime Zombie Land Saga, will play the titular character “Elaina”, which she will be joined by Tomoyo Kurosawa, who portrayed “Kumiko Omae” in the popular slice-of-life anime Sound! Euphonium, as “Saya”.
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina is scheduled to premiere on October 2, streaming every Fridays at 09:30pm PHT, within an hour after its initial Japanese telecast.
An academy on an island in unnavigable waters. There, students trained tirelessly to fight back against the enemies of humanity. Nana, a student newly transferred there, also sets out with the intention of eradicating all enemies of humankind. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Talentless Nana is an anime adaptation of a Japanese suspense manga series, written by Looseboy and illustrated by Iori Furuya, which is being published in Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine since May 2016 and currently has six volumes.
Fairy Tail director Shinji Ishihira and scriptwriter Fumihiko Shimo reunites to work on the upcoming anime series, while Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun character designer Satohiko Sano adapted Iori Furuya’s original character designs, which will be produced by Bridge.
Rumi Okubo, who portrayed “Yuzuko Nonohara” in the slice-of-life comedy anime Yuyushiki, will play the titular character “Nana Hiiragi”, where she is also joined by Hiro Shimono (“Jean Otus”, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) as “Nanao Nakajima” and Yuichi Nakamura (“Gray Fullbuster”, Fairy Tail) as “Kyoya Onodera”.
Talentless Nana is scheduled to premiere on October 4, streaming every Sundays at 10:00pm, within an hour after its initial Japanese telecast.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
Fifteen-year-old Yuna prefers staying home and obsessively playing her favorite VRMMO to doing anything else, including going to school. When a strange new update gives her a one-of-a-kind bear outfit that comes with overpowered abilities, Yuna is torn: the outfit is unbearably cute, but too embarrassing to wear in-game. But then she suddenly finds herself transported to a world like the game, facing down monsters and magic for real, and the bear suit becomes the best weapon she has! (Synopsis from Seven Seas Entertainment)
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear is an upcoming anime adaptation of a Japanese comedy light novel series, written by Kumanano and illustrated by 029.
The light novel initially started as a self-published web novel in October 2014, which has since been picked-up by Japanese publisher Shufu to Seikatsu Sha in May 2015, under its PASH! Books imprint, and currently has 15 volumes.
The light novel has inspired a manga adaptation in March 2018, also published by Shufu to Seikatsu Sha under its Comic PASH! online comic magazine, which currently has four volumes.
The upcoming anime adaptation will be directed by Yuu Nobuta, who previously worked in A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd romance anime, with Hisashi Iishi as the series director.
Takashi Aoshima, who worked on the slice-of-life comedy anime Mitsudomoe, will handle the series composition, while A Destructive God Sits Next to Me character designer Yuki Nakano will adapt 029’s original character designs, which will be produced by EMT Squared.
Maki Kawase, who played “Kiriko Yoshitoku” in the sports anime Kandagawa Jet Girls, will play the anime’s lead character “Yuna”, and she will be joined by Azumi Waki (“Special Week”, Uma Musume: Pretty Derby) as “Fina” and Rina Hidaka (“Filo”, The Rising of The Shield Hero) as “Noire Foschurose”.
MUSE Asia hold an advanced airing of the first episode, in line with its early episode streaming in Japan, last September 20.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear premieres on October 7, streaming every Wednesdays at 09:30pm PHT, within an hour after its initial Japanese telecast.
Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM
Cocoa’s second vacation at the Kigumi no Machi (the half-timbered town) is almost over. The season shifts into autumn, full of events. Today is also a day dull of pleasure, both in school and at the Rabbit House! You can’t stop Cocoa, Chino, and others’ exciting future that is to come! (Synopsis from MUSE Asia)
Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM is the third television anime adaptation of the Japanese slice-of-life comedy manga series by Koi, which is being published in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Max magazine since March 2011 and currently has eight volumes.
The third season will now be produced by Encourage Films with previous staff members returning to the upcoming season, including director Hiroyuki Hashimoto, scriptwriter Kazuyuki Fudeyasu and character designer Yousuke Okuda.
The main cast from previous seasons reprise their roles, including Ayane Sakura as “Cocoa Hoto”, Inori Minase as “Chino Kafu”, Maaya Uchida as “Sharo Kirima”, Risa Taneda as “Rize Tedeza” and Satomi Satou as “Chiya Ujimatsu”.
Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM is scheduled to premiere on October 10, streaming every Saturdays at 10:00pm PHT, within an hour after its initial Japanese telecast.
Moriarty the Patriot
In the late 19th century, the British Empire nobility reigns while its working class suffers at their hands. Sympathetic to their plight, William James Moriarty wants to topple it all. Frustrated by the systemic inequity, Moriarty strategizes to fix the entire nation. Not even consulting detective Sherlock Holmes can stand in his way. It’s time for crime to revolutionize the world! (Synopsis from Funimation)
Moriarty the Patriot is an upcoming anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series, written by Ryosuke Takeuchi and illustrated by Hikaru Miyoshi, which is loosely based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s popular detective series Sherlock Holmes.
The manga is being published in Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine since August 2016, and currently has 12 volumes.
Moriarty the Patriot will be directed by Kazuya Nomura, who previously worked in the sports anime Run with the Wind, while the team of Go Zappa and Taku Kishimoto will handle the scripts.
Tooru Ookubo, who worked on the Sengoku Basara anime series, will handle character designs, which will be produced by Production I.G.
Soma Saito, known for portraying “Hermes” in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? series, will play the titular character “William James Moriarty”.
Moriarty the Patriot is scheduled to premiere on October 11, streaming every Sundays at 11:00pm, within an hour after its initial Japanese telecast.
Magatsu Wahrheit Zuerst
Leokadio and Inimael live in the Wahrheit Empire, which is in the process of relocating its capital. Inumael works a carrier thinking of the beloved sister her left in his hometown, while Leokadio is naive young soldier dreaming of his future career. Meanwhile the empire has been destroying many creatures. It is predicted that this will lead to the return of the “light” that released ferocious monsters into the world the last time it appeared. Inumael and Leokadio are oblivious to this and to each other, until a smuggling incident brings them together and changes the course of history. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Magatsu Wahrheit Zuerst is an anime series based the smartphone game Magatsu Wahrheit, developed and published by KLab, which was released in April last year.
Naoto Hosoda, who previously worked on The Devil is a Part-Timer! anime series, directed the upcoming series, which she also handled the series composition with My First Girlfriend is a Gal scriptwriter Yuichiro Momose.
Akiko Sugizono, who worked in key animation for Your Lie in April, handled character designs, which will be produced by Yokohama Animation Lab.
Magatsu Wahrheit Zuerst is scheduled to premiere on October 13, streaming every Tuesdays at 11:30pm PHT, within an hour after its initial Japanese telecast.
In addition to the five new anime titles premiering next season, the animated version of Gal & Dino will make its return with new episodes, as well as the premiere of A3! Season Autumn & Winter, the second part of the anime series based on the smartphone game by Liber Entertainment.
Gal & Dino Episodes 1-7 are available on YouTube, while new episodes will start on November 22, streaming every Sunday at 01:30am PHT.
A3! Season Autumn & Winter is scheduled to premiere on October 13, streaming every Tuesdays at 12:30am PHT.