Burn the Witch Theatrical Anime Streaming Debut Worldwide

Burn the Witch Theatrical Anime Streaming Debut Worldwide

On Monday, the 38th issue of this year's Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed that the theatrical anime based on Tite Kubo's one-shot manga 'Burn The Witch' will have event screenings in Japan for 2 weeks from October 2. Additionally, the anime will also stream worldwide on October 2. It is set to stream on Amazon Prime Video and Hikari TV in Japan. Crunchyroll is scheduled to stream the anime in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and CIS. 

The Weekly Shonen Jump also stated 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 theaters]." On Monday, the MoCa news website confirmed that the anime will be reconfigured into three episodes for streaming. 




The cast members for the theatrical anime have been released as well, they include : 

Shimba Tsuchiya as Balgo Parks
Hiroaki Hirata as Chief
Rie Hikisaka as Osushi-chan
Asami Tano as Ninny Spangcole 
Yuina Yamada as Noel Niihashi.


Studio Colorido along with team Yamahitsuji are producing the "mid-length" theatrical anime. Tatsurō Kawano (Psycho-Pass 2, Gatchaman Crowds) is listed as director whereas Yūji Shimizu (Gatchaman Crowds) serves as the assistant director. Chika Suzumura (Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~) is the scriptwriter. Natsuki Yamada (Time Bokan 24) is the character designer, and Keisuke Ōkura is handling the dragon designs. The music composer is listed as Keiji Inai (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, The Royal Tutor) 


The serialized version of the manga debuted in the 38th issue on Monday and is set to have four total chapters. Its publication in English will be taken over by Viz Media. The serialised manga is based on the one-shot manga of the same name that was first published in July 2018. The chapter was then digitally released in English through Viz Media. Viz Media then added the original one-shot manga to its English Shonen Jump service in March. The manga chapter is also available in Japanese on Shonen Jump+ app and website for free. 


The one-shot manga is linked to Kubo's Bleach manga as it takes place in the same world. The chapter follows Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole who are witches work8ng at the Wing Bird Headquarters in Reverse London's Natural Dragon Management Agency. Those living in Reverse London can see supernatural creatures such as dragons. Noel and Ninny work to establish peaceful coexistence between these creatures and humans while occasionally taking on missions to exterminate evil creatures. 

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