The official website of the anime adaptation of Tite Kubo’s Burn the Witch one-shot manga has revealed that the upcoming film will premiere in theatres across Japan on October 2nd. A brand new visual, trailer and the main cast were also revealed via the website.
The film will also release online digitally on Crunchyroll on October 1st at 5:00pm PST, effectively October 2nd, 9am JST. The film will be available in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS regions.
The second trailer for the upcoming film was released, introducing to us the main characters of the anime:
Here is the film’s first trailer:
The anime’s main cast was revealed and consists of:
- Asami Tano (Akane Hino from Smile Precure!) will voice Nini Spangle
- Yuina Yamada (Hizum Arima in Anima Yell!) is voicing the role of Noel Niihashi
- Shinba Tsuchiya (Tatara Fujita from Ballroom e Youkoso) voices Balgo Ywain Parks
- Rie Hikisaka (Hana Nono in Hug tto! Precure) voicing as Osushi-chan
- Hiroaki Hirata (Sanji from One Piece) as Billy Banx Jr.
- Chikahiro Kobayashi (Saichi Sugimoto in Golden Kamuy) voicing Bruno Bangnyfe
- Saori Hayami (Yukino Yukinoshita from Oregairu) as Macy Baljure
The leading members of the anime’s production include:
- Director: Tatsurou Kawano (Psycho-Pass 2 and Gatchaman Crowds Animation Director)
- Assistant Director: Yuji Shimizu (Gatchaman Crowds insight and Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R Animation Director)
- Scriptwriter: Chika Suzumura (Yozakura Quartet, Kurage no Shokudou)
- Anime Character Designer: Natsuki Yamada (Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R and Time Bokan 24 Key Animator)
- Music Composer: Keiji Inai (DanMachi, Heavy Object)
- Sound Director: Keiichiro Miyoshi (Megalobox, Inazuma Eleven: Ares no Tenbin)
- Animation Studios: Studio Colorido (Penguin Highway, Hinata no Aoshigure) and team Yamahitsuji (Debut)
Tite Kubo is known for his long-running Bleach manga, which ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from August 2001 till August 2016. The series ran for a total of 74 volumes. There have been numerous adaptations of the series across various media, including a TV anime adaptation by Studio Pierrot (Naruto, Tokyo Ghoul) that ran from 2004 till 2012, which was directed by Noriyuki Abe (Yu Yu Hakusho, Ghost Stories). The anime will be returning to adapt the remainder of the manga. Burn the Witch is a one-shot manga that is currently being serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
The anime film adaptation of Tite Kubo’s one-shot manga Burn the Witch will release in theatres across Japan on October 2nd, 2020.