Great news for Burn the Witch fans! A brand-new anime project is on the horizon, and it’s set to take us on a thrilling journey into the origins of this magical world. You might remember Burn the Witch as the captivating anime movie that graced our screens a couple of years ago, but now, it’s coming back with a prequel!
Tite Kubo, the genius behind Bleach, surprised us all in 2018 when he introduced a fresh project in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Little did we know that this manga was going to expand the vast Bleach universe. But, it had a modest beginning. The new anime project, titled “Burn the Witch 0.8,” is all about revisiting the roots of Burn the Witch. It’s an adaptation of Kubo’s original one-shot manga from 2018.
This one-shot introduced us to Reverse London, a world filled with magical creatures, where Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole are two remarkable witches working for an organization called Wing Bind. Their mission? To take on formidable dragons. Things get interesting when Noel’s friend, Balgo, gets a little too close to one of these dragons, unraveling more about the captivating world we later explored in the manga’s subsequent chapters and the anime movie.
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You can dive into the original one-shot and later chapters of Burn the Witch via Viz Media’s digital Shonen Jump library. As for the anime, you can catch it streaming on Crunchyroll. While we don’t have an official release date just yet, we do have some exciting news on the crew front.
Tatsuro Kawano, who directed the first anime, is returning to helm this new project for Studio Colorido. Plus, the main voice cast is back in action with Asami Tano as Ninny Spangcole, Yuina Yamada as Noel Niihashi, Shimba Tsuchiya as Balgo Parks, Hiroaki Hirata as Chief, and Rie Hikisaka as Osushi.
So, are you as thrilled as we are for Burn the Witch’s anime comeback? Share your thoughts in the comments and get ready for another enchanting adventure in the world of witches and dragons!