Saori Hayami Joins Cast of Burn the Witch Anime
This year’s 40th issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Saori Hayami is joining the cast of the theatrical anime based on Tite Kubo‘s Burn The Witch one-shot and serialized manga as Macy Baljure. The issue also announced that the Bleach Brave Souls game will host a collaboration with Burn The Witch.
Previously announced cast members for the anime include:
- Asami Tano as Ninny Spangcole
- Yuina Yamada as Noel Niihashi
- Shimba Tsuchiya as Balgo Parks
- Hiroaki Hirata as Chief
- Rie Hikisaka as Osushi-chan
- Mugihito as Wolfgang Slashhaut
- Chikahiro Kobayashi as Bruno Bangnyfe
- Haruka Shimizu as Sullivan Squire
- Miou Tanaka as Roy B. Dipper
The anime will have event screenings for two weeks that will open in Japan on October 2. The anime will also stream on Amazon Prime Video and Hikari TV in Japan. The anime will be reorganized into three episodes for the streaming version. Crunchyroll will stream the anime in October in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The company describes the anime:
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.
Studio Colorido and team Yamahitsuji are producing the “mid-length” theatrical anime. Tatsurō Kawano (animation director for Psycho-Pass 2, Gatchaman Crowds) is directing the anime, and Yūji Shimizu (animation director for Gatchaman Crowds insight) is the assistant director. Chika Suzumura (Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~) is writing scripts, Natsuki Yamada (key animator on Time Bokan 24) is the character designer, and Keisuke Ōkura is handling the dragon designs. Keiji Inai (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, The Royal Tutor) is composing the music
The serialized version of the manga will have four total chapters, and debuted on August 24. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it also published the original one-shot manga in English.
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 40