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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Luminous Witches Anime and More

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More Summer 2022 anime has been revealed for Sentai Filmworks, which snagged the license for the Luminous Witches and When Will Ayumu Make His Move? anime. In the case of the former, the distributor plans to simulcast the Strike Witches spinoff—the full title of which is League of Nations Air Force Aviation Magic Band Luminous Witches—exclusively on HIDIVE this summer, with a home video release to follow. 

Luminous Witches is based on an original story by Fumikane Shimada and Projekt World Witches, with Shoji Saeki (Medaka Box) directing and handling series composition for the SHAFT (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) production. 


The war against invading aliens can’t be won by missiles alone! Team morale matters just as much as launching a counterassault, and that’s where Ginny and her friends come in. Instead of standing on the front lines with the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, the Luminous Witches of the League of Nations Air Force bring smiles to civilians displaced in the human-Neuroi war world with thrilling song and dance — not to mention aerial displays the likes of which the music world has never seen! While they might be non-combatants, these performers know the value of preserving the people’s smiles, and they’ll fight in their unique way to make sure those smiles never fade.

When Will Ayumu Make His Move? is based on the manga by Teasing Master Takagi-san creator Soichiro Yamamoto. Ayumu is also coming to HIDIVE exclusively this summer, followed by a home video release at a later date. 


Ayumi Tanaka just fell in love at first sight with Urushi Yaotome, the head of the illegitimate Shogi Club, and joined the Shogi Club! But Ayumu has vowed not to confess his feelings until he can best Urushi, and he has a long way to go before he can stand up to her strategic brilliance. As Ayumu strives to beat his crush and confess, love becomes a battlefield both on and off the shogi board while audiences wonder, “When will Ayumu make his move!?”

Source: Sentai Filmworks