Good news for fans of Tite Kubo and Bleach. The theatrical adaptation of the manga master’s Burn the Witch manga is set to hit screens worldwide October 2. That’s the word from Japan, where the film will hit theaters for a limited two-week run, also starting October 2. Burn the Witch will stream on Crunchyroll outside Japan, and will be split into three episodes. In Japan, it’ll stream on Amazon Prime and Hikari TV.
Studio Colorido (Penguin Highway) is handling animation production for the feature, with Tatsuro Kawano (Penguin Highway storyboarder, Naruto Shippuden animation director) directing.
The cast includes:
Yuina Yamada as Noel Niihashi
Asami Tano as Spangle Ninii
Shimba Tsuchiya as Balgo Parks
Hiroaki Hirata as Chief
Rie Hikisaka as Osushi-chan
In other Burn the Witch news, Tite Kubo’s four-chapter version of the manga, which expands on last year’s one-shot, debuted in Shonen Jump this week, and is now available in English and Spanish on MangaPlus.
Here’s how Crunchyroll describes the film:
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.