After the broadcast of today’s episode of the anime “BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War – The Separation“, the resumption of the adaptation project of another of the mangas of Tite Kubo“BURN THE WITCH“, which is also connected to the main story of “BLEACH“. According to the report, the new project will be titled “BURN THE WITCH #0.8” and details will be announced soon.
Nevertheless, The title “BURN THE WITCH #0.8” refers to the one-shot published in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2018.which would later continue in the serialized manga of only four chapters in 2020. In that same year, the “medium-length” anime adaptation was produced by Colorful Studio.
On the other hand, Kubo began publishing the manga in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in August 2020 and had originally been announced with only four chapters. Nevertheless, a “second season” of this manga is confirmed (along with the leak that an anime will be produced about that second season), but has not revealed a publication start date as of yet.
- Tatsurou Kawano (Gatchaman Crowds, Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta) was in charge of directing the first project in Colorful Studio.
- Chika Suzumura (The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki – Northern War, Kurage no Shokudou, Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta) was in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Natsuki Yamada (Susume, Karolina., Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu) was in charge of character design and animation direction.
- Keiji Inai (Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka?, Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha, Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level MAX ni Nattemashita) was in charge of composing the soundtrack.
Synopsis of Burn The Witch
Historically, 72% of deaths in London are related to dragons, fantastical beings invisible to most people. Although unknown to most, some people have faced these dragons. Only residents of Reverse London who live on the hidden “reverse” side of London can see the dragons. Even then, only a select few become qualified enough as witches or wizards to come into direct contact with them.
The protagonists of the story are the witch duo Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole. They are protection agents for Wing Bind (WB), a dragon conservation and management organization. Their mission is to protect and manage London’s dragons on behalf of the population.
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