Tite Kubo’s one-shot manga, Burn the Witch, has a new trailer (above) and a new poster released ahead of its October release.
The one-shot takes place in the same world as that of Bleach, and tells the story of two witches named Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole working for an organization called the Natural Dragon Management Agency, located in “Reverse London,” a city where the residents are able to see magical creatures. Witches, like Noel and Ninny, help maintain order and harmony between humans and magical beings, but also undertake missions to exterminate evil creatures threatening the peace of Reverse London.
Studio Colorido and team Yamahitsuji are in charge of the production. The cast and staff include:
- Yuina Yamada (Hizuna Arima in Anima Yell) as Noel Niihashi
- Asami Tano (Cure Sunny) as Ninny Spangcole
- Shimba Tsuchiya (Tsutomu Goshiki in Haikyuu!!) as Balgo Parks
- Hiroaki Hirata (Benny in Black Lagoon, Lindow in God Eater) as Chief
- Rie Hikisaka (Cure Yell) as Osushi-chan
- Director: Tatsuro Kawano (animation director for Gatchaman Crowds)
- Assistant Director: Yuuji Shimizu (animation director for Gatchaman Crowds insight)
- Scriptwriter: Chika Suzumura (Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~)
- Character Designer: Natsuki Yamada
- Monster Designer: Keisuke Ookura
- Composer: Keiji Inai (The Royal Tutor)
The film will premiere in Japan on October 2, 2020, and will simultaneously be available to stream outside Asia via Crunchyroll. Amazon Prime TV and Hikari TV will also stream the theatrical anime in Japan.
According to the 38th issue of Weekly Shounen Jump, the streamed version will be edited to have a different content compared to the theatrical version released in Japan.
Crunchyroll has also released an English-subtitled version of the PV (below), but is region-locked to North American regions only.