As part of the presentation of the 20th-anniversary of Bleach from Tite Kubo, it was revealed back in March 2020 his one-shot manga property Burn the Witch is getting expansion with more of the manga and the anime film. The film is getting an October 2nd, 2020 theatrical run in Japan for two weeks while also being streamed worldwide. Outside of Japan, Crunchyroll will be handling it in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.
Bandai Namco has their Blu-ray special edition release set as well and part of that includes the original soundtrack. That’s now getting a nearly ten-minute long promo that showcases multiple tracks from the 31-track release. Check it out below!
The film will be directed by Tatsuro Kawano and has Yuji Shimizu as the assistant director. Chika Suzumra is working on the screenplay adapting Tite Kubo’s original work while Natsuki Yamada is the character designer. Animation production is being handled by Studio Colorido. Check out the promo below.
The Japanese cast includes Asami Tano as Nini Spangle, 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, and Miou Tanaka as Roy B. Dipper.
Plot Concept: 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.