The manga series The Witch and the Beast is on track for an anime adaptation and some new details have come in for it. The show was recently set for the winter 2024 premiere in Japan and Crunchyroll has announced that they’ll be handling the simulcast for it. The streamer revealed that it’ll be open to viewers in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The latest update for the show is from the Japanese side of the production with a new key visual below and several new cast additions to the project.
The series is directed by Takayuki Hamana at Yokohama Animation Lab. Hiroya Iijima is on board for the character designs.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Yo Taichi as Guideau
- Toshiyuki Morikawa as Ashaf
The newly added cast includes:
- Yōko Hikasa as Ione
- Noriko Shibasaki as Mary
- Junko Minagawa as Kiera Haines
- Hidenobu Kiuchi as Reuben Cole
- Atsushi Kousaka as Shulk
- Takuma Terashima as Loran
- Saori Hayami as Phanora Kristoffel
- Ryota Ohsaka as Johan
- Hozumi Gōda as Jeff Enker
- Nozomu Sasaki as Necromancer
Plot Concept: It all started with the 17 “Origins,” whose powers were passed down to individuals who still exist around the world today. A man carrying a coffin and a girl with the eyes of a beast appear in a town. The girl was once cursed by a witch and now searches for her in order to undo the curse. Is the witch who appears before them the quarry they’ve been searching for? And how can the curse be undone? This quest for revenge against an evil witch begins rolling when the beast captures the witch. This magnificent and intense dark fantasy begins now!