Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, announced today that the Burn the Witch anime, based on the popular Shonen Jump manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo, will be streaming exclusively on Crunchyroll in early October. The anime, which takes place within the universe of Bleach, follows two witches working for the Western Branch of the Soul Society in Reverse London. Tatsuro Kawano of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is set to direct the series which will stream worldwide outside of Asia on Crunchyroll.
If you’re unfamiliar with the manga series, Burn the Witch takes place in London where historically 72% of all the deaths 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 Burn the Witch anime 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. What began as a one-shot has shifted into a limited series given its success with fans.
Looking to jump into the Burn the Witch manga? You can access the chapters via VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump App.