After 8 year of silence Tite Kubo’s supernatural Shonen anime Bleach anime is returning to adapt it’s final arc – The Thousand-Year Blood War Arc and it’s not just the bleach anime which is returning.
According to a leaked scan from WSJ #17 Tite’s Kubo One-shot Burn The Witch will be receiving an anime adaptation and Tite Kubo will serialize the series in Weekly Shonen Jump.
The ‘Bleach’ Thousand-Year Blood War arc will receive an anime adaption.
"Burn the Witch" will be serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump this Summer & will receive an anime by Studio Colorido this Fall (Director: Tatsuro Kawano). pic.twitter.com/NBdVsNk8TD
— Shonen Jump News – Unofficial (@WSJ_manga) March 18, 2020
According to @WSJ_News, Studio Colorido will animate the Burn The Witch Anime. Studio Colorido are best known for their work on Penguin Highway and Pokemon: Twilight Wings. Tatsuro Kawano will direct the anime who previously have worked as animation director on Psycho Pass 2.
Burn The Witch Anime will release in October 2020 (Fall) and is expected to be in the form of OVA(Original Video Animation). Article will be updated with exact release date as soon as more information will be available.
Tite Kubo will provide Burn The Witch anime character designs. The early cast members include Yuina Yamada voicing Noel Niihashi Asami Tano voicing Spangle Ninii.
Also Tite Kubo announced that Burn The Witch will be serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump for a short term of 2-4 volumes.
Kubo commented: “It has been so much time probably almost everyone forgot about it, and actually I also forgot. I thought the TYBW Arc wouldn’t be animated, so I didn’t expect the animation project in this 20th Anniversary.
There’s also the continuation of Burn The Witch that I didn’t plan to serialize, and only showed it to my family and close ones because of pure curiosity. As a result, my editor saw it and told me to make it a series and animate it. It’s the first time I’ll be drawing manga and anime designs at the same time.
I think it will be interesting and overall a good work. By the way, I have finished the manuscript. By the time you read the series, I’ll be playing Animal Crossing, and so I’m looking forward to play it with everyone.”
All these announcements are part of “20th Anniversary Project” which will be officially announce during the Livestream event on March 21. The event was supposed to be presented during AnimeJapan 2020 but was cancelled due to COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
The event will be live steamed in Japanese on Jump Channel and in English on Shonen Jump YouTube channel.
The original stage presentation would have had voice actors Masakazu Morita and Ryotaro Okiayu, Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano.
About Burn The Witch
Burn the Witch is Tite Kubo’s one-shot which released on July 16, 2018 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. It was first work he released after Bleach last chapter which was released on August 22, 2016 and takes place in same universe as of Bleach set 12 years after the Quincy Blood War and 2 years after the events of chapter 686.
Burn the Witch follows the story of two witches working for the Western branch of Soul Society, located in Reverse London.
The continuation of series opens up possiblity of seeing our favorite bleach characters in their new look.