The screening date of the mid-length animation film “BURN THE WITCH” has been announced to be two weeks long from Oct. 2. Moreover, a WEB broadcast will start on the same day of the screening. The film is available not only in Japan, but also in other countries around the world.
“BURN THE WITCH” is originally a manga by Kubo Tite of “BLEACH”, which was published in 2018 as a one-shot in the magazine “Weekly Shonen Jump”. A series has started from the 38th issue of “Weekly Shonen Jump” on sale on Aug. 24.
The story is set in a world where dragons exist, and humans can't see them. The only people who are actually able to see the dragons are the inhabitants of Reverse London, which is located behind Front London. Among them, a select group of people have been chosen to become witches/wizards and so be qualified to have direct contact with dragons.
The protagonists are the witch duo of Niihashi Noel and Nini Spangle, 2nd Order ranked members of the Dragon Conservation and Control Agency, Wing Bind. Their mission is to protect the dragons in London on behalf of those who cannot come into contact with them.
The screening date for “BURN THE WITCH” has been confirmed to be two weeks long from Oct. 2, with the event being held at 35 cinemas across Japan, including Shinjuku Piccadilly.
In addition to Japan, “BURN THE WITCH” will be distributed in North, Central and South America, Europe, Oceania, Middle East, and Africa on the same day as the screening. In Japan, it will be streamed on Amazon Prime Video and Hikari TV, while Crunchyroll will be the streaming platform for the movie in North, Central and South America, Europe, Oceania, Middle East, and Africa.
The key visual and promo video of the film have also been released. The visual shows the witches Niihashi Noel and Nini Spangle from Wing Bind, the organization that controls the dragons.
Additional cast members are Tsuchiya Shimba as Balgo Parks, Hirata Hiroaki as Chief, and Hikisaka Rie as Osushi-chan.
(C) Kubo Tite / Shueisha, “BURN THE WITCH” Production Committee