Burn the Witch was released years ago as an alternative story set in the Bleach universe but removed from the “Shinigami” world and the path of Ichigo and his friends, who make up the central axis of the original anime.
This anime returns to us with Burn the Witch #0.8 on December 29th. It is still unknown whether it will be a standalone episode or a long-term series. This is because it will be an adaptation of the “one-shot” chapter from 2018 that Kubo-sensei presented to gauge the audience’s reception. Needless to say, the response in general was quite positive.
The development of this new proposal is once again in the hands of Team Yamahitsuji and Studio Colorido, who did an exceptional job with the original series and simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be part of this project once again. Tatsurou Kawano (Gatchaman Crowds, Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta) is in charge of the project’s direction, and Taky Kishimoto (Boku dake ga Inai Machi, Haikyuu!!, Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san) handles the writing and script supervision. Character design and animation direction are in the capable hands of Natsuki Yamada (Susume, Karolina., Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu), and the soundtrack is composed by Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Jujutsu Kaisen, Dr. STONE, Tokyo Revengers).
About Burn the Witch
Even though it is not public knowledge, more than 72% of deaths in London are related to fantastic beings invisible to almost everyone, the “dragons.” Similarly, in secret, some people have confronted these beings. Apparently, only residents of the “hidden” (reverse) side of London can see these so-called dragons, who live in “Reverse London.” That said, only a few chosen ones, witches or wizards, are qualified enough to deal with them or even confront them.
Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole are the two witch protagonists of this story. They are agents of Wing Bind (WB), an organization responsible for the management and conservation of dragons, and their mission is to preserve them while prioritizing the well-being of the London population.
Since the Bleach manga was launched in 2001 in the pages of Shōnen Jump magazine, a lot has happened. Nevertheless, we cannot deny that it definitely marked a before and after in many aspects. Its anime adaptation, which premiered in 2004 on TV Tokyo, was completely on par, taking Ichigo Kurosaki’s epic journey in the world of Shinigami and the Soul Society to a whole new level. And we can definitely say that Burn the Witch has maintained the standard set by Tite Kubo.
Tell us, are you a fan of Bleach and Burn the Witch? Will you be keeping an eye out like us on December 29th? Let us know in the comments what your favorite moments are from Ichigo’s saga and the brave witches of Wing Bind!