The television anime adaptation of Kōsuke Satake’s manga, “The witch and the beast», revealed a new visual on its official website. In addition to the visual, the website also revealed additional cast and staff members.
The visual suggests that the anime will stay true to the themes of the manga since it takes place in the late 18th-19th century. Additionally, the all-new key visual highlights two central characters, Ashaf and Guideau. Ashaf, left, is known for his calm demeanor and is generally considered a gentleman. On the other hand, Guideau, on the right, is characterized by a more assertive character. Additionally, the commonality between them is that both were cursed by a self-proclaimed heroic witch.
As has already been announced, Takayuki Hamana will direct the anime at Yokohama Animation Laboratory. Additionally, character design is handled by Hiroya Iijima. Originally from Young Magazine Third, in 2017, the manga’s serialization moved to Monthly Young Magazine in 2021. The ongoing manga series is written and illustrated by Kōsuke Satake, who put the manga on hold due to his health issues. But, despite its hiatus, anticipation for the anime TV adaptation remains high as fans eagerly await its big premiere.
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Famous talents Yō Taichi and Toshiyuki Morikawa take the lead in the anime by playing the characters Guideau and Ashaf respectively. Their brilliant performances promise to bring depth and authenticity to the animated adaptation.
Additionally, according to the recent announcement, the new cast members are:
- Yōko Hikasa as Ione
- Noriko Shibasaki as Marie
- Junko Minagawa as Kiera Haines
- Hidenobu Kiuchi as Reuben Cole
- Atsushi Kousaka as Shulk
- Takuma Terashima as Loran
- Saori Hayami as Phanora Kristoffel
- Ryota Osaka as Johan
- Hozumi Goda as Jeff Enker
- Nozomu Sasaki as Necromancer
Additionally, although the exact release date remains unknown, official reports confirm that the anime will debut in January 2024. Additionally, the anime will premiere on TBS and BS11 in Japan, while international audiences will be able to stream the anime on Crunchyroll.