On Friday, 18th March, the official website for anime series “Flying Witch” streamed the first episode of a series of anime shorts entitled “Flying Witch Petit” in a bid to get fans hyped up for its parent anime that will start airing later this year on 10th April.
The anime short can be previewed in the video below :
This short reveals the main character Makoto Kowata having tea along with her cat familiar Chito. Makoto laments that she is unable to get Mandrake for her tea and instead brew three alternatives : plantain, dandelion, and horsetail tea. Chito then proceeds to ask which of the three types of tea contain magic strengthening properties to which Makoto replies that they all build a healthy body which would therefore improve one’s magic. Makoto then ponders whether it is possible eat to tea leaves raw and wonders what it would taste like – which led her to take a bite and make the apparent comment that tastes like grass.
Flying Witch is an ongoing manga series published by Kodansha created by mangaka Chihiro Ishizuka. It follows the tale of 15 year old Makoto Kowata who she moves to Aomori with her black cat familiar, Chito, to study and become a witch at a relative’s house. The series revolves around Makoto’s daily interactions her cousins Kei and Chinatsu.
The anime will be directed by Katsushi Sakurabi (Shingetsutan Tsukihime, Asatte no Houkou) and it will be animated by anime studio J.C. STAFF. Writing the scenario is Deko Akao (Arakawa Under The Bridge, Mysterious Girlfriend X) and Masato Yusano (Little Busters!, Kiss X Sis) will be leading the character design.
Here are the list of cast members in order of appearance in the short :
Minami Shinoda as Makoto Kowata (Debut)
Ai Kayano as Chito (Shiori Tsurugi – Luck & Logic, Nagi Aiza – Your Lie In April)
Eri Suzuki as Chinatsu Kuramoto (Sanae Higashihongan – Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?, Milinda Brantini – Heavy Object)
Kana Aoi as Akane Kowata (Debut)
And here are the list of cast members that will make an appearance in the anime :
Shinsuke Sugawara as Kei Kuramoto (Debut)
Shiori Mikikami as Nao Ishiwatari (Miho – Btoom!, Krista Lenz – Shingeki No Kyojin)
Mari Hino as Inukai (Chii – chan – Ago Nashi Gen to Ore Monogatari)
Iguchi Yuka as Anzu Shiina (Araragi Tsukihi – Monogatari Series, Mero Furuya – Sankarea)
Ayane Sakura as Kenny (Nao Tomori – Charlotte, Mika Shimotsuki – PSYCHO-PASS)
Ari Ozawa as Aru (Nozomi Miritomo – Rolling Girls, Mizuki Sera – Classroom Crisis)
The anime opening song entitled “Shanranran” will be performed by miwa together with utaite (a singer who uploads their covers of songs online) 96Neko who will lend her voice in the chorus. The ending song entitled “Nichijo no Maho” will be performed by Minami Shinoda and Eri Suzuki.
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