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Crunchyroll To Simulcast “Flying Witch”


Flying Witch 001 - 20160407Back in the old days, people flipped out about a flying nun. But a flying witch? That’s a whole new story entirely!

Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream Flying Witch on their digital platform. The series will kick off on April at 12:30PM Pacific (3:30PM Eastern) for subscribers in the following regions:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Central and South America (including the Caribbean)
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Europe
  • The Middle East
  • North Africa

The Flying Witch is based on Chihiro Ichizuka’s manga of the same name. Katsushi Sakurabi (Heaven’s Memo Pad, Lunar Legend Tsukihime) is directing the project at J.C. Staff with Masato Anno providing character designs. Deko Akao (Snow White with the Red Hair, Noragami) is in charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll desecribes the series as:

Aomori, Japan

In a land blessed by nature’s bountiful beauty, bizarre things begin to take place. Makoto Kowata, 15 years old, is a professional witch. She left Yokohama with Chito, her black cat, to live in the house of her relatives in Aomori. This is where she begins to train as a witch.

Even though Makoto’s powers are still limited to just flying through the sky, she and her second cousins Kei and Chinatsu surely make the most out of each and every day.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Makoto Kowata: Minami Shinoda
  • Chinatsu Kuramoto: Eri Suzuki
  • Kei Kuramoto: Shinsuke Sugawara

Several character visuals and a short promotional video were released to promote Flying Witch. You can check these out below.

Promo Video

Character Visuals

Source: Crunchyroll

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