Crunchyroll to Stream Witch Craft Works Anime

posted on 2014-01-02 16:56 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Ryū Mizunagi's Witch Craft Works manga. The company will stream the series on Wednesdays starting on January 8 at 2:15 p.m. EST for premium members in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, and Central and South America. Free members in the same countries will be able to watch new episodes one week later.

The story centers around Honoka Takamiya (Yūsuke Kobayashi), a boy whose classmate Ayaka Kagari (Asami Seto) is talented in sports, excels in classes, and is attractive on top of everything. She also happens to be the most powerful witch on earth. Her purpose in life is to protect Takamiya at all costs.

The cast includes:

Yusuke Kobayashi as Honoka Takamiya

Asami Seto (Valvrave the Liberator, Chihayafuru) as Ayaka Kagari

Ai Kayano (You and Me, Senyū) as Kasumi Takamiya, Honoka's little sister

Shiori Izawa (Girls und Panzer, Silver Spoon), as Tanpopo Kuraishi, one of the "Witches of the Tower" who transfered to the high school

Tsutomu Mizushima (XXXholic, Girls und Panzer, Genshiken) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff as well as supervising the series scripts. Mizushima is also working on the anime's scripts alongside Michiko Yokote (Bleach, Genshiken, Cowboy Bebop, XXXHOLiC) and Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, A Town Where You Live, Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Buddha ~Owarinaki Tabi~). Yukie Hiyamizu (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S sub-character designs) is designing the characters while Hiroshi Yakou (Heaven's Memo Pad, Waiting in the Summer) is designing the props. Kunio Tsujita (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East) is handling the visual coordination for the series while Tomonori Kuroda (A Certain Magical Index, A Certain Scientific Railgun, Shakugan no Shana III (Final)) is the art director. Technoboys Pulcraft Green-fund (Akikan!) will compose the music at Lantis, and fhana will perform the opening theme song "divine intervention."

The series will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX on January 5.

Images © Ryū Mizunagi, Kodansha/Witch Craft Works Production Committee

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