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Flying Witch Petit Short Anime's 1st Episode Streamed

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Makoto and her familiar Chito enjoy tea in spin-off of upcoming TV anime

The official website for the television anime of Chihiro Ishizuka's Flying Witch manga began streaming the first Flying Witch Petit short anime episode on Friday.

In the video, Makoto and her cat familiar Chito are having tea. Makoto says that it's too bad she's been able to get any good mandrake to make tea, since that's the norm, but she instead prepares three kinds of tea: plantain, dandelion, and horsetail. When Chito asks Makoto which tea has magic-strengthening effects, she tells the cat that plantain tea helps regulate stomach activity, dandelion tea relieves fatigue, and horsetail is used for detox, so all of them help in powering up magic because a healthy body can produce powerful magic. In the end, Makoto wonders if she can eat the plants raw. When she tries it, she comments that it tastes like grass.

The main anime will premiere on NTV on April 10 at 2:25 a.m., and it will also air on Aomori Broadcasting and other channels. An advance screening and cast talk event will be held on March 19 at Akihabara Gamers.

The cast includes:

Minami Shinoda as Makoto Kowata


Eri Suzuki as Chinatsu Kuramoto, Makoto's cousin who lives with her in the Kuramoto household


Shinsuke Sugawara as Kei Kuramoto, Chinatsu's older brother

Kana Aoi as Akane Kowata, Makoto's older sister


Shiori Mikami as Nao Ishiwatari, Makoto's classmate


Mari Hino as Inukai, Akane's witch friend


Yuka Iguchi as Anzu Shiina, a witch


Ai Kayano as Chito, Makoto's familiar, a smart 17-year old cat who is older than she is


Ayane Sakura as Kenny, Akane's familiar, who is knowledgeable about anthropology and archaeology


Ari Ozawa as Aru, Inukai's hamster familiar, who sometimes helps her in her fortune-telling


The comical story follows the 15-year-old witch Makoto Kowata and the other boys and girls in her daily life. With her black cat Chito, the somewhat aimless girl moved from Yokohama to live with her second cousin in Aomori in verdant northern Japan.

Katsushi Sakurabi (Gunparade March, Heaven's Memo Pad, Lunar Legend Tsukihime) is directing the anime at the studio J.C. Staff, and Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Noragami, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream, Snow White with the Red Hair) is in charge of the series scripts. Masato Yasuno (episode animation director on Little Busters!, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) is designing the characters.

An as-yet-unannounced artist will perform the opening theme song "Shanranran feat. 96 Neko." 96 Neko (pronounced "kuro neko," meaning "black cat") is a singer who has posted videos on Nico Nico Douga and YouTube under the "Utattemita" ("Tried to Sing") category, where artists cover existing songs. Minami Shinoda (Makoto) and Eri Suzuki (Chinatsu) will perform the anime's ending theme song, "Nichijō no Mahō" (Everyday Magic).


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