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Crunchyroll to Stream Flying Witch Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series about witch in training premieres Saturday

Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the anime of Chihiro Ishizuka's Flying Witch manga as it airs in Japan. The stream will premiere on Saturday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

The series will stream in the United States, Canada, Central and South America (including the Caribbean), Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

The anime will premiere in Japan on NTV on April 10 at 2:25 a.m., and it will also air on Aomori Broadcasting and other channels. The official website is streaming the Flying Witch Petit anime shorts.

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.

Minami Shinoda (Makoto) and Eri Suzuki (Chinatsu) will perform the anime's ending theme song, "Nichijō no Mahō" (Everyday Magic). Singer miwa will perform the opening theme song "Shanranran feat. 96 Neko" for the anime. 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.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

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 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

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