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Vertical Licenses Chihiro Ishizuka's Flying Witch Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about witch living in verdant northern Japan has ongoing TV anime

North American manga and novel publisher Vertical Comics announced at its Anime Central panel on Sunday that it has licensed Chihiro Ishizuka's Flying Witch manga.

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.

Ishizuka launched the manga in the September 2012 issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, and Kodansha published the fourth compiled volume on March 9.

The television anime of the manga premiered in Japan on April 9. Katsushi Sakurabi (Gunparade March, Heaven's Memo Pad, Lunar Legend Tsukihime) is directing the anime at the studio J.C. Staff, and stars Minami Shinoda, Eri Suzuki, Shinsuke Sugawara, and Kana Aoi. Crunchyroll is streaming the television anime series in several regions as it airs in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for digital and home video in North America.

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