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Shūmatsu no Izetta Historical Anime's 3rd Video Introduces a Witch & Princess

posted on 2016-08-10 10:30 EDT by Egan Loo
October show set in wartorn alternate Europe in 1940

The official website for the upcoming original anime Shūmatsu no Izetta (Izetta of the End) began streaming a third promotional video on Wednesday. The video and website have the following tagline, "In 1940… their encounter, offered us hope."

The video introduces the two female leads and the war-themed story:

Izetta, a descendant of a clan of witches who had passed down mysterious powers for generations. She can cast these powers on anything she touches and manipulate it at will. Since she was little, she and her grandmother lived their lives on the road, travelling between European countries in order to hide these powers.

Fiine, the sole daughter in line to succeed Rudolph III, the ruler of the Principality of Elystadt. From a young age she has been adored for her wisdom and kind heart by not only her retainers, but by all the citizens. Since her father has been stricken by illness, she has been busy preparing for Germania's invasion in his stead.

"If I am promised to the princess, then I will fight for her sake. As the last witch …"

In 1939, the imperialist nation of Germania launched a sudden invasion of its neighboring countries. This conflagration engulfed all of Europe in one fell swoop, and the era was dragged into the maelstrom of war. Then in 1940, Germania set its sights on Elystadt, a tiny principality blessed with breathtaking greenery and water in the Alps.

The television anime will begin broadcasting on AT-X, Tokyo MX, and other channels in October.

The first two promotional videos debuted earlier this year:

Narrator: In 1940 AD, she soars over the battlefield.

The project also has a German title, Izetta, Die Letzte Hexe (Izetta, The Last Witch).


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