Elex Media Licenses Chihiro Ishizuka's Flying Witch Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st volume of manga about witch living in rural Aomori slated for September 7

Indonesian publisher Elex Media Komputindo announced on Thursday that it has licensed Chihiro Ishizuka's Flying Witch manga. The company will release the first volume on September 7.

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 12-episode television anime of the manga premiered in Japan on April 9. Katsushi Sakurabi (Gunparade March, Heaven's Memo Pad, Lunar Legend Tsukihime) directed the anime at the studio J.C. Staff, and the show starred Minami Shinoda, Eri Suzuki, Shinsuke Sugawara, and Kana Aoi. The manga also inspired a CG net anime titled Flying Witch Petit. The series of shorts streamed weekly on the anime's official website.

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