Maiden Japan to Release Good Witch of the West Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Section 23 Films announced in its September release slate on Monday that Maiden Japan will release the Good Witch of the West (Nishi no Yoki Majo - Astraea Testament) anime on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The English-subtitled release is slated for September 5.
Maiden Japan describes the story:
Firiel's life has always been a little unusual… after all, how many girls are raised by caretakers because their father spends all his time studying in a tower with his apprentice? But when Firiel goes to the Queen's Ball wearing a necklace that belonged to her mother, she makes a shocking discovery: she's a missing member of the royal family and a contender for the throne! Trapped between opposing factions and manipulative parties, Firiel finds her life in danger, and her best hope is to learn the queenly skills her rivals already know. Unfortunately, the place to do that is at the same school her bloodthirsty competition already attends!
The 13-episode television series premiered in 2006 as an adaptation of Noriko Ogiwara's novel series. Tokyopop released some of the novel series and its manga adaptation in North America, and the now-defunct reading platform JManga also released part of the manga digitally.