Muse Asia Licenses Burn the Witch, Love Live! Nijigasaki Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Muse Asia announced last Friday, Saturday, and on Monday that it has licensed the theatrical anime based on Tite Kubo's Burn the Witch one-shot and serialized manga, as well as the Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Dōkōkai, The Day I Became a God, Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, and Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai anime, with distribution details to come later. It has also added the In Search of Lost Future anime on its YouTube channel on Sunday.
Crunchyroll will the Burn the Witch anime in the rest of the world, and it describes the anime:
Historically 72% of all the deaths in London are related to dragons, fantastical beings invisible to the majority of the people. While unknown to most, some people have been standing up to these dragons.
Only inhabitants of Reverse London who live in the hidden “reverse” side of London can see the dragons. Even then, only a selected few become qualified enough as witches or wizards to make direct contact with them.
The protagonists of the story are witch duo Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole. They are protection agents for Wing Bind (WB), an organization for dragon conservation and management. Their mission is to protect and manage the dragons within London on behalf of the people.
The anime will have event screenings for two weeks that will open in Japan on October 2. Theaters screening the anime will also sell a limited-edition Blu-ray Disc starting on October 2. The anime will also stream on Amazon Prime Video and Hikari TV in Japan. The anime will be reorganized into three episodes for the streaming version.
Studio Colorido and team Yamahitsuji are producing the "mid-length" theatrical anime. Tatsurō Kawano (animation director for Psycho-Pass 2, Gatchaman Crowds) is directing the anime, and Yūji Shimizu (animation director for Gatchaman Crowds insight) is the assistant director. Chika Suzumura (Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~) is writing scripts, Natsuki Yamada (key animator on Time Bokan 24) is the character designer, and Keisuke Okura is handling the dragon designs. Keiji Inai (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, The Royal Tutor) is composing the music.
The serialized version of the manga had four total chapters, and debuted on August 24. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it also published the original one-shot manga in English. The manga will get a "Season 2" sequel.
The Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Dōkōkai (Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club) anime will premiere in Japan on October 3.
The franchise's staff introduced the members of Nijigasaki Academy's Idol Appreciation Club in 2017 as part of KLab Games and Bushiroad's Love Live! School Idol Festival smartphone game's "Perfect Dream Project" (PDP).
Hajime Yatate, the collective pseudonym for the staff of Sunrise, is once again credited for original work. Sakurako Kimino is also credited again for original concept, as in previous Love Live! anime. Tomoyuki Kawamura (Good Luck Girl!, Mitsuboshi Colors, Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere deorum) is directing the anime at Sunrise. Jin Tanaka (Laid-Back Camp, Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode, Cinderella Nine) is in charge of the series scripts. Takumi Yokota (Pupipō!, Mitsuboshi Colors) is designing the characters.
The Day I Became a God (Kami-sama ni Natta Hi), the third original anime from Key, Aniplex, and P.A Works, will premiere in Japan on October 10.
The official website for the project teases the story:
Hina, who awakened as a god.
She foresaw "the end of the world."
She chooses a lone young man.
Who, as her companion,
Will spend his time with her until the very end
A program streamed in July also outlined the story:
One day during Yōta Narukami's last summer vacation of high school, a girl named Hina suddenly appears and proclaims herself "the All-Knowing God." Hina announces to the thoroughly confused Yōta, "The world will end in 30 days." Yōta then witnesses Hina's god-like powers of prophecy, convincing him that her powers are real. Hina's naive innocence belies her powers, and she decides to live at Yōta's home for some reason. Thus begins an eventful summer before the end of the world.
A video featured the text, "The day she became a god, the world veered toward the end times."
Jun Maeda is credited with the original work and as scriptwriter, and Yoshiyuki Asai (Charlotte, Fate/Apocrypha) is directing the anime. Na-Ga is returning from many other Visual Art's/Key projects as the original character designer. P.A. Works is animating the series.
Manabu Nii (Hina Logic - from Luck & Logic) is adapting Na-Ga's original character designs for animation, and also serving as chief animation director. Manyo and Jun Maeda are composing the music. Kurumi Suzuki is directing the art, and Yukiyo Kajiwara is the compositing director of photography. Naomi Nakano is the color key artist, and Haruki Suzuki is the 3D director. Ayumu Takahashi is editing, and Satoki Iida is the sound director.
Maeda and Nagi Yanagi are collaborating on the opening theme song "Kimi to Iu Shinwa," insert song, and ending theme song. Maeda wrote the opening theme song's lyrics and music, and MANYO arranged the music.
Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:
Sshhh! Princess Syalis is trying to get a good night's sleep. Some shut-eye. Forty winks. Catch some Z's. Long ago in olden times when people and demons lived together in—well, disharmony, really – a demon king kidnaps a human princess and imprisons her in his castle. Bereft, the princess's subjects beat their chests in anguish…until a hero arises to spearhead Project Rescue Our Princess! While waiting for her knight in shining armor, what's an imprisoned princess to do …? Teddy-bear guards with bat wings are all very well, but her dungeon cell is bo-o-o-ring! So, she decides to wile away the long hours by sleeping. Now if only she could get comfortable…and didn't suffer from insomnia…
Mitsue Yamazaki (How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?, Tada Never Falls in Love) is directing the series at Doga Kobo (The Helpful Fox Senko-san, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun). Yoshiko Nakamura (Kabukibu!, Hiiro no Kakera - The Tamayori Princess Saga) is in charge of the series scripts. Ai Kikuchi (New Game!, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?) is designing the characters. Sumie Noro (Tada Never Falls in Love, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? episode director) is the assistant director, Chiaki Nakajima (Yuruyuri - Happy Go Lily, Love Lab) is the sub character designer, and Yukari Hashimoto (March comes in like a lion, Mr. Osomatsu, Sarazanmai) is the composer. ORESAMA will perform the anime's ending theme song "Gimmme!"
In the story, after the defeat of the demon lord Hadlar, all of the monsters were unleashed from his evil will and moved to the island of Delmurin to live in peace. Dai is the only human living on the island. Having been raised by the kindly monster Brass, Dai's dream is to grow up to be a hero. He gets to become one when Hadlar is resurrected and the previous hero, Avan, comes to train Dai to help in the battle. But Hadlar, announcing that he now works for an even more powerful demon lord, comes to kill Avan. To save his students, Avan uses a Self-Sacrifice spell to attack, but is unable to defeat Hadlar. When it seems that Dai and Avan's other student Pop are doomed, a mark appears on Dai's forehead and he suddenly gains super powers and is able to fend off Hadlar. The two students then go off on a journey to avenge Avan and bring peace back to the world.
Kazuya Karasawa (Dragon Ball Super episode director, Dragon Ball Super: Broly storyboards) is serving as series director at Toei Animation. Katsuhiko Chiba (Rune Soldier, Baby Steps, Tiger Mask W) is supervising the series' scripts. Emiko Miyamoto (Maho Girls Precure!) is designing the characters. Ayaka Fujii (Studio Pablo) is the art director. Yuki Hayashi is composing the music. Aya Mori is in charge of color design. Dragon Quest series director Yuji Horii is credited for supervising the original manga. The pop rock band Macaroni Enpitsu ("Macaroni Pencil") performs the opening theme song "Ikiru o Suru."
Toei Animation is producing the anime, which will be hybrid CG and 2D animation. The manga is also inspiring video game adaptations. The Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken Tamashii no Kizuna smartphone game will launch in 2021. Square Enix will release the Infinity Strash Dragon Quest Dai no Daibōken (The Adventure of Dai) action role-playing game for consoles in 2021. The Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken Xross Blade ("Xross" is pronounced "cross") arcade card game is slated to debut in or after fall 2020.
In Search of Lost Future premiered in Japan in October 2014.
It is based on a hit romance and mystery visual novel by Trumple. The title is a reference to Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time, a classic French novel about life, love and memory.
The original game's story is set one autumn at the beginning of the 21st century in the Uchihama area. Uchihama Academy is growing by leaps and bounds. With the construction of a new school building, there will be one last General Club Festival at the old building that is slated to be closed. The students vow to go all out to make this final cultural festival a success.
The Astronomy Club of the protagonist Sō Akiyama is filled with the big names on campus. Just before the festival on October 1, the club receives a request from the student executive committee to calm the uneasiness among the students. There are reports of ghost sightings, accidents, sleeping sickness, and other mysterious incidents at the old building. When Yui Furukawa, a quiet girl who transferred late into the school, appears before Sō, the gears of fate slowly begin to move.
Naoto Hosoda directed the anime at animation studio feel with scripts by Sadayuki Murai, Tatsuya Takahashi, and Satoko Shinozuka and series composition by Rie Kawamata.