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Muse Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia Confirm Streaming of Burn the Witch Anime

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Muse Asia announces fall simulcast slate, Muse Vietnam to stream Rail Romanesque, BanG Dream! season 1

Muse Asia announced last Friday that it will stream the Wandering Witch - The Journey of Elaina, Talentless Nana, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Is the order a rabbit? BLOOM, Moriarty the Patriot, and A3! Season Autumn & Winter anime on its YouTube channels. The titles will be available in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, and Bhutan (Wandering Witch - The Journey of Elaina is not available in Nepal).

In addition, Muse Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia all announced on Tuesday that they will stream the theatrical anime based on Tite Kubo's Burn The Witch one-shot and serialized manga on October 2. Muse Asia previously announced last week that it has licensed the anime.

Muse Vietnam will also stream the Rail Romanesque anime with the first episode on October 8 at 8:00 p.m. GMT +7, while the second episode will debut on October 10 at 12:00 a.m. GMT +7 (all subsequent episodes will premiere at this time). It will also stream the first BanG Dream! anime, with episode 1 and 2 available on October 1 at 7:00 p.m. GMT +7.

Studio Colorido and team Yamahitsuji are producing the Burn The Witch "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 Ōkura 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.

Rail Romanesque is the television anime of digital novel brand Lose's Maitetsu game. The 12 five-minute episodes of the Rail Romanesque anime will premiere in Japan on October 2.

Hisayoshi Hirasawa (Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki, Jingai-san no Yome, Miss Bernard said., Netsuzou Trap -NTR-) is serving as chief director and sound director for the show at the studio Saetta. Takayuki Noguchi (Cinderella Nine, Girls Beyond the Wasteland, Queen's Blade: Rebellion) is designing the characters. Kōichi Motomura is writing the scripts for the shorts.

Sekai Project released the original game for PC globally via Steam in June 2018. The company describes the game's story:

Maitetsu takes place in an alternate reality in Japan, where railroads were the most popular form of travel and transportation. But the difference with these railways is that the trains were paired up with humanoid modules called “Railords.” Due to a popular new form of travel, the railroads were practically forgotten about and eventually, railways were discontinued.

Players will assume the role of Sotetsu, a recent high school graduate who, shortly after entering University, decides to return to his adoptive hometown to save it from water pollution caused by the proliferation of factories. By chance, Sotetsu reawakens “Hachiroku,” a recently decommissioned Railord. He becomes her owner and decides to assist her in finding her missing locomotive, the “8620,” while attempting to save his hometown in the process.

The story of the anime, which features new original characters, is set in the game's fictional southern Hinomoto city of Ohitoyoshi after its successful revitalization spearheaded by Hachiroku's tourism promotion. The city is now planning to host the first Maitetsu Festival to bring together Railords and their respective masters from all over Hinomoto. Inspired by the humans planning for the festival, the famed Suzushiro and other Railords are also hosting a "Railord Summit" at the railroad station cafe Amairo to share their collective wisdom.

Source: Muse Asia's Facebook page, Muse Vietnam's Facebook page (link 2, link 3), Muse Malaysia's Facebook page, Muse Thailand's Facebook page, Muse Indonesia's Facebook page


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