On Saturday, the 23rd episode of the Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime ended with a surprise teaser PV announcing an adaptation of Tite Kubo’s 2018 manga prologue Burn the Witch #0.8.
Burn the Witch #0.8 will be directed by Tatsuro Kawano, who previously directed the 2020 anime film Burn the Witch.
The film’s main cast is also returning for the anime:
- Asami Tano as Ninny Spangcole
- Yuina Yamada as Noel Niihashi
- Shimba Tsuchiya as Balgo Parks
- Hiroaki Hirata as Chief
- Rie Hikisaka as Osushi-chan
The manga initially had four total chapters, debuting on August 24, 2020. The manga is being published in English by Viz Media, who previously did the 2018 one-shot manga prologue.
A “Season 2” will be produced for the anime as well.
b Crunchyroll streamed the 2020 film, and it describes the story as:
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.