Bright Witches will start on July 3, key visual will be released
The luminous witches anime has revealed a Japanese premiere date of July 3. A key visual depicting the series’ main cast of characters was also released.
Additionally, it was announced that the opening track “WONDERFUL WORLD” and ending track “Watashi to Minna no Uta” will be released on August 24.
luminous witches was first announced in 2018 and was originally slated for release in 2021. It follows a group of witches who don’t fight each other, but instead use song and music to “protect everyone’s smiles.” The main character is the mysterious Virginia “Genie” Robertson, who possesses the traits of a night witch. The show is in the same universe as Hit the witches and is part of the World Witches multimedia project.
The show’s main staff includes Shoji Saeki (Assault Lily BOUQUET) as a director and composer of series, Kana Shundou (Princess Connect! Re: diving, Assault Lily BOUQUET imageboarder) as assistant director, Fumikane Shimada (Hit the witches) as the original character designer, and Kazuya Shiotsuki (Assault Lily BOUQUET sub-character designer and co-animation director) as character designer.
Other staff include Mina Ootaka (Sword Art Online Alizization – Hell War animation director) as a familiar designer, Jin Hibino (Assault Lily BOUQUET, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 -The Eve of Awakening-) as a color creator, Rei Egami (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 -The Eve of Awakening-) as director of photography, and Gou Wakabayashi (So I’m a spider, so what?) as a music producer. TREE is the animation production company.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Mai Narumi like Virginie Robertson, Minako Hosokawa like Inori Shibuya, Friend Aimoto like Lyudmila Andreyevna Ruslanova, Ryou Mamiya like Aila Päivikki Linnamaa, Tsuzuki Sayaka like Éléonore Giovanna Gassion, Kana Konaka like Maria Magdalene Dietrich, Misaki Yuki like Manaia Matawhaura Hato, Rino Yoshikita like Sylvie Cariello, and Rio Mamesaki as Joanna Elizabeth Stafford.
The roles of Sylvie and Joanna were originally held by Miu Kotosaka and Kyou Tachibana. Kotosaka retired in September for health reasons, while Tachibana announced in October that she was stepping back from the role to focus on her studies.
The luminous witches The idol unit, which is made up of the anime’s main cast, was formed in 2019 and currently has four singles.
Sources: @LuminousWitch (1), (2), luminous witches website