Flying Witch and Sailor Moon Crystal News

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Flying Witch to fly towards us in April

April, it seems, the anime adaptation of the Flying Witch manga, which is currently an ongoing Manga in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, will be the month when Flying Witch’s anime adaptation appears. The staff includes Katsushi Sakurabi (Tsukihime) as the director, series composer Deko Akao (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime) and character designer Masato Yasuno. The studio producing the anime is none other than J.C. Staff, the studio responsible for anime like Prison School and Heavy Object.

Flying Witch, a slice of life, supernatural manga, is written and illustrated by Chihiro Ishizuka. The series began as a one-shot manga in the August 2010 issue of Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shounen Magazine. The manga was serialized August 2012, and so far a total of 3 volumes have been compiled and released. The fourth volume is scheduled to release in April this year.

Nippon TV described the series in English:

“Aomori, Japan
In a land blessed by nature’s bountiful beauty, bizarre things begin to take place. Makoto Kowata, 15 years old, is a professional witch. She left Yokohama with Chito, her black cat, to live in the house of her relatives in Aomori. This is where she begins to train as a witch.

Even though Makoto’s powers are still limited to just flying through the sky, she and her second cousins Kei and Chinatsu surely make the most out of each and every day.”

Source: The Flying Witch Website – http://bit.ly/Flying-Witch-Official-Website

Sailor Moon Crystal

Sailor Moon Crystal

Other News: Sailor Moon Crystal

It has been announced that the third season of the Sailor Moon Crystal anime will premiere this spring. The new season will be based on the manga’s Death Busters arc (The 5th and 6th volume of the perfect edition). The First two seasons streamed from July 2014 – July 2015 as a web series, and later aired on TV from April to September 2015

Chiaki Kon is to replace Munehisa Sakai (Junjo Romantica) as director in the third season while Akira Takahashi (PreCure series) is doing the character designs instead of Yukie Sakou, who worked on the previous two seasons. Yuji Kobayashi is still series composition writer and Toei Animation is still on anime production.

To refresh our memory of the Sailor Moon Crystal OST, let’s listen to the Sailor Mars Theme by following this link: http://bit.ly/Sailor-Mars-Theme

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