The Witch and the Beast Reveals Main Trailer, Jan 11 Premiere, and More

©Kousuke Satake, KODANSHA/“The Witch and the Beast” Production Committee

The Winter 2024 anime The Witch and the Beast has received a main trailer, second key visual, and January 11 Japanese premiere date. Theme song and additional cast details were also revealed.

Soko ni Naru is performing the show’s opening song “Soumonka” while Yoshino Nanjou is singing ending song “Hikari no Trill.” The voice cast additions are Miyu Tomita as Helga Velvette, Rintarou Nishi as The Demon Sword, Ashgan, Akira Ishida as Matt Cugat, Kazuhiro Yamaji as The Executioners, Kousei Hirota as Farmus, and Yuu Kobayashi as Lowell.

The Witch and the Beast is an adaptation of the Kodansha-published manga by Kousuke Satake, which Kodansha USA describes as:

Ashaf: a soft-spoken man with delicate features, a coffin strapped to his back, and an entourage of black crows. Guideau: a feral, violent girl with long fangs and the eyes of a beast. This ominous pair appear one day in a town in thrall to a witch — a ruler with magic coursing through her tattooed body, who has convinced the townsfolk she’s their hero. But Ashaf and Guideau know better. They live by one creed: “Wherever a witch goes, only curses and disasters follow.” They have scores to settle, and they won’t hesitate to remove anyone in their way, be it angry mob or army garrison.

A dark fairytale set in a steampunk world of magic and monsters, The Witch and the Beast will entice and entrap manga readers looking for their next fantasy action fix!

The manga began serialization in Young Magazine Third in 2017 before moving to Monthly Young Magazine in 2021. Ten tankoubon volumes have been published as of August 2022. The manga is currently on hiatus due to Satake’s health.

Crunchyroll will stream the show.

©Kousuke Satake, KODANSHA/“The Witch and the Beast” Production Committee

Staff

• Director: Takayuki Hamana (Rakudai Majo: Fuuka to Yami no MajoSorcerous Stabber Orphen)
• Character designer: Hiroya Iijima (Jujutsu Kaisen curse designer) 
• Series composer: Yuuichirou Momose (My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer)
• Sub-character designer: Kei Tsuchima (Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Seiran co-character designer)
• Music composer: Hanae Nakamura (The Kingdoms of Ruin co-composer) and Natsumi Tabuchi (The Gene of AI co-composer)
• Animation production: Yokohama Animation Lab

Cast

• You Taichi as Guideau 
• Toshiyuki Morikawa as Ashaf


Source: @witch_beast

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