The Witch and the Beast Opening Theme “Soumonka” Now Available on Music Streaming Platforms

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© Sokoninaru, Kousuke Satake・KODANSHA LTD. / “The Witch and the Beast” production committee

Sokoninaru’s opening theme for the currently airing The Witch and the Beast TV anime “Soumonka” is now available on all music streaming platforms worldwide (excluding mainland China). 

A music video for “Soumonka” was released earlier last month. 

Sokoninaru is a three-piece Japanese rock band, known for their technical and heavy sound, combined with melodies and harmonies sung by vocalists Juko Suzuki, Misaki Fujiwara, and Saitou Shoto. The group embarked on two tours of Europe, and played successful headline shows in Taiwan and Hong Kong. 

Sokoninaru Soumonka album cover artwork
© Sokoninaru, Kousuke Satake・KODANSHA LTD. / “The Witch and the Beast” production committee

The Witch and the Beast TV anime series is based on the 2016 manga series by Kousuke Satake, with Yokohama Animation Laboratory as the animation production company. It first premiered in Japan on January 12, 2024 and is streaming on Crunchyroll outside of Japan. 

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© Kousuke Satake・KODANSHA LTD. / “The Witch and the Beast” production committee

Crunchyroll describes the synopsis as: 

It all started with the 17 “Origins,” whose powers were passed down to individuals who still exist around the world today.

A man carrying a coffin and a girl with the eyes of a beast appear in a town. The girl was once cursed by a witch and now searches for her in order to undo the curse. Is the witch who appears before them the quarry they’ve been searching for? And how can the curse be undone?

This quest for revenge against an evil witch begins rolling when the beast captures the witch. This magnificent and intense dark fantasy begins now!


Source: press release

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He also contributes work to the website Yatta Tachi. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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