Bleach’s spin-off, Burn the Witch manga, received an animated film earlier this year. Since then its popularity has grown, but to a level that we did not expect. Today, its creator Tite Kubo revealed that we may soon see an official anime adaptation.
Kubo recently took part in an interview with Natalie.MU where he went into detail about how the Burn The Witch spin-off came out. In addition, he recounted how the manga story has got an anime offer almost immediately after the release of its first chapter.
Kubo reconfirms that he received an offer to adapt Burn The Witch as an anime immediately after the first chapter was released. He was first asked to draw around 100 more pages of the story, enough to fill a volume with the included first chapter, but Jump told Kubo he could draw as many pages as he wanted.
Burn the Witch is written and illustrated by Kubo with a first chapter filled up with 62 pages, published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine. In March 2020, it was announced that a miniseries would be released as a supplement. This miniseries is a continuation. However, it has already been announced that Kubo will continue this story even more.
The synopsis for Burn the Witch is as follows:
Historically, 72% of deaths in London are related to dragons, fantastic creatures invisible to most of the population. While unknown to many, some characters have been facing these creatures.
In March 2020, it was announced that the series would receive an anime movie adaptation from Studio Colorfully directed by Tatsuro Kawano. The film is distributed by Shochiku and was released on October 2, 2020, in Japan. The main theme of the movie is “Blowing”, performed by Nil.