It has been announced that an anime project from Witch Hat Atelier has been given the green light for production.
Prior to the official announcement of the Tongari Boushi no Atelier anime on April 5, 2022, the official Twitter account had been counting down the days with gracefully drawn number art.
The animation studio and staff creating the Witch Hat Atelier anime have not yet been announced.
The exact character designs and art style haven’t been revealed yet, but a short Witch Hat Atelier trailer has animated parts of the manga series art.
The Witch Hat Atelier OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music have not yet been announced.
Crunchyroll News covered the anime TV show’s announcement, but did not specify when the streaming service will release the episodes.
This article contains everything known about the Witch Hat Atelier season 1 anime (Tongari Boushi no Atelier anime) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors and analysis. In the meantime, let’s get into what is known for sure.
Witch Hat Atelier manga is the basis for the new anime
The story for the anime TV series is based on the creator’s Tongari Boushi no Atelier manga series Kamome Shirahama† The Witch Hat Atelier Volume 10, serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Morning Two magazine since July 2016, was out on April 21, 2022.
The Japanese publisher Kodansha states that the manga will have more than 2.5 million copies in circulation worldwide as of April 2022.
Kodansha USA publishes the official English translation of the Witch Hat Atelier manga in North America. As of September 2021, the UK release was up to Volume 8, with UK Volume 9 slated to release on June 21, 2022 and Volume 10 on November 15, 2022.
There is also a spin-off manga series called Witch Hat Kitchen (Tongari Boshi no Kitchin). Created by Hiromi Satou, it has been serialized in Monthly Morning Two since November 2019 and multiple volumes have been released. Unfortunately, the spin-off does not have an official English translation.
Reminiscent of Studio Ghibli’s art style, the manga is a beautifully illustrated story about a girl who longs for magic in her life and discovers that she is already what she would like to be inside. This lavishly drawn story was named one of the Top 10 Mangas of the Year by the Japanese manga industry in 2018.
The premise of the story can be compared to Little Witch Academia or My Hero Academia as the main character is initially powerless to gain power in an unexpected way. Here is the official story description from the Japanese publisher Kodansha.
“In a world where everyone takes miracles like magic spells and dragons for granted, Coco is a girl with a simple dream: she wants to become a witch. But everyone knows that magicians are born, not made, and Coco was not born with a gift for magic. Resigned to her non-magical life, Coco is about to give up on her dream of becoming a witch…until the day she meets Qifrey, a mysterious traveling magician. After watching Qifrey secretly perform magic in a way she’s never seen before, Coco soon discovers what everyone “knows” may not be the truth, and discovers that her magical dream might not be as far away as it was. seems…”
Tongari Boushi no Atelier anime release date predictions
As of the latest update, Kodansha or any other company associated with the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the release date of Witch Hat Atelier. The production of a Witch Hat Atelier anime was announced on April 5, 2022.
Once the news is officially confirmed, this article will be updated with the relevant information.
In the meantime, it’s possible to speculate about when the Tongari Boushi no Atelier anime release date will take place in the future.
The initial announcement seemed to indicate that the Witch Hat Atelier anime was given the go-ahead for production rather than being currently in production at a Japanese animation studio. The fact that no anime key visuals, character designs, or trailers were released at the same time indicates that it’s just green lit.
Green light for production means that a producer has put the project in the pipeline and the actual animation production work in a studio will be scheduled at a later date. Being in production means the beginning of the actual pre-production phase.
At the same time, the production of an anime TV show is usually announced publicly within a year or two of its actual premiere. For the first announcement, the official website also stated, “For other details, including the broadcast time, please refer to the follow-up news announced on this dedicated page.”
Therefore, the Witch Hat Atelier anime’s release date will be 2023 at the earliest. Stay tuned!