An official website opened on Friday for the television anime adaptation of writer Kakeru Kobashiri‘s The Dawn of the Witch (Mahōtsukai Reimeiki) light novel series, and it unveiled the cast, staff, and visual.
The cast includes:
Shūichirō Umeda as Saybil
Miho Okasaki as Loux Krystas
Sayumi Suzushiro as Holt
Taku Yashiro as Kudо̄
Satoshi Kuwabara (The Quintessential Quintuplets, Girlfriend, Girlfriend) is directing the anime and handling series composition. Kobashiri and Mayumi Morita (Black Jack 21) are credited for literature. Reina Iwasaki is designing the characters. Minoru Nishida (Yasuke) is in charge of the art setting, and Yumi Aburaya (Adachi and Shimamura) is handling the color design. Wataru Uchida (Conquest) is in charge of editing. Satoshi Motoyama (The irregular at magic high school) is the sound director, and Bit Grooove Promotion is the sound producer. Kobashiri is credited with the original work. Light novel illustrator Takashi Iwasaki is credited for the original character design.
Iwasaki drew a picture to commemorate the anime:
The manga adaptation’s creator Tatsuwo also drew a commemorative illustration:
The anime will premiere on TBS in April 2022.
The light novel series is set in the same fantasy world as Kobashiri’s (Grimoire of Zero) Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho light novel series, now at peace after having endured a conflict between the church and witches for 500 years. However, embers of war still burn in some regions of the world. The story centers on Cervil, a hopeless student at the Kingdom of Wenias’ College of Magic. Cervil has somehow lost all memory of his time before attending the college. The school’s headmaster Albus sends him for special training to the southern part of the continent, where persecution against witches runs strong.
Kobashiri launched the novel with the first volume in August 2018. Takashi Iwasaki (Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho manga) provides the art, and Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho illustrator Yoshinori Shizuma has partial credit for character designs. Kodansha published the third volume on May 6, and it will release the fourth volume on November 2.
The novels are inspring an ongoing manga by Tatsuwo that launched in Kodansha‘s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine in July 2019. Kodansha published the manga’s fourth volume on October 7. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga digitally, and it released the third volume on July 17.
Kobashiri’s Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho (Grimoire of Zero) light novels ran for 11 volumes from 2014 to 2017. The series inspired a manga adaptation by Takashi Iwasaki, a separate Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho nano! manga by Yasuoka, and a television anime that premiered in Japan in April 2017. Amazon’ Anime Strike service streamed the series as it aired.
Sources: The Dawn of the Witch anime’s website, Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web