the luminous witches anime received a Japanese premiere date of July 2022 and a third trailer. The anime was first announced in 2018 and was originally scheduled for release in 2021.
luminous witches (Renmei Kuugun Koukuu Mahou Ongakutai Luminous Witches) takes place in the same universe as Hit the witches and belongs to the World Witches multimedia project. It follows a group of witches who don’t fight each other, but instead use songs and music to “protect everyone’s smiles”. The main character is the mysterious Virginia “Genie” Robertson, who possesses the traits of a night witch.
The show’s main staff includes Shoji Saeki (Assault Lily BOUQUET) as a director and composer of series, Kana Shundou (Princess Connect! Re: diving, Assault Lily BOUQUET imageboarder) as assistant director, Fumikane Shimada (Hit the witches) as the original character designer, and Kazuya Shiotsuki (Assault Lily BOUQUET sub-character designer and co-animation director) as character designer.
Other staff include Mina Ootaka (Sword Art Online Alizization – Hell War animation director) as a familiar designer, Jin Hibino (Assault Lily BOUQUET, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 -The Eve of Awakening-) as a color creator, Rei Egami (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 -The Eve of Awakening-) as director of photography, and Gou Wakabayashi (So I’m a spider, so what?) as a music producer. TREE is the animation production company.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Mai Narumi like Virginie Robertson, Minako Hosokawa like Inori Shibuya, Friend Aimoto like Lyudmila Andreyevna Ruslanova, Ryou Mamiya like Aila Päivikki Linnamaa, Tsuzuki Sayaka like Éléonore Giovanna Gassion, Kana Konaka as Maria Magdalene Dietrich, and Misaki Yuki like Manaia Matawhaura Hato.
In 2021, two of the anime’s cast members retired from their roles. Miu Kotosakawhich originally voiced Sylvie Cariello, retired in September for health reasons. Kyou Tachibanawho was the voice of Joanna Elizabeth Stafford, announced in October that she was stepping back from the role to focus on her studies.
The idol unit Luminous Witches, which is made up of the anime’s main cast, was formed in 2019 and currently has four singles.
Source: YouTube channel KADOKAWA anime