“Flying Witch” Blu-Ray/DVD Release Promoted with Hirosaki Neputa Festival Contest
“Flying Witch” Volume 1 contains the series’ first two episodes, and is available on Blu-Ray (6,800 yen) and DVD (5,800 yen, plus tax).
The first Blu-Ray and DVD volume of anime series “Flying Witch” will be released on Wednesday, June 22nd.
Anime series “Flying Witch” is based on Chihiro Ishizuka’s manga series of the same name, currently serialized in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. Set in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, the slice of life series tells the story of a high school girl who moves to Aomori for witch training.
The “Flying Witch” Volume 1 Blu-Ray and DVD release will include a number of special features, including promotional videos and the web-exclusive “Flying Witch Puchi” shorts. The series’ four main voice actors have recorded audio commentary for the episodes, and the home releases will also include an audio drama CD and story cards.
Future volumes of the anime series, starting with Volume 2 on July 20th, will also include unique special features. Volumes 2 and 3 will contain the “Walking Witch” feature, in which voice actors Minami Shinoda and Shiori Mikami, who play main character Makoto Kowata and classmate Nao Ishiwatari, respectively, explore the streets of Hirosaki. Volumes 4 and 5 will include “Searching Witch”, adding Eri Suzuki, the voice of character Chinatsu Kuramoto, to the “Walking Witch” cast and sending them on a hunt for the real-world locations featured in the anime series.
To promote the series, a “Flying Witch” contest will be held at the upcoming Hirosaki Neputa Festival in Hirosaki, one of the region’s biggest summer festivals. Fans can enter by creating a parade float based on the series’ characters.
© Chihiro Ishizuka / Kodansha / “Flying Witch” Production Committee
“Flying Witch” Walking Witch Promo Video
Left to right: Nao Ishiwatari (voiced by Shiori Mikami), Chito (Ai Kayano), Makoto Kowata (Minami Shinoda), Kei Kuramoto (Shinsuke Sugawara), Chinatsu Kuramoto (Eri Suzuki), Akane Kowata (Kana Aoi)
The “Flying Witch” Neputa Festival parade float contest will be held the nights of August 1st and 2nd.