An eagle-eyed fan spotted a sneaky Bleach reference in the cover of Tite Kubo’s spin-off manga series burn the witch.
As shown in a video posted on Reddit, with a particular flash, the case of the first volume of burn the witch also includes the word Bleach emblazoned on the front; while the B’s, E’s, C’s and H’s are fairly easy to spot, the L’s and A’s are cleverly hidden with the first T and W of Burn the witch.
After completing the Bleach manga series in 2016, Kubo started working on Burn the witch. It was first published as a single chapter in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump in July 2018 and began as a full and continuing manga series in August 2020. Although set in the same universe as Bleach, it’s not necessarily a sequel; the story follows two witches, Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole, who work for the Soul Society’s western branch, located in Reverse London. the burn the witch the manga is currently underway and licensed for English distribution by Viz Media.
Studio Colorido (Star Wars: Visions) adapted burn the witch in an anime film, which premiered in October 2020. Tatsuro Kawano (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) directed the film with Chika Suzumura (Muromi-san) overseeing the script, Keiji Inai (Is it wrong to try to pick up girls in a dungeon?) composing the music and Natsuki Yamada (Fate/Apocrypha) design the characters. Kunihiko Inaba (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie – The Conqueror of Shamballa) served as art director and Keiichiro Miyoshi (Megalobox) was the sound director.
Asami Tano (The God of High School) and Yuina Yamada (The strongest sage with the weakest crest) played the role of Ninny and Noel respectively in the burn the witch anime. The cast included several other popular and experienced voice actors, including Chikahiro Kobayashi (This time I got reincarnated as a Slime), Haruka Shimizu (kakegurui), Haruka Shimizu (tiger and rabbit), Saori Hayami (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) and Miou Tanaka (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin).
Bleach, meanwhile, is gearing up for the return of its anime adaptation. The new season will be called Bloody Thousand Year War, and is set to air next October. The anime will adapt chapters from Kubo’s manga that were released after the conclusion of the original show, although the author stated that the new show will feature new story elements not seen in the original story.
the burn the witch The animated film is available to stream on Netflix and Crunchyroll.
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