A Witch Hat Atelier anime project has been announced to be greenlit for production.
Prior to the official announcement of the Tongari Boushi no Atelier anime on April 5, 2022, the official Twitter account had counted down the days with ornately drawn art of numbers.
The animation studio and staff making the Witch Hat Atelier anime have not been announced yet.
The exact character designs and art style have not been shown off yet, but a brief Witch Hat Atelier trailer animated sections of the manga series art.
The Witch Hat Atelier OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music have not been announced yet.
Crunchyroll News covered the announcement of the anime TV show but did not specify when the streaming service will release the episodes.
This article provides everything that is 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. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.
Witch Hat Atelier manga is the basis for the new anime
The story for the anime TV series is being based on the Tongari Boushi no Atelier manga series by creator Kamome Shirahama. Serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Morning Two magazine since July 2016, the Witch Hat Atelier Volume 10 release date was on April 21, 2022.
Japanese publisher Kodansha states that the manga has over 2.5 million copies in circulation throughout the world as of April 2022.
Kodansha USA is publishing the official Witch Hat Atelier manga’s English translation in North America. As of September 2021, the English release was up to Volume 8, with the English Volume 9 scheduled to come out 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’s 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 the art style of Studio Ghibli, the manga is a beautifully-illustrated story about a girl who longs for magic in her life and learns that, on the inside, she already is what she wishes she could be. This lushly drawn story was voted one of the Top 10 manga of the year in 2018 by the Japanese manga industry.
The basic premise of the story can be compared to Little Witch Academia or My Hero Academia since the main protagonist is initially powerless only to be given power in an unexpected way. Here is the official story description from Japanese publisher Kodansha.
“In a world where everyone takes wonders like magic spells and dragons for granted, Coco is a girl with a simple dream: she wants to be a witch. But everybody knows magicians are born, not made, and Coco was not born with a gift for magic. Resigned to her un-magical life, Coco is about to give up on her dream to become a witch … until the day she meets Qifrey, a mysterious, traveling magician. After secretly seeing Qifrey perform magic in a way she’s never seen before, Coco soon learns what everybody ‘knows’ might not be the truth, and discovers that her magical dream may not be as far away as it may seem…”
Tongari Boushi no Atelier anime release date predictions
As of the last update, Kodansha or any other company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the Witch Hat Atelier release date. 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 occur in the future.
The initial announcement seemed to indicate that the Witch Hat Atelier anime was greenlit 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 been simply greenlit.
Being greenlit for production means that a producer has put the project in the pipeline and that actual animation production work at a studio will be scheduled for a later date. To be in production means the beginning of the actual pre-production phase.
At the same time, the production of an anime TV show is typically publicly announced within a year or two of the actual premiere. For the initial announcement, the official website also stated, “For other details, including the broadcast time, please check the follow-up news announced on this special page.”
Therefore, the Witch Hat Atelier anime release date will be in 2023 at the earliest. Stay tuned!