Tite Kubo’s new Burn the Witch manga adaptation has a start date. Tite Kubo’s new series will begin running in Weekly Shonen Jump on August 24, 2020 in Japan. Also, as confirmed back in March 2020 by Global Shonen Jump Viz Media Vice President Hisashi Sasaki, Viz Media “will simultaneously publish it in English.” [Thanks, Anime News Network!]
This marks the second Burn the Witch manga. The first appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump back in July 2018. This one-shot later appeared in English through Viz Media back in March 2020, and it will inspire a Fall 2020 anime. The anime even already has a teaser online that shows what the lead heroines Ninny Spangcole and Noel Niihashi look like. (Noel is the one with the same hair color as Byakuya, and she also has a hair accessory on her left side like him.)
In Burn the Witch, Ninny and Noel are witches in Reverse London. They work for Wing Blind and deal with dragons. This is essentially considered the Soul Society’s Western Branch. While the first manga was only one chapter long, this new one’s story will run for four chapters.
The first chapter in the new Burn the Witch manga adaptation will appear in the August 24th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump and should appear in English through Viz Media that same day. The anime inspired by this Kubo series will begin airing in Japan in Fall 2020.