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Witch Hat Atelier Anime Ropes In Elden Ring Famed Yuka Kitamura As Music Composer

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In an exciting announcement at Anime Expo 2024, it was revealed that the upcoming Witch Hat Atelier anime will feature music composed by Yuka Kitamura, who is known for her work on Elden Ring, Bloodborne, Dark Souls, among others.

The composer shared her enthusiasm on being a part of the anime on her official X account, stating, “I am pleased to announce that I will be composing the music of Anime ‘Witch Hat Atelier’.
I am grateful and happy to be able to color the beautiful world of this Animation with my music.
Please look forward to more updates in the future!

Fans are beyond excited by this collaboration and took to social media to express it. Many were of the opinion that it was a major achievement for the studio to have Yuka Kitamura working on the project.

They also noted that this was the first time the composer will be creating music for an anime series, and expressed eagerness for Kitamura’s debut in the anime industry.

Witch Hat Atelier is set to release in 2025. The exact date, however, is yet to be revealed.

Crunchyroll will stream the anime as it airs.

Other staff involved in Witch Hat Atelier anime includes:

  • Director: Ayumu Watanabe
  • Character Design: Kairi Unabara
  • Animation Production: BUGS FILMS

Witch Hat Atelier is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kamome Shirahama. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Morning Two magazine since July 2016, with its chapters collected into thirteen tankobon volumes as of February 2024.

By July 2024, the manga had over 5.5 million copies in circulation.

Kodansha describes the plot of the manga as:

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. Reminiscent of Studio Ghibli, this lushly drawn story was voted one of the Top 10 manga of the year in 2018 by the Japanese manga industry. 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 …

Source: Anime Expo 2024, X

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