It seems all the rumors were true. After tons of speculation, Witch Hat Atelier put fans out of their misery by confirming it is getting an anime. The hit Kodansha title shared the news directly with fans by way of a teaser, and it comes just as the Spring 2022 prepares to get underway.
After all, Witch Hat Atelier has overcome the odds to become a must-read with fans. The series has been a critical success both in Japan and overseas. Creator Kamome Shirahama is still working on the fantasy series even after all these years. And now, it is time for Witch Hat Atelier to get its own anime.
At this point, we have no word on when the anime will go live or who will be overseeing its animation. Fans, however, do have some requests. The manga's pastel and whimsical art is one of its top selling points, so the anime must find a way to embody that style. Studios like CloverWorks or Kyoto Animation could do so with ease, but other houses like A-1 Pictures could also do the manga justice.
Want to know more about Witch Hat Atelier? You can find the series' official synopsis below:
"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..."
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