Visual features Elaina and our first look at Saya
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina, or as it's known in Japan Majo no Tabitabi, will cast its spell on audiences soon, but before then, a new visual (above) was released featuring Elaina, and our first anime look at Saya, a witch from the far east. The TV anime, which will be animated at C2C (Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!) hasn't had it's released date announced as of yet, but as released two other visuals as well as a teaser video.
Yen Press has licensed the fantasy light novel series written by Jougi Shiraishi and illustrated by Azure for an English speaking audience, with the first volume published on January 28 in English of the 12 Japanese volume series. Yen Press describes the series as such:
It's not about the destination...
What's your favorite story? Does it have a hero who slays a dragon and saves a princess? Or a child of prophecy destined for greatness? Well, my favorite story is a little different. It's the tale of a witch who travels the world, seeking nothing in particular. With no quest of her own, she's free to wander wherever the wind takes her, adding a few pages to the story of whomever she meets before setting off on her next adventure. At the end of her travels, the witch takes on an apprentice who will one day begin her own journey. And so the cycle continues, or so the story goes. Now, the witch who starts the story anew...who could she be?
Source: Comic Natalie
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.