The Satoko Narita written books have sold more than 1.4 million copies in Japan
An official Twitter for the Japanese children's book series The Klutzy Witch (known as Rakudai Majo in Japan) opened today with the announcement that the Satoko Narita-written, Enaga Senno-illustrated books will be getting an animated theatrical film to celebrate the franchise's 15th anniversary. A teaser visual drawn by Senno was released to coincide with the news.
The Klutzy Witch series is published by POPLAR in Japan, where it has sold more than 1.4 million copies over its 15-year lifespan. The publisher describes the story of the first book, The Klutzy Witch is a Princess, as (in English):
Fuka, a little witch, is training to be a better witch like her mother, a queen of Silver Castle. She is a lively girl and cares about her friends, but she gets into trouble sometimes. Karin, a princess of Green Castle, is Fuka's best friend; and Chitose, a prince of Blue Castle, is her friend from childhood. Fuka goes to the Wood of Wolf to look for a tunnel with them, but they find a hole instead. This is an exciting story of adventure and friendship. It's the first in the series.
Source: The Kluzty Witch on Twitter
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.