The light novel adaptation will feature animation production at C2C
Right on time, and not a magical moment too soon, the 5th visual for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of the fantasy light novel series written by Jougi Shiraishi and illustrated by Azure, Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina, or as it's known in Japan Majo no Tabitabi, was released on June 5, giving us our first look at Fran, a mentor to Elaina, being back to back with the title character.
The TV anime, which will be animated at C2C (Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle!) by director Toshiyuki Kubooka (Harukana Receive) hasn't had its released date announced as of yet but has released four other visuals as well as a teaser video, which can be watched above.
Yen Press has licensed the fantasy light novel series for an English speaking audience, with the first volume published in English on January 28 of the 12 volume Japanese 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.