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'The Dawn of the Witch' releases second PV for April 2022 broadcast

The second PV features more battle scenes as well as the OP&ED themes.

By: Nicole S. Castro on March 24, 2022 at 17:53 PHT

A second promotional video has been released for upcoming fantasy TV anime The Dawn of the Witch, scheduled to air in Japan on April 7, 2022.

The TV anime adaptation will be produced by Tezuka Productions.

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The Dawn of the Witch (Japanese: 魔法使い黎明期, Romaji: Mahōtsukai Reimeiki) is a Japanese fantasy light novel series written by Kakeru Kobashiri and illustrated by Takashi Iwasaki, with partial character designs by Yoshinori Shizuma. It is the sequel of another light novel series called Grimoire of Zero.

The protagonist for The Dawn of the Witch is the amnesiac Sable (CV: Shuichiro Umeda) who has no memories prior to being enrolled in the Royal Academy of Magic of the Kingdom of Wenias. He and his schoolmates, including the titular Witch of the Dawn Roux Cristasse (CV: Miho Okasaki), embark on a journey and discover the truth about the 500-year war between the Church and the Witches.

The featured opening theme is dawn of infinity by fripSide, while the ending theme is Imprinting by ▽▲TRiNITY▲▽.

Additional Cast

  • Holt (CV: Sayumi Suzushiro)

  • Kudo (CV: Taku Yashiro)

  • Mud-Black Witch (CV: Yumiri Hanamori)

  • Mercenary (CV: Masaaki Yano)

  • Priest (CV: Masaaki Mizunaka)

  • Albus (CV: Yō Taichi)

  • Holdem (CV: Masayuki Katō)

  • Riiri (CV: Manaka Iwami)


  • Original: Kakeru Kobashi's "The Dawn of the Witch" (published by Kodansha Ranobe Bunko)

  • Character draft: Takashi Iwasaki

  • Partial character design: Yoshinori Shizuma

  • Director/Series composition: Satoshi Kuwabara

  • Literature: Kakeru Kobashi, Mayumi Morita

  • Character design: Reina Iwasaki

  • Art setting: Minoru Nishida

  • Art director: Masami Saito

  • Color design: Yumi Aburaya

  • Cinematography supervision: T2studio

  • Editor: Wataru Uchida (Conquest)

  • Music: Tatsuhiko Saiki

  • Music production: Nichion

  • Sound director: Satoshi Motoyama

  • Sound production: Bit Groove Promotion

  • Animation production: Tezuka Productions


The war that raged between the Church and the Witches for five centuries finally ended in peace but a few short years ago. However, nestled in the shadowy places of the world, the embers of that age old conflict still smolder.

Attending the Royal Academy of Magic of the Kingdom of Wenias is a struggling student named Sable, who has no memories of his time before being enrolled. At the command of Headmaster Albus, he left the Kingdom to travel to the southern reaches of the continent, where anti-magic insurgents are still a force to be reckoned with, as part of a special training regimen. Accompanying him are a party of individuals strong in both ability and personality; there's the one known as the Witch of the Dawn, Roux Cristasse, who seeks the forbidden knowledge of primeval magic in the 'Grimoire of Zero,' the genius girl Holtz, as well as the school's sole beast, Kudd.

Just what truth shall they uncover in their journey to the south...? (from MyAnimeList)

Source: TBS Animation official YouTube




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.