The official Twitter account of author Kamome Shirahama announced on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, that the anime adaptation of the Witch Hat Atelier manga is reportedly under works.
Kodansha’s Monthly Morning Two magazine streamed a new teaser video and unveiled a key visual on their special website which went live on Tuesday. The website will reveal more details including the broadcast premiere at a later date.
Furthermore, original author Shirahama shared a celebratory illustration on Twitter.
Witch Hat Atelier is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kamome Shirahama. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Morning Two magazine since July 2016, with its chapters collected into nine tankōbon volumes as of July 2021.
The manga has over 2.5 million copies in circulation worldwide.
The series ranked 6th on Kono Manga ga Sugoi!’s top 20 manga for male readers 2018. The manga was nominated for the 11th Manga Taishō award in 2018. Witch Hat Atelier ranked 1st on the “Nationwide Bookstore Employees’ Recommended Comics” by the Honya Club website in 2018. The manga was nominated for the 42nd and 44th Kodansha Manga Award in the General category in 2018 and 2020 respectively.
The manga ranked on American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens list in 2020. The series won Best Manga at the Harvey Awards in October 2020.
Kodansha sums up the story as:
A beautifully-illustrated story about a girl who longs for magic in her life and learns that, on the inside, she already is what she wishes she could be. Reminiscent of Studio Ghibli, this lushly drawn story was voted one of the Top 10 manga of the year in 2018 by the Japanese manga industry. 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 …
Source: Kamome Shirahama’s Twitter account