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From the author of Grimoire of Zero comes The Dawn of the Witch, and the anime adaptation is about to cast its spell on the Crunchyroll Spring 2022 Lineup! Prepare yourself for its bewitching powers and read all about the series in our full spotlight below.


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Launch Info


Launch Time: April 7

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

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I can’t remember. Who am I? What am I? Saybil is a student at a magic academy who has no memories of anything from before he joined the school. Not understanding why he’s there, the time he spends at the academy feels hollow and empty. And since he doesn’t know how to work hard, his grades are always the lowest in his year. Then, one day, the school headmaster, Albus, orders Saybil to participate in a dangerous special training. “I want you to spread the use of magic in an area where they hold witch hunts.” It has only been a few years since the war between the church and the witches came to an end—the world has not yet fully accepted witches and their magic. This is the dawn of the age of the witch. This is the story of how a young man, a boy who is no one special, and his companions, who all hold wounds in their hearts, set out and end up finding themselves.


Characters and Cast



VA: Shuichiro Umeda (Izumi in Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie)



Loux Krystas

VA: Miho Okasaki (Rimuru Tempest in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime




VA: Sayumi Suzuhiro (Lurie Abendroth in The Strongest Sage With the Weakest Crest)





VA: Taku Yashiro (Azuma Tachibana in Salaryman’s Club




VA: Masaaki Yano (Jyaka in I’m Standing on a Million Lives)



The Witch of Muddy Darkness

VA: Yumiri Hanamori (Nadeshiko Kagamihara in Laid-Back Camp)




VA: Masaaki Mizunaka (Keisuke Baji in Tokyo Revengers)





Original Creator

Kakeru Kobashiri


Original Illustrator

Takashi Iwasaki


Director/Series composition

Satoshi Kuwabara (Girlfriend, Girlfriend)


Script writer

Kakeru Kobashiri, Mayumi Morita


Character designer

Rena Iwasaki


Art setting

Minoru Nishida


Color design

Yumi Yutani



Wataru Uchida (Conquest)


Sound Director

Satoshi Motoyama


Sound Production

Bit Groove Promotion


Animation Production

Tezuka Productions


Additional Info


Kakeru Kobashiri’s novel series has been published through the Kodansha Lanove Bunko imprint since August 2018. It is considered as the second part of the author’s previous series Grimoire of Zero, which shares some of the same world setting and characters, but has also been written as a new stand-alone series that can be read without prior knowledge. There’s also a manga adaptation featuring art by Tatsuwo, which Kodansha Comics publishes in English, and Kodansha also plans to publish the novels.


The author even posted a special short story to celebrate the TV anime adaptation news on Twitter when it was revealed last April.



Light novel volume 1 and 2 covers:






Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.