The Witch and the Beast cast adds Youko Hikasa, Junko Minagawa, Hidenobu Kiuchi and others

The upcoming action fantasy anime The Witch and the Beast‘s official website named more cast members and released a new key visual earlier today.

The Witch and the Beast‘s cast already includes the previously announced You Taichi (Dorothy in Princess Principal) who will voice Guideau, and Toshiyuki Morikawa (Minato in Naruto: Shippenden) who is playing Ashaf.

The additional voice cast members announced today, however, are just as talented, and with just as many standout voice performances under their belts.

The new additions to The Witch and the Beast cast are:

  • Youka Hikasa (Mio in K-On!) who is voicing Ione
  • Noriko Shibasaki (Chisato in Tsugumomo) who is playing Mary
  • Junko Minagawa (Mereoleona in Black Clover) voicing Kiera Haines
  • Hidenobu Kiuchi (Hei in Darker than Black) who is voicing Reuben Cole
  • Atsushi Takasaka (Estonia in Hetalia World Series) playing Shulk
  • Takuma Terashima (Shiki in Edens Zero) who is playing Loran
  • Saori Hayami (Yor in SPY x FAMILY) voicing Phanora Kristoffel
  • Ryouta Oosaka (Fate in Berserk of Gluttony) playing Johan
  • Hozumi Goda (Kyou in Junjou Romantica) is voicing Jeff Enker
  • Nozumu Sasaki (Makoto in Eternal Boys) plays Necromancer

As for the new The Witch and the Beast key visual (see below), the anime’s official website describes it like this:

The visual depicts Guideau ready for battle against the witches, the mage Ashaf, and the crow that Ashaf uses foreshadowing the journey of revenge that is about to begin.


Latest The Witch and the Beast key visual

The Witch and the Beast (Japanese 魔女と野獣 aka Majo to Yajū) is based on the manga series written and illustrated by Kosuke Satake.

While the series has now finished publication, there are 10 volumes out in Japanese and with Kodansha USA now publishing all 10 volumes in English.

Kodansha describe the plot like this:

Ashaf: a soft-spoken man with delicate features, a coffin strapped to his back, and an entourage of black crows. Guideau: a feral, violent girl with long fangs and the eyes of a beast.

This ominous pair appear one day in a town in thrall to a witch — a ruler with magic coursing through her tattooed body, who has convinced the townsfolk she’s their hero.

But Ashaf and Guideau know better.

They live by one creed: “Wherever a witch goes, only curses and disasters follow.” They have scores to settle, and they won’t hesitate to remove anyone in their way, be it angry mob or army garrison.

The Witch and the Beast anime series is being directed by Takayuki Hamana (The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed By Light), with Yuuichirou Momose (My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer) in charge of series composition.

Hiroya Iijima (Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit) is the anime’s character designer.

Yokohama Animation Lab (The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt) is in charge of anime production.

The action fantasy anime series is scheduled for a January, 2024 premiere with Crunchyroll streaming it outside Japan.

Check out the recently released The Witch and the Beast trailer below and, if you love a good fantasy anime, add it to your My Anime List planning to watch list as this one seems intriguing.