SPY x FAMILY Anime Co-Producer WIT Studio Launches Vertical Manga Division


Best known for their work on Attack on Titan, SPY x FAMILY, Great Pretender and more awe-inspiring anime, the witching hour is nigh for WIT Studio after announcing an intriguing new venture today: a "planning/production team" for vertical manga that will utilize their animators and "dynamic graphic expression" the studio has established over the last decade.


Their first title, Estee: Hajimari no Mahou wo Tsugumono ("Estee: Successor of the First Magic"), was also revealed. The series is inspired by the Wizards Nova novels and music videos by creator group FUZI, who are penning the manga's script alongside these key staff members at WIT Studio:


  • Creative Producer: Keisuke Sato (The Girl from the Other Side design manager)
  • Storyboard/Direction/Color Design: Nanako Hashimoto (The Girl from the Other Side animator)
  • Character Design: Shou
  • Chibi Character Design/Main Artist: Chika Sasamori


A piece of key art was also unveiled:


Key Art

Estee: Hajimari no Mahou wo Tsugumono


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A prologue chapter is currently available to read on the HykeComic service, where Estee: Hajimari no Mahou wo Tsugumono will fully commence on June 25. WIT Studio describes the series as such:


Wands and spells. These are what wizards needed to work miracles… until magical augmentation equipment called "Apparatus" made those old robe-wearers a thing of the past.


Meet Estee, a wizard who grew up in the sticks and, despite being trained from a young age in traditional magic by her grandmother, struggles with even the most basic spells. Refusing to give up on her dream of becoming a fully-fledged wizard, she leaves her hometown to attend a magic school in the city, where she becomes embroiled in a battle to save the world.


Spirits of the dead? A ghost town? An adventure of miracles and curses begins!


Source: Comic Natalie, HykeComic, WIT Studio



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