Japanese Children’s Book Series ‘The Klutzy Witch’ Gets An Anime Movie

An official Twitter for the Japanese children’s book series The clumsy witch (known as Rakudai Majo in Japan) opened today with the announcement that the Satoko Narita –writing, Enaga Senno –the picture books will receive a theatrical animated film to celebrate the franchise’s 15th anniversary. A teaser visual designed by Senno was released to coincide with the news.

The clumsy witch series is published by POPLAR in Japan, where it has sold over 1.4 million copies in 15 years. The editor describe the story of the first book, The witch Klutzy is a princesslike (in English):

Fuka, a little witch, is training to become a better witch like her mother, a queen of Silver Castle. She’s a lively girl who cares about her friends, but she gets into trouble sometimes. Karin, a princess of Green Castle, is Fuka’s best friend; and Chitose, a prince of Blue Castle, is his childhood friend. Fuka goes to Wolf’s Wood to search for a tunnel with them, but they find a hole instead. It is an exciting story of adventure and friendship. It’s the first in the series.

Source: The Kluzty Witch on Twitter

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Daryl Harding is Japan correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the Japan YouTube channel called TheDoctorDazza, tweets about @DoctorDazzaand posts photos of his travels on Instagram.