In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the “Ojamajo Doremi” TV anime series, the anime film “Looking for Witch Apprentices” (魔女見習いをさがして) starts streaming the final trailer before it debuts in Japan’s theatres on 13th November.
The three adult protagonists share a common affinity of “Ojamajo Doremi” and thus embark on a journey to search for the legendary witches. The trailer is highlited by the franchise’s most famous theme song “Ojamajo Carnival!!” (おジャ魔女カーニバル!!)
Japanese Actress Aoi Morikawa, former SKE48 member Rena Matsui, and idol group Momoiro Clover Z leader Kanako Momota play as the three protagonists.
27-year-old Tokyo office worker Mire Yoshizuki just returned to Japan, while 22-year-old fourth-year college student Sora Nagase aspires to be a teacher, and 20-year-old boyish Reika Kawatani is a part-time Hiroshima okonomiyaki shop worker and freelancer. What draws together these three women from completely different walks of life is a magic gem. A “New Magical Story” begins when they are mysteriously brought together by chance and embark on a journey.
▍Staff and Production
Original Story: Izumi Todo (東堂いづみ)
Director: Junichi Sato (佐藤順一), Yū Kamatani (鎌谷悠)
Script: Midori Kuriyama (栗山綠)
Character Design & Chief Animation Director: Yoshihiko Umakoshi (馬越嘉彦)
Producer: Seki Hiromi (關弘美)
Animation: Toei Animation