Another year is creeping up on us which means it’s about time for another Type-Moon visual novel (in this case, it’s Mahoutsukai no Yoru [Witch on the Holy Night]) to get adapted into an anime and do bonkers numbers at the box office. Not that I’m complaining in the least, mind you.
No matter how you feel about Aniplex or Type-Moon, you have to admit that the thriple relationship that has formed between those production companies and animation studio ufotable has led to some of the most gorgeous anime within the last ten years when the studio made a statement with Fate/Zero.
That said, Witch on the Holy Night has been a dream project for more than one Type-Moon fan over the last decade. Starting as a visual novel in 2012, the story is another piece of the Nasu-verse as famed author Kinoko Nasu wrote it. In the game, the story takes place in the late 1980s and features a mysterious old mansion located in Misaki Town, which is said to be the home of a witch, and for once, the rumors are actually true.
The mansion actually houses two witches, Aoko (the apprentice) and Alice (the witch of the mansion). Unfortunately, one day they are discovered by a young man named Soujuurou Shizuki, who is then forced to live with them until his memories can be removed. For those wondering if young Soujuurou gets involved in sexy time hijinks with the two witches, this game was rated 15+ upon its release in Japan, so the answer to that is probably not.
As stated already, the animation production for the Witch on the Holy Night movie will be handled by ufotable (Fate/Zero, Garden of Sinners, Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works), and Nasu is credited as the original creator. No word yet on when we’ll be seeing this movie hit theaters, but stay tuned to the J-List Blog for more info as it becomes available.