The official website and social media accounts for the upcoming anime series Dekoboko Majo no Oyako Jijou (The Imbalanced Witch’s Family Circumstances) have been updated with a new teaser and key visual, confirming an October 2023 premiere.
The teaser features the main characters, Alyssa, a witch who lives alone in the forest, and Viola, her human daughter. The visual shows Alyssa and Viola standing together in a forest, with Alyssa looking down at Viola with a loving expression on her face.
The new cast members have also been announced. Takaya Hashi will play Phoenix, a familiar summoned by Viola, and Nana Mizuki will play Viola. Romi Park will play Lila, a tool-making blacksmith, and Kana Hanazawa will be the narrator.
The staff has also been announced. Masahiro Takata will direct the series, with series composition by Gyro Knuckle. Character design will be by Miwa Yoshida, prop and weapon designs by Risa Arai, color design by Risa Nakamura, art direction by Masaaki Kawaguchi, sound production and effects by Saber Links, sound direction by series director Masahiro Takata, music by myu, and animation production by studio A-Real.
Dekoboko Majo no Oyako Jijou is a comedy manga series written and illustrated by Piroya. It has been serialized in Flex Comix’s Comic Meteor website since July 2018. The story follows Alyssa, a witch who finds a human baby abandoned in the forest and raises her as her own daughter. Sixteen years later, Viola’s development as her daughter is far from what Alyssa expected.
The anime series is expected to be a lighthearted and fun comedy about a witch and her daughter. The cast and staff are all experienced in the anime industry, and the teaser and visual look promising. I’m looking forward to seeing the anime when it premieres in October 2023.