Today Aniplex announced that the legendary visual novel Mahoutsukai no Yoru will receive an anime adaptation.
It’ll be a feature film animated by Ufotable that will release in Japanese theaters, and a teaser trailer has been showcased. You can watch it below.
Mahoutsukai no Yoru, which translates as “The night of the witches” (elaborated in the official subtitle “Witch on the Holy Night”) is a visual novel released in 2012 by Type-Moon, known for creating the ultra-popular Fate series.
It was written by Kinoko Nasu, originally as an unreleased novel reportedly inspired by the first episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion.
If you’re unfamiliar with the original visual novel, here’s how it’s described at VNdb (the description is originally from the magazine Tech Gian).
“Near the end of the Showa Era. (Late 1980s)
In the old mansion rumored that a witch lives, Aoko Aozaki who just started learning sorcery and her teacher, a young mage Alice Kuonji, lived together.
But as if he was guided by an invisible string of fate, a young boy called Soujuurou Shizuki joins them and a strange communal life begins…”
“Late 1980s. The golden age full of brightness and spirits. The boy who came to the urban city passes by the two witches who live in the present”
“The boy lived a really normal life
She lived with pride and confidence
The girl lived hidden as if she’s asleep”
Speaking of visual novels by Type-Moon, recently they released the remake of Tsukihime, Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon. It hasn’t been localized, but we did get its fighting game spinoff, Melty Blood: Type Lumina.