The official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of the Satoko Narita-written and Enaga Senno-illustrated Japanese children's book series The Klutzy Witch (known as Rakudai Majo in Japan) revealed today that the magical anime will be hitting Japanese theaters in Spring 2023. To celebrate the news, the first anime teaser visual was released alongside the lead staff of the film.
— 「らくだい魔女」アニメ公式 (@anime_rakumajo) March 25, 2022
Directing The Klutzy Witch at Production I.G. is Takayuki Hamana (The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light) with Kiyoko Yoshimura (takt op.Destiny) writing the script and Marumi Sugita (Asteroid in Love chief animation director) designing the characters.
The Klutzy Witch series is published by POPLAR in Japan, where it has sold more than 1.4 million copies over its 15-year lifespan. The publisher describes the story of the first book, The Klutzy Witch is a Princess, as (in English):
Fuka, a little witch, is training to be a better witch like her mother, a queen of Silver Castle. She is a lively girl and 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 her friend from childhood. Fuka goes to the Wood of Wolf to look for a tunnel with them, but they find a hole instead. This is an exciting story of adventure and friendship. It's the first in the series.
Source: The Kluzty Witch on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.