Anime ‘Witchblade’ Episode Available for Free
Fans of FUNmation’s anime Witchblade series can download the first episodes from Apple’s iTunes store for free through October 26. The other episodes retail for $1.99 each or $38.99 for the entire season.
Witchblade, of course, is the star character from Top Cow and headed for a feature film after also having been seen as a live-action television character. In Japan, Gonzo Digitmation introduced an anime version complete with new host for the mystical artifact. The young girl, Masane, starred in a 24-episode run in 2006. Animation writer Yasuko Kobayashi crafted an entirely different story and host for a series of Manga, also from Gonzo.
Witchblade: Takeru began its run in March 2006 in Champion Red from publisher Akita Shoten with art by Kazyuasa Sumita.
Witchblade AnimeTokuma Shoten and Uno Majoto, Witchblade anime veterans, also produced Witchblade Lost Generation: Midori no Shōjo, beginning in August 2006. The host, Yuri Miyazono, has inherited the artifact from Takeru Ibaraki.