Upcoming Chinese Anime: Brainless Witch (Wu Nao Monu) / Agate Release & Updates
Let us all get enthralled by either its demonic powers, witchcraft, or surreal comedy as this upcoming Chinese anime called Brainless Witch or Wu Nao Monu promises us all a hilarious and exciting ride filled with laughter, drama, and a majority of fragments of what a fantasy donghua should be.
With how amazing and gorgeous the animation quality in the trailer was, we can only expect Brainless Witch (also known by another title such as Agate) to be a fantastic ride. Now, we're quite wondering how an immortal witch can be as clueless and brainless (to be specific), as what had been in store for all of us as we follow her life.
Brainless Witch (Wu Nao Monu) Donghua Announcement
Brainless Witch donghua adaptation had been announced during the annual conference "Made By Bilibili" where it was unveiled as one of its upcoming Chinese anime projects under its adapted works category.
The upcoming Chinese anime is adapted from a manhua of the same title, Wu Nao Monu by Ruishou Meng (known for creating manhua like love is tusk: Ai You Liao Ya and A Lucky Coin: Yi Ge Gangbeng Er) who provided the character design, and by Luo Hui Zhi Shu who wrote the original story. The manhua is also known by other titles such as Agate, and La bruja sin cerebro in Spanish.
It shares the same antics with other Japanese manga like The Girl From the Other Side: Siuil, a Run (Totsukuni no Shoujo), and Frieren: Beyond Journey's End (Sousou no Frieren).
Having lost something important, the immortal witch could not stop her tears, and accidentally provoked the Prince of Hell when she tried various ways to stop her own tears! Hence, the daily life of pandemonium ensues!
Animation Studio & Release Date
The announcement made by Bilibili also unveiled the production team behind the Brainless Witch donghua adaptation and it was headed by the animation studio, Unity of Knowledge and Action Animation - the same studio behind the patriotic donghua Blood and heart: The legendary life of Japanese youth in China (Xue Yu Xin).
Its release date hasn't been revealed yet but we can expect that it'll be released either this 2023 or 2024. Meanwhile, for those who wish to check the manhua before the Brainless Witch donghua will air, you can read it on Bilibili Comics.
Trailers & PVs
Trailers & PVs
A trailer for Brainless Witch donghua was also shown during the annual event of Bilibili and it gives us a bit of an overview of its story and the dramatic vibe to expect from it. One thing I've noticed though is that its animation quality is above compared to the average Chinese anime that we often get. The story seems to be quite unique and the trailer alone makes me excited to watch the donghua as soon as possible.