18if is trying its very best to stay mysterious until the very end, being just as enigmatic as the story of the anime itself is. The first episode, ‘The Witch of Thunder’, aired on 7 July 2017 and those who aren’t sure if they want to watch it or not can check out the stills and synopsis below!
The first witch is Yuuko Sakurabe (voiced by Aya Endo), but during the official teaser only got to see her silhouette. This time we see her as a whole and even her real world self has been revealed.
Episode 1 – The Witch of Thunder
Haruto Tsukishiro arrives in the dream world, a world between the waking and the sleeping. ‘The Witch of Thunder’ is someone who rejected reality and is suffering from the Sleeping Beauty Syndrome. The dream world is created from her hopes and dreams. Haruto meets Katsumi, a man doing research in the dream world, as well as the mysterious girl Lily.
General director: Akira Nishimori
Screenplay: Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard: Akira Nishimori
Directing: Akira Toba
Animation Director Tadashi Oppata
The next episode will be titled ‘Time Stopped at Age 12’ and the witch at the center of attention is Mana Hayashida (VA: Yu Shimamura). The ending will be by Aina The End (BiSH)xTeddyLoid. Once again, we only get to see a silhouette of the witch. What are your guesses for her appearance?
Official Site: http://18if.jp/