Our friends at Top Cow have announced that Witchblade – The Anime Series is now available on iTunes. A collaboration between Top Cow and Japanese Studio Gonzo, the series puts a new spin on the Witchblade mythology, introducing new characters and original storylines. Hit the jump for the full press release, as well as a link to download a free episode of the series.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., October 15, 2008 – Funimation and Top Cow Productions, Inc. are excited to announce “Witchblade – The Anime Series” is now available on iTunes. Fans can download the first episode for free from now until October 26th.
From the renowned anime studio GONZO, Witchblade is the saga of a woman who must bear the burden of a terrible force of destruction known as the Witchblade. Based on the comic book series from Top Cow Productions, the anime series goes into the future to tell the tale of a new bearer of the Witchblade and the conspiracy that surrounds her burden. Witchblade is the first U.S. comic book property to be made into an anime.
Masane Amaha is a woman on the fringe of society, bouncing rootless from town to town with no memory of the past and no clue as to what the future holds. But upon her arrival back in Tokyo, chance and circumstance conspire to unleash the fury of the Witchblade. The ancient weapon stirs. Conscripted into the service of the Doji Group and hunted down by the emissaries of the NSWF, Masane will find herself an unwilling ground zero for the swelling chaos fast approaching.
A new bearer of the Witchblade has been chosen. As she stands on the brink of destiny, she is forced to seek the balance between ecstasy and ruin.
The link to download the free episode is here.