ICv2 reveals that at the Top Cow panel at Wizard World Chicago, the licensing of Witchblade to the Japanese studio Gonzo Digimation (Blue Submarine #6, Burst Angel) for the production of a 26-episode anime TV series was announced. Matt Hawkins states that Gonzo would drop the character of Sara Pezzini, the heroine of the American comics and TV series, in favor of a Japanese policewoman, who comes into possession of the mystical blade.