Ranked #441
Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Wakate Animator Ikusei Project, 2012 Young Animator Training Project, Anime Mirai 2012, LWA
Japanese: リトルウィッチアカデミア


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2, 2013
Producers: Trigger
Duration: 26 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.071 (scored by 40322 users)
Ranked: #4412
Popularity: #590
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In her admiration of Shiny Chariot, a famous witch renowned for her unorthodox yet enchanting spells, Kagari Akko, an ordinary girl, joined Witch Academia in the hope of someday becoming as spectacular as Shiny Chariot. She is determined to become a graduate of Witch Academy and make her dream come true despite not being from a lineage with witchcraft and wizardry.

The story takes places when Akko, along with her two best friends, Lotte Yansson and Sucy Manbavaran, take their first lessons to become witches; however, Akko is furious when she finds out that Shiny Chariot is not as popular in the world of the witches as she had thought.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Manbavaran, Sucy
Manbavaran, Sucy
Murase, Michiyo
Murase, Michiyo
Kagari, Atsuko
Kagari, Atsuko
Han, Megumi
Han, Megumi
Cavendish, Diana
Cavendish, Diana
Hikasa, Yoko
Hikasa, Yoko
Yansson, Lotte
Yansson, Lotte
Orikasa, Fumiko
Orikasa, Fumiko


Yoshinari, You
Yoshinari, You
Director, Animation Director, Character Design
Ootsuka, Masahiko
Ootsuka, Masahiko
Oshima, Michiru
Oshima, Michiru
Hori, Takafumi
Hori, Takafumi
Key Animation

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May 10, 2013 2:24 PM
Much like the creator of this little gold nugget, I'll be keeping this review short, but sweet.

Aside from Ryo, which I can't seem to find anywhere (if you happen to know a site, a link would be very helpful), I've seen all of the Anime Mirai 2013 films. All 4 are about half-an-hour long, so they're pretty concise with their story. Death Billiards is pretty good, but it feels a bit pretentious, shoving a little philosophical question down your throat but not really making you think that much. Arve Rezzle feels like the pilot to a full series, and as such offers very little closure, read more
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May 11, 2014 9:28 AM
"Trigger saved anime." This is a phrase the anime community got to read a lot alongside Kill la Kill's airing until a little while. I'd go this far and say that Trigger DID save anime. But it had nothing to do with Kill la Kill. Read here why!

Actually, Little Witch Academia caught me by surprise. I didn't know Studio Trigger had something like that in stock and after I found out about this little gem I almost instantly decided to download it and oh boy was that a fine decision.

Reminder: This review will be spoiler free and I will refrain from going too deep into read more
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Mar 30, 2013 8:46 PM
I just want to rate this special as a 10 to applaud the young animators on a job well done!
Your story goes like this a typical magical girl has aimed to become like her idol "Chariot" and this connects to the minds of our youth because you know we hold lots of dreams, ambitions, and imagination. So this special takes that and creates the opportunity to take this dream head on. Bits of comedy and adventure with a hint of wonder, i mean its about magical girls ;] The characters are all unique. Including the art, oh man the ART. The scenery if fabulous and read more
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Mar 31, 2013 9:31 PM
Trigger does it again.

Yes, and what I mean by that is is achieving entertainment. Honestly, coming into this series, I didn't expect too much. After all, it involved young amateur anime producers who wishes to get their hands on the experience of making an anime. However, after watching these 26 minutes of awesomeness, I got the feeling that Trigger will pull more exciting stuff out of their hats.

Little Witch Academia details of a single 26 minute episode that is seemingly based off a setting taken place in a form of Magical Academy. The title of the series is what you get - an academy about read more
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Story about young witches, same atmosphere, and the main character has a smiliar personality. Both are very fun to watch! :) 
reportRecommended by Kurini
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-Both are about witches and magic.
-Both are really vibrant.
-The leads have a similar personality.
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Anime: Majo no Takkyuubin
The corresponding theme for both of these are... witches!

The two anime movies, one being two hours and the other 30 minutes, are set in the ordinary world. Those ordinary worlds though presents magic to witchcraft, opening up the witch presence in the world. The stories follow two young girls who decides to take witchcraft and, as the movies progress on, they start to learn different things in both witch aspect and the experience of independence and such. The main difference is that Kiki goes delivering things whilst she sets in town, and Kagari goes to a witch academy, going towards her dreams.
/> 'Kiki's Delivery Service' is more of a SoL than 'Witch Academy', but either way they both share a really magical atmosphere being both fun and lovely; they have extremely delicious and fluent animation, being practical in the MC's movements on the brooms especially, and the OST brings out the magical feeling even more. If you really enjoyed the movie feel of one of the shows whilst loving the whole witch aspect, then you'll definitely enjoy the other. read more 
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Magical girls and a heartwarming tale of one girl looking up to another. Witches and mystical beings galore.  
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Both are charming fantasy short films with young cast. 
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Very cute, Disney-esque short film. Doesn't get into too much depth, but it's got that Disney flair that Ghibli managed to pull off.

Great animation too. 
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Aug 16, 9:28 AM
Dat sinopsis :v
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