Ranked #444
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


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Ranked: #4442
Popularity: #592
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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, Akko
Kagari, Akko
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, Character Design, Animation Director
Ootsuka, Masahiko
Ootsuka, Masahiko
Kakita, Yukiko
Kakita, Yukiko
Color Design
Kaneko, Yuuji
Kaneko, Yuuji
Art Director

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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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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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Jul 8, 5:48 PM
Cute and visually pleasing. That's my first impression of this anime.

So, the main character is some fusion of Twilight Sparkle and Sabrina, set in a Harry Potter-esque world (even the Sorcerer's Stone is mentioned). There is also a fair share of action, as well as some comedy. All that packed in 26 minutes.

The other characters are also interesting, especially Sucy. The overall atmosphere is nice.

The story is simple but very effective. It's fast-paced (well, they did have only 26 minutes to tell everything they wanted), almost every scene is important and relevant to the story, and the climax is just epic. If you like this read more
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Jul 30, 2013 9:54 PM
Fabricating a world in a mere 26 minutes is no easy task, and that task is made even more difficult when you are challenged with adding characters and plot-line to the fabricated world.

While not perfect, Little Witch Academia accomplishes the aforementioned task quite stunningly, and is more than worth the 26 minutes of your time.

The story of Little Witch Academia is definitely not the highlight of the show. You follow a young witch named Akko as she attends Witch Academy to try to become more like her hero, Shining Chariot, a flashy stage magician that most witches look down on. It is relatively read more
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The corresponding theme for both of these are... witches!

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/> '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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Great animation too. 
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