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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: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Trigger
Source: Unknown
Duration: 26 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #4662
Popularity: #574
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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
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
"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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Nov 2, 2014
Little Witch Academia is a standout anime, even though so far there is only one part and it is about 25 minutes long at this stage I would definitely consider this a masterpiece.

Instead of writing an essay about this i'm going to create a list of Positives and Negatives, I know when you're just looking to see if an anime is worth watching you usually don't want to read all that much.


- A short story which leaves room for expansion yet ties up the major loose ends and sticks to a three act structure incredibly well.
- The characters are all very different from each other, read more
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Mar 30, 2013
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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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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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Little Witch Academia Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
bippo - Mar 29, 2013
217 replies by Xenocrisi »»
Jan 30, 12:27 PM
Dat sinopsis :v
CLBGM - Nov 6, 2014
2 replies by Roth »»
Nov 6, 2014 7:57 PM

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