Little Witch Academia

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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
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Trigger
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 26 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.801 (scored by 173610173,610 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9512
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #750
Members: 308,775
Favorites: 1,325

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For young witches everywhere, the world-renowned witch Shiny Chariot reigns as the most revered and celebrated role model. But as the girls age, so do their opinions of her—now just the mention of Chariot would get a witch labeled a child. However, undeterred in her blind admiration for Chariot, ordinary girl Atsuko Kagari enrolls into Luna Nova Magical Academy, hoping to someday become just as mesmerizing as her idol.

However, the witch academy isn't all the fun and games Atsuko thought it would be: boring lectures, strict teachers, and students who mock Chariot plague the campus. Coupled with her own ineptness in magic, she's seen as little more than a rebel student. But when a chance finally presents itself to prove herself to her peers and teachers, she takes it, and now it's up to her to stop a rampaging dragon before it flattens the entire academy.

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Little Witch Academia is one of the four anime works that each received 38 million yen (about US$480,000) from the "2012 Young Animator Training Project." Just like in 2010 and 2011, the animation labor group received 214.5 million yen (US$2.65 million) from the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs, and it distributed most of those funds to studios who train young animators on-the-job.

Positive response to the movie led Studio Trigger to run a Kickstarter funding a sequel, which surpassed its funding goal.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yoshinari, You
Director, Original Creator, Key Animation, Animation Director, Character Design
Imaishi, Hiroyuki


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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, ...
Dec 27, 2014
Mixed Feelings
This is my first review, so ill be short.

Story (6/10)
This is a 26 minutes OVA, so I can't say much about the story. Well, this anime really don't have a solid story, is just girls in a magic school, and it seems like is taken from Harry Potter books. The story is fine for a OVA, and I wasn't expecting much from this even.

Art (6/10)
Really like the cartoon tipe animation. Was something enjoyable to the eye, and funny sometimes. But I will take some points because there is some points when the animation seems kinda bugged out.

OST (5/10)
Nothing memorable, but isn't bad, ...
Mar 14, 2021
I mean,
it looks good.
Like really good.

But the characters are flat and annoying, the plot barren, the world is derivative and uninspired

I managed to stay awake through it all, somehow. But thats not really praise. It feels like a pilot for an actual show (which it basically is) but if this pilot was shown to me I can't honestly say I'd green light it.

Sure there is quite a few cute scenes and the characters clearly have some decent dynamics worked out, maybe the comedy is lost in translation.

Then again everyone else likes it so maybe I'm just a weird outlier? I really don't have a lot ...

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