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Little Witch Academia (TV)

Alternative Titles

Japanese: リトルウィッチアカデミア


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2017 to Jun 26, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Trigger
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.171 (scored by 48,085 users)
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Ranked: #3452
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #427
Members: 150,858
Favorites: 1,887


Aside from having "Academia" in their names, one notable similarity I noticed is how events are ordered. First, we have the main character enter an academy they have always been dreaming of entering. Next, they show us their school lives as they struggle through classes because of lacking something other students have. And then the plot starts and we see villain characters and how they are handled by the cast. 
report Recommended by Kijdenvoot
-Colorful and well animated graphics
-Light and funny comedy
-Slice of Life with fine plot
-Magical and Fantasy Setting
-Amazing OP & ED
-Peaceful and calm OST 
report Recommended by kubalekPL
Both of them are shoujo animes, in which the protagonist (girl) studies/lives in a school for people with powers. Both of them are very lighthearted and sweet, and make you feel happy and calm. Besides this, in both, the main girl is not very good with her power (the worst of the class), and makes people around her laugh. With time, both animes start to get more serious. 
report Recommended by isabellagama
Made by the same studio. LWA has a cameo and is referenced in SPL. 
report Recommended by koparo
The very late half of the show is pretty similar to Madoka. Both contain dark themes for the magical girl genre (Though Madoka is darker) and have the main characters go in despair as they lose something that is very important. Both get less dark for the ending and have some yuri subtext. 
report Recommended by Hydreigonfan01
Both by TRIGGER, storyboarded by Hiroyuki Imaishi and animated by You Yamashiro. Has striking similarities in animation, editing, as well as general art direction and both shares TRIGGER's wit, quick cuts, and clever humor. Both involves an underdog story with a female lead centered in an academy specialized in the peculiar (school uniform ability enforcement and witchcraft/wizardry) in which the main villain/conflict becomes apparent starting the latter half of the season. 
report Recommended by DimDito
Happy feelings, friendship, cute art and magical girls. A happy anime to enjoy with the whole family good for kids while still super enjoyable for adults. Cardcaptor Sakura goes deeper in to its world than Little Witch Academia, and in my personal opinion I found both worlds to be extremely interesting and exciting yet not quite the same which makes them different enough to feel unique but similar enough to bring up the same emotions. There was no episode of LWA and CCS that didn't manage to put a stupid smile on my face, both are very charming.
The animation for both anime is flawless  read more 
report Recommended by No_4
Little witch academia is the truly the fulfillment of the spirit of kiki's delivery service into a full tv series. The main parallel is that both have a young female protagonist who are striving to become witches. The difference is that the tone and style. Kiki follows the convention of ghibli's, which is a beautiful presentation with a sweet and laid back story. While little witch academia wholly subscribes to the gainax/trigger convention which is bombastic action, slick animation and a particular comedy.  
report Recommended by vasplar
Both series develop their characters to make the audience sympathise with them (Nico and Diana) and then put on a darker plot twist near the end of the story to know how messed up the situation/storyline is (The Kiznaiver system and Shiny Chariot's magic)

And lastly, they're from the same studio (Trigger) 
report Recommended by uchimaki131
Hogwarts really inspired masterpieces recently. These follow the totally normal school life of a teacher or a group of students as they form bonds with the surrounding students in the most comic of ways. Not much to think about, everything is in the appreciation of the shows. 
report Recommended by NatoBoram
Let's follow the comic life of Hogwart's students. Little Witch Academia features a typical school life full of entertainment, and Zero no Tsukaima features an atypical school life full of "entertainment" :) 
report Recommended by NatoBoram
They both have very stylized and "good" animation, depending on your outlook.
They both are episodic anime, with a few episodes sprinkled in to advance the main conflict, which has been hard to pin down as to what that is.
Both have their own sort of actions scenes, with LWA's being the magic exhibitions and Pokemon S&M's being the pokemon battles.(Also lol S&M)
They both appeal to children, and as such have characters and references that reflect this target audience.(That won't stop a few older people from enjoying it though)
My final and weakest point is that they are both very much  read more 
report Recommended by any13th
Atmospheric pieces with the same delicate attention to detail. A cheery mood, lighthearted tone shrouds both these slice-of-life-like stories of a group of girls, aided by school settings intimately brought to life. They are slow-paced, rather understated coming-of-age tales with a mysterious charm about them. For what they lack in big drama, they make up in a more distanced, mature style that in retrospect is just as valuable as any melodrama. Awesome shows. 
report Recommended by Amine_Fan
The two may seem like nothing alike and each was made quite a time from each other but when I watch little witch, I get reminded of and get the vibes of metropolis.

The animation in metropolis is similar to little witch's and it would be in my eyes like a more serious version of little witch. Where metropolis is about tackling the the differences between classes of both people and robots, Little witch academia is how Akko deals with the bulling against her for not being a natural magic user.

Both are enjoyable with their interesting characters, settings and plot  read more 
report Recommended by luxray_lord
In my opinion the two animes have a similar feel. The story is a little bit different, but if you enjoyed Little Witch Academy, then you will like Sugar Sugar Rune. Both are animes about witches and magic, also the main characters have similar personalities. Totally recommended.  
report Recommended by ChocolatMars
About Human Girls learning how to be witches, (in Little witch academia it is only one human). Both are colorfull, funny and both have very good characters, animation and music.
Ojamajo Doremi is mahou shoujo style. 
report Recommended by KPBouvier
Very similar in setting and style. Both are about clumsy young witch apprentices that love anything concerning magic. 
report Recommended by _INTER_
Both are about friendship, family, and self-overcoming. Many characters are alike too! 
report Recommended by PrincessMeiko
Both focus on the topic of witch craft with a bunch of humour thrown in as well. 
report Recommended by symbiotic
These both are school comedies with sweet characters who are good people and you cheer for. The comedies both revolves around a single character flaw of the main characters, Akko is enthusiastic but lacks any talent, and as the title says Tanaka is alway listless. Though Little Witch Academia has a bit more of an over arching plot, they're both pretty episodic. Both shows are easy enjoyable watches, if you just want to relax or need cheering up.  
report Recommended by MariSan28
Akko and Simon have very similar character arcs. Both shows focus on believing in yourself for power. Magic is very similar to fighting spirit. Little Witch Academia contains references to Gurren Lagann. Some shared staff between both shows since Trigger is made up of former Gainax employees. 
report Recommended by djguthrie5