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.
Do u have a dream? Do u have a wish to become as a great person who u admire?
Both show tell a story of a teenager who wants to be a Great hero/witch like their Idol in their childhood ...
They struggling, exercising, and hardworking to reach their dream, with their disabilities (Izuku from Boku no Hero Academia isn't have a quirk / any superpowers, when Akko from Little Witch Academia isn't has any magical power / isn't born from witch's bloodline)
Both have similar art style too, and very funny
Although these shows are very different in style and demographic, they share many similarities based on plot and characters. Both main characters try their best to achieve their dreams although they both have major disadvantages. Both series are about these characters overcoming this despite what everyone says.
Each of their protagonists are fairly similar in their aspirations and how they start out. It's also fun to watch them grow and interact with everyone. Both series being visual eye-candy further adds to the experience!
An anime about a main character without potential have dreams out of their reach, they want to be the best at something they can't be. Guided by a mentor, who is also the person that inspired their dreams, and with the company of good friends, the main character fights with classes, villains and their own limits to reach their dreams.
At first they may look very different, but by watching just the first episode of both series the similarities in the story are noticible.
Boku no Hero Academia and Little Witch Academia (similar sounding titles) feature a young, teenager who's dream is to become something that most thought they couldn't be (Deku wants to be a hero, Akko wants to be a witch). They are teenagers who are surrounded by people gifted from birth with special powers, but they themselves lack the ability those around him/her have. They are inspired to want to be a hero/witch by a person who is the best at what they do and that they admire since their childhood (Deku's inspiration is All Might, Akko's inspiration is Shiny Chariot). Both are a fun, excellent animated adventure anime that will have you at the edge of your seat. Sit back and enjoy the ride! read more
This seems to be so different but...:
Midoriya Izuku/Kagari Akko dreams of being hero/witch inspired by his/her idol, All Might/Shiny Chariot, but he/she can't because he has no quirk/she is not of a lineage of witches. Midoriya/Akko enters the academy that his/her idol studied but has problems adapting to have few skills, but is getting better with the course of the anime.
-Both animes are about an academy , in bocu no hero a hero academy and in little witch a witch academy
-In both the MC is weak and grows more powerful
-In both the MC have an idol , one of the best in their domain
Outside of the obvious "Academia" in their titles:
The animes have protagonists where they look forward to an idol of their lives, using them as an inspiration to their goals and coincidentally, they obtain some of their own powers for themselves.
Deku (my hero academia) has All Might, the #1 hero of the world as his idol and obtains his one for all quirk.
Kagari (Little witch academia) has Chariot as her idol, to the point of obtaining her wand for her own.
We follow the daily lives of teenage girls who live (Little Witch Academia) or travel (Flip Flappers) in fantasy/imaginary worlds.
In addition the action predominates the series with the use of superpowers or magic.
Also very similar animation and fluid in the action times especially.
Crazy, over-the-top magic and episodic adventure, cutesy visuals with a unique and atmospheric art style, yuri undertones, Dantean allusions, and countless references to other shows. Fans of one show will almost certainly like the other.
1)-The main characters are girls.
2)-The setting is magical fantasy.
3)-They use fast-paced animation.
4)-The main characters are troublesome (Papika from F.F. and Atsuko from L.W.A)
5)-They have light humors.
6)-They using great colour combinations.
7)-In first episode, the storyline is almost the same. Both protagonist go to school. They also causing trouble to someone. They made friend or friends at first sight.
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.
while kill la kill might be a lot more fanservice-ey, the over the top fun of both series is very reminiscent of each other. I can't recommend either enough, especially if you watched and enjoyed the other.
1 - Same Studio
2 - Similar Animation
3 - Takes Place in a School Setting
4 - A most of the Kill La Kill Dub Cast voice some of the same Characters for the English dub
5 - Similar Humor although Kill la Kill can be Kind of Ecchi and it seems like Little Witch Academia's Humor is more PG rated)
6 - Female Protagonist
Simmilar Characters Akko (LWA) is similar to Ryuko (KLK) and Lotte (LWA) is Simmilar to Mako (KLK).
I will edit more or less as the series continues
So far after watching Episode one it seems more like a Female Shonen anime versus Kill La Kill's plot of Revenge. read more
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.
- Both Little Witch Academia and Majo no Takkyuubin feature protagonists that are witches. While LWA does include witches that have been born into a witch family and are now learning to develop their powers (like Kiki in Majo no Takkyuubin), the main character (Akko) was born a human who is now striving to become a witch.
- Both LWA and Majo no Takkyuubin are set in worlds in which witches exist alongside normal humans that lack magical powers.
- Both feature main characters (Akko and Kiki) that set out on a personal journey of independence and introspection in order to understand more about magic and themselves.
- Both Akko and Kiki maintain a position of being "othered" at first, and labeled as an outcast. In Akko's case it is by the pure-blood witches at the academy, and in Kiki's case it is by the other non-magic human children she attempts to befriend once arriving in town.
- Both Akko and Kiki eventually find people that will accept them and befriend them for who they are despite their differences (Sucy and Lotte befriend Akko, and Ursula and Osono befriend Kiki).
- Both appear to have themes that comment on the complex relationship between tradition and modernity (I will expand on this, once more episodes are released).
I will add more as the series progresses (if there happens to be more similarities I find along the way). read more
Both shows share similar themes of love, friendship, and overcoming obstacles. They both also have happy-go-lucky female leads who wish to bring happiness to everyone after being inspired by a performance from their childhood.
Japanese girls with a passion for a peculiar activity travel to a foreign country to enroll in an elite institution. Their irrepressible enthusiasm and knack for high-stakes performance make them stand out, but their self-taught skills and lack of basic training are a constant sore point. They find rivals, enemies, and maybe friends in blonde rich girls who are at the pinnacle of the profession but strangely interested in the newcomer. If you like stories about perseverance, optimism, and making the modern world more magical, odds are you'll love both Little Witch Academia and Kaleido Star.
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.
Similarly has an all-female main cast with a range of powers (but no bullshit fan service thankfully.)
Madoka Magica explores darker (It's way darker than LWA) themes but just like Madoka, there is a lot of regard for characterization and quite a few of the characters are given time to shine, and there are no characters clowned by the writers.
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 mixed bags as far as criticism goes.(But that goes for pretty much any anime)
While I may not like either, that shouldn't stop you from liking them. Chances are if you enjoyed one, you'll enjoy the other.
Don't worry about the loads of prequel anime before Pokemon Sun & Moon or the games, as they aren't necessary to get a hold on what's happening.
Both are airing now and the episodic format is best experienced a bit at a time.
So if you do consider watching, I'd say do so right away or at least before this season ends.(But if you like to binge like I do, go right ahead) read more
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.
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 and the characters (main cast and supporting) are lovable and grow on you very fast! Story is heart warming and lighthearted (nice balance between being episodic at first, then going more and more with the plot, with a really good finale episode). Also, I felt the same thrill watching LWA as I did with Cardcaptor Sakura when I was a little girl. read more
While differing on style and presentation, both shows revolve around the study of creative disciplines (either theatre or magic) in specialized schools that encourage competition. Both feature an underdog protagonist and a perfectionistic rival, with the two of them being inspired by a performance seen during childhood. Both are ultimately allegorical works, as their battle or adventure oriented plots represent the struggles in competition and refinement that are characteristic of the artistic field.
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.
oth 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.
Both anime revolve around young girls with magic powers that visit a witch school. The character interactions and overall tone of the stories feel similar and both are very heartwarming. Both remind me of a shoujo version of Harry Potter.
If you were wondering what it would be like if Mary enrolled at and stayed in the witching academy, you will love Little Witch Academia.
Both have a similar concept of the magic school and witchcraft itself. Both heroes go through all the difficulties to achieve their dreams, while they gradually change, especially their characters. Also, in the beginning, the heroines have the traits of curiosity and sometimes of selfishness. And not the most interesting part: both animes have a similar soundtrack.
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.
Both shows are about young witches and have a similar feel, although Sugar Sugar Rune has a creepier atmosphere. They both also start very episodic and get more plot-focused as the story progresses. Sugar² Rune anime greatly improves in the second half, and I recommend checking the manga as it's the better version of the story.
Both anime are quite similar in several ways including character archetypes especially the main characters being rookie witches who want to use magic to make others happy as well as the fact that they have a couple of companions throughout their stories, though they on the other hand, are quite different. Both shows have a similar sort of feeling, though personally I would have to say that while Little Witch Academia quite obviously draws inspiration from Mahou Shoujo-tai Arusu, that is why perhaps it does everything better, albeit quite lighter in atmosphere.
• Both have protagonists who want to be powerful, like their idols and enter an academy;
• Boku no Hero has hero academy, while Little Witch has witch academy;
• Both are childish but are creative and fun;
• Both have "no-power" protagonists, but they get one during the anime.
Those who saw love live (only to those who saw love live) I recommend seeing little witch academy since both are animates where he talks about the ambition and emotion that is to follow the dreams with a cast of adorable characters that if you liked those of love live you will like more those of little witch academy, both play the same theme with different methods and styles but with content with similarities to each other.
Both take place in a school in a fantasy setting and features a cheerful yet dimwitted MC who wants to achieve something great, with Akko wanting to become a great witch while Yusha wanting to become a hero.
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" :)
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.
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.
Both Akko and Phos are high-strung, clumsy young female protagonists who desperately want to find a way to fit in despite their handicaps compared to their peers. Both Akko and Phos also have a potential to go against the advice of those who are older/wiser and do what they want to do, which can lead to trouble, but also leads to them growing stronger as characters.
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.
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 that may not suit everyone's taste but if you like this type of anime, these two are worth a try. read more
Similarities : The shows are identical, despite the fantasy x sci-fi difference
- underdog main girl protagonist that improves as the plot goes on
- dreams, friendship and self development as main themes
- fantasy high school setting that is separate from "our world"
- variety of characters making the main cast of characters
- chill and comfy feel yet the show touches serious issues
- Stellvia is set in sci-fi/space
- Stellvia has drama elements unlike LWA
- Stellvia has more and better developed cast of male characters
- Stellvia has romance
- Stellvia has better pacing and world development
- Stellvia has outdated yet beautiful animation of technology and mechas
- Stellvia gets more serious in the second half of season while LWA stays lighthearted read more
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.
At its core, it's hard not to see Petite Princess Yucie as perhaps the prototype for Little Witch Academia. Both series are considerably lighter, more family-friendly fare for the studios they're made by, and feature a main group of young girls at an academy whose daily tasks often turn into adventures. Yucie and Akko are both clumsy but have strong hearts. Male characters also play small but plot-important roles in both series. Anyone who enjoyed one is likely to enjoy the other.
Main character very similar. Not talented, clumsy but determined to achieve their goal. (Akko wants to become a great wizard like Chariot, Asta wants to become the leader of the emperors)
Both series with fantasy universe where magic is common. Black Clover will show more fights while Little Witch Academia focuses on adventure.
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)
This recommendation is not based on similar narrative, characters or even themes, but on their settings. Little Witch Academia and The Irregular at Magic High School are series set in worlds where magic exists and students learn it at school, but introduces this subject from different perspectives. The Irregular at Magic High School creates a world based on an alternative history where magic is enhanced by modern technology. Little Witch Academia creates a world where magic has become diminished and a relic. The magic schools are completely different from each other, but are believable for their respective worlds
Both Akko and Utena are striving for a world-changing power they don't fully understand in order to meet someone important to them they met in their childhood. In the case of Akko, it's Chariot. In the case of Utena, it's her prince.
I found both of them similar for how easy and relaxing they are to watch - I'd feel so much less stressed after an episode of each! They also both have really lovable female protagonists and, although Little Witch Academia has more of an overarching plot, both spend a lot of time focusing on the relationships between the cast.