Little Witch Academia (TV)

Little Witch Academia

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: リトルウィッチアカデミア
English: Little Witch Academia
German: Little Witch Academia
Spanish: Little Witch Academia
French: L'école des petites sorcières
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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
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.811 (scored by 321431321,431 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9632
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #331
Members: 651,647
Favorites: 7,689

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"A believing heart is your magic!"—these were the words that Atsuko "Akko" Kagari's idol, the renowned witch Shiny Chariot, said to her during a magic performance years ago. Since then, Akko has lived by these words and aspired to be a witch just like Shiny Chariot, one that can make people smile. Hence, even her non-magical background does not stop her from enrolling in Luna Nova Magical Academy.

However, when an excited Akko finally sets off to her new school, the trip there is anything but smooth. After her perilous journey, she befriends the shy Lotte Yansson and the sarcastic Sucy Manbavaran. To her utmost delight, she also discovers Chariot's wand, the Shiny Rod, which she takes as her own. Unfortunately, her time at Luna Nova will prove to be more challenging than Akko could ever believe. She absolutely refuses to stay inferior to the rest of her peers, especially to her self-proclaimed rival, the beautiful and gifted Diana Cavendish, so she relies on her determination to compensate for her reckless behavior and ineptitude in magic.

In a time when wizardry is on the decline, Little Witch Academia follows the magical escapades of Akko and her friends as they learn the true meaning of being a witch.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Usa, Yoshiki
Yoshinari, You
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator, Character Design


Opening Theme

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1: "Shiny Ray" by YURiKA (eps 2-13)
2: "MIND CONDUCTOR" by YURiKA (eps 14-24)

Ending Theme

1: "Shiny Ray" by YURiKA (eps 1)
2: "Hoshi wo Todoreba (星を辿れば)" by Yuiko Ohara (大原ゆい子) (eps 2-13, 25)
3: "Toumei na Tsubasa (透明な翼)" by Yuiko Ohara (大原ゆい子) (eps 14-24)


Jun 17, 2024
Definitely recommended if you are looking for a light hearted, fun little anime to fill your time with.
This anime feels so nostalgic, like the kind of anime I would have adored as a kid. There are silly characters, a decent enough plot line and some great humour here. It has a really nice mix of humour, fantasy and a touch of nostalgia.

This is one of those animes where you can sort of switch of your brain and enjoy the ride. Not every anime needs to have a genius plotline and flawless writing. This is just one of those animes you can just relax and ...
Feb 29, 2024
Mixed Feelings
And then there's the TV show. Just in the interest of sorting out some housekeeping, if you're wondering in what order to watch the Little Witch Academia franchise, you can easily watch it all in the order of release. In fact, that is recommended. The OVA and movie are direct sequels and part of the same continuity. The TV show, however, reboots the story and changes some details of the premise and some of the characters' personalities get subtly altered. As such, fear not, the OVA and movie are not canon to the series and consequently don't spoil anything. They do, however, introduce some characters ...
Jan 18, 2024
Do people watch this and choose to like it?

The main character Atsuko is super annoying, completely useless, and downright disrespectful to everyone. She manages to ruin everyone's day and still be mad at them when they get angry at her. I have no idea why someone would make the MC this unlikable. in the end, I just ended up rooting for Diana. The story is very predictable but sometimes manages to go above and beyond to make the story even more pointless and annoying. Characters are badly written, and most of them have no soul. Don't waste your time on this. But if you ...

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