Both are wonderfully animated children's movies featuring witchcraft with a European inspired setting. They share a similar artistic style which makes sense given the similar premises and given Studio Ponoc's origins as a spin-off of Studio Ghibli. Both the protagonists experience great character growth over the course of the films and have the traits of adventurousness, curiosity, and being strong-willed. Both of these films are instant classics and must-watches for any fan of magical girls or young female protagonists.
Both films have similar art style and animation, also both have a similar sense of adventure and focus on magic and witchcraft. Also, the films have a teenage girl as a protagonist, as well as similar elements, such as a flying broomstick and a black cat.
Both revolve around broomstick-flying, young girls with similar charming manners and enchanting appearances like in many other Ghibli films.
I'm glad that a lot of former members united in Studio Ponoc to carry on the exceptional look of their animations and universally appealing screenplays, we can't thank them enough.
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.
A little girl, exploring a new world full of magic and strange creatures (fighting an evil old lady). The main idea is quite similar in both movies but that's not all, the art and animation is incredibly similar. There is this strange feel when the magic effects are somehow organic and just watching them is oddly satisfying.
Apart from the similar art style and animation, the gist of the story in both films is similar, as they both focus on a young girl who suddenly finds herself transported into a stranger and magical world full of whimsical characters and creatures. The films have a similar sense of fantasy and adventure, and even some danger, as well as similar character archetypes in Chihiro/Mary and Yubaba/Madame Mumblechook.