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'Little Witch Academia' Gets TV Anime

by Stark700
Jun 24, 2016 8:41 AM | 114 Comments
It has been announced via the official Twitter that Little Witch Academia will receive a TV anime series. The president of studio Trigger, Masahiko Otsuka, mentioned that each episode will be standard length for the 30 minute timeslot. You Yoshinari will return as the director of the series.

Little Witch Academia previously received two movies produced by studio Trigger.

Official site: http://littlewitchacademia.jp/

Source: Official Twitter

News submitted by mozgow

Little Witch Academia (TV) on MAL.

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Curious on what kind of approach will the series take. Could this be possibly a SoL? :0

Jul 14, 2016 12:57 PM by Fliers


I'm both worried and ecstatic.

Jul 14, 2016 11:25 AM by Gorzkiewski

i need to watch the movie but i'm excited ab this. i loved the OVA.

Jul 13, 2016 9:38 AM by urn

I wonder If they'll incorporate the movies into the tv series like how the Sinbad OVAs are going into Sinbad no Bouken

Jul 6, 2016 7:44 AM by coasteringkid

I've been planning to watch the OVA and movie for awhile. They look fun, I bet this show will be fun.

Jul 3, 2016 3:05 PM by MattKitsune96

Very happy to hear this

Jul 3, 2016 6:44 AM by Cleric_

What is interesting is that Little Witch Academia doesn't have the traditional production committee structure for the project. So is Trigger taking on the most financial risk compared to say Kiznaiver, where they were not taking any risk since they were not on the production committee for that project?

Zjj said:
"TRIGGER saving anime" is something the Western Anime Community made-up themselves, Trigger literally never makes anything hoping to "Save Anime" you talk like they claimed they are trying too. TRIGGER just creates shows and puts them out like any other studio.


Sadly, this sort of sheep behaviour is everywhere in the Western community. You also have people using ANN reviews or MAL scores to dictate what to watch and what to avoid. I bet the "[studio name] saving anime" originated from ANN or 4chan, lol.

Jun 29, 2016 10:18 PM by Ejc

hopely they learn from movie 2 it was so lackluster major disappointments

Jun 29, 2016 8:58 PM by majohime

Hmm I don't really like magical girls if the anime was similar to Sugar Sugar Rune I would give it a try but no hot guy in love with the witch so I'm out !

Jun 27, 2016 2:05 PM by -Janet

Kittenpotpie said:
anime is​ saved

And it is glorious

Jun 27, 2016 12:52 AM by ExTemplar

Well this is..... something.

Still though, I liked the first movie, but I haven't really watched the second movie yet. I'm interested in what they will do in an actual series instead of short little movies.

Jun 26, 2016 5:38 PM by BlazingWaters

Disappointed by this. What gave LWA charm to me was the fact that is was just simplistic shorts. Who knows though, maybe the show will be able to keep this charm.

Jun 26, 2016 12:24 PM by LancimusPrime

I'm so glad Little Witch Academia is getting a tv series :D

Jun 26, 2016 12:14 PM by Chibi-Alice

12thKnight said:
Glad to see this get a TV adaptation! Been meaning to watch the OVAs for a while, and this is the excuse I needed.

Fukuoka1999 said:
Isnt the original work only 5 chapters. Will they have enough source material to work with or will a large portion of the content be the studios own ideas.

Sorry if I am being ignorant. I plan on watching the movies and havent read the manga so i dont know how its going to work out.


Little Witch Academia is an original from studio trigger. The manga was adapted from the anime.


Thanks for letting me know. :)

Jun 26, 2016 11:13 AM by Fukuoka1999

That's awesome! I still haven't seen the second movie yet, but they're both on Netflix and I will be able to before it airs. BTW it was worded as "the standard for the 30 minute timeslot" meaning "the episodes will be 24 minutes long". It just means it isn't a short, because with things like this there always could be a chance they would be.
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Jun 26, 2016 10:50 AM by zombie_pegasus

Little Witch is one of their works were i can say yeah that was pretty good,movie wasn't that good but who knows it could end up being quite enjoyable, so the movies are gonna serve as a prequel now right?

Jun 26, 2016 10:01 AM by katsu044

TRIGGER SAVES ANIME ONCE AGAIN

Jun 26, 2016 9:57 AM by visioncreation

Glad to see this get a TV adaptation! Been meaning to watch the OVAs for a while, and this is the excuse I needed.

Fukuoka1999 said:
Isnt the original work only 5 chapters. Will they have enough source material to work with or will a large portion of the content be the studios own ideas.

Sorry if I am being ignorant. I plan on watching the movies and havent read the manga so i dont know how its going to work out.


Little Witch Academia is an original from studio trigger. The manga was adapted from the anime.

Jun 26, 2016 9:13 AM by 12thKnight

Fai said:

KizMelodramaBore sold like 5 bds total so no shit they know it is trash, lol.

True, but revealing LWA TV was better than doing nothing at all. Trigger basically left a bad taste in my mouth then gave me a piece of candy to make up for it.

Jun 26, 2016 9:12 AM by NanoZero

30min seems a bit much but whatever,this is good news

Jun 26, 2016 7:59 AM by BoboSmrad