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May 28, 2017
Preliminary
A totally fresh experience in terms of characters more complex than typical archetypes and a story with emotional payoff and strong theming, animated in a unique style that took me a little time to get used to.

What really cheeses my onions with a lot of stories is the immature good versus evil paradigm, which is completely absent in Little Witch Academia. There are no villains, only character conflicts based on ideals and traits.

I am very glad to see magic in a TV show be used for something other than killing. Rather than the show focusing on magic as a means to fight people, it is read more
Apr 15, 2017
Like any other slice-of-life anime, the plot is relatively simple, however there is an outstanding attention to the development of the characters.

As usual for Naoko Yamada, most of the scenes and dialogue from the manga are present, however she adds so much more to the anime, making it a truly emotional experience.

The story is very mature, not in the sense that it is dark and gritty, but more in the sense that the characters are fully realised, presented in a realistic manner.

A Silent Voice forgoes anime archetypes by maintaining internal-consistency in all of its characters, making all of their actions relatable, or at least read more