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Little Witch Academia (リトルウィッチアカデミア Ritoru Witchi Akademia?) is a Japanese anime franchise created by Yō Yoshinari and produced by Studio Trigger.

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Film

Main article: Little Witch Academia (film)

The original short film, directed by Yō Yoshinari and written by Masahiko Ōtsuka, was released in theaters on March 2, 2013 as part of the Young Animator Training Project's Anime Mirai 2013 project,[1] and was later streamed with English subtitles on YouTube from April 19, 2013. It was also released on Netflix as an original movie, with dubs in English, European French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and Latin American Spanish.

Sequel

Main article: Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade

A second short film partially funded through Kickstarter, titled Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, was released on October 9, 2015.[2] It tells the challenge of Atsuko Kagari trying to create a successful parade with the help of her friends of Luna Nova Magical Academy, along with the introduction of three new witch students: Amanda O'Neill, Constanze Amalie von Braunschbank-Albrechtsberger, and Jasminka Antonenko, all of whom would expand their roles in the 2017 anime television series.

Anime Series

Main article: Little Witch Academia (anime)

A television anime series of Little Witch Academia was announced on June 24, 2016. The series began airing in Japan from January 8, 2017 and streamed by Netflix.[3][4][5] The first cour's opening theme is "Shiny Ray" performed by YURiKA while the ending theme is "Hoshi Wo Tadoreba" (星を辿れば If You Follow the Stars?) by Yuiko Ōhara.[6] The second cour's opening theme is "Mind Conductor", also performed by YURiKA, and the ending theme is "Toumei na Tsubasa" (透明な翼 Transparent Wings?), also sung by Yuiko Ohara.[7] The series ran for 25 episodes with nine Blu-ray and DVD volumes being released.[8]

Manga

Main article: Little Witch Academia (Teri Terio Manga)

A short one-shot manga based on the anime, drawn by Teri Terio, was published in Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine on August 19, 2013.[9] Another manga by Teri, featuring an original story, was serialized in Ultra Jump between August 19, 2015 and November 20, 2015 and was compiled in a single tankōbon volume released on January 19, 2016.[10]

Main article: Little Witch Academia: Tsukiyo no Ōkan

Another series illustrated by Yuka Fujiwara, Little Witch Academia: Tsukiyo no Ōkan (リトルウィッチアカデミア 月夜の王冠?, lit. "Little Witch Academia: The Midnight Crown"), began serialization in Shueisha's Ribon magazine from September 3, 2015.[11]

Main article: Little Witch Academia (Keisuke Satō Manga)

A manga adaptation of the anime series, illustrated by Keisuke Satō, began to be published in 2017.

Images

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Video Game

Main article: Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time.

A video game developed by A+ Games and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, titled Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (リトルウィッチアカデミア 時の魔法と七不思議 Ritoru Witchi Akademia: Toki no Mahō to Nana Fushigi, lit. Little Witch Academia: The Magic of Time and the Seven Wonders), is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 in November 30, 2017 in Japan, followed by a PS4 and Steam release in North America in May 15, 2018.[12] A bonus game, Magic Knight Grand Charion (魔導戦士グランシャリオン Magical Warrior Gran Sharion), is available in Japan and the United States as a pre-order bonus.[13]

Original Soundtrack

LWA Music DVD

Opening/Ending Themes


DISC 1

  • "Chariot's Theme"
  • "Scenery of Luna Nova"
  • "Sucy"
  • "Magic (Nervous)
  • "The Usual Luna Nova"
  • "Ursula"
  • "The Nine Olde Witches"
  • "The Arcturus Forest"
  • "Crisis!"
  • "My story"
  • "Everyday at Luna Nova"
  • "Incantation"
  • "Memories"
  • "Incubation"
  • "Bewitching"
  • "Magic (Excited)"
  • "The Magic Item Cafe (Last Wednesday Society)"
  • "Opening Declaration"
  • "Dead Heat"
  • "The Future"
  • "Good Night"
  • "Lotte"
  • "Discussion"
  • "Hope"
  • "Unrest"
  • "Blytonbury"
  • "Tension"
  • "Diana"
  • "Anxiety and Determination"
  • "Melancholic"
  • "Blue"
  • "My Pace"
  • "A Sleeping Dream"
  • "Trial"
  • "Road Trip"
  • "Run Away!"
  • "Sucy (Take 2)"

DISC 2

  • "Classes at Luna Nova"
  • "Deep Affection"
  • "Woodward"
  • "Magic Lesson"
  • "Magic Festival"
  • "Bright Magic"
  • "Words"
  • "Summons"
  • "Let's Laugh! Together!"
  • "Dialogue"
  • "Modern Magic"
  • "S.S.S"
  • "Imminence"
  • "Croix"
  • "Shadow"
  • "Recollection"
  • "Pixel Monster"
  • "The Grand Triskellion"
  • "The Sami People"
  • "Dream (Harp)"
  • "Suspicion"
  • "Duel"
  • "Grand Charion"
  • "Full Throttle"
  • "Cavendish"
  • "Oath"
  • "Dream (Piano)"
  • "Time Limit"
  • "The Noir Rod"
  • "Regret"
  • "The Past"
  • "Gathering"
  • "Advancing"
  • "Aiming for the Ideal Place"
  • "Finale"

DISC 3

  • "Main Theme"
  • "Magic Show"
  • "Chariot's Theme"
  • "Cafeteria"
  • "Flying Lesson"
  • "At the Dorm"
  • "Minotaur"
  • "Iron Maiden"
  • "Emerging Dragon"
  • "Here We Go!"
  • "Battle"


DISC 4

  • "Mushroom Menace In The Lab"
  • "Title Intro"
  • "Parade Of The Witch Hunt"
  • "The Three Mischiefs"
  • "Akko’s Idea: The Happy Time Project"
  • "Dance Of The Brooms"
  • "The White Mage Appears..."
  • "Confrontation With Diana"
  • "A Trip To Town"
  • "Tomato Fight"
  • "The Evil Stirs..."
  • "The Magic Of Chariot"
  • "Akko’s Parade Preparation"
  • "Shiny Rod’s Revival"
  • "Luna Nova’s Witch Parade Happy Time"
  • "The Giant Awakes"
  • "The Show Must Go On..."
  • "Sucy To The Rescue / The Chase"
  • "Lotte’s Song Of The Spirits"
  • "The Witches Versus The Giant"
  • "Happy Time Ending"
  • "End Credits"
  • "Magic Parade"

Merchandise

Main article: List of Little Witch Academia merchandise


In Other Media

Crossover Media

  • A crossover short featuring characters from both Little Witch Academia and Inferno Cop premiered at AnimeNEXT 2015 on June 13, 2015 [14] and was also shown at Anime Expo 2015 on July 2, 2015.[15].
  • Both Akko (in episode 13) and Sucy (episode 8) make guest appearances in Trigger's 2016 anime series Space Patrol Luluco.
  • Akko, Lotte, Sucy, and Constanze are featured in Super Robot Wars X-Ω as a limited-time event, in which they are hunting fairies in a forest when they are transported to another world. There, they join the characters of Aura Battler Dunbine and Gurren Lagann in their respective stories while finding their way back to Luna Nova. [16]

References in Other Media

  • The series shares similarities with Harry Potter franchise because both of the protagonists attend the wizardry school and make friends and rivals. They also facing their enemies.
  • Three ponies that resembles Akko, Lotte, and Sucy appears made a cameo appearance in Issue 6 of IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Legends of Magic. [17]
  • A character that looks similar to Akko made a cameo in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon episode, Mounting an Electrifying Charge![18].
    • Another similar looking character also featured as a recurring background character in SSSS.Gridman where she appears in Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 5, Episode 8, and Episode 13. Unlike in Little Witch Academia however, Akko's SSSS.Gridman incarnation has brown eyes and hair as well as lacked her signature ponytail.[19]

References

  1. Studio Trigger Posts Long Little Witch Academia Trailer
  2. Little Witch Academia 2
  3. Netflix to Stream Little Witch Academia TV Anime Series
  4. "Little Witch Academia" TV Anime Spotted For January 2017
  5. Little Witch Academia TV Anime Reveals More Cast, Staff, Visual
  6. Little Witch Academia TV Anime's Promo Video Reveals Song Artists, January 8 Premiere
  7. http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/04/11/little-witch-academia-kicks-off-second-cour-with-oped-single-announcements
  8. BD/DVD
  9. Little Witch Academia Gets Short Manga in Ultra Jump
  10. Little Witch Academia Ends in Ultra Jump
  11. Little Witch Academia Inspires 2 New Manga Series
  12. IGN - Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time Release Date Announced By Alex Osborn 16 Mar 2018
  13. PlayStation Blog - [1]
  14. "AnimeNEXT 2015: Trigger"
  15. "Trigger Teases New Project & New Inferno Cop/Little Witch Academia Crossover Short"
  16. ""Super Robot Wars" Smartphone Game To Feature "Little Witch Academia" Crossover"
  17. https://derpibooru.org/1535056?q=Little+Witch+Academia
  18. https://www.reddit.com/r/LittleWitchAcademia/comments/6ypftw/so_akko_made_a_cameo_in_the_pokemon_sunmoon_anime/
  19. Look Familiar 6 GRIDMAN

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