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Little Witch Academia (リトルウィッチアカデミア Ritoru Witchi Akademia?) is an anime adaptation[5] to the original eponymous film and its sequel, The Enchanted Parade. It began broadcasting on January 8, 2017 in Japan[1] on TV and January 9, 2017 in the Netflix streaming site. The series ran for 25 episodes for one season split into two cours and released across nine Blu-ray Disc/DVD volumes in Japan[6].

The first cour, labeled as "Season 1", was released worldwide on Netflix on June 30, 2017, while the second cour, labeled as "Season 2", was released on the same platform on August 15, 2017.

Production

Masahiko Otsuka, the writer of the anime series and previous films, stated as an update to the The Enchanted Parade's Kickstarter, that if the sequel performs well, they may potentially look into producing a television series or a full-length film.[7]

Later, it was shown the official announcement of the series on June 24, 2016 following the final episode of Space Patrol Luluco.[8]

The series began airing in Japan from January 9, 2017 in the Netflix streaming platform.[9][10][11] All the episodes will also be released through nine volumes in BD and DVD format, from April 19, 2017.[12]

In an event where the first three episodes of the series were premiered, it was confirmed that the anime series would contain 25 episodes and an international premiere on Netflix coming soon.[13]

On March 25, 2017, the official website of the series announced that the second cour of the first season would be released in April 2017, with the introduction of a new antagonist character, Croix Meridies.[14]

Plot

Little Witch Academia takes place at the Luna Nova Magical Academy, a prestigious school for young girls training to become witches. Having been inspired by a witch named Shiny Chariot, a girl named Akko Kagari enrolls at Luna Nova Magical Academy to become a witch, but struggles due to her non-magical background. This all changes when she discovers the Shiny Rod, a powerful magic relic left behind by Chariot. The television series follow Akko and her friends, Lotte and Sucy, as they experience many magical adventures together, and recounts everything seen in the previous films.

Episodes

Main article: List of TV Series episodes.

Original soundtrack

For the first cour of season 1, the opening theme is "Shiny Ray" by YURiKA while the ending theme is "Hoshi Wo Tadoreba" (星を辿れば If You Follow the Stars?) by Yuiko Ōhara.[15] Both songs were released in CD format on February 22, 2017 in Japan, with a cost of ¥1,728.[16][17]

For the second cour of season 1, the opening theme is "Mind Conductor" by YURiKA while the ending theme is "Toumei na Tsubasa" (透明な翼 Invisible Wings?) by Yuiko Ōhara.[18] Both songs will be released in CD format on May 24, 2017 in Japan, with a cost of ¥1,836.[19][20]

Gallery

For more images related to Little Witch Academia (anime), see the file category: Category:TV Series images.


Official art

Other art

Videos

Openings and Endings
Miscellaneous

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-12-01/little-witch-academia-tv-anime-promo-video-reveals-song-artists-january-8-premiere/
  2. LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA, POUDLARD BOOSTÉ À L’ÉNERGIE SPIRALE
  3. Little Witch Academia's Netflix Release Date Announced - IGN
  4. [1]
  5. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-06-24/trigger-little-witch-academia-gets-tv-anime-series/
  6. http://tv.littlewitchacademia.jp/bddvd/09.html
  7. Little Witch Academia 2, Message from Otsuka Masahiko
  8. Trigger's Little Witch Academia Gets TV Anime Series
  9. Netflix to Stream Little Witch Academia TV Anime Series
  10. "Little Witch Academia" TV Anime Spotted For January 2017
  11. Little Witch Academia TV Anime Reveals More Cast, Staff, Visual
  12. BD/DVD
  13. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named internationalrelease
  14. クロワ役竹内順子さんからコメントが到着!!
  15. Little Witch Academia TV Anime's Promo Video Reveals Song Artists, January 8 Premiere
  16. Shiny Ray(アニメ盤) TVアニメ『リトルウィッチアカデミア』 オープニングテーマ
  17. 星を辿れば(アニメ盤) TVアニメ『リトルウィッチアカデミア』エンディングテーマ
  18. Little Witch Academia Anime's Video Previews 2nd Half, New Theme Songs
  19. MIND CONDUCTOR(アーティスト盤) TVアニメ『リトルウィッチアカデミア』 第2クールオープニングテーマ
  20. 透明な翼(アーティスト盤) TVアニメ『リトルウィッチアカデミア』 第2クールエンディングテーマ

External links

Littlewitchacademia-jp-favicon Official Little Witch Academia Trigger TV site (in Japanese)
Icon-netflix-22x22 Little Witch Academia NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES
Icon-animenewsnetwork-22x22 Little Witch Academia
Icon-myanimelist-22x22 Little Witch Academia
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