Little Witch Academia TV Series Announced

This morning, studio TRIGGER announced the television adaption of hit shojo anime Little Witch Academia. Yoh Yoshinari, whose work appears in Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill, will return to direct the 30-minute episodes. A sort of anime Harry Potter, the story follows amateur witch Akko Kagari's adventures at Luna Nova Magical Academy, a school for girl witches. Her life's ambition is to live up to her idol, the sensational magical girl Shiny Chariot, whom her peers believe is a total fraud. Akko's only problem is that she's, well, pretty incompetent.

Originally released in 2013 as a 30-minute short, the magical girl anime earned so much love that its hour-long sequel surpassed its $US150,000 ($197,474) Kickstarter goal in just one day.

You can look forward to many episodes of adorable wizardry and dungeon-crawling in the coming months.

"Believing is magic!" as Chariot says.


    The two OVAs are both great, so really hoping that this turns out as good. Trigger came out of the gate super strong with LWA and Kill la Kill back to back, but since then their output's been really disappointing.

      I dunno, Luluco and Kiznaiver have been pretty good. Only other show I know from them is "When Supernatural Battles Become Common Place". I haven't seen that one yet, so I can't speak for its quality.

        Luluco is fine but it's a 3-minute show, not really comparable. Kiznaiver is okay I guess. Supernatural Battles was dreadful. Painfully boring slog with unlikable characters and a paper-thin premise. And their other one, Ninja Slayer, was like watching a bad flash animation most of the time.

        Bear in mind that the founders of Trigger are Gainax veterans that worked on significant elements of Evangelion, FLCL, Gurren Lagann, Diebuster and so on. Aside from Little Witch Academia and Kill la Kill, their output has been way below what you'd expect from their pedigree.

          I totally forgot about Ninja Slayer, but I think it was just trying to be an Inferno Cop sort of thing.

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