Inspired by a famous witch named Shiny Chariot, renowned for her unusual yet enchanting spells, an ordinary girl, the lively, Akko Kagari enters the Little Witch Academia with the dream of becoming as spectacular and cool as her idol.
She does not belong to a wizard family, hence she has not had many lineages towards witchcraft or wizardry. Nevertheless, she is determined to make it big.
The story of Little Witch Academia starts with the time when Akko and her two friends are tasked with their first lesson to become witches. However, it was not a good experience at first when Akko finds out that Shiny Chariot is not as popular in the world of the witches as she had thought.
Class queen bee Diana Cavendish continually confronts her and most of her classmates think of Shiny Chariot as nothing more than a charlatan. Then comes the test of time, when a great danger mule over her school, and Akko has to believe in the true magic of Shiny Chariot in order to save her friends.
Streaming service Netflix has begun offering Trigger’s 2013 short Little Witch Academia, produced as part of the Anime Mirai project with funding from the Japanese government’s Agency for Cultural Affairs to help train young animators, and Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, its 2015 follow-up partially funded through a Kickstarter campaign. Both the films are available on Netflix in their original Japanese audio, as well as in English and a few other languages.
Genres: comedy, fantasy
Created and Directed by Yoh Yoshinari
Written by Masahiko Otsuka
Music by Michiru Ōshima
Release Date/Year: March 2, 2013