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Little Witch Academia (2013)

Inspired by a magician named Shiny Chariot, the lively Akko Kagari enters the Little Witch Academy with the dream of one day becoming as cool and great as her idol.

Director:

Yô Yoshinari (as You Yoshinari)

Writers:

Yô Yoshinari (creator), Masahiko Ôtsuka
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Credited cast:
Megumi Han Megumi Han ... Akko (voice)
Fumiko Orikasa ... Lotte (voice)
Michiyo Murase Michiyo Murase ... Sushy (voice)
Yôko Hikasa Yôko Hikasa ... Diana (voice)
Hisako Kyôda ... Old Instructor (voice)
Minami Takayama Minami Takayama ... Instructor (voice)
Eri Nakao Eri Nakao ... Hannah (voice)
Chinatsu Akasaki Chinatsu Akasaki ... Barbara (voice)
Reina Ueda ... Student (voice)
Kenji Nomura Kenji Nomura ... Minotaur (voice)
Noriko Hidaka Noriko Hidaka ... Professor Ursula / Shiny Chariot (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennifer Alyx Jennifer Alyx ... Hannah (voice)
Eileen Galindo ... Old Professor / Instructor (voice)
Rachelle Heger Rachelle Heger ... Sucy (voice)
Erica Mendez ... Akko (voice)
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Inspired by a magician named Shiny Chariot, the lively Akko Kagari enters the Little Witch Academy with the dream of one day becoming as cool and great as her idol.

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Trivia

The only Little Witch Academia work to not have any characters voiced by Lucien Dodge in the English dub in Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade (2015) he voiced Thomas, Tony, and the mayor of Blytonbury whilst in the 2017 series he voiced Andrew Hanbridge. See more »

Quotes

Akko: I don't care about ancient history, I didn't come here to become one of those moldy old witches. It's no fun at all. I wanna be a cool witch like Shiny Chariot.
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Connections

Spin-off Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (2017) See more »

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Amazing Short, Supper Fun Ride!
5 February 2016 | by mercfmaSee all my reviews

This review is for both this "movie" and its sequel~. Wow what an amazing ride, it does not feel even close to only 25minutes for this show. There's so much going on, your instantly attached and just begging for more, to explore this fun colorful world of magic. Trigger is amazing, its as simple as that. I'm in absolute love with the animation and artwork/art style in this show, I can't get enough of it. Every single detail of this show is great, every piece of background, every character, all of it is just so inviting. You just want to live in this world. The characters are so diverse, they're all great. For such a short show they all have so much personality & uniqueness you instantly fall in love with them all, they're all drawn so well you just want to eat them. The music & sounds are great nothing feels wrong or out of place. The English dub is amazing, every single voice matches its character perfectly I was very impressed. & The ending credit song of the sequel is so great, the voice of an angel. I could listen to it over and over again. Little Witch Academia is all about a fun ride, it just makes you want to smile while watching it & leaves you wanting to explore this world more. It would be really nice to see a series come out of this show in the near future.

4/5 Why? Its just a great fun, enjoyable ride from start to finish. Characters draw you in instantly, the animation is top notch, on point English dub. There is absolutely no negatives about this show except for the fact that its so short (currently consisting of two short movies 1.5hrs total). If your looking for something that your gonna enjoy but not something you really want to commit to like an entire 12+ series then this is perfection, you'll smile, laugh, & wish for more!


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2 March 2013 (Japan) See more »

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