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 Trigger.


Main article: Little Witch Academia (Film).

The original short film, directed by 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.[citation needed]


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] Tells the challenge of Atsuko Kagari to make a parade with the help of her friends of the Luna Nova Academy.

TV SeriesEdit

Main article: Little Witch Academia (TV).

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 is being streamed by Netflix.[3][4][5] The opening theme is "Shiny Ray" by YURiKA while the ending theme is "Hoshi o Tadoreba" (星を辿れば If You Follow the Stars?) by Yuiko Ōhara.[6] The series will run for 25 episodes released across nine Blu-ray and DVD volumes.[7]


A short one-shot manga based on the anime, drawn by Terio Teri, was published in Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine on August 19, 2013.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10]


For more images related to Little Witch Academia, see the image category Category:Manga artwork

Original soundtrackEdit



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