Trigger Streams Little Witch Academia Anime with English Subs

posted on by Egan Loo
Yōko Hikasa, Megumi Han, Fumiko Orikasa, Michiyo Murase star in Yoh Yoshinari's short

Studio Trigger began streaming the entire length of Little Witch Academia, its entry in the Anime Mirai 2013 initiative, with English subtitles on Friday.

Director/character designer/animation director Yoh Yoshinari (episode director for Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) and producer Naoko Tsutsumi (Black Rock Shooter, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) led the project, and Michiru Oshima (Fullmetal Alchemist, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, Blast of Tempest) scored the music.

The anime features the following cast:

  • Megumi Han as Akko
  • Fumiko Orikasa as Rotte
  • Michiyo Murase as Sūshy
  • Yōko Hikasa as Diana

Under the Anime Mirai program, the Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) receives money from the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs, and it distributes most of those funds to studios who train young animators on-the-job.

The 2013 program includes Gonzo's "Ryo," Trigger's "Little Witch Academia," ZEXCS' "Aruvu Rezuru," and MADHOUSE's "Death Billiards" shorts. All of the shorts opened in 14 theaters throughout Japan last month.

Update: New embedded video added.

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