Little Witch Academia Streamed Again
posted on 2014-12-25 19:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Studio Trigger announced on Thursday that it has reposted Little Witch Academia with English subtitles on YouTube for a limited time to celebrate the holidays.
Trigger describes the story:
Akko Kagari is an ordinary girl who joins the renowned witch academy for witch girls, Luna Nova Academy. When she was younger, she went to Magical Festa, a magic show hosted by a witch named Shiny Chariot. Akko was so mesmerized and inspired by Shiny Chariot's performance that she dreamed to someday be a "cool" witch like her. This young and impressionable Akko takes Shiny Chariot's words as her own motto: "Never forget, a believing heart is your magic." As part of a class, Akko and her classmates go into a labyrinth under the Tower of Luna Nova. There, a sealed ancient dragon was unleashed by one of her classmates. Akko tries to stop the dragon, but…
Trigger also posted an update on its Kickstarter-funded project Little Witch Academia 2. According to the update, director Yoh Yoshinari is "just about" finished with the new episode's storyboard, and animation will begin soon. The projected completion time is May 2015.
The Kickstarter for Little Witch Academia 2 ended successfully in August with US$625,518. The final product is slated to run for 40 minutes, and it will include a making-of documentary and audio commentary. The limited edition Blu-ray will also include an original soundtrack and a gengashū (animation drawing collection) book.
Trigger produced the first Little Witch Academia episode for Anime Mirai in 2013.