Netflix Adds Little Witch Academia Episodes 14-25
posted on by Rai Kelly
Netflix is now streaming the second half (episodes 14-25) of the Little Witch Academia television anime in territories outside of Japan, including the United States.
Netflix debuted the first 13 episodes of the anime outside Japan on June 30. The television anime premiered on January 8 on Tokyo MX, BS11, and Kansai TV. Netflix streamed the series in Japan as it aired. The second half of the television anime began airing in April.
The show's story revolves around Akko, who as a child watched the witch Shiny Chariot perform a show, and from then on dreamed of becoming a witch. She enters the Luna Nova Academy, a school for witches that Shiny Chariot attended. In this new town she meets new friends and starts a new school life. At the school she has lessons on riding brooms and the wonder of magic, but Akko and her friends Lotte and Sucy keep getting wrapped up in tumultuous events.
Yoh Yoshinari returned as director and original character designer at Studio Trigger. Michiru Shimada, who penned the script for the sequel film, handled series composition. Shūhei Handa, a key animator in both the original short and sequel film, handled main character design. Masanobu Nomura (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Kiznaiver) was the art director, and Michiru Oshima returned from both previous Little Witch Academia anime to compose the music.
The project began with a 2013 anime short that spawned the Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade sequel in 2015. Yoshinari created and directed the first short as part of the Anime Mirai 2013 initiative. Fans supported the second short via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that raised US$150,000 in six hours, and eventually US$625,518 (four times its original goal) in one month. The Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade sequel had its world premiere at Anime Expo in July 2015.
Additionally, Bandai Namco Entertainment announced a Little Witch Academia: Chamber Of Time game. The game will ship for PlayStation 4 in Japan on November 30 and in North America for PS4 and PC in early 2018.
Thanks to OG-Man for the news tip.