Trigger's Little Witch Academia Comes to a Collectible Edition This Summer

LOS ANGELES, CA., June 19, 2013 - acttil is excited to announce, on behalf of the animation studio TRIGGER, their first anime title, Little Witch Academia. Originally available only in a digital format, it will be released now as a physical Collector's Edition. This release will include 1 Blu-ray disc, an original soundtrack disc, and a 112-page art book, which will be available for purchase this summer. The details of the original soundtrack disc, retail and online store information will follow.

Masahiko Otsuka, the script writer of Little Witch Academia, and the founding member of TRIGGER, will make an appearance and hold a panel at Anime Expo (July 4th to July 7th), Los Angeles, CA. Otsuka will also attend a Little Witch Academia Fan Event held at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live on July 6 from 2pm (PST). The fan event, including the screening of a never-before-seen Making-of video and a Q&A session with Otsuka, will be open to 50 lucky fans. The fans of Little Witch Academia can submit their full name, address, and phone number to the given email address ([email protected]) by June 26th. The randomly selected winners will be contacted by June 30th.
*Travel expenses will not be reimbursed. The applicant must be over 13 years of age. No purchase necessary.

Little Witch Academia was produced by TRIGGER as one of the four titles for Anime Mirai, the Young Animator Training Project, whose purpose is to inspire, train, and energize young animators in the Japanese anime industry. After showcasing the trailers and full episode of Little Witch Academia in the Spring of 2013, not only was it well-received in Japan, but it has also become a surprise hit with anime fans in the West.

The Collector's Edition will come with 1 Blu-ray disc that includes the 26-minute episode of Little Witch Academia, a never-before-seen 66-minute making-of video, an original soundtrack disc, and a collectible 112-page art book. The inspirational making-of video follows the struggles and breakthroughs of the young animation team at TRIGGER, and the meticulous process they went through to create this anime. Not only will fans of Little Witch Academia enjoy the making-of video, but anyone pursuing a career in the animation field will find something to take to heart.

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...
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Anime Production: TRIGGER, Inc.
Publisher: TRGGER, Inc.
Release date: Summer 2013
Director, Character designer: Yoh Yoshinari
Producer: Naoko Tsutsumi
Voice for Akko: Megumi Han
Rating: Everyone
Genre: Magical fantasy
Media format: 1 Blu-ray disc and an original soundtrack disc Language format: English subtitles with Japanese voice over (Subtitles also available in French, German, Italian Spanish, and Chinese)
# of episodes: 1
Bonus Feature: Making-of video
Run time: 26 mins (Episode), 66 mins (Making-of Video)
Bonus art book: A 112-page art book packed with inspirational storyboards, sketches, character art, and several gorgeous, cherishable illustrations.
Price: TBD

Anime Production, Publisher
TRIGGER, Inc., is an animation studio founded by former GAINAX employees Masahiko Otsuka and Hiroyuki Imaishi in August of 2011. “If an anime title is like a bullet, we would like to be the trigger that helps propel that bullet forward,” said the founders of TRIGGER. They are best known for Inferno Cop, Little Witch Academia, and are now working on KILL la KILL, their first anime series for television.

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