In a time when magic is on the decline amid society, Atsuko Kagari is a cheerful girl who enters Luna Nova Academy in order to accomplish her dream of becoming a witch like her idol, Shiny Chariot. Shiny Chariot is a famous witch who disappeared from public view many years ago. On her way to school, Kagari meets the kind Lotte Yanson and the mischevious Sucy Manbavaran and the three become friends as they share a bedroom in campus. At the academy, Atsuko soon discovers she is in serious disadvantage compared to the other girls since she doesn`t come from a magical family and is required to learn the magical curriculum from scratch. Having found an item that once belonged to Chariot, Atsuko must discover how to activate and properly use the mysterious Shiny Rod as she hopes it might lead to finding out what has truly happened to her vanished idol. – My Anime List
Based on 21 review scores:
Boston Bastard Brigade
Little Witch Academia is the successor to Harry Potter we’ve been waiting for. Magic, laughter, epic battles, and the lessons on how to be both a strong & better individual is served up wonderfully in each episode, with the aid of Studio TRIGGER’s trademark & expressive animation and a great voice cast. The story of Akko and her friends will no doubt touch the hearts and souls of any viewer who takes the time to give this series a well-deserving chance. In short, missing out on Little Witch Academia is as life-scarring as viewing a magic trick with all its illusions ruined right in front of you.
All in all Little Witch Academia is a breath of fresh air for the winter 2017 season, we’re seeing a lot of slice of life, cute girls doing cute things, and Fan service style anime this season and this is, thankfully, quite different from the other anime we’re seeing and it’s a nice change of pace. The rating is PG-13 but I’d consider this anime a good one for children of any age as there isn’t really any suggestive content, a little violence, but no gore or anything like that. Plus it’s easily watchable on Netflix.
Little Witch Academia is a joy to watch. Something this visually impressive really didn’t need to be so charming. Studio Trigger and its freshly trained animators have put themselves on the map in a big way and I can’t wait to see what they’ll be working on next. Hopefully more episodes of this. Please let it be more episodes of this.
Overall, Little Witch Academia takes what made the previous movie in the series so exceptional, and expands on the world and the characters. Studio Trigger continues to impress with their animation style that made other series like Kill La Kill, Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt stand out Animes. The fluid nature of the animation with the muted color gives a lively feel. While the story was predictable and the characters were formulaic, LWA remains a standard for good anime.
Little Witch Academia is the culmination of nearly every amazing facet of anime. Creative stories, wonderful and endearing characters, and stellar animation that you can just gaze at in awe combine to create a phenomenal series. On top of that, it’s a series accessible to all ages, a trait very few TV anime possess, and I would recommend this show to my nieces and nephews just as much as I would a Disney film.
Anime News Network
Little Witch Academia’s first season is a treat. Goodhearted, fun, and carrying a message of believing in yourself, the story is charming and visually fascinating. It isn’t a magical girl story per se, but it has a lot to offer fans of that genre as well as anyone who just enjoys a good fantasy or magical school story without the shounen harem aspect that’s been popular in the genre in recent years. It’s just a nice series, and when combined with its other strengths, that makes it worth your time.
It was a heartwarming series with a lot of heart. And tons of fun to watch.
Otaku Gamer Girlt
Overall, LWA got everything right in my book and Trigger continues to become a favorite studio of mine. I implore everyone to check it out and do so legally through netflix, and buy merchandise if you can, so that we can get more season and spin-offs, which the creators have been very vocal about wanting. It’s up to us to make it happen though. LWA truly is magical and so was an easy pick for my #1 anime of the Spring 2017 season.
Pretty good anime, in my opinion. I would actually recommend this one for kids, but also for people who enjoyed Harry Potter. My only problem with showing it to kids would be the witchcraft aspect, but I’d like to unpack that subject at a later date.
A Piece Of Anime
If Little Witch Academia has one problem, it’s that the franchise peaked too early. LWA is stuck in the shadow of the original film, and doesn’t quite live up to it. That said, it’s still a great show that’s well worth watching, especially if you’re a fan of the original films.
Little Witch Academia was a hilarious, witty, charming adventure throughout its run. Akko is an absolutely adorable character, and the rest of the cast were enjoyable. It’s a shame that this is likely the end of the story, given Trigger’s history with continuations, but we’ll see.
The only problems you’d find with the anime is if you personally find episodes “to quirky” becuase in LWA its more about having fun than being super serious. Although thats what makes LWA great, watching it just makes you happy.
Pop Nerd TV
Little Witch Academia is great. Even if the latter half is a bit dull, it’s still worth watching every episode. And all over once again. My rating for Little Witch Academia is 8/10. If you love magic, you’ll love Little Witch Academia.
But despite all its flaws, it’s still a great anime series full with likable characters, good writing and humor, and amazing animation, it may not be one of the best animes ever made, but is still a show I highly recommend
My Anime List
If we didn’t had legendary OVA then this series would be considered avarage at best. 6th episode was more logical storyline than in previous episodes and because of that this series might get better in later episodes.. although start of this series is still way too weak.
Little Witch Academia is fun, sweet, and wastes no time with its appealing, all-ages story about a girl believing in herself.
My Shiny Toy Robots
Little Witch Academia was a title crying out for more than just two OVAs, and while it may stumble a little along the way the series is a more than worthy continuation of their legacy. What it lacks in even development it makes up for in Trigger’s usual level of gusto, combining colour and character into an enchanting world that taps into nostalgic memories of childhood cartoons. It may not be perfect, but if you’re looking for a show that stands out from the crowd and will give you a smile on your face then Little Witch Academic is the dose of magic you need.
Overall I do recommend this series. It isn’t what it could have been but what it is is hardly anything to scoff at. It’s one of the surprisingly few anime you can show to a young child without worry and maybe even blossom another fan of this medium. If you feel burned out by current anime and need something that’s a bit of a change of pace then LIttle Witch Academia is a fine recommendation indeed.
The Sushi Times
Solid and definitely has an audience. There could be some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun.
LWA is trope-y and definitely has some predictable episodic storylines. But I’ll be damned if I didn’t enjoy watching it.