Little Witch Academia

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Little Witch Academia
Little Witch Academia Logo.png
Genre Fantasy
Directed by Yoh Yoshinari
Studio Trigger
Original run March 2, 2013 - present

Little Witch Academia is a Japanese anime franchise produced by Trigger Inc. It premiered in the form of a short film on March 2, 2013. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, a second short film called Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade was released. Most recently, the franchise earned a television anime series which has been airing since January 9, 2017. Two manga adaptations have been published by Shueisha.

The story follows a girl called Akko Kagari who has enrolled at Luna Nova Magical Academy to become a witch. Unlike her peers, Akko struggles because she lacks a background in magic. This changes when Akko discovers an artifact called the Shiny Rod, famously used by a legendary witch called Shiny Chariot. Akko looks up to Shiny Chariot and uses the Shiny Rod throughout the series to prove her worth.

Little Witch Academia (Short Film)

Shiny Chariot confronts a dragon. She transforms the Shiny Rod into a bow and fires an arrow into the dragon's mouth. It swells up and explodes into fireworks.

Later, Akko and co. encounter an Ancient Dragon during a dungeon-crawling class. They attack the dragon but every time it contacts magic, it grows larger.

After it has grown to massive size, Akko realizes she must use the Shiny Rod to defeat it. She fires an arrow into the dragon's mouth and it bursts like seen before.

Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade

An ancient rock giant goes on a rampage after some children try to steal the Shiny Rod. Akko, Lotte and Sucy summon Shiny Ballista and fire it at the giant. It fills up with magical energy before deflating and falling asleep.

Little Witch Academia (anime)

Samhain Magic (E13)

Akko puts on a metamorphosis show for a sorrowful ghost called Vajarois. Due to her lack of magical experience, she botches some of the transformations.

Akko discovers that Vajarois is a princess transformed by a seed of sorrow. She uses the Shiny Rod to pry the seed out of the ghost.

Chariot and Croix (E22)

Croix transforms one of her Noir Fuel Spirit Devices into a giant lizard to fight Akko. When Ursula bursts onto the scene to save Akko, she's swallowed by it. She breaks out by casting an Explosion Spell.

Tree of Leaves (E25)

The remnants of the Noir Rod possess a nuclear missile whichh launches itself towards Great Britain. To defeat it, Akko and Diana fire a powered-up Shiny Arc directly into its mouth. It explodes into a mass of fireworks.