By Cecilia D'Anastasio
This morning, studio TRIGGER announced the television adaption of hit shojo anime Little Witch Academia. Yoh Yoshinari, whose work appears in Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill, will return to direct the 30-minute episodes. We will update when a release date is confirmed.
A sort of anime Harry Potter, the story follows amateur witch Akko Kagari’s adventures at Luna Nova Magical Academy, a school for girl witches. Her life’s ambition is to live up to her idol, the sensational magical girl Shiny Chariot, whom her peers believe is a total fraud. Akko’s only problem is that she’s, well, pretty incompetent.
Originally released in 2013 as a 30-minute short, the magical girl anime earned so much love that its hour-long sequel surpassed its $150,000 (£113,500) Kickstarter goal in just one day.
You can look forward to many episodes of adorable wizardry and dungeon-crawling in the coming months.
“Believing is magic!” as Chariot says.