Netflix has licensed ‘Little Witch Academia’ from Studio Trigger and fans can expect the anime to arrive on the popular streaming site soon. Despite the absence of the exact premiere date, Netflix is the streaming site said to have rights to the anime. Others like Crunchyroll and FUNimation were mum about news. The news was revealed at the recent Anime Expo held last Sunday. Details about the new show also reveals that Yoh Yoshinari will direct the animation, fitting the series to a 30-minute airtime on Netflix.
In 2013, the Little Witch Academia anime series made its debut, but it?s only this year that the anime series received a sequel entitled ?Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade.? A description of the Little Witch Academia says ?Akko Kagariis 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.?
Little Witch Academia started as a small project and after its success in 2013, fans were more than willing to support a crowdfunding-based development for a second series. The anime series initially received $150,000 within six hours of its launch in Kickstarter and more than tripled the amount to $625,518 in just one month.
The crowdfunding result tells a lot about how valuable Little Witch Academia has been and in July, Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade sequel premiered at the Anime Expo and before its massive 4000 fans in attendance.
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