Netflix recently announced that it had plans to add more anime in the future, and it looks like the website is delivering on that promise. Yesterday, it was officially announced that Netflix will be debuting the popular anime series Little Witch Academia. The site is scheduled to start showing the first 13 episodes of the show on June 30th. There are 25 episodes slated for the series, but Netflix has not yet announced when the rest of the series will be available on the site.
The television series first started on January 8th of this year in Japan on Tokyo MX and Kansai TV, and was exclusively streamed by Netflix. The newest second half of the series aired its 20th and latest episode this past Sunday.
If you are unfamiliar with Little Witch Academia, the show's story revolves around the main protagonist Akko. Akko dreamed of being a witch since she a child. In order to follow her dreams, she enters the Luna Nova Academy, a school for witches. The story follows her entering the new town and meeting new friends as she starts her new life in school.
My Little Hero Academia began as an anime short in 2013, that was so popular that it was picked up as a new animated short title Little Witch Academia: The Enchated Parade in 2015. The second short was crowd funded by Kickstarter, receiving four times more than the needed goal in six hours. With its rise in Internet popularity, the franchise received its own manga and television series.
The television cast includes:
- Megumi Han as Atsuko "Akko" Kagari
- Fumiko Orikasa as Lotte Yanson
- Michiyo Murase as Sucy Manbavaran
- Yōko Hikasa as Diana Cavendish
- Arisa Shida as Amanda O'Neill
- Rie Murakawa as Constanze von Braunschbank Albrechtsberger
- Reina Ueda as Jasminka Antonenko
- Noriko Hidaka as Shiny Chariot
Yoh Yoshinari is returning as director and original character designer at Studio Trigger. Michiru Shimada, who penned the script for the sequel film, is handling series composition. Shūhei Handa, a key animator in both the original short and sequel film, is handling main character design. Masanobu Nomura (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Kiznaiver) is the art director, and Michiru Oshima is returning from both previous Little Witch Academia anime to compose the music.