We originally reviewed Little Witch Academia which you can check out the review here. An Excerpt is below:
[callout]A whole world seems to be fleshed out here and we’re only getting a slight glimpse. By the time it ended I was left wanting to see more of this world and the adventures of Akko, Sucy and Lotte during their years of schooling. Akko, the protagonist of the story is enamored with magic after seeing a magic show by a witch named Shiny Chariot. From that moment on she apparently wants to become a witch so she enrolls at Luna Nova, a school for young witches to learn their craft. With adorable artwork, and a quick ‘lunch time anime’, this is one I do recommend watching if you’re into the magical girl genre. It’s suitable for all ages, and sort of reminded me of Kiki’s Delivery Service[/callout]
Little Witch Academia was originally created as a part of the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affair’s ‘Anime Mirai 2013’ project, and now the highly acclaimed anime by Studio TRIGGER is being released on Blu-Ray together with some extras for fans to enjoy! In addition, The Collector’s Edition will come with 1 Blu-ray disc that includes the 26-minute episode of Little Witch Academia and the never-before-seen 66-minute making-of video “How the Magic was Born.” This release will also come with an original soundtrack disc and an incredible 112-page art book.
A 112-page art book packed with inspirational storyboards, sketches, character art, and several gorgeous, cherishable illustrations. A great collection of fantasy art work, with several stand out pieces. The numerous colored works will also give you a good idea of how well he can paint. His understanding of the human anatomy is beyond expert; the same goes for his ability to render spatial form and perspective.
The soundtrack is equally impressive as I have been listening to it on repeat constantly. Includes all the background music from the episode. (An unused short version of the ending is also included). It sounds on par with any Hollywood film soundtrack. I was thoroughly impressed with the powerful orchestral arrangements.
Lastly, A special documentary showing the hard work and dedication of the young animators as they worked on Little Witch Academia. You can see just what each section of the work involved as well as the instructions and corrections that came from director Yoshinari Yoh. The documentary is voiced by the voice actor of Shiny Chariot, Noriko Hidaka. (Note that the documentary only has English subtitles). This set comes highly recommended. Acttil is excited to announce, on behalf of the animation studio TRIGGER, that you can now buy this set through TRIGGER’s Global Online Store here.
Subtitles can be viewed in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese.