First Impressions – Little Witch Academia

I’d love to know what kind of magic the fish teaches.

 Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! It’s finally time to talk about Little Witch Academia! As you can tell I’m super excited to see what Trigger has planned for this series and like I said in my original write up how this could possibly connect to Space Patrol Luluco? Also I recently heard this is going to have 25 episodes which is AWESOME!


Magical fun yo!!

Akko-“My left hand craves eyeballs!”

One of the best things about Little Witch Academia is comedic timing! It also helps that most of the humor comes from the pure slapstick side of things usually provided by Akko, but it also helps to have Trigger’s crazy animation which works wonders for comedy as seen with characters like Mako in Kill la Kill, Niko from Kiznaiver and especially with Luluco in Space Patrol Luluco. Trigger also seems to be king at the over the top facial reactions! And I gotta say Akko has plenty of funny reactions in the first episode! She also plays off certain characters like Sucy quite well, but from my perspective she wasn’t really jumping at the idea of becoming friends with her at the start. After all she practically trolled Akko after turning ropes turned snakes and bringing her stuffed bird to life which attacked her. While talking about friendship I loved how the episode gave us a short abridged version of how Akko, Sucy and Lottle became friends. I don’t really remember if the two OVAs even talked about how the three of them originally met? We also got a bit of extra added information on Akko not being born from a magical family unlike the other girls? Shes just a normal everyday girl who just so happens to be interested in magic after watching Shiny Chariot’s magical show? And the magic school recently started letting non magic people into their school which is awesome for girls like Akko! I thought that was an interesting bit of into because its another thing that I think the two OVAs left out.

Little Witch Booty.

While most might not care about weather or not Akko comes from a magical family, I still think its important to establish that fact early on instead of dropping that information halway through the series. It sorta gives her an semi legitimate excuse as to why shes prone to screwing up spells and it finally explains her lack of broom flying skills as well! I just thought she was just a terrible witch. So its going to be quite fun watching Akko practice casting spells and learn magic, but I totally understand the small group of fans that hate how Akko tries to cast a spell resulting in it backfiring and causing problems for everyone! Personally I find that to be one of Akko’s greatest charms because those screw ups usually chain react into hilarious and fun adventures. Besides Akko isn’t the only character to screw up a spell or two we still have Sucy! I mean she did cause the girls to get into trouble in the second OVA after creating that giant mushroom monster. We get to see a bit of that in the episode as well with her using Lotte and Akko as bait to lure out that giant cockatrice just so she could steal its feathers for a potion! That whole event for crazy with Akko screaming and running around and at the same time it was used to show off more of Triggers wacky animation and it also included a slight nods to the OVA with Akko finding Shiny Chariot’s staff and turning it into a bow to save her friends.

Extra Witches

Clearly Sucy doesn’t share Akko’s excitement about Shiny Chariot.

Warp speed activated!

Angry Sucy is kinda cute <3

I bet the cockatrice tastes like chicken.

Akko is da greatest!

End Thoughts

OH MY GOD now that was freaking amazing! Once again Trigger is saving animein 2017, but jokes aside it looks like this episode highlighted some of the best parts from the OVAs for me with things like Akko finding Shiny Chariot’s staff for the first time, turning it into a bow with her magic, fighting a giant monster and gaining new friends! That said it will remain a question if the OVAs are official canon stories or are both random one shots? Trigger could totally could fit the OVAs in somewhere in the timeline, but at the same time it doesn’t really matter all that much to me at this point. So anyway what did you like about this episode? I just loved watching Akko interact with Lotte and Sucy for the first time and the addition of Akko not coming from a magical family is an extra layer of cool. Oh and I saw Amanda O’Neill, Constanze Braunschbank Albrechtsberger and Jasminka Antonenko in the crowd of students at the magic school so at some point we will see Akko befriend those characters.


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5 Responses to “First Impressions – Little Witch Academia”

  1. skylion says:

    You know, Akko is pretty intense, and has all the chutzpah anyone could ever need. But she got a ton of help from Prof. Ursula. Man, these magic school kid franchises…they never bring up the teachers enough! LOL. Kidding. But no, don’t forget Prof. Ursula, she’s the bomb…

    Wow, a two cour show, I guess Trigger has been saving up all the juicy monies they’ve made from the other stuff, them being original programs and and. But you have to think how much more merch they are gonna push with this series. Seems like a gold mine.

    But for the story, yeah, it seems like they wanna tighten up some of the stuff, and give all the mains girls a proper beginning. With Akko, yeah, giving her the muggle background was a good idea, as was make Sucy the mean-ass trouble maker; my god girl, how mercenary are you? I know you screwed up Luluco for little or no reason…but damn, using people as bait? Poor Lotte has to run beside these two just for the act of standing still!

    Oh, the fish is a professor of Icky Theology

  2. HannoX says:

    Seems to me a fish would be a natural for teaching water magic.

    I was surprised Akko found the Shiny Rod in the forest. Does that mean we won’t get a recap of the treasure hunt from the first OVA?

    I got the impression in the first OVA that Akko wasn’t from a witch family. Which explained why she couldn’t use a broom to fly.

    Sucy is still the best. She’s the most like the traditional witch with her dangerous potions and especially don’t trust her around children! It’ll be interesting to see if she mellows a bit towards Akko and Lotte, but in the first OVA she continued to use Akko as a test subject for her potions. Which made sense since Akko is apparently such an easy mark. But Sucy seemed to do it more for her own amusement than from malice. Hey, at some point you have to test a new potion on a human so you might as well skip all the tedious testing on lab rats and get right to it!

    Hopefully we’ll see a lot more of Prof. Ursula/Chariot.

    • skylion says:

      In the first OVA, Sucy was playful with her potions, and the tone was just as playful. HEre, the tone is still playful, but man, she really freaked it out. “Ah well, they’r new students, no one will miss them…”

      • HannoX says:

        I was thinking of her attitude in the original OVA when I mentioned Sucy mellowing a bit towards Akko and Lotte. In the OVAs I don’t think she’d actually put their lives in danger and then shrug it off.

  3. Namaewoinai says:

    Trigger Saves Anime? Hah! we’ll see about that…

    Anyways, i never know much of this but i heard that this was once a OVA and a Movie, I could think that this is a Eastern version of a very popular novel about magic from a western country (sorry no links for this one), except for more witches, more weird monsters and…More Dimensional disturbance, Now this is the chance i want to see it on full….

    And Shiny Chariot?…i think that not her real name…really! but oh well!

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