The Luna Nova Magical Academy just got some new blood. Who will join the next class? And, more important, when is the next class abroad?

Earlier today, the official Little Witch Academia TV series website opened its doors with promotional video. The 90-second teaser gives a brief glimpse of the show in action, while confirming a January 2017 première.

The site also features a new visual, which features Akko in her street clothes:

little-witch-academia-tv-visual-001-20161008

Two new cast members were unveiled, who will reprise their roles from the original Little Witch Anime features:

  • Jasminka Antonenko: Reina Ueda
  • Shiny Chariot: Noriko Hidaka

They join six previously confirmed cast members:

  • Atsuko “Akko” Kagari: Megumi Han
  • Lotte Yanson: Fumiko Orikasa
  • Sucy Manbavaran: Michiyo Murase
  • Diana Cavendish: Yōko Hikasa
  • Amanda O’Neill: Arisa Shida
  • Constanze von Braunschbank Albrechtsberger: Rie Murakawa

Little Witch Academia TV Announcement Visual 001 - 20160624Yoh Yoshinari will return to the director’s chair at Trigger, with Shuhei Handa () providing character designs. Mitsuru Shimada is in charge of series composition.

Other staff members include:

  • Art Director: Masanobu Nomura
  • Color design: Yukiko Kakita
  • Director of Photography: Daisuke Okumura, Naoki Yorozu
  • Key animator: Takafumi Hori
  • Design: Yoshikaki Yusuke
  • Editor: Kentaro Tsubone
  • Music: Michiru Oshima
  • Sound Director: Jun Watanabe
  • Sound Effects: Kiyotaka Kawada

Netflix currently holds the license to the Little Witch Academia TV series, though they haven’t yet stated their release plans for the series.

The original Little Witch Academia is a theatrical film, based on a concept by Yoh Yoshinari. Yoshinari served as director and character designer on the project, which was animated by Trigger (Kill la Kill). Masahiko Otsuka (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) wrote the film’s script, while Michiru Oshima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers) crafted the soundtrack.

Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade is the direct sequel to Little Witch Academia. Yoh Yoshinari returned as director and character designer on the project, which was animated by Trigger. Michiru Oshima returned to provide the feature’s soundtrack, while Michiru Shimada (Assemble Insert, You’re Under Arrest!) wrote the script.

Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade was born from Kickstarter. The OVA was successfully funded by 7,938 backers, who contributed a total of $625,518.

Trigger officially announced the Little Witch Academia TV series in June, after the credits of Space Patrol Luluco‘s finale. A short teaser featured Luluco tagging out to Little Witch Academia’s Akko. After a brief “See you next Trigger animation” notice, several clips from Little Witch Academia and its sequel were shown, followed by a formal announcement of the TV series.

Source: MoCa News