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Two Little Witch Academia TV Commercials Hit The Web


We’re getting another little look at the world of Luna Nova Magical Academy.

Earlier today, the official Little Witch Academia anime website updated with two new TV spots. Each 30-second commercial features one of the theme songs as a background track. Specifically, one spot uses opening Shiny Ray, and the other includes ending Hoshi o Tadoreba (If You Follow The Stars).

Shiny Ray Version

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x55rv52

Hoshi o Tadoreba Version

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x55rvh4

Little Witch Academia premieres on January 8. The show will air on TOKYO MX, BS11, and KTV.

Yoh Yoshinari (Gurren Lagann Parallel Works, Little Witch Academia) will return to the director’s chair at Trigger, with Shuhei Handa (Little Witch Academia) providing character designs. Mitsuru Shimada (Little Busters!, Shugo Chara!) 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

little-witch-academia-tv-visual-001-20161008Netflix currently holds the license to the Little Witch Academia TV series, though they haven’t yet stated their release plans for the series.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Lotte Yanson: Fumiko Orikasa
  • Atsuko “Akko” Kagari: Megumi Han
  • Sucy Manbavaran: Michiyo Murase
  • Amanda O’Neill: Arisa Shida
  • Shiny Chariot: Noriko Hidaka
  • Jasminka Antonenko: Reina Ueda
  • Constanze: Rie Murakawa
  • Diana Cavendish: Yoko Hikasa

Yurika will perform opening theme Shiny Ray, while Yuiko Ohara performs closing theme Hoshi o Tadoreba.

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: Twitter (pKjd)

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