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Earlier today, Studio Trigger announced that they’re partnering with Bandai Namco Entertainment to produce a Little Witch Academia video game. The game, titled Magic and Seven Wonders at Little Witch Academia (Little Witch Academia-ji no Mahou no Nana Fushigi) is slated to appear on Sony’s PlayStation 4 console later this year.
Bandai Namco opened a website for the project, which features a key visual and a teaser trailer. The official Little Witch Academia Twitter account updated with a pair of screenshots from the game, as well as the tentative logo. You can check these out below:
Little Witch Academia began its life as a theatrical short, 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.
The two films inspired an ongoing anime TV series, which began airing on Japanese TV on January 8. Yoh Yoshinari (Gurren Lagann Parallel Works, Little Witch Academia) returned 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.
Source: Twitter (LWA_JP) (Thanks to L.B. Bryant for the tip!)