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Earlier today, Yen Press announced that they acquired the domestic rights to Yoh Yoshinari and illustrator Terio Teri’s Little Witch Academia manga. As of press time, no details on the title’s release window have been announced.
Little Witch Academia adapts Trigger’s anime of the same name. The series launched in the pages of Kadokawa’s Weekly Shonen Ace earlier this year. The first collected volume shipped to retailers in May 2017.
The Little Witch Academia anime premiered 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.
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.
Source: Yen Press (Industry Panel)