Little Witch Academia 2

Par le Studio TRIGGER

Little Witch Academia 2 (titre provisoire), suite de l’anime à succès Little Witch Academia, va une fois encore être dirigé par Yoh Yoshinari et réalisé par l’équipe du Studio TRIGGER (animation à la main). La durée initialement prévue pour ce nouvel épisode est de 20 minutes mais nous sommes venus ici présenter notre projet à Kickstarter dans l’espoir de réaliser un anime plus long grâce à votre aide ! Avec votre soutien, nous souhaitons augmenter de 15mn la durée de l’épisode et réaliser ainsi une suite dont les fans pourront être fiers ! Dans cet objectif, nous espérons pouvoir lever 150 000 dollars via ce projet Kickstarter.

Utilisation des fonds:

Augmenter la durée totale de l’épisode.


Créateur original : Yoh Yoshinari
Réalisateur/Design des personnages : Yoh Yoshinari
Producteur : Naoko Tsutsumi Script : Masahiko Otsuka
Production de l’animation : TRIGGER

Nous espérons que vous nous aiderez à atteindre nos objectifs pour Little Witch Academia 2 (titre provisoire). Merci.


Help us make Little Witch Academia 2! We are very passionate about Little Witch Academia and we thank you for your support!

Project Summary

Little Witch Academia 2 (tentative title) is the sequel to the acclaimed animated title Little Witch Academia, and will once again be directed by Yoh Yoshinari and hand animated by Studio TRIGGER. The episode is currently planned to be about 20 minutes long, but we’ve come to Kickstarter in the hopes that we can make it even longer and better with your help! With your support, we want to increase the length of the episode by 15 minutes and make an amazing sequel that fans will be proud of! In order to accomplish this, we’re hoping to raise $150,000 with this Kickstarter project.

Funding Usage:

Increasing the total episode length of Little Witch Academia 2.


Original Creator: Yoh Yoshinari
Director/Character Design: Yoh Yoshinari
Producer: Naoko Tsutsumi
Script: Masahiko Otsuka
Animation Production: TRIGGER

We hope you’ll be able to help us achieve our goals for Little Witch Academia!

About Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia 2 (tentative title) is the sequel to the previous title Little Witch Academia, directed by Yoh Yoshinari, and produced by studio TRIGGER. We plan to spend half a year on the scenario, and work on the storyboard and settings during the upcoming spring. We will get started with the actual production in summer and plan to finish by 2014 winter. As of now, we have the funds to produce a 20 minute episode. However, if we can receive support through the Kickstarter program, we will be able to add 15 more minutes to the running time.


As a young girl, Akko was fascinated and mesmerized by Shiny Chariot’s magic show. Determined to become a witch just like Shiny Chariot, Akko enrolls in the prestigious witch academy, Luna Nova. Contrary to her expectations, the classes are unexpectedly boring. Akko struggles to keep herself in high hopes and spirits, but the reaction from her peers remain indifferent. In the previous episode, Akko became the school’s hero by slaying the dragon that appeared from the underground dungeon, but her fame is short-lived. The new episode will be a sequel with new characters to the previous episode.

You can watch the original first episode of Little Witch Academia here!

Meet the Team

Yoshinari Yoh (Director)

Graduating from Tokyo Design Academy, Yoshinari Yoh entered GAINAX as a professional animator and illustrator. Capable of drawing breathtaking illustrations, his works are explosive and exhibit fluidity like none other, leaving an everlasting impression on his viewers. He is a respected figure in the animation industry with fans all across the world and even amongst famous directors such as Imaishi Hiroyuki. Yoshinari has taken part in many popular titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995), Valkyrie Profile (1999), FLCL (2000), Gurren Lagann (2007), Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (2010), Pokémon (2011) and many other notable works. He now works as the lead animator at studio TRIGGER.

Masahiko Otsuka (Script Writer)

Previously a staff member of studio Ghibli and GAINAX, Masahiko Otsuka is one of the co-founders of studio TRIGGER. With a background and career in real life filming, he has participated in many popular titles such as Whisper of the Heart, Pom Poko, Neon Genesis Evangelion, FLCL, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and of course Little Witch Academia.

Hiroyuki Imaishi (Advisor)

One of the founding members of studio TRIGGER along with Masahiko Otsuka. Being a former staff member of GAINAX, Hiroyuki Imaishi is one of the most renowned animators in the industry. He has directed series such as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Panty&Stocking with Garterbelt. Imaishi is currently working on an upcoming title KILL la KILL produced by studio TRIGGER.

Preproduction Artwork

Take a look at some of the designs we’ve put together so far.

Why Kickstarter?

The first episode of Little Witch Academia was created under the “Anime Mirai” project by Yoh Yoshinari and studio TRIGGER.

The episode was made available to be viewed on the internet shortly after the premier, and many support and comments were given. To answer to these voices, we have decided to create a sequel to the episode. We also found out about Kickstarter through the comments given by the fans oversea.

Being a new studio, we felt the Kickstarter system to be innovative and fitting to our studio’s taste. Making a series “with” the fans is definitely what we were looking for. With the support from our fans, we believe that we can definitely develop on this new foundation.

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