More proof that LWA is just anime Harry Potter.
It was pretty clear that it was based on Britain from the British flags and English names, but it's really awesome that they picked an actual specific area. Watching this as a resident of Glastonbury must be awesome.
It's a meme
you will not ruse me donald
I'd say it's more inspired more than anything because it clearly differentiates itself from it.
All storys take inspirations from things, including harry potter taking inspirations from other works
I have the best memes
The fact that they chose Glastonbury Tor as the Leyline Terminal is pretty cute. It's one of the rumored burial places of King Arthur. Also, due to the fact that the hill used to be surrounded by water/marshes, it has been cited as a possible inspiration for or location of the Isle of Avalon — the bridge between magical/faerie and the real world — from the King Arthur mythos.
Magic schools are common in Britain, source i'm British.
Glastonbury got K-On movie trip too right.
Meanwhile my country have only one mention in the annals of anime,and not even a famous one
A magic school in Britain?
Who would have thought so.
Would be fun if TRIGGER casually do harry potter references as the story progresses. Subtle so they don't get sued but clever enough to make them noticeable.
"Harry Potter is a pretty okay high school SOL I guess" - a British person
Unlimited Blade Works also had a Glastonbury
edit: I changed the link to the one u/Proditus provided below
Nonsense. Everybody knows that Avalon Camelot is a spaceship built by fairies.
Edit: this lore is really complicated
I too enjoyed Theresa May's cameo as a giant cockatrice?
(How do I into topical jokes)
Shhhhhh. We're trying to meme without disturbing people.
Love these kind of details! Also, since Lotte is Finnish, they've put finnish products like and KarlFazer chocolate in her bag. Maybe they will reference Germany and Russia because of Constanze and Jasminka.
If you looked closely in episode 1, the Leyline terminal sign even looked like the actual
WHAAAAAAAAT?!! WHAT'S THAT?!!!!!!! WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO DO???????? I CAN'T FUCKING HEAR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In the second movie when they go to town, there's UK flags everywhere.
The birth of a new pasta.
I wish I lived in Trigger's version of Britain.
When I see comments like this, I imagine the commenter whispering.
Netflix is picking it up... at the end of the season.
Time to sail the high seas.
Copyright law in Japan is a very different thing. I don't think they're in much danger of being sued.
Hell, the JoJo manga has Spiderman and Mickey Mouse at one point.
I recognized Glastonbury thanks to Unlimited Blade Works!
wtf did I just read
Also an area where I maybe feel like the fan subs were wrong, felt like she should of been asking for a train not a bus (a bus would definitely go to that town, a train is less likely).
Non-English literature detected. You can't conceive of the English landscape as being pornographic until you read a Thomas Hardy novel.
But she asked for a bus in the original Japanese too...
Well, they could. And they would win the lawsuits since they're using them under fair use. They just don't want to risk it because lawsuits are expensive.
In Japan, at least. Might prevent them from releasing in other regions though.
For JoJo, they definitely couldn't translate like half of the character names in the US because of copyright issues.
It's fun to try to point out all of the similarities between Harry Potter and LWA, but I don't really mind them at all, since they appear in such a different context.
You do know that J.K. Rowling didn't invent wizards on brooms, right?
Can confirm. Am British. Currently in Quidditch training.
He actually loves all cultures, which is why JoJo takes place just about everywhere, like England, America, Egypt, Japan, Italy, etc.
But he is a massive fan of Western music, and names most Stands/enemies after songs/bands/albums.
LOWER YOUR VOICE YOU'RE TOO LOUD!!!! Oh wait....
At this point, I don't think it's unfair to say they took a LOT of inspiration from Harry Potter.
I'm not saying it as a bad thing. Just that there are a lot of similarities.
It was missing the trousers.
The pastel colors and cartoon-y Britain setting give LWA a vaguely Layton-esque vibe, don't you think?
Hogwarts is in Scotland anyway.
Yeah it's not like other works of fiction are based off countries
it has far more paralells with the worst witch
but unfortunately people are retarded and will simply go
"duuur its anime harry potter"
Nope, they've changed a ton. Crazy Diamond -> Shining Diamond, Echoes -> Reverb, Killer Queen -> Deadly Queen, Surface -> Show Off, Bad Company -> Worse Company, the list goes on and on. It's not even that they were threatened, they just don't want to take the chance.
You do know that the Arthurian mythos is older than Harry Potter, right?
Well, on her asking for a bus, Akko herself is Japanese so she likely wouldn't know about the area.
Also since she's in a clearly rural town, she probably had to get the bus in, so it'd make sense for her to ask about more busses
Harry Potter didn't originate the idea of a magical boarding school. In fact I'd say LWA has more in common with The Worst Witch than it does Harry Potter
WHO LIVES IN A PINEAPPLE UNDER THE SEA!!!????
Wow is the creator some kinda western culture weeb or something
I can deny it. Go read the Worst Witch series.
I was in a Catholic school system when it came out, it was banned almost immediately.
I noticed that, was like "heh, that's interesting" and made no connection whatsoever.
When I went to Trigger's panel at Kumoricon in Portland, they mentioned they had been travelling Europe for inspiration, and actually showed a lot of the initial versions of these backgrounds and buildings. Pretty cool to see the final product
Did she? Fair enough, I was going off of context, as it's extremely unlikely for any town in England to not have a bus service and the signpost she finds is specifically for the London underground service.
Vimana is the only spaceship allowed, mongrel!
Actually, the Glastonbury Abbey was the rumoured tomb of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, not the Tor.
look at her scar on her forehead and her lost parents that are still alive. how dare they use magic after JK made HP. SUE ALL DEMN MAGIC BATTLE HIGHSCHOOL HAREMS OF THE PAST DECADE!
some people sometimes.
Netflix has streaming rights, but won't be putting it up till all the episodes have aired, so we're stuck with fansubs for now.
Jesus Christ, what the fuck are you even on about?
Shit, even if this was literally Harry Potter: The Animation it would still have value in and of itself to warrant watching if the creative team behind it was invested in doing a good job.
I'm not going to even start getting into the fact that literally EVERY story out there is derivative of some earlier work. Hell, even the New Testament of all things is largely based off of Egyptian and Sumerian creation myths. You writing off this show because it "yellow-washes" the characters of HP is closed minded, intellectually lazy, and probably racist.
How about just try to enjoy the show?
They are joking. Quidditch training doesn't start again until the spring.
I'm not arguing that it isn't unoriginal nor over-hyped. My gripe is that people think that Harry Potter is the Bible of magical boarding schools.
I'm sorry but your opinion is dumb; that's my opinion.
Just because a work is derivative of another more famous work does not automatically mean it doesn't have any merits of its own, or that it can't expand upon the things that people loved about the 'original' work.
I agree that LWA is extremely similar to the overall setting/structure, etc. of Harry Potter, but you know what? Everything that happened in that first episode outside of the barest skeleton of HP was completely unique and creative and not something I've ever seen in animation or live action before. I'm glad that they are making this because as a Harry Potter fan it is full of everything I loved about that series but also brings so much of its own to the table in regards to how it executes that story.
If you assert that creators aren't allowed to revisit ideas/settings/stories that have already been told, you are blind to the fact that that's been going on for as long as humankind has been creating works of fiction/art/etc.
or you know a witch series that predates harry potter by 20 years called the worst witch