[Spoilers] Little Witch Academia (TV) - Episode 1 Discussion

[Spoilers] Little Witch Academia (TV) - Episode 1 Discussion

Little Witch Academia (TV), episode 1

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Shoutouts to the fansubbers btw. Not sure if I can mention their name but, thank you.

LWA got called 'Anime Harry Potter with Cute Girls' a lot, but man this episode took that up to 11.

You've got the mudblood vs pureblood thing, the forbidden forest, Levi-oh-sa, and the first half of the episode was functionally 'but how do I get into platform 9 3/4?!'

Definitely a fun ride though. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the series.

You're allowed to mention Fansubber names, just not lead to actual downloading/illegal sites. So with that,

Praise Asenshi

Oh Trigger how I love you.  

It's amazing to see how a short film and partially kickstarted movie got enough following to create an entire series out of. Trigger did a fantastic job with the movies and with the characters.  

Another wonderful first episode, between this and Demi-chan alone it's going to be a great season. Let the reaction faces begin!

Oh Trigger how I love you.

It's amazing to see how a short film and partially kickstarted movie got enough following to create an entire series out of. Trigger did a fantastic job with the movies and with the characters.

Another wonderful first episode, between this and Demi-chan alone it's going to be a great season.

something seems fishy about one of these professors

I was smiling the entire episode, it was amazing! Can't wait for the next one.

Akko is so cute!

I was smiling the entire episode, it was amazing! Can't wait for the next one.

Netflix (at the end of the season)

why are you like this, netflix

why can't you sub it as it airs, like a good distributor?

Yare yare daze

The Fansubbers saved the anime that saved anime!

Anime saved for 2017

Except that Lotte is too adept to be Ron and Akko isn't adept enough to be Harry.

Based Trigger saving anime again.

Nice attention from Trigger to the details. The map from the beginning gives a nice backstory to the academy and even foresights the cockatrices and mandrakes.

Nice attention from Trigger to the details. from the beginning gives a nice backstory to the academy and even foresights the cockatrices and mandrakes.

A volume of Tokimeki Tonight fell out of Akko's bag, Based TRIGGER given Akko good taste

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Sucy is even better than I remember, and Trigger has such brilliant animation as usual. It fascinated me and made me jump at points, like when the chicken monster looked down at Akko and Lotte in their cage. Tons of fun!

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Sucy is even better than I remember, and Trigger has such brilliant animation as usual. It fascinated me and made me jump at points, like when the chicken monster looked down at Akko and Lotte in their cage. Tons of fun!

So far, we have...

Akko as Anime Harry

Sucy as Anime Hermione

Lotte as Anime Ron Neville

Marine Biology?

Yeah, it's what Minerva always says when Harry makes problem.

Knowing Trigger... 420 blaze it

2017 just started and anime is already being saved.

Godspeed Studio Trigger, you magnificent madmen.

she sure is!

Hot damn that's actual English, not just scribbles or a ripped newspaper article.

This is literally already AOTY.

I love the signs in the town.

It seems to be a "universe reset", starting the story with Akko meeting Sucy and Lotte for the first time. And her name is "Atsuko".

A smart move from TRIGGER.

Some WebM of this episode:

Oh no, mixed vs pure blood distinctions. Akko will form an army and fight Voldemort soon?

Suddenly, a giant chicken.

that's one of the best, "yo, what the shit?" faces I've ever seen

That stretch and squash when she snaps her head around, shit's amazing.

Okay, so...

The first 2-3 minutes of this was some of the most beautiful animation I've seen in... goodness knows how long. It was everything I love from Trigger. The incredibly charming art, the bright simplistic colour scheme, the incredibly over-the-top animation...

quite frankly...

anime is fucking saved once again.

I kept thinking about the idea of "pacing" when I was watching this. This episode was only around 2 minutes shorter than the first OVA, but it's weird to think how much one can accomplish in that time-frame. To paraphrase the Doctor, you can do loads in 22 minutes. Suck a mint, buy a sledge, have a fast bath.

Much like the OVA, this was also very fast paced but gave us a lot more development due to the tighter focus on the trio. I completely believed how our characters first met. It was by complete happenstance but they gelled together so naturally and in ways which added to the story.

The music was on point, as to be expected by this composer, the voice acting was top-notch (I can't wait to see more of Amanda) and I still can't believe we're gonna get at least 20 more episodes exploring more of this world and the characters.

I really can't think of any glaring negatives. Other than the 22 minutes just flew by. I want it to be next week already.

EDIT: I'm a bit upset that the discussions will only really be available to those who seek out fansubs instead of those who rely on legal services. I know that sounds hypocritcal, but my disappointment is directed towards the situation rather than the community. It sucks that Netflix won't release the episodes weekly.

You can see Diana as a Chariot fan in this episode too.

Shiny chariot is LWA

It was confirmed on the last seconds of the first movie when you see her hair shinning red.

Is that a Harry Potter reference?

One member of their staff, Tatsuru Tatemoto is a Japanese American, and is their translator when they come to America for stuff like AX.

I'd assume they had him do it.

MRW it's subbed finally

All the hype, all the waiting (ty fansubbers you guys are the real MVPs) was worth it in the end. I'm so looking forward to this. 

PS. sorry trigger for resorting to the seven seas, i'll buy the BR after i promise

All the hype, all the waiting (ty fansubbers you guys are the real MVPs) was worth it in the end. I'm so looking forward to this.

PS. sorry trigger for resorting to the seven seas, i'll buy the BR after i promise

Also Ron sucks and Lotte is awesome.

Just like shooting womprats in my T-16 back home.

Edit: Bonus webm.

Hell, I'd even take a week after airing or so. At the end of the season is just bullshit.

http://i.imgur.com/wPHj2Oy.gif

Can't wait to see what class she teaches.

We have to ship them since Akko and Diana clearly belong together.

http://i.imgur.com/wGu71Sil.jpg

im not even halfway thru the episode and Trigger already saved anime multiple times

True heroes.

And her name is "Atsuko".

This was always the case. あっこ (Akko) is not an actual Japanese given name (or at least I've never seen it used as such); it's a contraction/nickname for あつこ (Atsuko).

Amanda tho.

If you watch at .5x speed you can pinpoint the exact times LWA saved anime.

Psssht look at this Draco Malfoy fanboy over here...

Clearly Sucy is best girl.

420 AD

What did they mean by this?

Since I downloaded the episode to my computer, does that mean I saved the anime the fansubbers saved that saved anime?

Sucy, Diana, and Lotte are Filipino, British, and Finnish respectively. Akko herself just happens to be Japanese.

Sucy as Anime Hermione

Lotte as Anime Ron

Are you implying that Harry Potter Book 7 spoils

That's... really weird.

And badass.
Wait...what?

Oh wow, she's there!!!

Wait...what?

What?

Harry could perform a corporeal Patronus strong enough to drive away score of Dementors at age 13 when most adult can't ever do it in their life time. He killed a basilisk at 12 with a sword and it's a near fatal undertaking for a squad of adult wizards. He basically teaches his year mate a subject.

Harry might not be the greatest wizard to ever live - but he's pretty fucking badass for his age. Yeah he not gonna measure up to Voldermort or Dumbledore, but give him a break.

Netflix is allergic to releasing incomplete seasons, just look at their marvel shows, they release it all at once. On one hand it sucks but on another I can just ignore it and binge watch stuff all at once when it comes out

> Diana

> British

I don't know how anyone can argue that she is not best girl. The blood of Avalon runs through her veins.

Thank you Asenshi

Hour late, but I'm finally ready, time for some gifs/webms!

Turning the Audience to sea

Quick Transformations

Riding the Bird

Defeating the Monster

Graceful Exit

Whole Performance

Insert Your Favorite Anime is Shit Edit

Little Akko Twirl

Akko laying cry

Akko Side Cry

What a jerk

anime_irl

Akko is just adorable crying

Akko hug

On a roll

Yelling out

Chicken cometh!

JIBUN WOO!

Stay tuned, will edit more in as I go on. And if you have a request please tell me

All done, but still willing to do requests if there's any (Still need to upload the first leyline and may also upload the ending chase.)

Hour late, but , time for some gifs/webms!

Turning the Audience to sea

Quick Transformations

Riding the Bird

Defeating the Monster

Graceful Exit

Whole Performance

Insert Your Favorite Anime is Shit Edit

Little Akko Twirl

Akko laying cry

Akko Side Cry

What a jerk

anime_irl

Akko is just adorable crying

Akko hug

On a roll

Yelling out

Chicken cometh!

JIBUN WOO!

Stay tuned, will edit more in as I go on. And if you have a request please tell me

All done, but still willing to do requests if there's any (Still need to upload the first leyline and may also upload the ending chase.)

Can't believe Netflix doesnt give it to the west till the season is over.

very, very nice first episode. seeing the different characters interact for the first time was a pleasant surprise, since I wasn't expecting a hard reboot of the franchise. an even bigger surprise was the level of animation fidelity and just how pretty the art was going from screen to screen, crazy to even consider the series looking this strong as a two-cour show when its first episode rivals the original OVA in many parts.

seeing a show so unabashedly imaginative and carelessly happy about its own existence like LWA is just so nice to see nowadays. the Tokimeki Tonight shout out at the very start also led me to thinking one thing I loved about this premiere is how wholesome and fun-for-the-whole family it was. if doesn't feel like the kind of mahou shoujo you see aimed at the usual otaku audience watching at the time, and if it can maintain this lighthearted and inclusive tone despite being a midnight show I'll leave this series very happy.

I was a bit skeptical when I heard this was being made into a show, especially since I wasn't the biggest fan of the sequel film, but I'm glad to see none of the magic was lost transitioning to this format. looking forward to seeing where this goes.

You don't even need subs for this episode.

ATASHI AKKO MAGI SHARIO

You're set.

Bless be the fansubbers, for showing us the light in a dark, dark world.

two-cour show

IT'S TWO COUR? HOLY FUCK, PLEASE DON'T BE WRONG.

Can confirm. Manbavaran = Mambabarang. A more accurate explanation is that they are dark sorcerers that curse/poisons people.

EDIT: Just to double confirm: My girlfriend also noticed that Sucy is carrying a traditional Walis Tambo, which is what we use in the Philippines for sweeping floors. I fucking applaud Trigger's attention to detail!


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New comment face.

I will totally submit that when a new comment face thread is made.

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New comment face.

I will totally submit that when a new comment face thread is made.

No, Godspeed was in Luluco

Shiny Chariot learnt some cool new tricks in the last few years.

Pretty good first episode but i am sad we only got a few glimpses of best girl :(

Shiny Chariot learnt some cool new tricks in the last few years.

Pretty good first episode but i am sad we only got a few glimpses of :(

Definitely a reset. In the first film, spoiler

Netflix already has your support once you subscribed to them. So as an individual, you could get the best of both worlds: watch now and then later once it's out officially.

Lots of adorable Akko reaction faces. 

Man, this first episode was really amazing and sure exceeded my expectations. 

After hearing that this is going to be a reboot rather than a continuation, I thought the first episode would be a little more of a laid back introduction, but nope! This actually felt a lot like the first movie, which I really liked, just without the school stuff. 

Expecting this to be lots of fun.

of adorable Akko reaction faces.

Man, this first episode was really amazing and sure exceeded my expectations.

After hearing that this is going to be a reboot rather than a continuation, I thought the first episode would be a little more of a laid back introduction, but nope! This actually felt a lot like the first movie, which I really liked, just without the school stuff.

Expecting this to be lots of fun.

Man...what a bitch

You mean the obviously evil girl who only does things for her own gain, hardly ever helps anyone else, and deliberately hurts the people who call her friend?

I know right!? Isn't she just perfection? faints

They're going to have to get over that if the noises they've been making about moving further into anime have any bite to them. Nobody's going to move to a platform that offers a worse service than they already get from established sites like CR or even for free.

Yup.

I'll consider the movies an alternate universe with the same characters.

Guys, I think I saw Diana in the Shiny chariot crowd. I doubt I'm the only one who caught it, but interesting none the less.

Spoilers for the whole episode so if you haven't seen it yet you'll want to skip over my comment.  

Episode 1 and Little Witch Academia is already chock-full of excitement and adventure!  

This episode brings us Akko's first meeting with Sucy and Lotte, which wasn't covered in the movies, but I really appreciate that we got an introduction.  

What I wasn't expecting was how action-packed their meeting turned out to be- they found themselves in a mysterious forest, fought mandrakes and giant roosters, and we even got to see Akko use Shiny Arc -holy shit so early?- before they made their grand entrance into Nova Luna.  

I'll admit, I had a big stupid smile on my face this entire episode. For me Trigger managed to nail the same feeling this episode that the movies had, and I'm already incredibly excited for what future episodes will bring us.

Spoilers for the whole episode so if you haven't seen it yet you'll want to skip over my comment.

Episode 1 and Little Witch Academia is already chock-full of excitement and adventure!

This episode brings us Akko's first meeting with Sucy and Lotte, which wasn't covered in the movies, but I really appreciate that we got an introduction.

What I wasn't expecting was how action-packed their meeting turned out to be- they found themselves in a mysterious forest, fought and giant roosters, and we even got to see Akko use Shiny Arc -holy shit so early?- before they made their grand entrance into Nova Luna.

I'll admit, I had a big stupid smile on my face this entire episode. For me Trigger managed to nail the same feeling this episode that the movies had, and I'm already incredibly excited for what future episodes will bring us.

nyaare nyaare daze

Prof. Kujo?

Just in case anyone haven't stitched it yet, this is the "visions" that Akko saw while holding the rod.

Attention fansubbers

It's Janne not Yanne, Lotte is supposed to be Finnish.

Source: am named Janne

Anime savedception!

Her last name Manbavaran is Cebuano (Philippines native language) for "Dark sorcerer"

Trigger delivered!

Amazing first episode, the animation is beautiful and the art is top notch.

I like the introduction of the characters. Lotte still best grill. Sucy was great as always.

This first episode topped my expectations.

Anime: Saved/10

Her mom too.

Nope, you absolutely don't. They're completely reintroducing the characters.

However, I'd recommend watching the OVA's because they're really good.

As the books went on it seemed to imply that he was a pretty competent student, but you always had Hermoine there making him look bad in comparison,

10 points to Jojo lore

Yeah!
Your arsenal of gifs/images is endless man. It's like you've got some sort of...Gate of Gifylon...

Your arsenal of gifs/images is endless man. It's like you've got some sort of...

No one seems to have noticed, but the forbidden forest was in the constellation's crotch...

Ron is fine. He is not great most of the time, and a lot of his character arc has to do with him being under pretty much EVERYBODY's shadow, but he is a pretty fun character... in the books.

Because they transplanted most of the good stuff about him into Hermione and left him as just a bumbling comedic relief in the movies. A lot of the heartfelt things Hermione says in the movies actually came from Ron. It makes me feel so bad for Rupert Grint, but he still manage a fun performance despite this.

edit: Someone has gone into far more detail about this that I could.

Yeah, it's in the book where Hermione went back in time using Bites Za Dust

She was in the crowd in the OVA, too.

Since names like Sucy, Diana and Lotte existed, i had the impression the story didn't took place in japan and Akko was a valid name.

Sucy's last name is Manbavaran...not very japanese.

Harry wasn't really that great of a wizard, though. He just got lucky. He didn't perform all that well in school, at all. The only thing he was spectacular at was Quidditch.

Completely right about Lotte/Ron, though.

More anime need cute moms, it's a shame so many have no parents at all.

Pretty much.

The original movies have an amazing quality too so i would watch them even if it's not necessary.

Ah... good old traditional shoujo manga.

Amanda is glorious.

is glorious.

Holy, i don't know where to begin. Before than anything, I wish TRIGGER the best of the best, this must be the one to actually place them in a godlike memetic status.

About chapter, I felt it very slow paced and gave a feeling like old anime, these from way back before 2000. Somewhere i read it's going to be 2 cours so there time to do nice character development. In the other hand, Sucy is back, bitches! 200% more smug than ever!.
Also, Trigger QUALITY. Hate it or love it.

The only thing i didn't liked, yet understand is .

Holy, i don't know where to begin. Before than anything, I wish TRIGGER the best of the best, this must be the one to actually place them in a godlike memetic status.

About chapter, I felt it very slow paced and gave a feeling like old anime, these from way back before 2000. Somewhere i read it's going to be 2 cours so there time to do nice character development. In the other hand, . Also, Trigger QUALITY. Hate it or love it.

The only thing i didn't liked, yet understand is .

@mods

New comment face plz

http://i.imgur.com/JlrMz2i.jpg

I'm expecting a lot of Sucy faces throughout the season.

Amanda is also a good choice.

Talking about Little Witch Academia

has picture of Luffy at the top

This was charming as it gets :), could feel the Kill la Kill influence all over it in its animation.

Loved this first episode, was really good. Kinda wonder why even when Akko and the others managed to get to the school no one said a thing about the... scepter?, staff?, that Chariot used. Surely that is a mystery. Never saw the original so please no spoilers :)

Monster Hunter, now with magic and 100% more chicken