Little Witch Academia is a school and fantasy anime series with many magical motifs created by the famous Japanese anime director Yoh Yoshinari† The anime, an original production that takes place in a world where magic is real, many things can be done with magic words and witches in people’s lives, is not inspired by any manga. The adventure, which first started with an anime movie in 2013, continued with published manga and additional films. The anime series, which was released in 2017, was listed on Netflix and attracted worldwide attention. The anime series was created by Studio triggerlike his movies and BNA: Brand new animal, another of the original productions from the same studio. Originally broadcast by Tokyo MX, BS11, KTV local broadcasters between January 9, 2017 – June 26, 2017, the anime was also broadcast on Netflix in two parts. Now the question is whether the series is a third season†
What is the storyline of the anime?
The story begins with Akko wanting to be a witch and looking at Shiny Chariot, a famous witch. To do this, she enrolls at Luna Nova Academy, which gives magical lessons to witch candidates. Akko, who got into trouble from the first episode, is good friends with Lotte and Sucy, while she doesn’t get along with Diana, who comes from a famous witch family. Ursula Sensei, Akko’s teacher, gets a great job because Akko can’t do magic at all.
On the other hand, Akko, who can’t even fly a broom, gets into all kinds of trouble and manages to get people’s attention. But she would like to meet Shiny Chariot. Of course, throughout the series there are interesting adventures. Throughout the episodes of the anime, it impacts the stories of the supporting characters in an impressive way. The fact that the anime consists of 25 episodes plays a big part in this. Akko can go on an adventure with many side characters, so we get to know the side characters better.
Akko is a cute but stupid, hasty and exciting character who appears in many anime but is not quick to give up what she believes. The funniest character in the series while watching. Akko’s quiet friend Lotte, her reckless friend Sucy and the characters she disagrees with, Diana, complement each other well. Of course, as the story progresses, we begin to get to know our characters, who are not what they seem. As such, a very watchful and entertaining anime emerges.
Looking at the subtexts, we also look at topics related to the place and position of witchcraft and witchcraft in the anime universe. We see political dead ends, albeit from the edge. On the other hand, anime is also fed from today’s world. That is, attentive viewers also see some popular subjects and objects in the anime of our time.
Will there be a third season of Little Witch Academia?
although Netflix describes it as two seasons, as it will air in two parts. The anime actually consists of one season and aired in Japan from January 9, 2017 to June 26, 2017 and consists of a total of 25 episodes. Nevertheless, in our article we have considered and named it as two different seasons like Netflix. At the time of writing, from December 11, 2021Studio Trigger or another related company has not yet renewed the series for a third season† The anime, which is an original production, has no source material to provide from a manga for a new season. A third season might be possible if Yoh Yoshinari, who laid the foundation for the story and plays the main role in the story, write a sequel to the series.
While there is no written work on the story, some factors need to be evaluated for the anime to move forward. The anime series was ranked 299th in Myanimelist based on popularity and this is not bad for anime released in 2017. If we look at the searches on google for anime, we see an above average search volume. On Twitter, 45,000 people follow the anime’s official Twitter account. Finally, it sold about 3000 discs, bringing in revenue of ¥179.17 million in anime disc sales. These are all data that can be considered a success when evaluated for an anime.
Season 3 Chance of Little Witch Academia
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Above average ratings (7.84 on MA, 7.9 on IMDb)
Above average popularity
Original anime series (no source material required)
Extra income with anime movie and video games
Major distributor like Netflix
Success in disc sales
Only one season (2 parts)
Interview with the director & non-expandable story
Not a bestselling manga or light novel series
No extension since 2017
When is the third season of the anime?
But is a third season really possible? Given everything you’ve read, the third season seems really likely. However, there are also negative factors. Studio Trigger is a studio interested in original productions rather than manga adaptations. The studio, which started working for BNA again with Yoh Yoshinari last year, seems to have Little Witch Academia on the shelf for the time being.
On the other hand, the story may not be completed before Little Witch Academia Get on. While it’s not tied to a manga, it’s important that the story holds promise for another season. In the 25-episode scenario, the story seems to end with a satisfying finale. All seven words were found and the goal was achieved. After a season that hasn’t left much open, a third season seems unlikely. Also during an interview, Yoh Yoshinari stated that he and Trigger had previously planned another season and that they ended up failing and then he started directing BNA. (Source: Japanese magazine, Gigazine) We believe that if an order for a new season comes in in the future, it will be evaluated, but since there was no indication of a new season until recently, our objective opinion is that the series will not have a new season. However, the anime world is full of surprises, if the series is renewed for another season, the production time will exceed a year, and while it is highly unlikely, we can see a new season in 2022-2023†