When Akko was a child, she idolized Shiny Chariot, a beautiful witch whose performances lit up the sky with whimsical lights and explosions. Now a teenager, Akko has entered a prestigious magic academy in hopes of following in her idol’s footsteps, but much to her dismay she discovers that magic isn’t all fun and games. There’s also flying brooms, boring lessons and spells-gone-awry to manage, not to mention the fact that her classmates and the school staff think Shiny Chariot is a cheap fraud! So when Akko’s class gets a new and dangerous assignment - to find rare treasures in a monster-filled dungeon - she’s eager to prove that she’s got what it takes to live up to her idol, even when faced with certain death...
Alice is a preteen girl who believes in magic, much to the dismay of her parents and peers. But when she finds herself transported into a dreamlike world filled with magic, forest sprites, and witches, she finds out that magic is sometimes not all it’s cracked up to be. The witches of this world must capture forest sprites for use in casting their spells, and magical hierarchy dictates that those at the bottom must compete to get to the top. Dream or not, Alice must use her positive attitude to show these witches that magic should be used to spread happiness, first and foremost!
Another show about spunky young witches that is tons of fun to watch. Some action, some adventure, some neat character/monster designs, but mostly pure fun.
Witches aplenty in both of these anime. Centred on young witches exploring their world and learning magic, these two titles are pretty similar. Both are very fun watches, so any fan of either work would do well to consider watching the other.
Splendid art design and some gorgeous animation depicting a vivid fantasy world where young girls learn to become witches; and the protagonist girl is a spunky and enthusiastic child who may not be the most diligent student of magic but whose headstrong belief in the basic goodness of magic drives the action.
If you watched Little Witch Academia and wished it was a full series, Tweeny Witches (or Mahou Shoujo Tai Arusu) is the answer. And if you've finished Tweeny Witches and want to see something very, very similar, well, this will oblige.
Both series follow a group of children as they learn to become witches in a very pretty, vivid fantasy world. Gorgeous animation is a hallmark of both series, as are the main protagonists who both lack in power, but more than make up for in heart and belief in magic.
Little Witch Academia's art style is very reminiscent of the old Disney style, and is just an absolute joy to watch for the quality of animation, as well as the lovely story.
Little Witch Academia fans who are craving for more of the same should definitely check out Mahou Shoujo Tai Arusu, and likewise fans of the latter should check out the former for the reasons detailed above.
These two titles are interestingly-animated, cute and quirky stories about young witches who have to learn the ropes and realize that magic isn't all it's cracked up to be. If you liked one, try out the other!
At the Magic Academy, students compete academically for magical stones. Classes and individuals who perform well are rewarded the stones, while those who are failing or involved with scandals have them taken away. Ruquia and her friends are in the Academy's lowest class. Their only hope is to make a comeback in the upcoming interclass group magic battle! Can this group of underachievers prove their worth?
Both short anime features kids in a school of magic, and are both rather lighthearted romps. Little Witch Academia is significantly better in every aspect, but don't let that stop you from watching Quiz Magic Academy.
Want more 'kids in school learning about magic'? Little Witch Academia and Quiz Magic Academy are for you. Just note that Little Witch is the FAR SUPERIOR of the two on all levels.
Sora Suzuki is a girl who, like her late father, has the ability to use magic. Though she's always lived in the countryside, Sora is on her way to Tokyo where she'll undergo a summer apprenticeship. Unless she does so, she can't become a registered mage - a magic user who can take job requests from clients. Moving to the big city, making new friends and succeeding at her training could prove challenging, but with determination and a positive attitude Sora intends to overcome these obstacles and make the most out of her summer in the process.
Although Someday's Dreamers II is less action-packed than LWA, both are set in "witch academies" and explore the hopes and aspirations of young girls who use magic. If that's what you liked about either show, I'd highly recommend the other.
The Magic Academy is in peril! After Amelia's students inadvertently destroyed the magical floating device that kept the school safe in the sky, the island came crashing down into an area infested with demons. The only way to save the day is for Leon, Ruquia and the rest of the gang - along with their beloved teacher's help - to hunt down the missing pieces of the device. However, completing the task is easier said than done with angry dragons and even their own hunger working against them!
Both short anime features kids in a school of magic, and are both rather lighthearted romps. Little Witch Academia is significantly better in every aspect, but don't let that stop you from watching Quiz Magic Academy 2 if you need more of the same thing.
Myu is a would-be swordswoman who has been tutored from a young age by her perverted grandfather. However, one day, Myu decides to leave her panty-obsessed teacher and joins School City Valanoir – a notorious school for fighters. Soon after arriving Myu is challenged to a duel by a new and beautiful rival named Ryuuto. Will Myu ever live the student life she’s dreamed of, or will defeat see her thrown out of school?
Both anime are centred on a young female protagonist attending a school full of adventure and magic. The casts are pretty colourful and quirky, and both anime are entertaining, in their own ways.
Be aware that Valanoir is unapologetically bad, with a stupid plot and obnoxious characters, and its 100 minutes have about the same animation frame count as the intro scene of Little Witch Academia.
I still make this recommendation because there's enough similarites, at least to me, between the two titles to warrant a rec. If you liked LWA but feel the need for some schlock, why not give Valanoir a chance? You might appreciate LWA even more. And if you've already seen Valanoir, why not take a look at how it should be done?