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.
A young woman quietly falls to the earth, escorted by a solitary crow. This sort of dream, as many other before have dreamed, comes just before being reborn as a Haibane, a charcoal-winged angel. On the outskirts of the walled-in city lies Old Home, a haven for Haibane to study, live, and learn, while waiting for their chance to ascend to the heavens and escape the confines of their new world. Rakka is the newest inhabitant of Old Home who wants nothing more than to remember her past and discover the secrets of her kind. Together with Reki, Kuu and plenty of other new friends, Rakka will laugh, explore, and search for the meaning of their existence in the process.
Haibane Renmei and Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora both explore what it means to live by your heart. Both shows have themes such as memory, attitude toward life, and learning to decide things for yourself.
On a day like any other, average middle-school-student Yurie Hitotsubashi got the surprise of a lifetime – she became a goddess! Unfortunately, even with her newfound powers, Yurie still can’t manage to find the courage to confess to Kenji, her crush. With Yurie’s fame comes others’ fortune; Matsuri, caretaker of the local shrine, names Yurie the shrine’s new goddess and becomes her manager – for yen and glory! Along with Yurie’s faithful best friend Mitsue, the trio set forth on an adventure to find out what it really means to become a goddess.
While Kamichu certainly is a little more carefree overall, both shows have a certain serenity that surrounds them. The stories are about a girl with magical powers, and her journey in which she learns what exactly they are and how to use them. Unlike the premise of both shows, they can't really be classified as stereotypical "Mahou Shoujo", as the feel both shows have is quite different (more character focused and calm, rather than storydriven with snippits of action here and there). If you enjoyed one, it's worth giving the other a try.
In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others' ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.
Both shows are slow-paced portrayals of the way people interact and the way they decide how to live their lives. With laid-back atmospheres and deep looks into the philosophy of the world, Kino's Journy and Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora are treasures in the slice-of-life genre.
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...
If you liked the "witch academy" setting of Little Witch Academia, check out Someday's Dreamers II. It's a show with a similar setting, although is less action-packed than LWA, and both take a look at hopes and aspirations of young girls who use magic.