“Little Witch Academia” (2013) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2015.

Commentary

A fine exercise in cel animation techniques. The dungeon crawl parody is unexpected, unoriginal and pretty funny. The real highlight here is Sucy, the gloomy and amorphous mushroom aficionado.

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture

Sequel:

“Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade” (2015) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2015.

Commentary

Relatively bland. Sucy continues to kick ass with her mushroom-based witchcraft, but the plot is more formulaic. Pretending that the final battle is just a show seems like a particularly bad idea, diegetically and otherwise.

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture