Reviews of “Little Witch Academia” (2013) and related work

“Little Witch Academia” (2013Moving picture, 26 minutes)

Seen in 2015.

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.

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“Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade” (2015Moving picture, 54 minutes)

Seen in 2015.

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.

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