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10 Anime Like Little Witch Academia

10. Golden Time
9. Mahou Shoujo-tai Arusu (Tweeny Witches)
8. Sugar Sugar Rune
7. Cardcaptor Sakura
6. Kill la Kill
5. Flip Flappers
4. Mary to Majo no Hana (Mary and the Witch’s Flower)
3. Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)
2. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
1. Majo no Takkyuubin (Kiki’s Delivery Service)

10. Golden Time

Golden Time
Synopsis – Due to a tragic accident, Banri Tada is struck with amnesia, dissolving the memories of his hometown and past. However, after befriending Mitsuo Yanagisawa, he decides to move on and begin a new life at the law school in Tokyo. But just as he is beginning to adjust to his college life, the beautiful Kouko Kaga dramatically barges into Banri’s life, and their chance meeting marks the beginning of an unforgettable year.

After having a glimpse of college life, Banri learns that he is in a new place and a new world – a place where he can be reborn, to have new friends, fall in love, makes mistakes and grow. And as he begins to discover who he was, the path he has chosen leads him towards a blindingly bright life that he will never want to forget.

Similarity – Both of these shows feature two very beautiful, magical worlds !! The charm and expansive worlds that these shows offer are simply immeasurable.

9. Mahou Shoujo-tai Arusu (Tweeny Witches)

Mahou Shoujo tai Arusu (Tweeny Witches)Synopsis – Arusu believes in magic. With all her heart, she believes that magic is possible and that it can be used for good deeds and fun games. But suddenly, she finds herself transported into another world, ruled by a mysterious elite of witches—and these witches don’t seem to be in it for the fun. They’re hard at work capturing sprites, the native magical beings of the world, and forcing them into slavery. Once Arusu realizes that her new surroundings aren’t just a dream, she sets out to change things.

Similarity – Both anime are quite similar in several ways including character archetypes especially the main characters being rookie witches who want to use magic to make others happy as well as the fact that they have a couple of companions throughout their stories, though they, on the other hand, are quite different. Both shows have a similar sort of feeling, though personally, I would have to say that while Little Witch Academia quite obviously draws inspiration from Mahou Shoujo-tai Arusu, that is why perhaps it does everything better, albeit quite lighter in the atmosphere.

8. Sugar Sugar Rune

Sugar Sugar RuneSynopsis – Chocolat Meilleure and Vanilla Mieux are two witches who are pitched in a contest to see who will become the new Queen of the Witch World. They must travel to the Human World and collect the hearts of humans. Whoever collects the most “human hearts” wins. Even though they’re rivals, the two are still best friends. Join them on this adventure!

Similarity – Both shows are about young witches and have a similar feel, although Sugar Sugar Rune has a creepier atmosphere. They both also start very episodic and get more plot-focused as the story progresses. Sugar² Rune anime greatly improves in the second half, and I recommend checking the manga as it’s the better version of the story.

7. Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor SakuraSynopsis – Sakura Kinomoto is your garden-variety ten-year-old fourth grader, until one day, she stumbles upon a mysterious book containing a set of cards. Unfortunately, she has little time to divine what the cards mean because she accidentally stirs up a magical gust of wind and unintentionally scatters the cards all over the world. Suddenly awakened from the book, the Beast of the Seal, Keroberos (nicknamed Kero-chan), tells Sakura that she has released the mystical Clow Cards created by the sorcerer Clow Reed. The Cards are no ordinary playthings. Each of them possesses incredible powers, and because they like acting independently, Clow sealed all the Cards within a book. Now that the Cards are set free, they pose a grave danger to the world, and it is up to Sakura to prevent the Cards from causing a catastrophe!

Similarity – Happy feelings, friendship, cute art and magical girls. A happy anime to enjoy with the whole family good for kids while still super enjoyable for adults. Cardcaptor Sakura goes deeper into its world than Little Witch Academia, and in my personal opinion, I found both worlds to be extremely interesting and exciting yet not quite the same which makes them different enough to feel unique but similar enough to bring up the same emotions.

6. Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill
Synopsis – Ryuuko Matoi carries a large weapon shaped like half of a pair of scissors. She’s looking for the woman with the other half, who killed her father. Satsuki Kiryuuin, student council president of Honnouji Academy, is said to know the woman’s identity, so Ryuuko transfers there. Those who arrive at the school receive a special “Goku uniform”, and Satsuki has used that power to rule the school in fear.

Similarity – Both by TRIGGER, storyboarded by Hiroyuki Imaishi and animated by You Yamashiro. Has striking similarities in animation, editing, as well as general art direction and both shares TRIGGER’s wit, quick cuts, and clever humor. Both involve an underdog story with a female lead centered in an academy specialized in the peculiar (school uniform ability enforcement and witchcraft/wizardry) in which the main villain/conflict becomes apparent starting the latter half of the season.

5. Flip Flappers

Flip Flappers
Synopsis – ocona is an average middle schooler living with her grandmother. And she who has yet to decide a goal to strive for soon met a strange girl named Papika who invites her to an organization called Flip Flap.

Dragged along by the energetic stranger, Cocona finds herself in the world of Pure Illusion—a bizarre alternate dimension—helping Papika look for crystal shards. Upon completing their mission, Papika and Cocona are sent to yet another world in Pure Illusion. As a dangerous creature besets them, the girls use their crystals to transform into magical girls: Cocona into Pure Blade, and Papika into Pure Barrier. But as they try to defeat the creature before them, three others with powers from a rival organization enter the fray and slay the creature, taking with them a fragment left behind from its body. Afterward, the girls realize that to stand a chance against their rivals and the creatures in Pure Illusion, they must learn to work together and synchronize their feelings in order to transform more effectively.

Similarity – We follow the daily lives of teenage girls who live (Little Witch Academia) or travel (Flip Flappers) in fantasy/imaginary worlds. In addition, the action predominates the series with the use of superpowers or magic. Also very similar animation and fluid in the action times especially.

4. Mary to Majo no Hana (Mary and the Witch’s Flower)

Mary to Majo no Hana (Mary and the Witch's Flower)
Synopsis – It is Tib the black cat who leads Mary to the strange flower in the woods. When she discovers a little broomstick shortly afterward, she is astonished to feel it jump into action. Before she can gather her wits, it is whisking her over the treetops, above the clouds, and into the grounds of Endor College, where: “All Examinations Coached for by A Competent Staff of Fully-Qualified Witches.”

Here she discovers evidence of a terrible experiment in transformation—deformed and mutant animals imprisoned in cages. At the moment after her broomstick takes off, she realizes that Tib has been captured. Returning to the College the following day, she manages to free the animals, but not before the Head of the college, Miss Mumblechuuk, and her colleague, Doctor D, have seen her. Mary manages to flee…but the evil pair is in hot pursuit!

Similarity – Both have a similar concept of the magic school and witchcraft itself. Both heroes go through all the difficulties to achieve their dreams, while they gradually change, especially their characters. Also, in the beginning, the heroines have the traits of curiosity and sometimes of selfishness. And not the most interesting part: both animes have a similar soundtrack.

3. Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)

Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)
Synopsis – Mankind has developed superpowers known as “Quirks” with 80% of the population having some kind of superpower. These new abilities see the rise of both superheroes and villains. A prestigious school known as The Hero Academy trains superpowered hopefuls into the heroes the world needs. Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he’s part the 20% without a Quirk. Unwilling to give up his dream, he plans to take the exam and be accepted into a high school for budding heroes. Through a series of serendipitous events, he catches the eye of the greatest hero, All Might, who agrees to train him.

Similarity – Although these shows are very different in style and demographics, they share many similarities based on plot and characters. Both main characters try their best to achieve their dreams although they both have major disadvantages. Both series are about these characters overcoming this despite what everyone says.

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2. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica ((Puella Magi Madoka Magica))

Synopsis – Madoka Kaname and Sayaka Miki are regular middle school girls with regular lives, but all that changes when they encounter Kyuubey, a cat-like magical familiar, and Homura Akemi, the new transfer student. Kyuubey offers them a proposition: he will grant any one of their wishes and in exchange, they will each become a magical girl, gaining enough power to fulfill their dreams. However, Homura Akemi, a magical girl herself, urges them not to accept the offer, stating that everything is not what it seems.

A story of hope, despair, and friendship, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica deals with the difficulties of being a magical girl and the price one has to pay to make a dream come true.

Similarity – The very late half of the show is pretty similar to Madoka. Both contain dark themes for the magical girl genre (Though Madoka is darker) and have the main characters go into despair as they lose something that is very important. Both get less dark for the ending and have some yuri subtext.

1. Majo no Takkyuubin (Kiki’s Delivery Service)

Majo no Takkyuubin (Kiki's Delivery Service)Synopsis – Kiki, a 13-year-old witch-in-training, must spend a year living on her own in a distant town in order to become a full-fledged witch. Leaving her family and friends, Kiki undertakes this tradition when she flies out into the open world atop her broomstick with her black cat Jiji.

As she settles down in the coastal town of Koriko, Kiki struggles to adapt and ends up wandering the streets with no place to stay—until she encounters Osono, who offers Kiki boarding in exchange for making deliveries for her small bakery. Before long, Kiki decides to open her own courier service by broomstick, beginning her journey to independence. In attempting to find her place among the townsfolk, Kiki brings with her exciting new experiences and comes to understand the true meaning of responsibility.

Similarity – Little witch academia is the truly the fulfillment of the spirit of Kiki’s delivery service into a full tv series. The main parallel is that both have a young female protagonist who is striving to become witches. The difference is that the tone and style. Kiki follows the convention of ghibli’s, which is a beautiful presentation with a sweet and laid back story.

Credits – MAL, ANN

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