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This project was successfully funded on August 7, 2013.
About this project
Stretch Goal Achieved!
Stretch Goal - $500,000
-The Standard edition of the Blu-ray will be receiving an audio commentary and a making of Little Witch Academia 2 documentary.
-The Limited edition of the Blu-ray will be receiving an Original Sound Track and a Gengasyu (Line art collection book)
Little Witch Academia 2 (tentative title) is the sequel to the acclaimed animated title Little Witch Academia, and will once again be directed by Yoh Yoshinari and hand animated by Studio TRIGGER. The episode is currently planned to be about 20 minutes long, but we've come to Kickstarter in the hopes that we can make it even longer and better with your help! With your support, we want to increase the length of the episode by 15 minutes and make an amazing sequel that fans will be proud of! In order to accomplish this, we're hoping to raise $150,000 with this Kickstarter project.
Increasing the total episode length of Little Witch Academia 2.
Original Creator: Yoh Yoshinari
Director/Character Design: Yoh Yoshinari
Producer: Naoko Tsutsumi
Script: Masahiko Otsuka
Animation Production: TRIGGER
We hope you’ll be able to help us achieve our goals for Little Witch Academia!
About Little Witch Academia
Little Witch Academia 2 (tentative title) is the sequel to the previous title Little Witch Academia, directed by Yoh Yoshinari, and produced by studio TRIGGER. We plan to spend half a year on the scenario, and work on the storyboard and settings during the upcoming spring. We will get started with the actual production in summer and plan to finish by 2014 winter. As of now, we have the funds to produce a 20 minute episode. However, if we can receive support through the Kickstarter program, we will be able to add 15 more minutes to the running time. The episode will be subtitled in 7 different languages.
As a young girl, Akko was fascinated and mesmerized by Shiny Chariot’s magic show. Determined to become a witch just like Shiny Chariot, Akko enrolls in the prestigious witch academy, Luna Nova. Contrary to her expectations, the classes are unexpectedly boring. Akko struggles to keep herself in high hopes and spirits, but the reaction from her peers remain indifferent. In the previous episode, Akko became the school’s hero by slaying the dragon that appeared from the underground dungeon, but her fame is short-lived. The new episode will be a sequel with new characters to the previous episode.
You can watch the original first episode of Little Witch Academia here!
Meet the Team
Yoshinari Yoh (Director)
Graduating from Tokyo Design Academy, Yoshinari Yoh entered GAINAX as a professional animator and illustrator. Capable of drawing breathtaking illustrations, his works are explosive and exhibit fluidity like none other, leaving an everlasting impression on his viewers. He is a respected figure in the animation industry with fans all across the world and even amongst famous directors such as Imaishi Hiroyuki. Yoshinari has taken part in many popular titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995), Valkyrie Profile (1999), FLCL (2000), Gurren Lagann (2007), Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (2010), Pokémon (2011) and many other notable works. He now works as the lead animator at studio TRIGGER.
Masahiko Otsuka (Script Writer)
Previously a staff member of studio Ghibli and GAINAX, Masahiko Otsuka is one of the co-founders of studio TRIGGER. With a background and career in real life filming, he has participated in many popular titles such as Whisper of the Heart, Pom Poko, Neon Genesis Evangelion, FLCL, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and of course Little Witch Academia.
Hiroyuki Imaishi (Advisor)
One of the founding members of studio TRIGGER along with Masahiko Otsuka. Being a former staff member of GAINAX, Hiroyuki Imaishi is one of the most renowned animators in the industry. He has directed series such as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Panty&Stocking with Garterbelt. Imaishi is currently working on an upcoming title KILL la KILL produced by studio TRIGGER.
Take a look at some of the designs we've put together so far.
The first episode of Little Witch Academia was created under the “Anime Mirai” project by Yoh Yoshinari and studio TRIGGER.
The episode was made available to be viewed on the internet shortly after the premier, and many support and comments were given. To answer to these voices, we have decided to create a sequel to the episode. We also found out about Kickstarter through the comments given by the fans oversea.
Being a new studio, we felt the Kickstarter system to be innovative and fitting to our studio’s taste. Making a series “with” the fans is definitely what we were looking for. With the support from our fans, we believe that we can definitely develop on this new foundation.
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À propos de Little Witch Academia 2
Little Witch Academia 2 (titre provisoire), suite de l’anime à succès Little Witch Academia, va une fois encore être dirigé par Yoh Yoshinari et réalisé par l’équipe du Studio TRIGGER (animation à la main). La durée initialement prévue pour ce nouvel épisode est de 20 minutes mais nous sommes venus ici présenter notre projet à Kickstarter dans l’espoir de réaliser un anime plus long grâce à votre aide ! Avec votre soutien, nous souhaitons augmenter de 15mn la durée de l’épisode et réaliser ainsi une suite dont les fans pourront être fiers ! Dans cet objectif, nous espérons pouvoir lever 150 000 dollars via ce projet Kickstarter.
Utilisation des fonds:
Augmenter la durée totale de l’épisode.
Créateur original : Yoh Yoshinari
Réalisateur/Design des personnages : Yoh Yoshinari
Producteur : Naoko Tsutsumi Script : Masahiko Otsuka
Production de l’animation : TRIGGER
Nous espérons que vous nous aiderez à atteindre nos objectifs pour Little Witch Academia 2 (titre provisoire). Merci.
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Little Witch Academia 2 (titolo provvisorio) è il seguito dell’acclamato corto d’animazione Little Witch Academia, e sarà ancora una volta diretto da Yoh Yoshinari ed animato a mano dallo Studio TRIGGER. L’episodio al momento è pianificato per una durata di 20 minuti, ma abbiamo deciso di ricorrere a Kickstarter nella speranza di poterne allungare la durata e migliorarlo grazie al vostro contributo! Con il vostro supporto, vorremmo aumentare la durata dell’episodio di 15 minuti e creare un incredibile seguito di cui i fan saranno orgogliosi! Per riuscirci, speriamo di ottenere $150,000 attraverso questo progetto su Kickstarter.
Uso dei fondi:
Aumentare la durata totale dell’episodio.
Creazione originale di: Yoh Yoshinari
Regia/Design dei personaggi: Yoh Yoshinari
Produttore: Naoko Tsutsumi
Sceneggiatura: Masahiko Otsuka
Produzione dell’animazione: TRIGGER
Speriamo vogliate aiutarci a raggiungere il nostro obiettivo per Little Witch Academia 2!
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Acerca de Little Witch Academia 2
'Little Witch Academia 2' (título provisional) es la continuación de la aclamada película de animación 'Little Witch Academia', y volverá a ser dirigida por Yoh Yoshinari y animada por los Estudios Trigger. El episodio está planeado que durará actualmente unos 20 minutos. Nosotros esperamos que Kickstarter, con tu ayuda, podriamos hacerlo más largo, mejor, aumentar la duración del episodio de 15 minutos y hacer una continuación increíble para que los fans puedan sentirse orgullosos! Para lograr esto, estamos esperando juntar $ 150.000 para el proyecto de Kickstarter.
Utilización de fondos:
Aumentar la duración total del episodio.
Creador Original: Yoh Yoshinari
Director/Diseño de Personajes: Yoh Yoshinari
Productor: Naoko Tsutsumi
Guión: Masahiko Otsuka
Productor de Animación: TRIGGER
Esperamos que puedas ayudarnos a alcanzar esta meta para Little Witch Academia 2! (título provisional)
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Risks and challenges
We at TRIGGER are confident that we can produce a high quality work for our fans within the estimated time frame provided. However, in order to ensure that high level of quality is met, there can sometimes be delays in the production process. You have our word that we will try to produce the best quality product as soon as possible, but in the case of delays we ask for your understanding. We will be sure to keep all our backers informed of any delays that may occur.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The resolution for the "Standard definition" version of the digital copy will be 720 x 480.
Sadly the first episode of Little Witch Academia will not be included as a reward. The stream for the first episode is still available on Crunchy Roll. To those who wish to own a physical copy, the Blu-ray will be released later this summer! Please look forward to it!
Yes they will.
The Standard Edition consists of the Blu-ray of Little Witch Academia 2 and an artbook.
The Limited Edition will cover all of the contents the Standard Edition does, and have a random 動画カット(Douga Cut, in-between art) that was actually used in the animation process!
Yes they are.
The subtitles will be available in the following language:
The full list of the $200 backer reward is as listed below:
-All contents from the $100 reward
If the stretch goal is reached, the audio commentary and the making documentary will have subtitles in the following languages.
Yes, we plan to include preproduction design works.
A list of merchandise were announced to be sold at the upcoming comic market (summer 2013). Will these items be available as rewards for this project?
Sadly they will not be. The merchandise sold at comic market will be available even after the event. They are not event exclusive merchandise, whereas many of the items for Kickstarter are!
Sorry the rewards will not be available separately.
Sorry we currently do not plan to create a High Defintion version of the digital copy.
Example of the Douga cut can be seen in the following link.
They are individual sheets of picture that was actually used in the animation process.
One of these sheets from LWA2 will be randomly be included as a reward for the $100 and above tier.
Pledge $1 or more
We're grateful for even the smallest pledges! Thanks for your help, and we'll be sending you a Little Witch Academia 2 wallpaper as thanks!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or more
Have your name added to the 'Special Thanks' section on our official site and receive a digital download of the Little Witch Academia artbook and a standard definition download of Little Witch Academia 2 when it is completed. Plus all previous tiers!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
Receive the standard edition Blu-Ray of Little Witch Academia 2 as soon as it is completed, as well as a printed version of the artbook. Plus all previous tiers!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $100 or more
Receive the limited edition Blu-Ray of Little Witch Academia 2 as soon as it is completed, as well as a printed version of the artbook as well as a film reel cut from the episode. Plus all $20 rewards!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $200 or more
The $100 reward plus a special goods set from Little Witch Academia including a T-shirt, deskmat, metal bookmark, poster and more!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $300 or more
Receive a signed version of the limited edition Blu-Ray of Little Witch Academia 2, a cut from the original film reel, the Little Witch Academia artbook, the goods set mentioned in the $200 tier and even have your name listed in the episode credits for helping us achieve our goal!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $1,000 or more
10 backers Limited (40 left of 50)
Receive all the rewards from the $300 tier as well as a Little Witch Academia Giclée print as well as a copy of the episode's script!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $2,000 or more
15 backers All gone!
Receive all the $1000 tier rewards as well as having the script signed by the cast of the series and receiving an original shikishi signed by the illustrator.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
5 backers Limited (5 left of 10)
You're a fan that truly wants to see the magic happen! This reward includes everything in the $2000 tier as well as a visit to Studio TRIGGER and dinner with the Studio TRIGGER team, including two nights accommodation. You can also visit the offices of related companies such as Ultra Super Pictures and Good Smile Company! (*Transport costs not included)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
- (30 days)