The series was previously unavailable outside Japan.
24 May 2017 - 3:51 PM  UPDATED 24 May 2017 - 5:55 PM

According to IGN, the first 13 episodes of the TV sequel to the Little Witch Academia short films are coming to Netflix. Studio Trigger’s Little Witch Academia will join the streaming service on June 30, just days after 23 of the 25 episodes will have released in Japan.

Netflix has yet to comment on when they will be releasing the later 12 episodes, but told SBS Pop Asia that the show will also be available in Australia. We suspect we’ll be getting the series in parts, similar to the release schedule of Japanese reality show, Terrace House: Aloha State, which releases eight episodes every two-to-three months.

More and more anime series are exclusively streaming to certain services. Troyca’s fantastically animated action series pitting anime character cliches against each other, ReCreators, and Kabukibu, a wholesome story about a high school club for traditional Japanese dance-drama, were both anticipated original series this season. They’re unfortunately available exclusively through Amazon Prime, a service currently unavailable to us in Australia.

Fans of the Little Witch Academia series are slightly disappointed in the series’ two-part block release format.

Little Witch Academia debuted in Japan last season on January 9 and was previously exclusive to Netflix Japan. The series follows the whimsical adventures of three young witches training at a magical academy, in a visually-stunning and colourful art style. The original short films, Little Witch Academia and The Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, are currently available to stream on Netflix.

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