History Anime / LittleWitchAcademia

24th May '17 5:03:52 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* ImpactSilhouette: In episode 16 a yeti does this to his home's door after being driven crazy by Akko and her constant demands for a perfect magical ingredient. ItMakesSenseInContext.


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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Episode 20, "Sense and Sensibility".
21st May '17 3:00:54 PM Hjortron18
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* ChekovsGun: The spells Akko cast with Shiny Rod at vital moments? [[spoiler:Turns out they are like password needed to unlock Arcturus, a magical prison containing the Grand Triskelion, the last magic created by the Founders of Luna Nova. Oh, and the real name for Shiny Rod? Claiomh Solais, the key.]]

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: The spells Akko cast with Shiny Rod at vital moments? [[spoiler:Turns out they are like password needed to unlock Arcturus, a magical prison containing the Grand Triskelion, the last magic created by the Founders of Luna Nova. Oh, and the real name for Shiny Rod? Claiomh Solais, the key.]]
19th May '17 9:34:23 AM ScrewySqrl
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** In Episode 2, Akko mentions having collected all of the Shiny Chariot cards, save one ultra rare card. Come Episode 19, [[spoiler:Diana has that card as a special treasure!]]
18th May '17 11:10:21 AM ScrewySqrl
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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Diana and Akko fit this trope perfectly.
16th May '17 2:16:16 PM WoodyAlien3rd
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** Episode 18 has [[http://i.imgur.com/SJH8lWr.jpg a couple of scenes]] where Akko looks older and slightly different. It's unclear whether it is all part of the Super Robot/Gurren Lagann style parody or just an animation mistake.
16th May '17 1:43:09 PM TerasOde
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* EvilAunt: Daryl Cavendish. She has tried to become the head of the Cavendish family (which is Diana's birth right) and has been spending their family's fortune to the point of near bankruptcy.



* ObviouslyEvil: Diana's Aunt. AnimalMotif associated with [[SnakesAreSinister snakes]], [[GlowingEyesOfDoom Glowing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Eyes]], blending into shadows? Yep, definitely not one of the good guys.



* SkunkStripe: Diana has stripes of dark blond in her light blond hair.



* TaremeEyes: Sucy.
16th May '17 12:12:10 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* BlandNameProduct: In episode 18, Constanze needs a hand mixer with orichalcum (a magical metal) beaters for her newest project (a giant [[magitek]] ship to enter the Wild Hunt with), so she has a look at a bare-faced rip-off of [=eBay=] or rather [[http://imgur.com/Ad9YnhF cbay]]. The brand she's looking at is "[=KitchenHelp=]" instead of the real brand [=KitchenAid=].

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* BlandNameProduct: In episode 18, Constanze needs a hand mixer with orichalcum (a magical metal) beaters for her newest project (a giant [[magitek]] {{magitek}} ship to enter the Wild Hunt with), so she has a look at a bare-faced rip-off of [=eBay=] or rather [[http://imgur.com/Ad9YnhF cbay]]. The brand she's looking at is "[=KitchenHelp=]" instead of the real brand [=KitchenAid=].
16th May '17 9:27:22 AM ScrewySqrl
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* SkunkStripe: Diana has stripes of dark blond in her light blond hair.
* SlasherSmile: Sucy briefly sports one when she successfully kills the minotaur with one of her potions.
* StormOfBlades: Diana uses this in an attempt to kill the minotaur, but all that does is piss it off even more.
* TaremeEyes: Sucy.
* TemptingFate: In ''Enchanted Parade'', Professor Ursula really didn't have to say "I just hope nothing bad happens..."
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Sucy's potion to defeat the minotaur. It doesn't just kill the beast, it ''liquefies'' him. And then the mass of minotaur goop melts through the floor, creating a tunnel to the level below.
--> "The formula might have been a [[{{Understatement}} bit too strong.]]"
* TranslationConvention: All the on-screen text is in English, heavily implying all the characters, Akko included, speak it. Given the clearly international student body, English fluency could be an entrance requirement (or TranslatorMicrobes are in full effect). This is enforced with the fact ''none'' of the characters, including Akko, use [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics honorifics]] with the obvious exception of ''sensei'' (Professor).
** The chalkboard map seen in Akko's Magic History class (about 2:50 in) shows the location of Luna Nova Academy to be roughly in or near Bath, Somerset; Akko uses a Union Flag as an improvised parachute in ''Enchanted Parade''; a tie-in comic name-drops Glastonbury as Luna Nova's mailing address.
** The movie heavily implies Akko had to learn English to enter the academy, as she also writes in that language, even for herself. There's also the fact the German Constanze does not speak, implying she doesn't know "English" in-universe. and Jasminka speaks in a simpleton tone of voice, propably implying she's not very fluent on English either.
16th May '17 9:25:12 AM ScrewySqrl
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* ShoutOut:
** The main character, Akko Kagari, is most likely named after Atsuko "Akko" Kagami from ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan''.
** The two girls that follow Diana are named [[Creator/HannaBarbera Hannah and Barbara]].
** Plenty of nods to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
*** Sucy's eyes and hairstyle recall Fluttershy, even though they couldn't be any more different personality-wise.
*** A Rarity figurine shows up on Lotte's desk in ''Enchanted Parade''.
*** For the record, [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/11/22/little-witch-academia-creator-draws-my-little-pony Creator Yoh Yoshinari appears to be a Brony.]]
** One of the girl's in Akko's History of Magic class looks suspiciously like [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Mami.]]
** During the history lesson, there are two girls sitting next to each other that are reminiscent to the [[Franchise/HarryPotter Patil twins]].
** Among the treasures collected (or otherwise discovered) by the students in the dungeon:
*** A copy of [[{{ComicBook/Hellboy}} the Right Hand of Doom]].
*** [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Yen Sid's hat]].
*** [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings A mithril mail, a galvorn knife, and a silmarillion ring]].
** The shot of Shiny Chariot drawing her bow is a HomageShot to ''Manga/AkazukinChaCha''.
** The fake noses worn by the (very unhappy) witches in last year's parade [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail resemble those of another tried witch]].
** Akko's attempt to dance with her broom recalls the infamous Lightsaber Kid video, down to the [[Franchise/StarWars lightsaber]] sound effects.
*** As for her attempts to make the brooms ''themselves'' dance, she seems to have learned how from a [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} certain Sorcerer's apprentice]].
*** The dancing figures the brooms turn into during the parade resemble the dancing bombs from ''Anime/RobotCarnival'' for a shout out going back 30 years!
** Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones Quartey were [[http://as-warm-as-choco.tumblr.com/post/123239747183/theres-also-rebecca-sugar-and-ian-jones-quartey spectators]] in the parade. Joining them are [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Connie]], [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Mabel, and Dipper]].
** Akko's White Mage costume at the end of ''Enchanted Parade'' resembles [[Manga/PrincessKnight Sapphire's]] prince garb.
** O'Neal's thief outfit is identical to that of ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}.
** One of the boys in Thomas' gang eerily resemble the titular character of ''{{WebAnimation/Eddsworld}}''; double points for the former's name being the more formal variant of "Tom".
** Among the pile of electronics Constanze is shown fiddling around with, one can see a Toys/{{Furby}}, a Creator/{{Nintendo}} UsefulNotes/GameBoy and a [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom/PAL SNES]].
** The mayor's statue in "Enchanted Parade" depicts him as a towering man with a finger pointing upwards, much like [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina's statue]] in the middle of Kamina City.
* SkunkStripe: Diana has stripes of dark blond in her light blond hair.
* SlasherSmile: Sucy briefly sports one when she successfully kills the minotaur with one of her potions.
* StormOfBlades: Diana uses this in an attempt to kill the minotaur, but all that does is piss it off even more.
* TaremeEyes: Sucy.
* TemptingFate: In ''Enchanted Parade'', Professor Ursula really didn't have to say "I just hope nothing bad happens..."
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Sucy's potion to defeat the minotaur. It doesn't just kill the beast, it ''liquefies'' him. And then the mass of minotaur goop melts through the floor, creating a tunnel to the level below.
--> "The formula might have been a [[{{Understatement}} bit too strong.]]"
* TranslationConvention: All the on-screen text is in English, heavily implying all the characters, Akko included, speak it. Given the clearly international student body, English fluency could be an entrance requirement (or TranslatorMicrobes are in full effect). This is enforced with the fact ''none'' of the characters, including Akko, use [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics honorifics]] with the obvious exception of ''sensei'' (Professor).
** The chalkboard map seen in Akko's Magic History class (about 2:50 in) shows the location of Luna Nova Academy to be roughly in or near Bath, Somerset; Akko uses a Union Flag as an improvised parachute in ''Enchanted Parade''; a tie-in comic name-drops Glastonbury as Luna Nova's mailing address.
** The movie heavily implies Akko had to learn English to enter the academy, as she also writes in that language, even for herself. There's also the fact the German Constanze does not speak, implying she doesn't know "English" in-universe. and Jasminka speaks in a simpleton tone of voice, propably implying she's not very fluent on English either.
16th May '17 8:53:50 AM SomeNewGuy
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** Episode 19: [[spoiler:Diana drops out of Luna Nova in order to stop her aunt from destroying her family's name.]]

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** Episode 19: [[spoiler:Diana drops out of Luna Nova in order to stop her aunt from destroying her family's name.name, forfeiting her claim to the Moonlight Witch title and leaving the title's future uncertain.]]
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