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    Atsuko "Akko" Kagari 

Atsuko "Akko" Kagari

Voiced by: Megumi Han (Japanese), Erica Mendez (English)

Appearances: Little Witch Academia | The Enchanted Parade | TV Series

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The protagonist of the series. A bubbly young girl from Japan who aspired to become a witch after watching one of Shiny Chariot's performances. She's generally reckless and willing to take risks.


  • Accidental Pervert: Gender Inverted. She accidentally grabs Andrew by the pants when they're in danger of falling, and is so embarrassed that she accuses him of thinking that she's a pervert when he makes it clear he doesn't.
  • A-Cup Angst: One slightly subtle example as she shows up at the Cavendish family to try to talk Diana in coming back to Luna Nova. Diana gets her maid to put Akko in a fancy dress that she received from her mother when she was 11, noting how it's a bit too small for her now. When Akko puts the dress on, she notices that it fits her perfectly and is slightly annoyed by the connotations here.
  • Acquired Poison Immunity: Downplayed. For Akko, getting repeatedly poisoned by Sucy finally pays off when it allows her to briefly resist the bites of a couple of venomous snakes controlled by Lady Daryl Cavendish, but she soon collapses and requires urgent medical attention.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: She was initially at a loss when she saw the old-timey parody of her during a movie inside Sucy's mindscape. Eventually, though, she joined the Sucies in laughing.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In the series, Akko is far more depressed about her lack of skill in magic. While it was present in the films, it was more of an annoyance. In the series, it's a plot point and something Akko works extremely hard at trying to overcome (once she realizes she's not in a Legacy of the Chosen story and won't just become an Instant Expert through sheer belief). Furthermore, in the films, Shiny Chariot is an always out-of-reach ideal that Akko strives for, while in the series, she does eventually learn she's Professor Ursula. Unfortunately, this revelation comes together with the knowledge that Chariot (unintentionally) using her shows to gather Dream Energy is part of the reason why she can't use magic well. She takes this about as well as can be expected.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Downplayed. While Akko can still be insensitive in the TV series, it's considerably more toned down from how she was in the films.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the films, Akko quickly develops her magical abilities while battling monsters. In the series, the writers are allowed to slow down the pacing. As a result, Akko's even more of a Loser Protagonist; her talents developing bit by bit, provided that she doesn't catch Aesop Amnesia. Her lack of ability is actually a major plot point.
  • Adorkable: Cheerful, klutzy, a Determinator and a total geek over Shiny Chariot.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Downplayed. While most of the morals she's taught over the course of the series tend to stick, when it comes to learning the value of patience, Akko seems to forget it by the end of the episode, probably requiring more time to stick than others due to her Determinator nature.
  • All-Loving Hero: She is loyal to her friends, doing whatever she can to ensure their safety and/or happiness. In fact, Akko's love for magic stems from a personal belief that she can make people happy with it.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Downplayed. While Akko has friendships in the form of Lotte, Sucy, Amanda, Jasminka, and Constanze, she is often ridiculed by Hannah and Barbara because of her lack of magic as well as being the laughingstock occasionally for her magical mishaps. And except for Ursula and Holbrooke, many of the teachers (especially Finneran) think of her as an incompetent student.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: It's never stated in the series, but Akko shows a lot of classic signs of ADHD. She is hyperactive, has difficulty focusing on something for very long, is Innocently Insensitive, impulsive, and is prone to emotional outbursts.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Her reaction to Diana's love confession under the influence of the Lovelove Bee is near identical to Andrew's similar confession. Prior to the chaos caused by Sucy releasing the bee, Akko talks about both of them in very similar ways.
  • Amusing Injuries: It's a wonder Akko hasn't had a serious concussion by now: getting her head rammed into something hard is nearly a Once an Episode event.
  • Animal Motifs: The same as her favorite Shapeshifter target — the mouse.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Akko gives one to Diana on where her loyalties lie.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Having grown up watching and idolizing Shiny Chariot, she now attends Luna Nova to become like her idol. There's also the fact that her main teacher and (in the TV series) personal mentor, Professor Ursula, is actually Shiny Chariot herself.
  • Ash Face: She causes a big ass explosion during her fundamental alchemy exam, destroying a window, a part of the wall around the window, and giving her an unwanted makeover.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: She has a habit of not really paying attention when others talk. This also presents itself in an It's All About Me fashion as unless it's about how she can learn some magic spell or Shiny Chariot, she probably already stopped listening to a while ago. Even then, she will probably only pay attention for a short time.
  • Audience Surrogate: She's from a muggle lineage and often has to have magical concepts explained to her (just as they're being explained to the audience).
  • Badass Normal:
    • She can't fly a broom (despite her cameo in The Stinger of "I Am the Universe's..." of Space Patrol Luluco and the opening credits depicting otherwise), doesn't have much magical prowess at first, and overall is very clumsy with spells (due to being born with no magical parents). However, she makes up for her weaknesses well.
    • She constantly tries to go toe to toe with one of the school's top students, fighting a dragon and surviving, and being able to use Shiny Chariot's weapon twice.
    • Her athleticism and general physical prowess are very commendable, as seen in "Don't Stop Me Now" where she brushes off several injuries and is able to wrestle the Shooting Star broom and ride it for the rest of the relay race.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: She gets a Golden Super Mode in the final battle that allows her to breathe in space with Diana by her side who has the same Super Mode similar to Ryuko in "Past The Infinite Darkness".
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Subverted. She's got some scrapes to show from her rampant clumsiness as a little child.
  • Berserk Button: She gets angry and argues back to the point of being irrational whenever somebody talks negatively about her idol, Shiny Chariot.
  • Blithe Spirit: A muggle who changes the lives of multiple witches by attending a magic academy.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The brunette to Sucy's blonde and Lotte's redhead.
  • Book Dumb: While she finds the Luna Nova classes boring and often falls asleep in them, she's proven to be quite clever, innovative, and creative.
  • Break the Cutie: "Things We Said Today" is a huge one for her after learning Chariot took away her magic during the time she was at her show.
  • Broken Pedestal: Her idolization of Chariot becomes shattered when she learns that Chariot stole her magic during her childhood for her own use.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: She generally doesn't dwell on many of her adventures, nor does she really seem to care about the consequences they bring. Case in point: she has a long track record of reckless behavior as pointed out by the Dean, but she talks about them casually as if those were natural occurrences.
  • Butt-Monkey: Hardly an episode goes by where Akko doesn't receive an amusing injury of some kind, and that's not counting the multiple times her attempts at magic either fail, or blow up in her face.
  • Catchphrase:
    • In the Japanese version, Akko is quite fond of exclaiming "Yay!" in English. In the English dub, it's "Alright!"
    • "Doki doki no waku waku" in most episode previews; it means "It's so thrilling and exciting!" If it's missing, the episode is extremely serious.
  • Character Development: By "The Fountain", she has realized there are no magical shortcuts to accomplish her goals and she has to put the work in and earn it. The following episode shows that she's taken it to heart and starts dedicating herself to her studies, though she continues to struggle to catch up to her classmates. By "Bee Affection", she's able to perform the Metamorphosis spell well enough to make a kaiju squirrel, as well as not screw up her part in the Cinderella-kit ritual.
  • The Chosen One: Her determination and courage summons the Shiny Rod in the TV show and she's the one that starts reviving the Seven Enchanted Words with the rod, hinting that she's been specifically chosen for this job.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: The main protagonist who is a repeated Butt-Monkey with low self-esteem and has to really work at mastering magic.
  • Control Freak: During the Happy Time Project in The Enchanted Parade, as she constantly pushes her ideas forward and eggs on her colleagues into giving her the things she wants for the project. It's only after she messes with her friends up and cooperates with her fellow teammates does anything go according to plan.
  • Crush Blush: She blushes quite a bit when her possible love interest Andrew is under the influence of the Lovelove Bee and also when Sucy and Lotte tease her about her crush on Andrew near the end of "Bee Affection".
  • Cry Cute: Is prone to crying in a cute way.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Downplayed. She has brown eyes and maroon (brownish-crimson) hair.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: She pretty much wears the shortest skirt in the school.
  • Determinator: Akko is determined to be a great witch like Shiny Chariot, even though she's not from a wizarding family and lacks basic skills that all witches should have, not to mention that Shiny Chariot isn't viewed favorably in the wizarding community.
    • At the end of the first film, her faith in Shiny Chariot allows her to defeat the dragon by using the Shiny Rod just like Chariot did in her stage shows.
    • In The Enchanted Parade, after Sucy and Lotte leave the Happy Time Project, she decides to try planning out the witch parade herself, involving choreography, the float design and even doing enough research to make at least four tall stacks.
    • In the TV series, her determination is the thing that seems to summon the Shiny Rod. Even with a giant cockatrice after them, having to carry Lotte and Sucy not even bothering to help, she refuses to give up in getting into Luna Nova.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Her status as the determinator has her assuming she can achieve whatever she wants to and be just like her hero while putting in no actual effort to study or research what she's getting into. Subverted as she generally manages to achieve or come close to achieving her goals with just pure determination.
  • Easily Forgiven: Akko forgives Chariot for stealing her magic and thanks her for the support and lessons she has given by offering her another chance to redeem herself.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Excitedly arriving at the town close to Luna Nova...and having no idea how to get there, which establishes her as bubbly, energetic, and clueless.
  • Even the Girls Want Her:
    • In "Akko's Adventure in Sucyworld", it is implied that Sucy might have a crush on her.
    • In "Bee Affection", Diana becomes infatuated with her from a Lovelove Bee, and she becomes quite fond of her by "Intellect and Sensibility".
  • Expy: She's an Expy of Simon the Digger, as both characters have two legendary items which are useful against much more bigger foes, they are also both the determinator which helps them becoming stronger as they contain lots of potential and also follow an idol that ends up being a mentor. It's notable that the show worked on is by the same people.
  • Failure Montage: The series often shows a collection of scenes of Akko failing at whatever (usually magical) task she's supposed to be doing.
  • Fiery Redhead: Downplayed. Akko has maroon (brownish-crimson) hair, but has energy.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: A girl from Japan who attends the witch academy Luna Nova which is based in Britain.
  • Generation Xerox: Akko and Diana's relationship, dynamic, and school performance heavily mirrors what Chariot and Croix once had in their Luna Nova days. For the final episode, both are even outfitted with the same white Custom Uniforms their predecessors often wore in the past.
  • Genki Girl: Doesn't take a lot for her to bounce back.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: She has faded scars on her ankle, knee, and elbow from injuring herself when she was little from trying to learn how to fly from a tree, hill, and roof, respectively. Each time, she fell and got banged up really badly. She's rather proud of them, as she actually treats them like they are battle scars.
  • Gorgeous Garment Generation: In The Enchanted Parade, as she charges up to defeat the rock monster, her outfit (along with Lotte and Sucy's) turns into a variant of Shiny Chariot's white garments.
  • Handicapped Badass: Chariot's show stunted her magic, and is the cause of her being an Inept Mage. She still manages to make do.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In-Universe. Akko's inability to fly on a broom takes a huge dark tone when it's revealed Chariot using Dream Magic (unknowingly of its effects) took the magic away from the people who watched her shows, with Akko being one oblivious victim until it was revealed to her.
  • Has a Type: The little bit of Ship Tease Akko has with people seem to point that she likes strong willed aristocratic types with a Hidden Heart of Gold.
  • Height Angst: Akko is shocked to hear that the dress Diana let her borrow is something Diana last wore as a eleven-year-old, but begrudgingly admits it fits her perfectly.
  • The Hero: The main protagonist who goes to a magical school to follow in the footsteps of her idol.
  • Heroic BSoD: Hits this after The Reveal that Chariot is part of the reason she cannot do magic as her ability was severely limited as a result of when she attended Chariot's show. She spends the rest of the day sitting still on a bench under the snow.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Heartbroken after learning the revelation that her idol stole her magic, Akko regains the will to stay in Luna Nova and continue her studies after Diana acknowledges her beliefs and her friends came to her aid when she needs it most.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Akko is able to understand fish language (which is considered a very difficult animal language) without having to transform into a merman within the span of a day. Also, while it's easy to miss with Translation Convention in effect, the Japanese Akko must be fluent in English as she has no issue interacting with anyone nor any special trouble reading and writing English. She may have a knack for picking up languages.
    • A line she states in "Bee Affection" implies she's insecure about her looks.
    • As mentioned above, Akko may be below average with academics and magic, but she has proven to be quick-thinking, innovative, and creative, which has saved her and her friends from many sticky situations.
  • Idiot Hero: She's a klutz and a troublemaker, and can barely use magic. But when the situation calls for it, she doesn't hesitate to put her life on the line for her friends and her determination invariably saves the day.
  • Indy Ploy: Downplayed. Akko usually starts off with a foundational plan but will change things or make things up on the go if it suits the situation.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: She does this after she and her friends cure Vajarois the Grieving of her chronic sadness at the magic-themed School Festival. Played for Laughs, since they're Tears of Joy. The announcer comes over to interview her while she's still wailing uncontrollably.
  • Inept Mage: As a muggle, she has no real background in magic and no parents or relatives to teach her properly. This shows up prominently at Luna Nova, where she can't cast spells properly or even ride a broom. This was chalked up to initially not taking her studies seriously. However, even after she starts putting in the work, she's still noticeable having much more difficulty than the average student, with transformation magic being pretty much the only thing she's gotten down. The reason is actually far more tragic. However, the very end of the series seems to indicate she's recovering. One of the show's last shots is her finally flying her broom for the first time. Albeit just barely.
  • In-Series Nickname: She prefers to go by "Akko". Her actual given name of "Atsuko" is almost never mentioned.
  • It's All About Me: Her biggest issue with Fafnir stealing the Sorcerer's Stone initially is only that it was done while she was still in school, and therefore an inconvenience to her learning magic (even though she is called out repeatedly for not keeping up in class).
  • Jerkass Realization: In The Enchanted Parade, Lotte starts giving Akko the cold shoulder for accidentally ripping her family's music sheet while trying to use it for their parade without permission. When Sucy suggests that she's been bottling up her feelings due to being pushed around by Akko all the time, Akko remarks why Lotte can't be forward with her feelings instead of acting gloomy and depressing all the time. Unfortunately, Lotte is standing right behind her when she says this, so she bluntly states that she thinks Akko's ideas for the parade will fail and that she wants no part in it, leaving Akko to desperately try to take back her words. When Lotte changes her mind and returns for a Big Damn Heroes moment to deliver a hand-made replica of the hat worn by Shiny Chariot, Akko's inspiration for the parade and becoming a witch in general, Akko gives her a big, tearful hug and apology for being such an insensitive jerk.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She genuinely means well but tends to place her own feelings above those of her friends and not even consider that what she's doing is wrong or potentially dangerous. It comes to a head in The Enchanted Parade when she takes things too far and both Lotte and Sucy end up briefly abandoning her as a friend, after they've decided that they've had enough of her crap.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: Pretty much everyone just calls her Akko, and she frequently introduces herself like that.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: She's extremely stubborn and impatient, and as a result often runs headlong into a situation without really considering the consequences. This is toned down as she undergoes Character Development.
  • Magnetic Hero: Due to Akko's genuine kindness that so many people including her idol are absolutely loyal to her.
  • Master of One Magic: Despite being an Inept Mage who can't even fly a broom, she becomes surprisingly adept at the series' resident Polymorph spell (to the point of easily switching between multiple forms in one episode).
  • The McCoy: To Lotte's Kirk and Sucy's Spock.
  • Meaningful Name: Depending on the writing, her given name can have various meanings, such as "warm child" (温子?) or "passion/heat child" (熱子?), both which fit her personality.
  • Mukokuseki: In contrast to the European characters, who mostly have narrow and angular eyes, the Japanese Akko has very wide and round Moe eyes, making her the least Asian-looking character by comparison. invoked
  • Mythical Motifs: Subtle example, but she's given the phoenix motif — she was able to ride a self-flying broom that is shaped like a phoenix and one of her transformations in the second opening resembles the magical bird.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Especially in the anime, she joins Luna Nova and the witches' world as a muggle with not much knowledge on magic nor the school she's joining.
  • New Transfer Student: She is one of the new people in Luna Nova.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: When she rips up Lotte's ancestral sheet music, she upsets Lotte so much that she leaves the project. After arguing with Sucy, she causes her to leave the Happy Time Project as well.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Being a Genki Girl, Akko often gets very huggy with people she likes, and she once even manages to catch Diana off guard.
  • Not Quite Back to Normal: In "Orange Submariner" of the series, she at first wasn't able to speak the fish language, but after turning herself into a humanoid fish and then being transformed back she retained the ability to speak to fishes.
  • Not So Different: An important moment in Akko's development is seeing past the immense pedestal she put Shiny Chariot on, and realizing that her idol had her ups and down like any other person, and the only way she became a talented witch was simple hard work.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The usually slack Akko begins weirding out her friends by studying hard and paying attention in class in "Orange Submariner", since this is her new motivation following the events in previous episodes. It slowly becomes Character Development, as she's shown diligently working hard more often, such as with her tutoring sessions with Professor Ursula and reading about the Words.
  • Omniglot: She starts off fluent in her native Japanese and in English. She later gains a full understanding of fish language while studying in Luna Nova.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: After the creator of the series shot down any plans of her and Andrew getting together, Word of God compared their relationship to "a playful guy-guy relationship." invoked
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: With a little pep-talk from Diana, Akko is able to reconcile with Ursula and restore Chariot's spot as her idol.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Passionate and reckless Red to Diana's collected and rational Blue. Bonus points for sporting the matching colors.
  • Repeat What You Just Said: She's utterly surprised that Diana would ever say "thank you" to her, so Akko asks Diana to repeat it. Diana vehemently refuses, even as Akko keeps digging into her.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Akko's transformation spells are noted to be more on the cute cartoonish side, rather than looking realistic like everyone else's.
  • The Rival: As Diana is the top student in Luna Nova with a slightly haughty attitude towards the Book Dumb Akko, Akko sees Diana as a rival and feels the need to compete with her.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Energetic Girl to Diana's Savvy Girl.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Upon learning that Daryl and her daughters has sabotaged Diana's trials, Akko forces her way in to save her classmate.
  • Secret Test of Character: At the end of "Blue Moon", she's given the choice of jumping right into her future as a witch similar to Shiny Chariot at the cost of forgetting her past. Akko rejects the offer, saying her friends and mistakes are also important.
  • Shapeshifter: By "Samhain Magic Festival", and as shown in the second OP and ED songs, transforming into animals (albeit cartoonish ones that are considered "crappy" in contrast to other witches' more realistic transformations) has become Akko's specialization.
  • Signature Move: Once she finally gets the hang of using it, she tends to use the spell "Metamorphie Fasciesce" (a transformation spell) to solve just about every problem. When doing so, her favorite form to take is a rat.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Has a tendency to over-inflate her (practically non-existent) abilities when she sets her mind to being just like Chariot, especially when she assumes that that alone is enough. To her credit, that alone is enough...most of the time. Her abilities are shown to be pretty strong in "Bee Affection" though.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: She's fluent in fish, and perfectly understands Professor Pisces when she speaks at the end of that particular episode.
  • Stance System: Later on in the series, during a battle against some giant snakes, she switches between various animals depending on the situation (like turning into an elephant when her mouse form was about to get eaten, or turn into a tortoise when she needed defense).
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: Gender Inverted. She's loud, very impulsive, eats a lot, most of her misfortunes are played for laughs, wants to be a witch to follow her idol's footsteps, is not very knowledgeable, and makes up for her lack of smarts and talent by sheer determination. Both her childhood dream and lack of talent take a tragic turn when a certain event of her and her idol's past is revealed.
  • Strawman Has a Point: invoked While Akko admits that she's prolonging the strike that will affect everyone, she feels that it's just as bad to take advantage of the workers who had it worse than the witches.
  • Super Mode: In the final battle, she gets a silver colored outfit that protects her from the vacuum of space and when combined with the power of the Shiny Rod is able to defeat a planet-destroying nuke.
  • The Team Normal: The only one out of the main trio born from both muggle parents. Turned into a plot point later in the series, where it's revealed her magical potential was severely limited by attending Chariot's show, bringing her even further down to normal. This limited potential and her initial laziness in putting the work in and studying is why she's still this.
  • Tears of Joy: In The Enchanted Parade, she does this when Lotte gives her a handmade witch's hat modeled after Shiny Chariot's during the witch parade.
  • This Loser Is You: invoked According to Yoh Yoshinari, Akko was created to represent wannabe animators who think raw passion can make up for an utter lack of technique. That was the concept behind her first appearance in the films; however, the series proper went in a different direction as to the reason behind her lack of talent than just the Dunning-Kruger Effect. In either case, though, the ultimate message is that it takes hard work, in addition to passion, to realize your dreams.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She has very little magic at the start making her pretty weak due to Shiny Chariot draining her magic but her accessing the full power of the Shiny Rod is able to allow her to get it all back and she's able to one-shot an Eldritch Abomination made up of an entire country's negative emotional energy. Also in the final episode, Akko is finally able to fly.
  • Tragic Dream: She wants nothing more than to be a witch so that she can use magic to spread joy to everyone, just like her idol, Shiny Chariot. In a cruel twist, the performance that inspired her so much was only possible because Chariot siphoned off the magical potential of the audience members, including Akko herself, putting her severely behind the curve when she actually enrolls at Luna Nova. If she hadn't gone to that fateful show, she wouldn't have had nearly as much trouble with magic, but she also never would have discovered her interest in it in the first place. Fortunately, the finale suggests that she can make her dream happen eventually — it'll just be a much longer and more difficult road than expected.
  • Undying Loyalty:
    • To Professor Ursula and Chariot, expressing her love and admiration for both, both before and after she learns that they're one and the same, and after she hears what Chariot unwittingly did to her. This is, of course, after some healthy dejected crying, introspection, and the encouragement of her classmates.
    • To her classmates, as she understands that by attending Luna Nova, they're effectively pursuing the same dream together. She will not abide to anyone leaving while she can do anything about it.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Diana states that her magic can easily be stronger than hers with enough passion but she is considered an idiot with no finesse. The reality is actually quite different in the TV series.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Treated more sympathetically than most, but still qualifies due to creating most of the problems she faces.
  • Unwanted Assistance: To Constanze in "Stanship Take Off!" when it comes to building a weapon for The Wild Hunt...at first, until Constanze realizes that Akko's stubbornness and willingness to interact with people come in handy.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Develops a few squabbling yet genuine friendships with a few girls:
    • She is constantly the guinea pig of Sucy's experiments and doesn't handle her sarcasm well, but the two do care for each other (most evident when Akko goes through a lot of effort to save Sucy in her dreams, and it's shown Sucy cherishes her first meeting with Akko and is willing to back her up if the situation calls for it, i.e. the Samhain Festival).
    • She bickers with Amanda quite a bit in the series but they nevertheless enjoy their company and consider Luna Nova boring without each other.
    • Once she and Diana are able to set aside their differences and admit their respect for each others' strengths, their bickering becomes more playful.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: The one magical discipline that Akko develops an actual talent for is the spell Metamorphie Fasciesce, which lets her transform into various animals.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Unlike in the films, Akko in the TV series is actually much weaker than her peers thanks to Chariot unknowingly draining her magical potential as a child, leaving her to rely more on clever and unorthodox usage of her magic.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Both Lotte and Sucy call her out on her control freak tendencies after Akko accidentally rips the sheet music for Lotte's ancestral song in the movie. She admits her mess up and apologizes at the end.
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    Lotte Jansson 

Lotte Jansson

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)

Appearances: Little Witch Academia | The Enchanted Parade | TV Series

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A quiet, bookish girl from Finland, who is Akko's best friend and roommate.


  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: She likes Edgar's dark and secretive nature in the Night Fall books.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: During her childhood, the other children made fun of her for coming from a family of witches.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Subverted — she is offered the chance to become the next Night Fall author but rejects it because then she would always be spoiled on the story and have nothing to look forward to.
  • Berserk Button: If someone insults her friends, Lotte will make sure that they regret it.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Has solid pale blue dots for eyes. But without her glasses, her eyes are like everyone else's.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The redhead to Sucy's blonde and Akko's brunette.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She carries around a lantern shaped like a skull, but it's a family heirloom that helps her summon fairies.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the second cour, although unlike Sucy, she gets A Day in the Limelight episode.
  • Dude Magnet: When the Lovelove Bee was doing its thing, it just so happened to sting all four members of Andrew's posse, and Lotte just so happened to be the first girl they laid their eyes on. Subverted when the bee's magic wears off, though Frank still found her attractive, and even asked her on a date.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Offering Akko a ride to Luna Nova after some reluctance, which establishes her as kind and willing to reach out to those in need.
  • Eye Glasses: Her eyes fill up her whole glasses frame.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Akko and Sucy. This is especially true concerning the former. So much so that in "Yesterday", Lotte is brought to tears by the thought of Akko leaving, completely adrift without her.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted. Unlike her fellow red-headed friend Amanda, Lotte is a fairly even-tempered gal with orange hair.
  • Good Is Boring: She admits this is the reason she tolerates and even admires Akko's occasional tendencies to be a Jerkass, as she knows she's too even-tempered to ever really achieve anything memorable whereas Akko's passion can drive her to greatness.
  • Hair Decorations: Lotte wears a purple headband.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: Lotte kept her hairstyle the same from her youth.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She turns out to be only part human, as revealed in The Enchanted Parade.
  • The Heart: She's the emotional center of the main trio.
  • The Kirk: To Akko's McCoy and Sucy's Spock.
  • Losing the Team Spirit: After Akko pushes her buttons one too many times, and snaps at her before becoming sullen and decided to leave the Happy Time Project.
  • Meaningful Name: "Lotte" might be a short form of "Liselotte" or "Annelotte" meaning "Gracious" or "sweet", two traits that match Lotte. It can also be a short form of "Charlotte", which is a feminine French form of "Charles", which means "man" or "warrior"; however, this name is of Germanic origin, making it unlikely to refer to Lotte, who is Scandinavian.
  • Meganekko: A cute girl who wears Eye Glasses, making her look cuter.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Implied. "Pohjola's Ordeal" of the series shows her mother in the traditional Sami dress, while her father appears to be a Swede from his surname and Phenotype Stereotype.
  • Muggle–Mage Romance: The TV series reveals that Lotte is the daughter of a non-magical human father and a human mother whose occupation is being a witch who sells magic items.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Tove Jansson, the Finnish-Swedish creator of Moomin. Jansson is actually a pretty popular Swedish surname, but "Pohjola's Ordeal", Lotte's Day in the Limelight episode, is chock full of Moomin Shout Outs.
  • Nice Girl: A very sweet and kind girl.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When Akko rips up the sheet music to Lotte's ancestral song, Lotte gets so frustrated that she blows up in Akko's face, telling her to Get Out! of her room. The next time they meet up, Lotte is gloomy and more prone to speak her mind. Sucy lampshades the change after the first confrontation.
  • Out of Focus: Lotte ends up suffering this along with Sucy during the second cour of the series. The second cour of the series ends up focusing on Akko's quest to revive the Seven Enchanted Words, the backstory of Shiny Chariot, the introduction of Professor Croix, and characters like Diana, Amanda, and Constanze getting spotlight episodes. So Lotte and Sucy ended up finding themselves pushed more to the background.
  • Photographic Memory: At least in regards to the Night Fall series, a 365-volume epic which she seems to have completely memorized, down to random 10-digit numbers and chemical formulas. The only question in the associated quiz-show that takes her more than a millisecond to answer is "what is the species of the third flower in the botanical garden in the town of the author's mother's piano teacher's husband's father's favorite bakery?"
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Her glasses shine whenever she becomes angry or upset.
  • Ship Tease: The series hints that Frank likes her, and she appears to be considering him.
  • Shipper on Deck: She and Sucy jokingly shipped Akko with Andrew
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: While she wanted to start as friends with Frank, she did say that it's because she wants to take things slow before thinking about committing to a relationship. Lucky for Frank, as a Nice Guy who showed genuine attraction to her, dude has a pretty decent shot in the long term.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her surname is occasionally translated as "Yanson". Regardless of which one the creators intended, "Jansson" is the correct Swedish spelling.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: "Pohjola's Ordeal" shows that Lotte gets her physical looks from her mother, while she inherited her eye and hair color from her father.
  • Summon Magic: Her bread and butter are summoning fairies.
  • Token Good Teammate: The good-natured girl compared to her two more abrasive friends, Sucy and Akko.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Downplayed, but she interprets Edgar's advances on Belle as an attempt to get Arthur's attention.
  • Youthful Freckles: Has freckles on her face, giving her a young and innocent look.

    Sucy Manbavaran 

Sucy Manbavaran

Voiced by: Michiyo Murase (Japanese), Rachelle Heger (main series), Anastasia Munoz (Space Patrol Luluco) (English)

Appearances: Little Witch Academia | The Enchanted Parade | TV Series

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You are the definition of trouble.

A dark, creepy pale girl from the Philippines with a huge love for potions, especially poisons. She and Akko butt heads, but are also good friends. She is also Lotte and Akko's roommate.


  • Adaptational Jerkass: Sucy is much more cruel toward and exploitative of Akko and Lotte in the anime, even using them as a sacrifice for a gigantic deadly monster. Though in the manga prequel for the films, Sucy was pretty mean to Akko when they first met, including telling her to go pull a deadly mandrake out of a pot.note 
  • Ambiguously Gay: When Akko is about to kiss Sucy awake inside her mindscape, Dragon!Sucy (which is made up of all of her stray thoughts and inner desires) gets hearts in its eyes and becomes very sad when the Original Sucy denies Akko the kiss. It should also be noted that out of the main trio, Sucy is the only one who doesn't get Ship Tease with male characters. She also expressed no interest in any guys in "Bee Affection", unlike Akko and Lotte.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The blonde (purple hair) to Akko's brunette and Lotte's redhead.
  • Brutal Honesty: She tells everyone exactly what's on her mind and exactly how she sees things. In particular, she showed no restraint in telling Akko that she's not really being the best of friends to Lotte.
  • The Cameo: Makes an extended cameo in "The Mysterious Power's Trap" of Space Patrol Luluco.
  • Creepy Child: With her pale skin, deadpan expression and voice, and interests that most people would find disturbing, she clearly gives off this vibe.
  • Creepy Monotone: She speaks in a morose and raspy monotone, which adds to her generally unsettling nature.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Sucy has some pretty visible dark circles under her eyes, further enhancing her creepy demeanor.
  • Custom Uniform: As you can see, the length of her dress extends all the way past the floor. She's the only character seen wearing this type of uniform.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Prone to making witty remarks while wearing the exact same emotionless and gloomy expression.
  • Demoted to Extra: Hit brutally with this in the latter half of the series. While Lotte at least gets a few bits of a spotlight, Sucy's lucky to even get more than a few lines per episode.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her introduction in the anime has her using her potions against Akko, such as bringing a bird doll to life to peck her eye and turn ropes into snakes. She does this while not saying anything and maintaining a straight face, cementing her status as a stoic but mischievous prankster.
  • Evil Albino: Not quite evil, but has a darker (and more poisonous) motif than the rest of her group.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: From the Philippines and is studying at Britain-based Luna Nova.
  • The Gadfly: In "Bee Affection", she releases a "Lovelove Bee", which causes people to fall in love. She says she just wanted to mess with Akko.
  • Goth: An aloof, sarcastic girl who is notably the only one amongst her friends drawn with makeup, with an interest in creepy things that disgust the rest of her classmates.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: A creepy, aloof girl attending a European school for witches-in-training and an expert in magical poisons.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • A trip into her mind reveals that, despite being snarky, cold, and sometimes even antagonistic towards Akko, Sucy considers their meeting a cherished memory.
    • She is seen doing meditation and yoga in "Blue Moon", which is the first time Sucy is seen having any hobbies that aren't related to potions or fungi.
    • The versions of her she sends to the guillotine in "Akko's Adventure in Sucyworld", the episode that takes place in her mind are stray thoughts and impulses, the process of killing them or letting them live is similar to the workings of the Freudian Super Ego. In other words, for her otherworldly trickster witch facade, she has a fairly mundane set of values and scruples.
    • When she overhears Hannah and Barbara make fun of her and her teammates (calling her "Creepy Sucy" in particular), Sucy cracks her neck several times. This shows that, for all her aloofness and snarkiness towards her friends, she won't tolerate others making fun of them. Furthermore, this could also hint that Sucy may care how others think of her, at least to a degree.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Sucy will use her friends (especially Akko) for her experiments and snark at them whenever she wants, but if someone else does any of these things, she won't stand for it. For example, overhearing Hannah and Barbara (who are Akko's main bullies) make fun of her and her team is enough to get her to crack her neck in irritation.
  • It Amused Me: Will cause chaos and hurt others if it means she can get something out of it and/or alleviate her boredom.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sucy is more than willing to use her friends (usually Akko) for her experiments, but cares about them just the same.
  • Lady of Black Magic: A witch-in-training knowledgeable in magical poisons and the most malicious in her group. Despite her young age, her aloof and calm demeanor makes her fit this more than Black Magician Girl.
  • Loving Bully: She likes to pick on Akko, but it's shown that Akko is very close to her heart.
  • Mad Scientist: She's the magical equivalent of a mad scientist. She loves coming up with new potions and poisons, then testing them out on unsuspecting victims, mostly her friends. Her Establishing Character Moment is her trapping Akko and Lotte in a net as bait for a cockatrice so that she can steal one of its feathers as an ingredient for her newest potion.
  • Makeup Is Evil: The meanest in her group of friends, and the one drawn with makeup.
  • Master Poisoner: Her potion knowledge makes her pretty deadly. She tosses her concoctions into a minotaur's mouth, which causes it to melt from the inside out and through the floor. Said minotaur had overpowered Hannah, Barbara, Akko, and even Diana.
  • Me's a Crowd: Her inner thought world is populated entirely by Sucys who represent various aspects of her personality.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Her name derives from "mambabarang", a dark sorcerer in the Cebuano language in the Philippines. Also doubles as a Bilingual Bonus.
    • A possible (if reaching) example, but the "Mamba" part of her name could refer to the venomous snake, befitting her fixation with poisons.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Sucy has a row of shark-like teeth, perhaps to enhance her morally dubious character.
  • Nerves of Steel: Not a single one of the monsters she has faced has fazed her for a second, even when they're about to eat her.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She's very much interested in dangerous potions, mushrooms, dark magic, and, in general, her interest is piqued by nearly anything sufficiently unpleasant to everyone else. In the series, she enjoys the foul-smelling fumes given off by a potion, and she's downright giddy at the prospect of being eaten by and passing through the digestive tract of a ghost.
  • Number of the Beast: The Original Sucy's room number within Sucy's mindscape is 666.
  • Out of Focus: Sucy ends up suffering this along with Lotte during the second cour of the series. The second cour ends up focusing on Akko's quest to revive the Seven Enchanted Words, the backstory of Shiny Chariot, the introduction of Professor Croix, and characters like Diana, Amanda, and Constanze getting spotlight episodes. So Lotte and Sucy ended up finding themselves pushed more to the background.
  • Parental Abandonment: Word of God has stated that she was abandoned as a baby in front of an orphanage with nothing but a bottle of poison. It is the only thing Sucy has of her birth parents, and her reason for being at Luna Nova is to trace its origins in hopes of finding them.note  invoked
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers her right eye.
  • Playing with Syringes: Her hobby is experimenting with potions and the like on people, usually Akko.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Prone to giving these when pulling a prank or seeing the chaos of one of her pranks unravel. Also sported when she melted the minotaur in the film.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Indicator that she's dangerous.
  • Sadist: She likes pulling pranks that can potentially harm people and seemed pretty amused at putting Akko and Lotte's lives on the line with the cockatrice. The film also has her giggling after one of her poisons melted the minotaur through the ground.
  • Shipper on Deck: She and Lotte jokingly shipped Akko with Andrew.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Her antics is a source of constant humor (usually at Akko's expense). Once Cerebus Syndrome hits, Sucy fades from the narrative fast.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is her last name "Manbavaran" or "Mambabarang"?
  • The Spock: To Lotte's Kirk and Akko's McCoy.
  • The Stoic: Sucy rarely emotes and almost always has a flat affect and tone, unless something happens to tickle her fancy, which is usually anything morbid.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Aloof and sarcastic, but does have a soft spot for her closest friends.
  • Tareme Eyes: She has rather droopy eyes, whose lids are more often than not lowered, giving her a rather unamused look most the time.
  • Token Evil Teammate: The closest thing to one the series has.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Implied. She carries around mushrooms, compliments a mushroom dish she ate in "The Fountain", has mushrooms pop up in her A Day in the Limelight in "Akko's Adventure in Sucyworld", and is shown drinking a mushroom-flavored drink.
  • The Trickster: In spades, she enjoys playing tricks on people (mostly Akko). She says it herself:
    "There is nothing more fun than messing with you, Akko."
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: She stores her magic wand in her chest area, despite being apparently flat as a board.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Akko doesn't much like that she's constantly used for experiments, and Sucy doesn't like that Akko likes to be at the forefront of operations. Despite this, they still hang out together. In the series, it's implied that most of the reason Sucy hangs out with Akko is that Akko will inevitably screw up and something funny will happen.
  • Wicked Witch: A rare heroic example of this. She's a witch like everyone else. However, she is the only student that really gives creepy vibes and is obsessed with potions.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has light pinkish-purple hair.

    Diana Cavendish 

Diana Cavendish

Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa (Japanese), Laura Post (English)

Appearances: Little Witch Academia | The Enchanted Parade | TV Series

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A haughty, stuck up girl from Great Britain who is out to prove the greatness of witches and has no time for nonsense. Still, she is not nearly as mean as she acts and might have more in common with Akko than either would care to admit.


  • Academic Alpha Bitch: She's well-known for being the best student in the Wizarding School and sees magic as a noble art, in contrast to Akko, who wants it to be fun. She has some Hidden Depths, though, and saves Akko at the end of the first film. She also has more alpha bitch tendencies in the movies than in the series.
  • The Ace: An incredibly intelligent and powerful witch capable of spells even witches several times her senior are incapable of. On the flip side, though, this does lead to rash decisions and thinking she knows what's best.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: Quite literally in the TV series. She is stung by a bee that causes her to fall in love with the first person she sees, and the first thing she sees is Akko, and she immediately falls for her. When Diana is stung a second time, she sees a reflection of herself and falls in love with herself. She goes back to normal once the bee is killed.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the films, Diana is an Academic Alpha Bitch who acts prejudiced against Akko for being from a muggle family, never misses a chance to berate her for lack of skill when it comes to magic, and refuses to help her when there's nothing for her to gain. In the TV, Diana is helpful to the other students and a very hard worker when it comes to learning magic, while her criticisms of Akko comes from a genuine (if slightly condescending) desire that she be a better student.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: The films and TV series differ in her portrayal. In the films, she's more prone to causing accidents and is easily more flustered by Akko's antics. In the TV series, she's more well-put together and is hard to fluster, most likely due to the slower pacing slowly revealing the Hidden Depths she harbors.
  • Adorkable: Closet Geek aside, she gets very bashful when the Lovelove Bee makes her fall in love with Akko.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: A line from Andrew implies she was ostracized for being a Shiny Chariot fan when she was younger:
    Andrew: "As I recall, you were preoccupied with some strange magic… The other children thought it was creepy and kept their distance."
  • Ambiguously Gay: When she was stung by the Lovelove Bee, she confessed to Akko under its influence. As with the other victims of the bee's effects, there might be a grain of truth to her confession. In addition, she acts like a Tsundere to Akko in "Intellect and Sensibility" during their broom ride and official art from staff members detailing the broom ride shows Diana blushing due to Akko hugging her. And like Sucy, Diana has not expressed any interest in males.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Like Akko, she's a fan of Shiny Chariot, and towards the end of the series, Diana has gotten to wield the Shiny Rod a few times herself most notably when she got to join Akko in unleashing the final Shiny Arc to save the world in the finale.
  • Badass Bookworm: She has intimate knowledge of every text Luna Nova uses, to the point of even correcting a teacher, and is capable of reading witch text that is quite beyond her years. In "Pact of the Dragon", she interprets a contract written up in the ancient Dragonese language, something no professor has been able to do for 1,000 years.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The blonde to Hannah's redhead and Barbara's brunette.
  • Blue Blood: The Cavendish family are descendants of one of the Nine Olde Witches and have ties to the Hanbridges, another aristocrat family. Their family estate is also, by all appearances, a castle. Not only that but it has its own, smaller, Philosopher's Stone.
  • Blue Oni, Red Oni: She's collected and rational, while Akko is passionate and reckless. They even happen to be often associated with colors matching these roles.
  • Break the Haughty: A light example as Diana isn't overly mean or boastful, but she clearly thinks she knows best and that she can do whatever she wants. In the films, she tends to cause more problems than she solves, though.
  • British Stuffiness: Especially in the TV series. She's quite a serious, coolheaded young lady and seems to find the more boisterous characters (i.e. Akko, Amanda, etc.) annoying.
  • Brutal Honesty: Will state her opinion without mincing her words.
  • Catch a Falling Star: Stops Akko from falling to her death in both the first film and "Don't Stop Me Now". Akko returns the favor in the finale.
  • Character Development: She isn't the nicest to Akko at first, but ends up being very good friends by "Intellect and Sensibility". Their friendship gets quite a bit bigger throughout "Yesterday" and "Changing at the Edge of the World" to the point where in "Changing at the Edge of the World", Diana cries at the thought of Akko dying.
  • Characterization Marches On: The films portrayed Diana as a more snobbish Academic Alpha Bitch who would go out of her way to insult Akko for her lack of talent. The TV series tones this down, instead portraying her more as The Stoic and borderline Stealth Mentor to Akko. Instead of being catty, Diana tends to lean more into the Brutal Honesty territory when criticizing Akko.
  • The Chosen Wannabe: Diana's mother encouraged her to find the Words of Arcturus so she could build a bright future for magic and the Cavendish family. Unfortunately for her, the Claiomh Solais/Shiny Rod, the key to unlocking the Words, chose Akko as its wielder. That being said, it's more than implied she actually is the chosen one to carry on the altruistic Cavendish legacy and is even acknowledged by family founder Beatrix Cavendish herself.
  • Closet Geek: For a witch who claims to ensure above such nonsense as Shiny Chariot and her magic shows, she does seem to possess a lot of knowledge about her. This is because she used to attend her shows when she was younger, going as far as taking international travel just watch her idol.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Seems to see herself like this when it comes to Akko and her friends. She doesn't specifically dislike the girls and their quirks, and in fact often seems concerned about them and willing to bail them out of trouble, but is not shy about calling them dangerous, untalented idiots. She's kinda right.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Once she and Akko begin to get a better understanding of one another and grow closer, she starts smiling a lot more often and showing more genuine care towards Akko's well-being and development as a witch. Sucy even lampshades that "she's grown soft".
  • Deuteragonist: As the TV series continues, Diana's importance grows more and more, being only second to the protagonist Akko.
  • Didn't See That Coming: This, she argues, is the reason she finds Akko so interesting. Diana comes in, expecting things to go a certain way... and then Akko shows up and everything goes freakin' ballistic.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Downplayed, yet something she has in common to Akko at times when it comes to her pride as a skilled student.
  • Disappeared Dad: More like non-existent dad. He is never seen or mentioned at any point, and we know that the family butler acted as a father figure for her.
  • Disappointed in You: In "Yesterday", Diana tells Ursula that she is more disappointed in Ursula/Chariot for abandoning Akko in her time of need than when Ursula/Chariot stole her magic.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In both the first film and the TV series' first episode, during Chariot's show, you can see her in the audience for a brief moment.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Flawlessly answering a high-level question in class, which immediately establishes her as The Ace.
  • Exact Words: When she reads Akko's fortune in astrology class, she tells her that she's going to depart from the school. The class immediately assumes this means she'll be expelled, but it's actually inevitable no matter what happens. Even if she isn't expelled, the alternative is graduating which would also require leaving the school. When Akko hits the Despair Event Horizon due to The Reveal about her idol — who was her reason for attending Luna Nova — Akko does leave the school and goes missing.
  • Family Honor:
    • The reason why she takes studying magic so seriously. She wants to uphold the dignity of the Witch race, especially her own, as she is a pureblood witch who can trace her family back since before the Norman Conquest.
    • When push came to shove and at the moment she would adopt the family legacy by performing the ritual during the Venus Eclipse, Diana chooses to save her aunt and cousins instead, missing the opportunity. They might have tried to pilfer the family treasure and impede her from performing the ceremony, but they're her only living family, and the Cavendish family legacy entails helping anyone in need, even enemies.
  • Foil:
    • To Akko. Akko is a Genki Girl with no prior experience in magic because she is a normal human girl and openly idolizes Shiny Chariot, while Diana is a serious young lady who is The Ace in magic and comes from a 1500-year-old family of witches and claims to believe that Shiny Chariot was an insult to all witches.
    • The second season of the TV series even tries to imply both she and Akko are a foil to Croix and Chariot regarding the Shiny Rod. While Croix grew to dislike Chariot for the Shiny Rod choosing her over Croix, Diana, at least at first, was jealous of Akko inheriting it, until she came to the realization it was better off in Akko's hands than hers.
  • A Friend in Need: She is the one who ultimately finds and helps Akko when Akko needs help most in "Yesterday".
  • Generation Xerox: Diana and Akko's relationship, dynamic, and school performance heavily mirrors what Croix and Chariot once had in their Luna Nova days. For the final episode, both are even outfitted with the same white Custom Uniforms their predecessors often wore in the past.
  • Grudging "Thank You": When her family dispute is solved and they are on their way home, Diana murmurs a barely audible "Thank You" to Akko for coming after her. After a Beat, Akko screams in utter surprise and asks Diana to say it again, but she refuses to repeat it.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: She has tea-green highlights in her platinum blonde hair.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Diana has platinum blonde hair and is shown to be a selfless, compassionate person in spite of her haughtiness.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: She has the same wavy long hair with bangs swept to the left since she was a child.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Diana and her Missing Mom both have wavy mid-back length platinum blonde hair with bangs swept to the left.
  • Heroic Lineage: Beatrix the Sage, one of the Nine Old Witches who founded Luna Nova and also the first Cavendish witch, thus making Diana her descendant.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • For someone who is so haughty and comes from a prominent family, Diana doesn't flaunt her status, nor does she join in on teasing and bullying Akko.note 
    • Diana tries to take responsibility for her mistakes and is frequently shown to be disappointed when she isn't able to tell people who actually achieved "her" accomplishments, i.e. saving the Jennifer Memorial Tree in "Papiliodia". When she can't tell someone the truth, she'll make up for it later on, as seen with her saving Akko from falling in "Don't Stop Me Now" and declaring her debt "repaid."
    • If the mirror in "What You Will" is meant to show one's inner desires, then it's implied that Diana wishes she could be more laid-back and open with her emotions. This is outright confirmed in "Yesterday".
  • I Hate Past Me: It's eventually revealed that this is part of the reason why Diana initially disliked Akko so much. Akko's love of Shiny Chariot and claims that just believing is enough to be a witch reminded Diana of herself as a child, who didn't have any respect for the hard work and commitment learning magic actually required.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Her blue eyes establish her as haughty and untouchable, especially in early episodes.
  • Impoverished Patrician: The Cavendish family's assets have been on a decline because Diana's evil aunt, who is supposed to be the acting head, is busy selling off the family's artifacts to fund her lifestyle.
  • Informed Attractiveness: She's alleged quite the beauty.
  • Irony: In astrology class, Diana prophecies that Akko will end up leaving Luna Nova. Some episodes later, Diana herself departs from the school before Akko has a chance to, and she, in fact, goes after Diana in an effort to bring her back.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She often comes off as intimidating, proud, or cold, but she also has some moments of niceness in the shorts. One where she saves Akko and tries to dismiss it, and the other by saving the child gang leader and trying to keep him safe:
    "You don't need to thank me. It's simply my duty to evacuate the students safely."
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Her lectures toward Akko being reckless and not taking magic seriously can come off as condescending, but she isn't entirely wrong about the arguments and points she makes.
    • Sort of played with after "Orange Submariner", as Akko has actually started to take her studies seriously and even trains with Ursula every day after school, but Diana keeps talking her down every time she gets the chance. Even her observation in "What You Will" that Akko has a tendency to give up when she doesn't get what she wants is not entirely correct as Akko is generally pretty determined and only starts getting discouraged when failures piles up, something Diana can't understand because she never fails and even luck is generally on her side.
  • The Lancer: To Akko during the finale. She's the first one to voice her support of Akko's idea to stop the missile and flies the broom during the battle in the sky. She also takes down the missile together with Akko.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: She's a Jerkass in the films, but her status as Alpha Bitch seems to be more in Akko's perception of her in the TV series, as her Girl Posse fit the bill better than she herself does. She comes from a long line of master witches. As a result, she is a Perfectionist who acts stuck up, takes pride in being better than the other witches in training, has her own Girl Posse, and acts condescending to those she feels are unworthy of the title with cold disrespect. However, deep inside, she is really caring, wants what's the best for the witches, and is a Closet Geek like Akko. When she makes mistakes, she usually owns up to it and tries to take responsibility as opposed to Akko, who shrugs her mistakes off with a simple "It's not my fault". She also has gone out of her way to save Akko twice.
  • Meaningful Name: "Diana" is derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine". This Diana comes from a famous family of witches and she is the resident Ace of Luna Nova.
  • Mystical White Hair: She has platinum blonde hair and is a witch.
  • Narcissist: Parodied when she gets stung by a Lovelove Bee and then looks into a mirror, literally falling in love with her own reflection. Though, as with the other temporary magical infatuations, there's probably a grain of truth to it.
  • Not So Different: She and Akko are actually quite similar, despite initial differences. Both have a "look before they leap" attitude, look up to Shiny Chariot, and attended Luna Nova because it was Shiny Chariot's school. They both also share the same passion and love for magic, though Diana does keep her feelings for it subdued. "Yesterday" goes into more detail. Both had their magic stolen by the Dream Fuel Spirit and realized that their idol is not whom they perceived her to be.
  • Not So Stoic: Diana usually appears very collected, be it when she's displaying her magical knowledge or berating Akko for her shenanigans, but...
    • When she tries to guilt trip the faerie workers to accepting their current standards of living and Akko calls her out as a condescending aristocrat who can't relate with others just struggling to get by, she's seen shaking in anger. It's one of the few times something Akko says actually gets under Diana's skin and shuts down her lecturing.
    • After she's had a little heart to heart with Akko about the Cavendish legacy and her own dreams, teary-eyed Akko grabs Diana's hand and tells her just how much she believes in Diana, while invading her personal space and while Diana looks very taken aback and unsure how to react to Akko's sudden encouragement.
  • Ojou: She is from a 1500-year-old family of witches that both have a large influence in the magical world and access to knowledge even the faculty of Luna Nova does not know. She's very careful to live up to that noble heritage, in both behavior and achievement.
  • The Only One: Her pursuit of magic stems from the fact that she's the only remaining member of her family that cares about the Cavendish family name and legacy. As such, her excelling at the practice is due to not only her own desires but also because she had to. She began just like Akko did after watching the Shiny Chariot exhibition, only that she had to put her whims aside when her parents died, forcing her to grow up and adopt her characteristic personality.
  • Parental Abandonment: She lost her parents at a young age. Her mother likely to illness; her father unknown.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: A blonde, blue-eyed Brit.
  • Plant Person: According to Word of God, her eventual fate when she passes on years from now. Like her ancestor, Beatrix, her powerful magical ability will cause her to turn into a tree. invoked
  • Preppy Name: The Cavendish family is a real noble house in the UK.
  • Privileged Rival:
    • Akko sees her as this. On top of being extremely talented, Diana is also the heiress to an old noble family. Diana herself mostly sees Akko as an Unknown Rival.
    • In the first film, she gets upset with Hannah and Barbara for being afraid in the dungeon, saying that because they are witches, they should be the ones instilling fear instead.
    • This is the reason why she's so against the Witch Parade in both the traditional form and in Akko's "Happy Time Project". On one hand, they're upholding a tradition that's done nothing but demean witches for centuries. On the other hand, going all out on special effects and making witches marketable seems like they're putting on the equivalent to a minstrel show for muggle entertainment.
  • Proper Lady: She is The Stoic Ojou of an old noble family of witches, speaks in Keigo, has proper manners, and proves to be Wise Beyond Her Years.
  • The Proud Elite: Diana is certainly very proud of her heritage and has the sophistication and mannerisms of an aristocrat, which, upon first impressions, make her seem cold and arrogant. As the series goes on, though, it's made clear that Diana is a very caring and kind individual who only acts cold and arrogant because A) she's the heir to an ancient house of witches (so she's expected to behave a certain way in public) and B) she feels that Akko doesn't truly appreciate magic as an art and lifestyle (which she is right about, to a degree).
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Diana is often shown to be very proud of her heritage.
  • Public Hater, Private Fan: Is this towards Chariot, trying to hide what a big fan she was of her as much as possible.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has waist-length hair in some scenes of the films.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She gives a light one to Ursula/Chariot after she finds out that the latter left Akko's side when Akko needed her most.
  • The Reliable One: Given her talent and maturity, she is seen as a dependable person by her peers and teachers.
  • The Rival: To Akko. Funnily enough, though, Akko is horribly outclassed by Diana. However, Diana actually likes that Akko is always challenging her, so she will go out of her way to antagonize her.
  • Save the Villain: She could've gone on and done the ritual to become the head of her family. However, her aunt and cousins ended up trespassing on the ritual grounds while trying to stop her and would've been turned into trees as punishment. Despite their actions, Diana ultimately forgoes the ritual to save them. After all, she may not like them, but they are family.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Savvy Girl to Akko's Energetic Girl.
  • Skunk Stripe: Thanks to the Hair Color Dissonance, she has tea-green highlights in her platinum blonde hair.
  • So Proud of You: She is touched to the core by Akko, who came to her family estate to personally bring her back to Luna Nova with little more than the clothes on her back.
  • Sparkling Stream of Tears: As she's flying away from Luna Nova.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Downplayed. Diana is a beautiful young lady, but she's not overly tall, standing at around 5'6". That said, she is the tallest amongst blue, red, and green team.
  • Stealth Insult: Played with. When Akko confronts her for leaving the Academy by arguing that she won't stand to lose her rival, Diana tells Akko that she never considered her a rival. Akko takes it as an insult, assuming that Diana means that she was beneath notice. Diana, in turn, reveals that she never sought to antagonize Akko and she doesn't consider their relationship a "rivalry".
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Diana and her mother have fair skin and platinum blonde hair with tea-green highlights.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Diana is haughty, prideful, and at times arrogant. However, she has a strong sense of duty and is concerned with Akko's safety.
  • Teen Genius: She's capable of easily doing magic that more senior witches have difficulty with. The teachers of Luna Nova will actually consult her in magic and Akko at one point mentions that when it comes to learning magic Luna Nova has nothing to offer Diana.
  • Think Nothing of It: Her usual reaction whenever someone praises her or thanks her for helping is to brush off the compliments.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Discussed. "Intellect and Sensibility" reveals that The Ace Diana, who is able to perform feats of extraordinary difficult magic, was once unable to cast simple spells as a child. With the reveal in "Things We Said Today" that Chariot was harvesting Dream Fuel Energy - and by extension severely handicapping her audiences ability to use magic - at her shows, which Diana was shown to have attended, Diana losing her magical abilities as a child is almost certainly tied to that event. In which case, her taking this level in badass was foreshadowing that what Chariot did isn't totally irreparable.
  • Tritagonist: In addition to Akko's journey and Ursula's backstory, the main plot also allocates much focus on Diana's relationship with Akko and her own investigation on the Grand Triskellion, especially on the second course.
  • True Blue Femininity: She's a Proper Lady from a prestigious family of witches, has Icy Blue Eyes and wears a Luna Nova uniform with a blue sash, blue-trimmed hat and shoes. In "Bee Affection", she wears a blue dress at Andrew's party.
  • True Companions: In spite of them appearing to be riding hear coattails, Hanna and Barbera consider her a dear friend and are visibly hurt by her leaving the academy.
  • Tsundere: A platonic one for Akko (maybe) and her friends, as she comes off as condescending towards them but also sometimes shows concern and appreciation. Moments include:
    • The climax of The Enchanted Parade, when she cheers for them to beat the monster only to shut herself up quickly and blushes about it.
    • Her specifically stopping by to tell them that they're still terrible witches, even if they can cast magical spells more powerful than hers. That might be as close to a "well done" as she can manage.
    • She refuses to repeat her "Thank You" towards Akko when the latter can't believe she just heard Diana say that.
  • Tsurime Eyes: She has narrow, upwards arching eyes, signifying her noble upbringing, dignity and pride. They occasionally shift to Tareme Eyes when she softens up and grows closer to Akko, although they remain Tsurime most of the time.
  • The Unchosen One: Slips into this role late in the series. After coming to grips with the fact that she was NOT chosen to wield the Shiny Rod, Diana takes it upon herself to help out Akko in whatever way she can.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: In the first film, neither she nor her teammates utter so much as a word of thanks to the red team for saving them from the minotaur, something that Akko points out irritably.
  • Unknown Rival: When Akko tries to talk Diana out of leaving Luna Nova on the basis she can't just lose her rival, Diana claims she never saw Akko as such. However, when her knowledge about the Words or Arcturus and the Triskelion is brought up right after, she tells Akko that restoring the golden era of magic is all up to her now, because despite everything Diana's discovered, achieved and wished for, in the end the Shiny Rod chose Akko, not her.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: With the best intentions (but no small amount of pride), Diana has a tendency to cause magical catastrophes before thinking carefully throughout the films and the anime series.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She used to be cheery and downright adorable as a child. Then she lost her mother...
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Once most of Diana and Akko's animosity towards one another goes away and both girls admit how much they respect the other's strengths, their bickering becomes more playful.
  • What You Are in the Dark:
    • She could have left her evil aunt and cousins for dead and become head of her house with no one but Akko being none the wiser, but doesn't hesitate to save them instead.
    • A smaller moment happens in "Yesterday". After Diana tells Chariot that she has already figured out her identity, Chariot reveals to her what happened during the magic show where she used Dream Fuel Spirit, a.k.a. the same magic show Diana went to all those years ago which drained her magic. Judging by her shock and distraught expression, Diana clearly has other questions in mind, but refocuses back on Akko and her whereabouts. Even though Diana has every right to ask Chariot about the consequences of that action, she puts Akko above her own curiosity.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Aside from some impulsive decisions and actions, she's definitely a lot more mature and calm compared to other characters her age, has knowledge that even advanced witches don't know, and can cast magic on the same level as her professors and more. The death of her parents, being the only legitimate Cavendish heir, and having her magic crippled as a child most likely has a lot to do with this.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Diana fully supports Akko and moves her to continue the ideals that Shiny Chariot inspired them to live by.
  • You Are What You Hate: She surmises that her reason for leaving Luna Nova could have been at least partially because she wanted to gain distance between herself and Akko, because she couldn't stand how Akko was able to be so open and carefree about her idol and her dreams, while Diana had those same feelings but had to keep them hidden.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She has Grade A with her Luna Nova Academy uniform and thigh-high boots.

    Amanda O'Neill 

Amanda O'Neill

Voiced by: Arisa Shida (Japanese), Marianne Miller (English)

Appearances: The Enchanted Parade | TV Series

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A feisty Irish-American witch. In The Enchanted Parade, she is tasked with helping Akko and her friends organize the annual Witch parade. In the anime, she and her roommates befriend Akko and end up participating in the series hijinks.


  • The Ace: Invoked. She could easily be the very best broom rider at school, but her tendency to show off doesn't earn her any favors.
  • Action Girl: A witch who loves being adventurous and doing all she can to rebel or spice things up. She also wins the sword duel with Appleton Academy's Louis (the son of the minister of defense).
  • Anime Hair: Even among the rest of her fellow students, her hair stands out.
  • Bifauxnen: Her disguise as an academy boy, with slicked-back hair and the uniform suit, looks sharp indeed.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The Thin one to Constanze's Short and Jasminka's Big.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The redhead to Jasminka's blonde and Constanze's brunette.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar: The reason she got in trouble in The Enchanted Parade was because she attempted to steal a priceless artifact. She even had a Spy Catsuit.
  • Dance Battler: In "Amanda O'Neill and the Holy Grail", her gymnastic Broom dancing style is very useful in a duel.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: She's pretty good as a witch, going third in the broomstick race and she has a very short skirt compared to the other characters, though not as short as Akko's.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Frequently appears in the series but is the main character with Akko in "Amanda O'Neill and the Holy Grail".
  • Delinquents: She committed petty thievery in the film and does all sorts of things just to break the rules.
  • Eagleland: She's an Irish-American student. In The Enchanted Parade she's a bit cool and aloof and was introduced after she got in trouble for trying to steal from the magic school's vaults, but gets along well with her fellow "problem students" and has no qualms helping Akko out when they're put in charge of putting together the titular parade. Her TV series portrayal depicts her as a feisty rebel who likes to go by her own rules and causes trouble simply because she's bored. However, she's very protective of her friends and will jump at the first chance to help them, no questions asked.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Hannah definitely does, after the former saw her wearing a suit.
  • Expy: She is one to Ryuko, being a rough-and-tumble, fanservice-y tomboy with a bright red streak in her Boyish Short Hair. It certainly helps that Little Witch Academia was also made by Studio Trigger.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: In "Amanda O'Neill and the Holy Grail", Amanda sticks with Luna Nova simply to have more adventures with Akko.
  • Fiery Redhead: Has orange/red hair and a feisty personality.
  • Fighting Irish: A brash, tough-talking Irish-American young lady who won't hesitate when challenged to a fight.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Shown to be able to fight without using her magic in "Amanda O'Neill and the Holy Grail" when she's challenged to a sword duel (where her opponent Louis does taunt that she might as well use magic since she's hopeless). She utterly humiliates him.
  • Foil To Diana. Both are talented broom flyers, come from a wealthy family, are jerks with hearts of gold, and have a vitriol-like relationship with Akko. However, the proper and responsible Diana came to Luna Nova to make sure her family's reputation remained polished, while the brash and rule-breaking Amanda was forced to coming to Luna Nova by her parents and acts out as a result.note  While Amanda manages to work out her differences with Akko almost immediately, Diana doesn't get around to it until the series is almost over.
  • Friendly Rival: There are times when she acts like this with Akko, although unlike Diana they do not seem to consider themselves rivals as such.
  • It Amused Me: Played with. During her focus episode, she frequently states that she wants to quit the academy because she argues that she's mostly driven by her own amusement and the conformity and rules imposed on her go against her principles; later, her adventure with Akko makes her realize that the academy is worth it because Akko is there. Akko herself tells her that she will not abide to Amanda quitting either.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Amanda is brash, rude, and breaks rules on a near-daily basis. But she's loyal and compassionate to her friends.
  • The Last DJ: Gets poor marks despite being a very talented witch, because she just won't play by the rules. When called on this by Akko she makes it clear that this is a point of pride for her.
  • Lovable Rogue: Amanda is a trouble-making witch with a genuine heart of gold.
  • Meaningful Name: While it's disputed, "O'Neill" may mean "descendant of the passionate". And boy is she passionate.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She use to be in a Spy Catsuit and also likes dancing. There's also lots of showing of her legs and thighs.
  • Multicolored Hair: The top part of her hair is orange while the lower part is red.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Red hair and green eyes to suit her Irish-American background.
  • The Reliable One: She is always there to support her friends unconditionally, regardless of whether it's a good or bad idea.
  • Scenery Censor: When her act transitions from gymnastic (turning midair swings) to her pole-dancing, the animators turn her spinning body into a smear/blur.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Her dancing is very similar to pole-dancing and can come off as mildly seductive.
  • She's Got Legs: Amanda is a dancer, in addition to being a thief, and her design doesn't fail to show off her nimble, lithe legs.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Orange/red hair with light green eyes. She also becomes one of the most important characters in the sequel film and TV series.
  • Spy Catsuit: Wore a catsuit during her thieving days.
  • Stock Foreign Name: Her surname is "O'Neill", suggesting she is of Irish-American descent.
  • Tsurime Eyes: She has narrow, upwards arching eyes.
  • Undying Loyalty: No matter what happens, Amanda will always pull through for her friends and help them in any way she can.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: In "Amanda O'Neill and the Holy Grail", she dresses up as a boy to infiltrate a boy's high school.

    Constanze Amalie von Braunschbank-Albrechtsburger 

Constanze Amalie von Braunschbank-Albrechtsburger

Voiced by: Rie Murakawa (Japanese), Jennifer Alyx (English)

Appearances: The Enchanted Parade | TV Series

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A short, German studentnote  who landed in hot water for smuggling technology into school, tinkering with it, and later attempting to sell it.


  • Ambiguous Disorder: Even putting aside her being mute, she's shown to have terrible communication skills and is obsessed with her work over everything else.
  • Badass Adorable: Out of all her peers, Constanze displays by far the most direct combat ability with her arsenal of Magitek weaponry, which includes Shotguns, SMGs and Rocket Launchers.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Her eyebrows are noticeably thicker than the other girls.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The Short one to Amanda's Thin and Jasminka's Big.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The brunette (dark blue) to Jasminka's blonde and Amanda's redhead.
  • Conspicuous Gloves: To emphasize her Gadgeteer Genius characteristic, Constanze is often drawn wearing heavy duty workman's gloves.
  • Cute Mute: Small and cute as a button, and it's heavily implied that she can't actually speak, given in "Stanship Take Off!" when she had to write on a blackboard to tell Akko she works alone. Later in the same episode, she has Stanbot ask one of the goblin chefs for a favor, but when rejected, she gesticulates, but cannot seem to say a word and gives up. She finally speaks in the last episode, getting one of the final lines of the series.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Stanship Take Off!" "StanShip of War" focuses on her.
  • Empty Eyes: Mixed in with Dull Eyes of Unhappiness due to her personality. Her eyes have no iris.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: In "Stanship Take Off!", Akko becomes a friend and (competition) partner to Constanze for the Wild Hunt.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She uses technology with her magic to create complex gadgets and machinery.
  • Germanic Depressives: She looks perennially gloomy and disinterested in anything that doesn't involve building stuff. "Stanship Take Off!" briefly shows a photo with her as a small child, already with a very grumpy expression on her face.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a big, red ribbon.
  • I Work Alone: Claims to believe this in "Stanship Take Off!", but grudgingly lets Akko work with her after the latter's persistence.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Mecha!: Her battle ship's Super Mode, Magical Warrior Grand Charion, is basically a Magitek-powered Super Robot.
  • Ironic Name: A variation. Constanze has the longest name out of the entire cast, and yet she's The Speechless.
  • Magitek: Constanze's hobby is mixing technology with the school's magic. However, it's not something she's supposed to do on school grounds, as muggle tech is forbidden there in the movies, and looked down upon by the traditionalist teachers in the TV series.
  • Muggles Do It Better: Downplayed, but the "tech" aspect of her magic generally allows her to bypass a lot of magic-related problems other witches face, such as her mechanical broom being unaffected by Sucy's poison sabotage in "Don't Stop Me Now", or "Pact of the Dragon" when her machines remain functional even when the Philosopher's Stone is gone.
  • Nice Hat: The red pirate-style hat she wears while piloting the StanShip.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite her general seriousness and impatience towards people getting in the way of her projects, "Stanship Take Off!" reveals that even Constanze thinks converting her ship into a Humongous Mecha is awesome.
  • Not So Different: To Akko, in terms of having a similar dedication and drive towards their respective passions.
  • Overly Long Name: Her mugshot had an additional bit of paper with the rest of her name taped on to the bottom of the nameplate she held. After (remarkably successfully) reading off her name during the relay race, Wangari lampshades that she is the "bane of announcers".
  • Perpetual Frowner: Constanze hardly smiles, with a frown being her default expression.
  • Pet the Dog: She gifts Akko a modified broom with a fan and a sail as a gesture of appreciation of having helped her during the Wild Hunt.
  • The Quiet One: Despite seemingly being a Cute Mute for nearly the entire series, she finally speaks a single line at the end of the finale.
  • Robot Buddy: Built one during the first Happy Time Project meeting, out of a laptop that resembles the original PlayStation. In the TV series, she builds the same buddy just before the Samhain Festival. His name is "Stan" (the middle syllable of her name). In "Stanship Take Off!", she has apparently about 20 or 30 of them in her secret underground lair.
  • Schizo Tech: Compared to Croix's Magitek, Constanze's tech tends to come off this way as a mix of 20th-century technology with a decided Steam Punk vibe, compared to Croix hyper-modern 21st-Century computer tech with Everything Is An I Pod In The Future aesthetics.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: Uses a Magitek shotgun to fight off dragons. The handle of her wand serves as the pump-action.
  • The Speechless: She never speaks in actual words, just cute grunts, hums, and gasps.
  • The Stoic: (Almost) never changes her frowning, grumpy expression.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Speaks a single word at the very end of "Changing at the Edge of the World".
  • Talking with Signs: Whenever she needs to communicate something that goes beyond grunts and gestures, she writes it down.
  • Weapon of Choice: Magitek-based firearms, contradictory to the wands that all the other witches prefer to use:
    • In The Enchanted Parade, she transforms her wand into a submachinegun reminiscent of the Walther MPL.
    • In "Pact of the Dragon", she transforms her wand into a pump-action shotgun to fend off the attacking dragons, and later on switches to a rocket launcher resembling an RPG-7.
    • In "Stanship Take Off!", she brandishes an MP5K with a 15-round magazine at an intruding Akko. Unlike the above examples, this particular weapon does not have any features from her wand at all, being drawn quite accurately.
  • When She Smiles: It's surprisingly very cute when she does.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has dark blue hair.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She has Grade B with her Luna Nova Academy uniform and knee-high boots.
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    Jasminka Antonenko 

Jasminka Antonenko

Voiced by: Reina Ueda (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)

Appearances: The Enchanted Parade | TV Series

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An all-around jolly witch student from Russianote  who gets into trouble for constantly snacking during class.


  • Big Eater: Never seen without something to munch on, usually crisps or candies. In fact, being on the parade planning committee is supposed to be her punishment for habitually stealing food. In the English dub, it's downgraded to eating during class.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The Big one out of the trio of her, Amanda (Thin) and Constanze (Short).
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The blonde (purplish pink) to Constanze's brunette and Amanda's redhead.
  • Closet Geek: When everyone else reacts to Constanze and Akko's Humongous Mecha with confused expressions, Jasminka thinks it's very cool.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Her eyes are rarely opened.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She has two long braids with bows.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears light red bows at the end of her pigtails.
  • Nice Girl: Aside from her appetite and her off-screen food theft, Jasminka's strongest trait is that she's an all-around sweetheart. She's not at all stingy with her supply of snacks in any case.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to the other named students, including her friends who've each gotten episodes focused on their character development, Jasminka has much fewer lines and less screentime.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Jasminka always has a smile on her face.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches to her waist.
  • Stout Strength: Can carry (the admittedly small) Constanze with just one arm while the other is firing a Magitek shotgun, hurl giant garbage bags full of magic potion sludge, and quickly use a big hand pump with little to nothing effort.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has mauve (purplish pink) hair.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She has Grade B with her Luna Nova Academy uniform and knee-high boots.

    Professor Ursula Callistis/"Shiny" Chariot du Nord 

Professor Ursula Callistis/"Shiny" Chariot du Nord

Voiced by: Noriko Hidaka (Japanese), Alexis Nichols (English)

Appearances: Little Witch Academia | The Enchanted Parade | TV Series

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Click here to see her as Shiny Chariot. 

One of the academy's professors, teaching Magical Astronomy/Astrology. In reality, she is the legendary witch known as Shiny Chariot, who inspired a young Akko into becoming a witch. While the regular world sees her as a grand witch, the magic world sees her as a joke. She's a Walking Spoiler, so all entries for this character are unmarked.


  • Absolute Cleavage: Her outfit as Shiny Chariot showed off her cleavage.
  • Adorkable: Played with. She's cute and sweet but comes off as awkward and timid at times. However, it's hinted that her clumsy side is an act. When she trips over the goblin, she first bobbles the books, then juggles them and then successfully catches them in a very dramatic and showy manner, only to hop forward and "fall" after she peeks back and sees the disapproving look of her senior. Then, in "Chariot of Fire", when she has to fight Croix's magic and isn't seen by anyone, she displays significant acrobatic proficiency.
  • Adrenaline Makeover: Exaggerated. Her Game Face involves losing the Nerd Glasses, stripping away her frumpy clothes to reveal a Spy Catsuit, and letting her magically dyed drab blue hair return to its normal fiery red.
  • All-Loving Heroine: As a child, her only desire was to bring joy to others with magical displays. As an adult, she is patient and kind with her students, especially with Akko, whom she takes a lot of time out of her day to personally tutor. And, as of "The Road to Arcturus", even after everything Croix pulled off specifically to hurt her, she fights tooth and nail to protect her old friend from the destructive rampage of her own creation.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Ursula is not a very popular teacher among the staff, and given her crippling self-hatred, she refuses to stick up for herself.
  • All Part of the Show: In The Enchanted Parade, when the sealed giant resurfaces during the Witch Parade, Ursula tricks the audience into thinking that it's part of an elaborate stage show to prevent mass panic.
  • Almighty Janitor: For a witch that ultimately just wants to perform in magic shows for families (and is despised by the magic world for that), and masquerades as a shy, demure teacher, she's way overpowered. "Chariot of Fire" and "The Road to Arcturus" show her enormous magic and physical capabilities, and keep in mind that in the latter, she was hit with Wagandia's Pollen and fought without the help of a Sorcerer's Stone, so she didn't even use the full extent of her powers.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Her relationship with Croix is loaded with romantic subtext. They were very close friends during their Luna Nova days, had several very emotionally intimate moments together (complete with hugging), and despite everything Croix has done, Chariot still doesn't hesitate to try and save her when the Noir Rod goes berserk. She's also quite distressed in the epilogue when Croix has to leave and gives a rather emotional farewell, complete with a rather wistful promise to wait for her return. It also doesn't hurt that Chariot's relationship with Croix is clearly meant to parallel Akko's own subtext-laden relationship with Diana, and unlike Akko, Chariot never shows any real interest in the opposite sex either.
  • The Atoner: Part of the reasoning for becoming Akko's mentor is to atone for her disastrous attempt to improve her own show with the Dream Fuel Spirit spell ten years ago. Deconstructed slightly, considering that she is less culpable for the events she wants to atone for.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Of the teachers, she's the only "young" one, as she's only in her 20s,note  meaning she's tasked with assignments her older colleagues don't want to do, citing their ages as an excuse. Even after Croix joins the faculty, Ursula is still younger than her by at least a year:
    Ursula: Being young is suffering.
  • Badass Teacher: Little Witch Academia, being set for the most part in a Wizarding School, comes naturally staffed with at least reasonably competent witch professors, but Professor Ursula definitely takes the cake for the measure of "most badass". She usually plays the part of a meek, soft-spoken educator, but she is still very athletic and skilled at magic in intense situations - when getting through Croix's obstacles, she dismantles all of them without much effort, and she effortlessly brawls giant monsters with her bare fists in defense of her students and Croix.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Downplayed. Her outfit as Shiny Chariot shows off her navel.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: In the series, she's usually very timid and non-confrontational, with both students and the other teachers. But at the end of "Orange Submariner", when the infamously domineering Professor Finneran tries to get Akko expelled (again), Ursula stands up for Akko, and aggressively berates Finneran for always being so harsh and unfair towards a student with no experience or background in magic. When there's no need to keep up the charade, she's also scarily powerful in combat, bordering on straight-up Magic Knight.
  • Broken Ace: Very talented, smart, and inhumanly athletic. However, she sometimes catches flak from fellow teachers, gets unwillingly involved in Akko's shenanigans, and constantly acts the weak and shy role. She also doesn't particularly respond positively whenever Akko mentions Shiny Chariot, suggesting something happened to make her give up that role. It's later revealed that ten years earlier, she used Croix's Dream Fuel Spirit magic in her stage performances, converting dreaming energy into mana, but that it resulted in long-lasting damage to the audience's ability to produce mana.
  • Brought Down to Normal: A consequence of the Dream Fuel Spirit magic which she used once on the audiences of her Shiny Chariot show in Japan. Furthermore, she suffered this herself after saving Akko from Wagandea's Pollen, losing her ability to fly.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She spends most of the series attempting to tell Akko that due to her mistakes, the girl was left devoid of magic powers. This is driven by the guilt she feels, which is further exacerbated by Akko's love and admiration for both her and her Shiny Chariot persona.
  • Catchphrase: "Never forget, a believing heart is your magic," back when she was a performer. Croix was the one who first said it to her.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She may not look it, but Chariot is actually super fit, capable of parkouring up vertical walls, swinging around stone axes that are a good ten times larger than she is and drop-kicking giant dragon-mechas in (temporary) submission. And as "The Road to Arcturus" shows, she does this with no magical enhancement whatsoever.
  • Clark Kenting: It's rather obvious Ursula is Chariot when you can see her eyes behind those Opaque Lenses. This gets even sillier when Akko makes an unscheduled visit to her room to talk about Shiny Chariot, sees her without glasses on, and neither recognizes her nor questions why she wasn't already wearing them.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: As Chariot, she has matching red hair and eyes.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Shiny Chariot wore a blue miniskirt.
  • Declaration of Protection: When Croix makes it clear that she's a threat to Akko, Chariot swears to do everything in her power to defend her from her once best friend. Later on, she ends up making a similar declaration for Croix herself when her Noir Rod begins to backfire.
  • Deuteragonist: Her backstory is one of the driving forces behind the plot, and her relationship with Akko is one of the focal points of the series.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Normally, Ursula meekly endures the ire of her senior coworker Finneran. However, when Finneran tried genuinely to get Akko expelled, Ursula snaps and proceeds to rail on the older professor with a fiery "The Reason You Suck" Speech in defense of her student, viciously tearing into her traditionalist nature and lack of consideration for Akko's non-magical background.
  • Dream Eater: The Dream Fuel Spirit, which converts hopes and dreams into magical energy, at the cost of damaging magical ability in those it's used on. Such as the audiences of her Shiny Chariot shows.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In her youth, she had bright red hair. She hid it after she gave up her "Shiny Chariot" persona and her friendship with Croix fell apart. After the two reconcile in the finale, she goes back to keeping her hair red.
  • Fiery Redhead: Exaggerated. Her hair turns red when she lets out the fire.
  • Fights Like a Normal: She doesn't actually rely much on magic for direct combat. Instead, her primary offensive strategy seems to mostly consist of punching and/or kicking her enemies into submission.
  • Foil: To Croix, especially during their school days:
    • Both were talented in magic, but they had their differences. Croix was considered the star student and was expected to be the torch bearer for the traditional practices of the magic of Luna Nova. Chariot, on the other hand, was not well-received because of her frequent failures and flashy, unorthodox magic. Despite this, Chariot became the chosen one to unlocking the Seven Words while Croix got sidelined. Furthermore, their intentions behind unlocking the Grand Triskellion are different. Croix wanted to become the greatest witch in the world; Chariot only wanted to make people happy.
    • As adults, Chariot is not very popular at Luna Nova for her timidity and clumsiness. Croix, though she does have a few people who don't approve of her (i.e. Finneran), is much more well-liked and is quite charismatic. However, Chariot cares deeply for her students and the school and only wants what's best for them, while Croix sees them as a means to an end and doesn't hesitate to manipulate them to further her own goals. The subjects they teach are also opposites, with Chariot's subject being from traditional magic and relying on natural aspects and Croix's subject being modern magic that uses technology.
    • They also contrast one another in their combat styles. Chariot is an Action Girl utilizing a lot of kicks and acrobatics in tandem with her magic, while Croix stays at a distance and lets her Powers Do the Fighting, mostly sending weak attack drones or forming stronger monsters from her shapeshifting Emotion Eater Magitek cubes.
  • Foreshadowing: The fact that Ursula is Chariot shouldn't be a surprise to those who have seen the first films first, but the series does drop a few early hints for first-time viewers. Notably, Ursula seems very uneasy when she hears Diana badmouth Chariot, and when Headmistress Holbrooke finds Akko's cherished Chariot card, she tells Ursula that it brings her some fond memories (to which Ursula responds with a heartfelt smile).
  • For Happiness: All her life, Chariot had one dream: to make people happy with displays of magic.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Shiny Chariot wore a skin-tight costume.
  • Hair Decorations: Ursula wears a light brown band at the end of her Motherly Side Plait.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: She may be The Chosen One and possibly more powerful and competent than any other witch in the present day, but the magic world sees Shiny Chariot as nothing more than a joke, and she's currently slumming it anonymously as a mistreated teacher.
  • Hot Witch: Shiny Chariot was a performer witch whose outfit features Absolute Cleavage, Bare Your Midriff, a Dangerously Short Skirt, and Zettai Ryouiki. It does a good job of highlighting her curvy figures and the fact that She's Got Legs. She's still cute as Ursula but dresses more modestly. However, when she puts her Game Face on and shows off her Spy Catsuit, she shows she's still got it.
  • I Will Wait for You: invoked Non-romantic example. Maybe. What she says to Croix after she departs at the end of the series, promising to find a cure for Wagandea's Pollen so she can restore Chariot's ability to fly.
  • Irony: Her show that inspired Akko to become a witch absorbed some of her magic, which crippled Akko's magic development, but particularly broom flying. Come "Things We Said Today", she gets exposed to the Wagandea tree's pollen thanks to Akko's impulsiveness, which causes Chariot to lose her ability to fly on a broom.
  • It's All My Fault: Seems to have a bad habit of blaming herself for circumstances that were out of her control. For one, she believes that she stole Croix's dream of unlocking the Grand Triskellion, even though Woodward wanted Chariot to do it. She also thinks it's completely her fault for severely crippling Akko's magic, even though Croix was purposefully hiding what her Dream Fuel Spirit magic actually did.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Whenever her drab blue hair ignites into its original fiery red color, its a pretty good indication that Ursula's about to fight to the full extent of her capabilities. invoked
  • Mama Bear: No surprise given her Meaningful Name, but she is a caring mentor to Akko and is very protective of her against Croix. Part of her care is out of guilt for permanently crippling Akko's magic skill with her Dream Fuel Spirit ten years prior.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name, Chariot du Nord, refers to the northern Big Dipper constellation, or the "Grand Chariot" in French. This is the polar opposite of Professor Croix "du Sud", her "Southern Cross".
  • Meganekko: A cute and endearing woman who wears glasses.
  • Morality Pet: Played with in regards to Croix. Even though Croix outright admits her intent in messing with Akko is to get back at Chariot, she's is also the only person Croix openly shows any concern towards. Only moments after said threats, when Chariot gets knocked out in their fight and is about to fall to her death, Croix frantically shouts her name and once they face each other back on the ground, Croix looks anguished more than anything. When Croix loses control of the transformed Noire Rod, she tells Chariot to leave her behind when she tries to defend her because she knows that the rage-fueled machine is only after Croix.
  • Motherly Side Plait: Ursula wears her blue hair in a loose ponytail over her right shoulder. It makes her look kind and approachable, suitable for her mentor role towards Akko.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Immediately realizing that her selfishness has cost her the Shiny Rod.
    • Upon learning that it's her fault that Akko was drained of her magic.
  • My Greatest Failure:
    • In her youth, she felt lost after the interest in her shows declined due to lack of new content. When she ran out of solutions, her old friend, Croix, showed up and offered her a new not-yet-tested magic to revitalize Chariot's show. After successfully debuting it on a show in Japan, Croix explained that the Dream Fuel Spirit left her audience members devoid of magic energy (including Akko and Diana). Diana was able to recover her magic by gradually grinding her way up, while Akko, unbeknownst to her, had to start from zero pretty late in her life. Taking Akko under her wing served as a way to atone for her disaster and the whole ordeal is pretty much the reason why Professor Croix is antagonizing her.
    • After deciding not to use the DFS anymore, she failed to mesmerize her audience and tried extreme magic using the First Word, shooting an arrow to the moon, leaving a visible crater on it.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: Akko being chosen as Shiny Rod's new wielder is this for her, as not only does she get to rectify failing to find the seventh word, it's also a chance to redeem herself for stealing Akko's magic, along with that of other people (including Diana's).
  • Mysterious Past: Not so much to the audience, but in the series, Shiny Chariot has been missing for ten years, and nobody knows where she went or why. The audience, though, at least knows where. However, it takes a long time before it's revealed why she went missing.
  • No Name Given: The first film didn't give her a name; the other characters only addressed her as "professor". Her name was finally given as Ursula in The Enchanted Parade.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: She risks life and limb to protect Croix from her haywire invention, even when her friend starts pleading for her to leave and save herself.
  • Not So Different:
    • To Akko, as both were trouble-prone during their tenure at Luna Nova. They both even visited the Fountain of Polaris, hoping to get a short cut to their true potential, and ultimately realize the only way there is to actually work hard for it.
    • Croix invokes this in "Things We Said Today" by saying Chariot has no right to call her out for converting anger into mana when she did the same with her Dream Fuel Spirit ten years earlier. This is a hypocritical salt rubbing, however, as Croix was the one who invented that magic and didn't tell Chariot about the side effects until after she used it once.
  • Parental Substitute: Ursula became a sisterly, almost maternal figure to Akko, giving her the respect of a peer while looking out for her as a guardian. By "Chariot of Fire", it is pretty clear that Ursula loves Akko.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: During the first film, when she saves Akko by distracting the dragon for a bit, she very briefly has red hair. It's implied that the same was true in her Shiny Chariot days. It's seen again, almost the same way, in "The Fountain". This is actually inverted because her natural hair color is red and she normally keeps it blue in order to conceal her identity.
  • Retired Badass: Was Shiny Chariot in her youth. "Yesterday" reveals that she was still in school at the time. Even so, she's proven to still participate when need be; while she directly participates in fighting the Dragon, she sits on the sidelines during the Witch Parade where she acts directly only once to rescue the mayor from getting squashed and contents herself with using narration to give the girls hints. One gets the impression that she could have handled it herself in a heartbeat.
  • Saying Too Much: She starts rambling at length about what kind of a person Croix was in her days as a student when Diana asks about the new professor, essentially giving away the fact that they were quite familiar with each other. When she quickly backpedals and tries to deny this, Diana's sharp enough to look up the school records, subsequently discovering that a student by the name of Ursula Callistis never existed, which later led to her correctly guessing Ursula's true identity as Chariot.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Inverted. Her glasses normally have Opaque Lenses, despite not being sunglasses, and her eyes are only visible when her animators particularly want her to express emotion. A downplayed version of The Glasses Come Off, if you will.
  • Sensei-chan: She's noticeably younger and friendlier than the rest of the teachers and has even gotten caught up in Akko's schemes on a few occasions.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Her drive to educate Akko and her encouragement for the girl to reveal the Seven Words stems from the fact that due to her, Akko was drained of her magic faculties in a failed effort from Chariot to find the Grand Triskellion and restore the magic leylines to the world.
  • Shapeshifter: Did a lot of transformations in her performances as Shiny Chariot, which inspired Akko to take it up as her own specialty.
  • Stellar Name: While normally Ursula would have Mama Bear connotations, it's much more likely a reference to the night sky considering:
    • She is the teacher of magic astronomy in the school.
    • She has a pet bird named Alcor, one of the stars of the Big Dipper.
    • The alternative name of the Big Dipper is Ursa Major, the constellation that Shiny Chariot appears from to deliver her shows in both the film and the TV series. Furthermore, another alternate name for the Big Dipper in much of Europe is the Wagon. Shiny Chariot → Star Wagon.
    • Her real name, Chariot du Nord, literally means "northern chariot", another way of referring to the Big Dipper, known in French as Le Grand Chariot.
    • Polaris has come up in association with her a couple of times, through the Fountain of Polaris. Polaris is the North Star and is part of the Little Dipper constellation, otherwise known as Ursa Minor. Ursa Major is commonly used to locate Polaris in celestial navigation.
  • Taking the Bullet: On two occasions. The first time, she shields Akko from Wagandea's pollen, resulting in her losing her own ability to fly. The second time, she pushes Croix out of the way as her out-of-control machine dragon attacks her and gets eaten in her stead.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Dream Fuel Spirit was originally Croix's idea and she let Chariot know its magic draining effects only after it had been used.
  • Vapor Wear: Shiny Chariot wore nothing under her stage outfit.
  • Walking Spoiler: Mild since it's made obvious in the films and not played up as much of a mystery in the series, but it's almost impossible to talk about Ursula to potential viewers without mentioning that she's Shiny Chariot.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Called out by Diana when she abandons a distraught Akko after the big reveal.
  • Woman in White: She wore a pointed hat, a top, and boots all in white as Shiny Chariot and was a popular witch known for using magic as entertainment. She plays a big role in Akko's dream to become a witch.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Shiny Chariot had Grade A with a Dangerously Short Skirt and thigh-high stockings.

Luna Nova Students

    Hannah England and Barbara Parker 

Hannah's voiced by: Eri Nakao (Japanese); Jennifer Alyx (English)

Barbara's voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki (Japanese), Alexis Nichols (English)

Appearances: Little Witch Academia | The Enchanted Parade | TV Series

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Hannah (left) and Barbara (right).

Diana's two followers. Hannah has short red hair and a ponytail, while Barbara has long dark hair in a hime cut.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: The duo remains straight-up jerks in the films. In contrast, while they are still jerks in the TV series, they offer their sincere thanks toward Akko for successfully managing to bring Diana back to Luna Nova.
  • Beta Bitch: They are Diana's lackeys who actively antagonize Akko. They're actually a good deal nastier at it than Diana usually is.
  • Bi the Way: While Hannah showed attraction to Andrew when he first visited Luna Nova in "The Fountain", it's also revealed in Chamber of Time that she became attracted to Amanda when the latter dressed up in the suit that she would later wear in "Amanda O'Neill and the Holy Grail". Hannah didn't know that it was Amanda at first until Akko told her. Hannah then tells Akko to keep quiet about this and that she would be keeping the picture of Amanda in the suit that Akko took for her.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The brunette and redhead to Diana's blonde.
  • Butt-Monkey: As often as they are bullies, fate turns them into this as well.
  • Closet Geek: Barbara is a fan of Night Fall but pretends to be otherwise when she and Hannah are at the Night Fall fan event.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Barbara has blue hair and eyes.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Downplayed. After the events of "Cavendish" and "Intellect and Sensibility", they appear to have stopped teasing Akko and sought her out to say "Thank You" for doing what they couldn't do - bring Diana back. It's still awkward because they can only muster blank looks while saying so, but they are trying at least. By the epilogue, Barbara is reading a new Night Fall novel with Lotte, while Hannah is sharing sandwiches with Jasminka.
  • Fainting: They faint with shock twice in "Bee Affection" as first Andrew and then Diana profess love for Akko, not aware it's a Lovelove Bee.
  • Food as Bribe: In "New Age Magic", during the strike, they bribe a little fire fairy with a piece of wood so they can take a hot shower.
  • Girl Posse: They follow Diana around like puppies and sing her praises at any given moment. However, they have nastier attitudes compared to their leader, and it is implied that they stick with Diana because they want to ride on the coattails of Luna Nova's star pupil.
  • Hair Decorations: Hannah wears a yellow ribbon to hold up her hair.
  • Hidden Depths: Barbara is into Night Fall; the same novel Lotte enjoys reading. By the TV series finale, both can be seen reading from the same book together.
  • Jerkass: They needlessly mock Akko and her friends, especially the former.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Their seesawing from bullying Akko to being the Butt-Monkey tends to work on this.
  • Named After Someone Famous: They both are, in a twofer:
  • Nouveau Riche: invoked Word of God stated that Hannah's family came into their wealth fairly recently, while Barbara (like Diana) is from Old Money.
  • Playing with Fire: Hannah seems to like using this element for her spells.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Hannah and Barbara are always holding hands and clinging to each other. They also take a shower together in "New Age Magic" (even though the immediate reason for that was the strike of the fairies).
  • Satellite Character: They are always seen with Diana in the films. The TV series gives a bit more characterization and time away from Diana, but they're still predominantly just Diana's followers.
  • Shock and Awe: Barbara seems to like using this element for her spells.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: Named after an American animation studio and its two creators.
  • Those Two Girls: They're always together and exist primarily to make fun of Akko and friends, secondarily as a foil to Diana.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In the TV series. Like the films, the duo started off as snobbish, bullying jerks to Akko and her friends. After Akko convinces Diana to return to Luna Nova, they give the former a genuine and proper thanks. And by the epilogue, they're hanging out with the main group.
  • True Companions: For much of the series, it seemed like Hannah and Barbara were just riding on Diana's coattails, basking in the reflected glory. Come "Cavendish", they are devastated by Diana leaving, revealing they were this all along. Later, they both make a point of personally thanking Akko for bringing their dear friend back to Luna Nova. At the end of the series, they are seen hanging around with the main character group, along with Diana.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Barbara has blue hair.

    Wangari 

Wangari

Voiced by: Rie Murakawa (Japanese), Laura Stahl (English)

Appearances: TV Series

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Wangari is an African (specifically Kenyan) witch who is part of Luna Nova News Network. She is often accompanied by two female assistants, Kimberly (notepad) and Joanna (camera).


  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: She's an African witch with carrot-colored hair.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Zigzagged. Her first appearance has her not wearing shoes except for a couple of moments interviewing the competitors of the broom race (oddly, she starts out barefoot, then has moccasins on briefly in the background and while running up to interview Atsuko, then is back to being barefoot for the whole race). In later appearances, however, she's wearing the same boots like the other Little Witches.
  • Expy: She is based on Dean Thomas from the Harry Potter franchise, being a black Large Ham Announcer who provides colorful commentary for her Wizarding School's sporting events. The key difference is that Wangari is a girl.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's a redhead who is passionate with her announcements.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Always trying to get interesting stories.
  • Large Ham Announcer: Announces sporting events and doesn't even need a co-host.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: She's named after Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmental activist who died in 2011.
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    The Other Little Witches 

The other students at Luna Nova fill out the background of classes and events. Mostly unnamed until the release of the Chronicle lorebook (though they had fan names). The release of the game included a booklet which gave a brief profile on each of them. One example group, Avery's coven mates are Mary (long hair in a ribbon) and Blair (blonde). A few have had a line or two. Who is who in each class remains consistent through the series. They play a greater role in the game, providing personalized side-quests which further flesh out their characters and relationships.


  • Foreign Culture Fetish: Marianne is obsessed with Ninja, to the point of altering her uniform to look like a gi and calling her spells "Jutsu". She also prefers people shorten her name to "Mari", possibly because it sounds more Japanese.
  • Named After Someone Famous: Those we got the names for in the pre-screening of "Changing at the Edge of the World":
    • Avery is named after Tex Avery, the American animator.
    • Sarah Bernhardt is named after a French actress of the 19th and early 20th century. Notably, in silent film.
    • One of Avery's teammates is Blair. Together with Mary, they may be named after Disney artist Mary Blair.
  • Recurring Extra: They exist primarily as recurring background characters.
  • Screaming Woman: Whenever something goes wrong, they will create a chorus of panic and fear.
  • Spontaneous Human Combustion: One Little Witch, a short, chestnut-haired girl named Sóla, is known to explode at random. It's her roommate's responsibility to keep this under control.
  • Unknown Rival: Chloé considers herself of equal standing both academically and socially to Diana, and frequently says as much to anyone who will listen; hating that Diana always seems to get the spotlight. Diana never appears to know she exists.
  • The Weird Sisters: Students are organized into "covens" of three students each, identifiable by the color of the ribbons in their hats and belts. Which student is in which coven remains consistent and they always appear together.

Luna Nova Faculty

    Professor Anne Finneran 

Professor Anne Finneran

Voiced by: Rurika Yamamoto (Japanese), Eileen Galido (Enchanted Parade), Karen Kahler (TV Series) (English)

Appearances: The Enchanted Parade | TV Series

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The Professor of Magical Linguistics and Magical History. Extremely strict.


  • Appeal to Tradition: Shares this view with almost all of the school's older faculty members, but she's the one most adamant about it. She puts upholding Luna Nova's traditions first, even if they are humiliating or inefficient compared to other alternatives or by modern standards. This is one of the main problems she has with Akko, who likes to go against them at every opportunity.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Rescues Chariot at the last minute by snatching Croix's tablet/wand with telekinesis in "The Road to Arcturus". This is almost immediately subverted when Croix turns off all magic that doesn't use her router.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While she strictly holds to tradition despite how nonsensical those traditions might be, she is rightly suspicious of Croix and her modern magic and obstructs her attempts to institute it at Luna Nova, which was only necessitated by faeries going on strike, instigated by Croix's artificial faerie.
  • Kick the Dog: During her rant to Akko in "Orange Submariner" about her magical mishaps, Finneran actually states that she doesn't sense a shred of magical potential within the young witch.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite her scornful opinion of Shiny Chariot, she does admit when Akko's in earshot that her idol had a natural sense for magic.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Finneran" or "Finnelan"?
  • Stern Teacher: By far the strictest teacher at Luna Nova and always metes out severe punishments for the slightest errors.
  • Wicked Witch: Downplayed. She's the one professor who looks the most like a classic Wicked Witch. However, she is not actually wicked, just strict.

    Professor Samantha Badcock 

Professor Samantha Badcock

Voiced by: Asami Yano (Japanese), Katelyn Gault (English)

Appearances: TV Series

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Teacher of Magical Numerology and Culinary Magic, and Vice Principal of the school.


  • Closet Geek: She scoffs at the main trio's pleas to go out to the Night Fall event, only to cosplay as Big Ben at said event. She's seen sneaking away with the costume in the background as the main trio gets caught.
  • Lethal Chef: Considers three variations on potatoes as one meal a good idea.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after Samantha Stevens of Bewitched.
  • Miser Advisor: Overly concerned with the school's (admittedly desperate) finances.
  • Stern Teacher: Not as stern as Finneran, but still has a low tolerance for Akko, Sucy, and Lotte's antics.
  • Unfortunate Names: "Badcock". No further explanations needed.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has teal blue hair.

    Professor Lukic 

Professor Lukic

Voiced by: Mari Okamoto (Japanese), Karen Kahler (English)

Appearances: TV Series

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Potions Professor. Sucy's favorite teacher. Also teaches Magical Law.


    Headmistress Miranda Holbrooke 

Headmistress Miranda Holbrooke

Voiced by: Ikuko Tani (Japanese), Jessica Gee (English)

Appearances: TV Series

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The elderly principal of Luna Nova.


  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Her father was a bellringer, and her hat is shaped like a bell.
  • The Ditherer: She's reasonable and kind, but very rarely seen making actual decisions unless events force them.
  • Limited Wardrobe: No matter how hot it is, she's always wearing a turtleneck sweater and vest under a red cowl and overcoat.
  • Miniature Senior Citizen: She is the shortest and presumably oldest of the teachers.
  • Muggle–Mage Romance: She is the daughter of a witch and a muggle.
  • Putting the "Pal" in Principal: Next to Professor Ursula, she is the most reasonable staff member of Luna Nova, supporting Akko's desire to learn magic without giving her a hard time and dealing out stern but fair punishments whenever they are needed.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She is generally fair enough to be willing to give people a chance to prove themselves. In "Orange Submariner", she refuses to expel Akko despite pressure from Finneran, but still enforces a punishment on Akko since the episode's crisis came about because Akko was trying to bribe her teacher. In "Samhain Magic Festival", she stops Finneran and Badcock from stopping Akko's performance multiple times.
  • Secret Keeper: It's obvious from some of her conversations that she knows Ursula's secret.
  • Skunk Stripe: Shares the same hair color (at least) with Diana (blonde with green highlights).
  • Wizards Live Longer: Is well over 200 years old.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light green hair.

    Profesor Nelson 

Profesor Nelson

Voiced by: Minami Takayama (Japanese), Eileen Galido (films), Katelyn Gault (TV Series) (English)

Appearances: Little Witch Academia | TV Series

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The Broom Flight Instructor.


  • Nice Hat: Appropriate for her role as the broom flight teacher, she wears a flying cap with goggles.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite the fact Akko still couldn't fly a broom by her exams, she gives her a D- in flying instead of failing her simply because she clearly tried her hardest.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: In the films, she pushes Akko off a high platform to fly or crash.
  • Stern Teacher: Nelson is a very hard and strict teacher, always orders her students to maintain their composure.

    Professor Pisces 

Professor Pisces

Voiced by: None

Appearances: TV Series

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Something's fishy here.

The school's professor of magical philosophy, who also happens to be a fish.


    Professor Croix "du Sud" Meridies 

Professor Croix "du Sud" Meridies

Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (Japanese), Caitlyn Muncy (English)

Appearances: TV Series

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Click here to see her in her Luna Nova days. 

A mysterious new teacher who shows up in the second half of the series. Her specialty is Modern Magic, which combines modern electronics with Magic.


  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: When they were students, she gave Chariot an encouraging head pat when the latter was feeling down about her failings at magic.
  • All for Nothing: Her effort in opening the Grand Triskellion only results in finding a twig that grants her not the power to change the world, but what she in her heart of hearts wants most: to be like Chariot, casting entertaining but ultimately "useless" magic for her as a result. Only the wielder of the Shiny Rod, who has gone through the required Hero's Journey, has the spiritual maturity to unlock the Triskelion's true world-changing potential, meaning in her effort to impede Akko's progress, she was likewise impeding her own claimed goal as well. Subverted, however, in that she ultimately does achieve one of her goals: the revitalization of magic across the globe. While she hadn't intended for her Power Of Hate Magitek to run rampant and cause an international crisis, it seems to have been crucial for said magic revival, given that it united the world to a common cause and restored their faith in magic and witches.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Her relationship with Chariot is loaded with romantic subtext. They were very close friends during their Luna Nova days, had several very emotionally intimate moments together (complete with hugging), and despite her claims to hate Chariot, Croix goes out of her way to save Chariot's life on multiple occasions. It also doesn't hurt that Croix's relationship with Chariot is clearly meant to parallel Diana's own subtext-laden relationship with Akko.
  • The Atoner: In the ending, she states that after she serves her sentence, she plans on helping Chariot by finding a cure for Wagandea's Pollen.
  • Ax-Crazy: Her personality in "Things We Said Today" is very much this. She starts going on about consuming negative emotions and starts laughing like a crazed maniac at one point. She also wants to open the Grand Triskellion by using negative emotions by starting a war.
  • Beneath the Mask: Croix's dramatics and confident persona hide a deep insecurity over being rejected by Woodward, thus denied the chance of saving the world's magic and becoming the greatest witch in the world. Likewise, her antagonism towards Chariot and her intentional provocations hide the fact that deep down, despite scapegoating her for all her own miseries, she never could truly stop caring about her childhood friend.
  • Big Bad: She becomes the anime's primary antagonist, planning to use her modern magic for her own agenda. Furthermore, every bad thing that happened to Akko and Chariot can be linked back to her as well as Diana losing her magic when she was a kid.
  • Big Bad Friend: She was once Chariot's upperclassman and her best friend.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She comes off as a friendly and laidback teacher to the students and some of the faculty, but is plotting something rather sinister behind everyone's backs. Ursula is the only one that knows of her true nature. Finneran doesn't know as much as Ursula but is suspicious of Croix anyway.
  • Childhood Friend: Was a student alongside Chariot and appeared to be her friend — it's her voice that's heard in the "What You Will" flashback.
  • The Chosen Wannabe: In their youth, both Croix and Chariot wanted to unlock the Grand Triskellion, but Croix was at first devastated when Claiomh Solais chose Chariot over her. When she sees Chariot breaking down and apologizing because she also believed Croix deserved it more, Croix calms her down with a hug and tells Chariot that she accepts it. Whether or not that was true, watching Chariot "waste" the gift by putting on shows instead of revitalizing the World's magic slowly made Croix more and more bitter until she decided to do it herself with unsavory methods.
  • Classic Villain: Croix represents Ambition, Pride and Envy. Her appearance is different from the other teachers at Luna Nova Academy who wear Robe and Wizard Hat. She pretends to be friendly with The Hero Akko to further her own ends. She's the complete opposite to Akko: Whereas she is young, untalented, impulsive, and selfless and wants to become the best witch For Happiness, Croix is older, talented, calculating, and selfish and wants to become the greatest witch for the sake of it.
  • Colour-Coded Emotions: The app she uses to manage Noire Fuel Spirit displays emotions this way.
  • Color-Coded Eyes: She has green eyes to match both her status as a witch and her jealousy for Chariot.
  • Cool Teacher: At least she appears to be. Akko, in particular, practically idolizes her for having been a schoolmate of Chariot and being one of the few people out there who respect Chariot for her attitude and approach towards magic (if her praise for Chariot is genuine, anyway).
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Croix is a deconstruction of The Unchosen One. When Chariot, The Chosen One of the time, seemingly failed in her quest, Croix took it upon herself to do so in her stead. She did this out of arrogance and implied desire for the mentor's approval and tried to accomplish it through means that were criminal at best. In the end, her efforts are meaningless and self-defeating due to the fact that the Grand Triskellion can only be utilized by completing The Hero's Journey of learning the Seven Words of Claiomh Solais. Croix's bypassing of the Seven Words means that, when she gets her hands on the Grand Triskellion, she hasn't gained the purity of heart to use or even make sense of it.
  • Determinator: A villainous example, but Croix never gave up on her dream to unlock the Grand Triskellion, even after ten years and seemingly the only means of doing so (the Shiny Rod) had vanished. To this end, she made striding accomplishments in magitronics, a field that most other witches consider taboo for its departure from traditional magic, and invokes mass riots to collect emotional energy. To her credit, she does actually succeed, even though it turns out that unlocking the Grand Triskellion is useless without the Claiomh Solais. Furthermore, while she went about it in a terrible way, her ultimate goal of restoring magic to the world is also successfully accomplished, with herself playing no small part in the process of it.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Never seems to occur to her that using negative emotions to open the Triskillion could have had a very bad effect in the long run. Indeed with her machine powered by negative emotions, it doesn't take long for the control to slip from her once powered in full.
  • Driven by Envy: She outright states that her messing with Akko's quest to find the Seven Words is just to ruin Chariot's dream. It seems that it all comes from Chariot being selected to open the Triskellion and not her (combined with her frustration over Chariot not treat her chosen-one duties as her primary goal). It also appears she was jealous of Chariot's popularity just before her magic show took off.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Her Magitek Shapeshifter cubes appear forming the monster in Shiny Chariot's magic show, in the very opening scene of the TV series and a good twelve episodes before their full debut.
    • Young Croix was one of the winners of the Broom Race, shown in the wall of pictures.
    • Adult Croix was shown very briefly in the first opening song.
    • The flashback of Chariot that Akko witnesses at the fountain is also seen from her perspective, and while we don't see her, we hear her voice.
  • Easily Forgiven: While the ending implies she'll go to magic jail for her crimes, Headmistress Holbrooke still seems to be in good terms with her and the whole thing is left vague enough that she could receive just a light punishment. To say nothing of how Chariot was willing to risk her life for hers, despite all the crap she'd pulled.
  • Emotion Eater: In a roundabout way. Her techno-magic is powered by the Noire Fuel Spirit spell, which converts people's negative emotions into magical energy.
  • Engineered Heroics: In her debut episode, Croix impresses Akko with her use of modern magic and technology and seems to start slowly convincing her that it's better than traditional magic. However, the strike was exacerbated by a black fairy Lotte described as "like a machine" that she herself created.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Seems rather distressed when she thinks Chariot is about to fall to her death, even shouting her name and screaming for her to wake up. Ruining Chariot's dreams is one thing, killing her is another. Whatever animosity she has towards Chariot now apparently doesn't quite override the love she had for the person who was once her best friend. Later on, she's utterly horrified when Chariot risks her life to protect her from her rampaging machine dragon, and straight up tells her to just leave her behind because the dragon is only after Croix.
  • Everything Is An I Pod In The Future: Croix's Magitek devices have this aesthetic, compared with the more Steam Punk and Schizo Tech stylings of Constanze.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • To Chariot/Ursula. Both were prodigies who used magic in unorthodox ways—Chariot used it for flashy performances, Croix used it for magitek. Croix manages to convince the magical establishment to accept her style of magic, while Chariot does not—but Croix has some secret evil scheme up her sleeve, of which only Chariot has any awareness.
    • To Diana, if you parallel Chariot to Akko. Both of them are The Chosen Wannabe and are very frustrated at the actual chosen one's lack of interest on their duty to restore magic. Diana, however, becomes quite respectful towards Akko after their times together, while Croix only develops strong envy against Chariot and proceeds to forcefully play her role in her stead by bypassing the traditional ways of opening the Grand Triskellion.
  • Evil Former Friend: Chariot and Croix used to be close friends in their school days, but their relationship slowly began to fall apart after Chariot was picked to be The Chosen One over Croix, despite seeming far inferior in terms of magical skill. The bitterness of the incident, along with Chariot seemingly prioritizing her dream of becoming an entertainer over her responsibilities as the wielder of the Claíomh Solais, would slowly eat away at Croix until she completely broke off their friendship and spent the next ten years resorting to less savory methods of accomplishing what Chariot could not. They do, however, set aside their personal conflicts to help save a country from being nuked into oblivion, and ultimately reconcile by the Grand Finale.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: It never occurred to Croix that powering her Noire Rod with an endless supply of negative emotions could cause it to overload into something she couldn't control.
  • Evil Is Petty: She wasn't picked as the wielder of the Shiny Rod and apparently resented it despite assuring Chariot it was alright.
  • Evil Knockoff: She created a darker/larger version of Chariot's rod, filled with malicious magic.
  • Evil Plan: She plans to shatter the seal on the Grand Triskellion.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: She wears dark pink eyeshadow which seems to just scream her impending antagonist role. Perhaps symbolically, she lacks it from when she was still friends with Chariot as a teenager, and noticeably also loses it after her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: As a teenager, she had shoulder-length Messy Hair, but as an adult, she has Power Hair. In the finale, she goes back to her old messy hairstyle after she decides to atone for all the problems she has caused.
  • Fatal Flaw: From day one, Croix's self-obsession was her downfall. Her goal of becoming the only person who would gain World Reconstruction Magic is heavily implied to be what made her unworthy of being the chosen one in the first place since the Final Word to awaken the Shiny Rod is about learning from and working with other people.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She acts extremely nice to the students and Akko and even saves the school from a crisis. In reality, she doesn't care about anyone. The only thing she cares about is herself and her mission of being the one to unlock the Grand Triskellion. She does this by starting a war between England and France, manipulating Chariot to steal the emotional energy from kids with the Dream Fuel Spirit, and attempting to murder Akko to spite Chariot.
  • Foil: To Chariot, especially during their school days:
    • Both were talented in magic, but they had their differences. Croix was considered the star student and was expected to be the torch bearer for the traditional practices of the magic of Luna Nova. Chariot, on the other hand, was not well-received because of her frequent failures and flashy, unorthodox magic. Despite this, Chariot became the chosen one to unlocking the Seven Words while Croix got sidelined. Furthermore, their intentions behind unlocking the Grand Triskellion are different. Croix wanted to become the greatest witch in the world; Chariot only wanted to make people happy.
    • As adults, Chariot is not very popular at Luna Nova for her timidity and clumsiness. Croix, though she does have a few people who don't approve of her (i.e. Finneran), is much more well-liked and is quite charismatic. However, Chariot cares deeply for her students and the school and only wants what's best for them, while Croix sees them as a means to an end and doesn't hesitate to manipulate them to further her own goals. The subjects they teach are also opposites, with Chariot's subject being from traditional magic and relying on natural aspects and Croix's subject being modern magic that uses technology.
    • They also contrast one another in their combat styles. Chariot is an Action Girl utilizing a lot of kicks and acrobatics in tandem with her magic, while Croix stays at a distance and lets her Powers Do the Fighting, mostly sending out weak attack drones or forming stronger monsters from her shapeshifting Emotion Eater Magitek cubes.
  • For the Evulz: She attempts to murder Akko just to spite Ursula and make her suffer.
  • Freudian Excuse: In a flashback sequence, it's shown that she was annoyed at how Chariot wasn't taking the Seven Words seriously. This combined with her jealousy over the fact that she wasn't the one chosen for the job instead lead her to become the Big Bad.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Develops technology that integrates science and magic entirely by herself, including Leyline routers that allow witches carrying them to use magic outside the range of a Sorcerer's Stone, bypassing one of their most significant restrictions.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After it turns out that the world reconstruction magic she so coveted was nothing more than just a twig that casts minor parlor spells and requires the actual Shiny Rod to bring out its true potential, it doesn't take long for her to realize just how wrong she was to force her own way to it, and quickly resolves to protect Chariot from her now haywire machine.
  • High Collar of Doom: Wears a red cape with a really high collar which seems to just scream her impending antagonist role. Just look at it.
  • Invincible Villain: She claims pretty much everything that happens after she is introduced is part of her plan (and she claims she was observing the events prior to her introduction), despite the sheer amount of coincidences and lack of communication that was required to keep her and her plan safe. By the time anyone tries to seriously confront her, it's too late and the Big Damn Heroes moment is subverted. Even at the end, she essentially defeats herself, and while the final conflict is a result of her actions, it was never part of her plan and even she wants it stopped.
  • It's All About Me: Before her Heel–Face Turn in "The Road to Arcturus" she didn't care about anyone but herself and her goal, and even attempted to wage war between the UK and its neighboring country, all for the sake of proving herself to be the one worthy of accessing the world reconstruction magic. It ends up being her biggest downfall.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Big time. When she was a kid she wanted to become a powerful witch but ended up getting her heart filled with jealousy and spite because Ursula got the Shiny Rod before her. In her return on "Chariot of Fire" and onwards she uses Mind Probe on Akko and sends constant minions out at her, intentionally tries to kill her, destroy Ursula's dreams and use the negative emotions in a similar fashion to what Chariot did before to start off a war that could kill millions of people.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: Despite Chariot being the one person other than herself whose well being she cares about on some level, she outright admits wanting to destroy Chariot's last dream.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Things get a lot more serious once she shows up. She's the type where she gets darker as the story carries on.
  • Lack of Empathy: When she reveals Dream Fuel Spirit's side effects to Chariot after it's already been used, she claims that a few muggles (or even one or two young witches) losing their magic potential due to it is a necessary sacrifice. Later on, her plan involves inciting hatred between two countries by rigging a football game and using their anger as fuel, which gets bad enough that it causes violent riots and nearly leads to them starting a war.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: In the past, when Chariot was driven to use the First Word to shoot the moon in a moment of distress, Croix makes the audience forget the event.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: Calls her brand of Post-Modern Magik "sorcery."
  • Magitek: She specializes in "Modern Magic", which blends magic with cutting-edge technology.
  • Malicious Slander: Suggests to Akko that Ursula is not what she seems, planting lots of doubts in her.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She manipulates Akko to mistrust Ursula so she can make Ursula suffer. She also used Chariot's show to test her Dream Fuel Spirit without telling her of its side effects, most likely out of spite for her rival.
  • Meaningful Name: Just like Chariot du Nord (based on the northern Big Dipper constellation, called the Grand Chariot in France), Croix's name refers to the Crux constellation (or Southern Cross), which is only visible in the Southern Hemisphere. This makes her the "Croix du Sud" to Chariot's north. "Meridies" is also a term that can mean "south," furthering the contrast note 
  • Meaningless Villain Victory: She manages to unlock the seal of the Grand Triskellion and acquires the world reconstruction magic... Only to find out that she needed the real Shiny Rod to actually unlock its true potential.
  • Mind Probe: Uses this on Akko to find out how she was able to use the Shiny Rod.
  • Most Definitely Not a Villain: Her High Collar of Doom outfit and her preference of the discouraged modern magic over the more positively-viewed traditional magic makes her role as an antagonist obvious to viewers, not so much the characters in-series though. Her Magitek's usefulness makes her arguments very appealing, and she could've just helped the school's energy crisis in the beginning if she wasn't restricted from using her machines in the first place. However, she instigated and escalated the strike that caused the energy crisis in order to make her magitek more appealing, and Finneran, the Obstructive Bureaucrat in question, is rightly suspicious of her.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Once her machine starts running amok and actively starts trying to kill Chariot and her after she opens the Triskelion, she realizes she made a huge mistake in her methods.
    • Subtler than the previous example, but Croix didn't seem to foresee putting Chariot's life at legitimate risk when fighting her at Wagandea. After just barely saving her from falling to her death, Croix ceases all further attempts to impede her from going after Akko and looks rather anguished.
  • Mythology Gag: This isn't the first time that Studio Trigger has had a Big Bad named after the Southern Cross constellation.
  • Nerd Glasses: In her youth, she was very studious, reserved and she wore glasses.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: She claims her reasoning for opening the Grand Triskellion is to restore magic in its former place, but also seems greatly driven by the desire of just being the one to actually achieve that goal and her way of getting there includes causing riots in two rival countries and then feeding of their citizens' hatred towards the other, and she sees The Chosen One's way of going about it as naive. Supplementary info does clarify that the bulk of her motivations were genuinely driven by a desire to save the rapidly deteriorating state of magic in the present.
  • Perpetual Frowner: As seen in the character image, young Croix's default expression in most photographs seems to be that of a grumpy frown. The only exception to this seems to be the one she took together with Chariot, which Ursula still holds on to in the present day.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Despite her evil intentions, she's shown to still care about her past friendship with Chariot, as shown when Chariot was falling down unconscious in "Discipline", Croix managed to wake her up in time.
    • In spite of her teacher role having all been a facade for the sake of furthering her plan, Croix expresses genuine concern for the safety of her students in "Changing at the Edge of the World" when they're about to fly off and face the missile. She even considers herself and Chariot to be "failures as teachers" for letting the children go after it when it seems there's no possible way they'll be able to even catch up to it, much less defeat it.
  • The Resenter: Primarily motivated by jealously for not being picked to open the Grand Triskellion. It gets worse when the person actually picked to do it doesn't treat this is a priority in the slightest.
  • The Rival: The second opening compares her and Chariot to Akko and Diana, hinting they were rivals in their youth.
  • Satanic Archetype: Croix has a very Luciferian feeling to her character. She was originally Chariot's best friend, but she becomes corrupted by her pride, ambition, and jealousy, leading her to try to murder Akko when she finds out she's her pupil to spite Chariot. Her tempting Akko to mistrust Ursula invokes the imagery of Satan tempting Jesus on the Cross, and her trying to wage a war by manipulating people's hatred and wrath clearly screams Satan.
  • Secretly Selfish: In her younger years, Croix was irritated with Chariot for not taking her duty of unlocking the Seven Words seriously and restoring magic to the world, which worsened her frustration that she wasn't chosen for the job and was declined the opportunity to become the best witch in the world.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Back in her school years, her hair was long and messy while also sporting nerdy glasses. As a teacher, ten years later, she (probably) wears contacts with a new hairstyle and looks fantastic.
  • Stellar Name: Named after the Southern Cross constellation, known in French as the Croix du Sud. Appropriately for an opponent to Ursula, the Southern Cross is also used for locating the southern pole in celestial navigation.
  • Supervillain Lair: She sets one up in the New Moon tower, complete with numerous defenses, research equipment and of course a big blast door at the entrance.
  • Teen Genius: Several characters exposit that that in her student days, she was a talented and hardworking individual who, at the time, was the prodigy of Luna Nova (much like her generational counterpart Diana), and thus was expected to become a torch bearer to the future of the magical world (which she does, but not in the way that traditionalists had hoped).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: While studying things in her lair, she will eat Jalapeño-flavored spicy mentaikonote  cup ramen.
  • Troll: Besides her attitude towards Chariot, her primary activity is using her Magitek to fan aggression and cause riots. So that she can use Noire Fuel Spirit to absorb the violent emotions of the crowds.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Downplayed. During her school days, Croix was a senpai figure to Chariot—who frequently blundered her magic—and seemed to genuinely possess a passion for magic. It's implied that Croix's support and encouragement played a significant role in Chariot's pursuit of her dreams. And while it eventually morphed into resentment and bitterness, the flashback of Croix's that Akko witnesses in the Fountain of Polaris seem to indicate that her support of Chariot continued for some time even after she was rebuffed by the Claiomh Solais.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Is entirely responsible for the second half of the show being Darker and Edgier than the first by a long stretch and "Discipline" doesn't help matters. She wants Chariot to suffer, all for no reason other than Croix not having the Shiny Rod and seeks to destroy "her last dream" by messing with Akko's quest for the words. She even attempts to make Akko distrust Ursula and later has her machines attack Akko while she's trying to prevent Chariot from helping her and later, escalating a riot over a soccer verdict just to activate Noir Rod, the act that potentially made her an international criminal.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: Towards Akko, because of her connection with the Shiny Rod/Claiomh Solais. She seemingly lets up after she tells Ursula that she didn't find anything inside Akko's head she didn't already know.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Suffers from one when she learns that the World Restoration Magic is nothing more than a simple twig that casts goofy spells (and ultimately still requires the Claiomh Solais, anyway).
  • Villains Never Lie:
    • In "Discipline", she makes Akko doubt Ursula's honesty by pointing out various inconsistencies in her stories. The toxic flowers near Wagandea's roots aren't blooming, so she could have forbidden Akko from going near it out of another reason, and despite claiming to be Chariot's classmate, a person named Ursula Callistis has never even attended Luna Nova. Croix also claims Ursula might be hiding some other very important things from Akko. All of these are true from a certain angle, Ursula knew the upper portions of the tree were ready to bloom and tried to keep Akko away for that reason and Ursula's secret from her student years is that she herself is Chariot.
    • In "Things We Said Today", even though Akko does not immediately figure out Croix's involvement despite all the evidence leading to her and Akko not being a hard person to fool, Croix just gleefully admits to being behind everything involving the recurring cube monster incidents and fueling the citizens' rioting. Soon after spilling the beans, she makes Akko's mentor and idol, Ursula/Chariot confess that her actions in the past were in fact very similar to what Croix is doing right now.
  • Visual Pun: She has green eyes to match with the fact that she's Driven by Envy for Chariot.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Flashbacks have shown she and Chariot were rather close and they even tried to seek the Seven Words of Arcturus together. They departed Luna Nova as friends, but after Chariot stopped searching for the words in order to focus on her dream of being an entertainer, Croix's envy grew into genuine scorn and they separated on a bitter note afterCroix's "poor timing" telling Chariot about the consequences of the Dream Fuel Spirit. Despite that, both have spoken very highly about the other, when they were asked about their school days. The ending implies that their friendship is on the mend.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: Student example. During her Villainous Breakdown, Croix calls out Woodward for always overlooking her, hinting that her motivation behind all of her actions and crimes were to gain Woodward's approval.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has lilac hair.
  • Your Tradition Is Not Mine: Croix's "Sorcery" is rather unorthodox compared to the magic witches normally use, but it's also very cost efficient at what it does. The former is the primary reason why many older faculty members are initially mistrusting of it and the latter is one reason why her views on the future of magic resonate so well with Akko.

Non-Magical Humans

    Thomas' Gang 

Voiced by: Touko Aoyama (Japanese), Lucien Dodge (English) (Thomas), Marie Mizuno, Minoru Hirota (Japanese), Marianne Miller, Jennifer Alyx (English) (other members)

Appearances: The Enchanted Parade

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A band of troublemakers who heckle the witches at the Witch Parade every year.


  • Always Identical Twins: A couple of the members of the gang.
  • Jerkass: Throughout the entire movie. Even when Diana saves them from the rock monster, they're still mean to the witches.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After being saved by Diana and helping the witches save the citizens, Thomas decides witches aren't so bad. However, rather than apologizing to the girls, he and his gang start throwing tomatoes at them again not to try and haze them. This time, however, it's portrayed more like a game that the girls are willingly happy to play along in.
  • Keep Away: Because they want to go out of their way to make the Witch Parade as miserable an experience for the witches as possible, they decide to take the magic-infused Shiny Rod and pass it off to one another so the witches can't get to it.
  • Kids Are Cruel: No matter what happens during the Witch Parade, they do their best to humiliate and demean the witches there.
  • Precocious Crush: Implied. When Thomas is saved by Diana, he blushes upon seeing her face.

    Annabel Crème 

Annabel Crème

Voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi (Japanese), Cassandra Lee (English)

Appearances: TV Series

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The author of Night Fall, an incredibly popular Long Runner series of fantasy novels. "Annabel Crème" is actually a Legacy Character pseudonym, and the Annabel that appears in the series is the twelfth one.


  • Artist Disillusionment: The author of the Nightfall book series is revealed to be a Legacy Character, with the most recent one wishing to pass on the role due to being a target of internet trolls. Lotte (the one who she tries to pass the role on) convinces her instead that for all the people who insult and mock her, there are many more who love her writing and genuinely appreciate her, which leads to her continuing the role.
  • Ascended Fangirl: The current Annabel was a big fan of the novels growing up, and initially jumped at the chance to write them.
  • Back for the Finale: She cameos again in the finale.
  • Contested Sequel: invoked The novels Annabel writes are these, as they are seen as Shocking Swerves to some but make sense to fans like Lotte.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: She's a little girl who dresses in a floor-length, frilly black dress reminiscent of this style.
  • House Pseudonym: In-Universe. "Annabel Crème", author of the 365-volume Night Fall novel series (an obvious sendup of Twilight), is revealed to be just the pseudonym of at least 13 (and counting) witch authors as of the anime's beginning, although in this case the name is handed down to a successor instead of used simultaneously for a whole circle of ghostwriters, making it overlap with Legacy Character. It becomes a minor plot point when Lotte is offered to write the latest sequel and in so doing become the next Annabel (the current one is a tiny 12- or 13-year-old, despite "Annabel" supposedly having written the series continuously for 120 years). The current Annabel never reveals her real name though.
  • Improbable Age: When Annabel (a little girl) appears onstage, the characters remark that she's way too young to have been writing these novels for over a century, even for a witch. This is justified — she is too young, and she's the twelfth person to take up the pen name.
  • Legacy of the Chosen: The successor to the Annabel Crème name is chosen by the spirit in the fountain pen used in writing the novels.
  • Rapunzel Hair: The current Annabel has floor-length blonde hair.
  • Reclusive Artist: invoked Prior to "Night Fall", Annabel Crème has never made a public appearance. This is because the fact that the name is a Legacy Character is not public knowledge.
  • Sesquipedalian Smith: A-nna-bel Crème. Notable because the name itself is a pseudonym, so the naming convention may have been chosen to make it catchier.
  • Tareme Eyes: She has droopy eyes.

    Earl Paul Hanbridge 

Earl Paul Hanbridge

Voiced by: Naoki Tamanoi, Bill Rogers (English)

Appearances: TV Series

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A muggle aristocrat who manages the county Luna Nova resides in. Father of Andrew.


  • Abusive Parents: While nowhere near the same level as other examples, he disallows Andrew doing what he thinks is fun and calls him stupid for doing such a thing.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Acts friendly and polite to the Luna Nova faculty while they're trying to be good hosts, but in private he expresses nothing but disdain for magic and its practitioners.
  • British Stuffiness: Not only does he have a disdain for magic and mages in general, but also muggle Lower Class Louts as well, as can be seen from his comments over some footie rioting.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: He has a pretty uncanny resemblance to Colin Firth, especially as he looks on the Kingsman film series.
  • Evil Brit: Subverted. While he isn't evil, he's a British aristocrat who doesn't care for Luna Nova at all, and wouldn't shed a single tear if it disappeared.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: He prevented Andrew from pursuing his passion as a pianist in order to focus on becoming a politician.
  • Knight Templar Parent: The main apparent reason for his Fantasy-Forbidding Father tendencies.
  • Lord Country: Implied. Judging by the fact that Paul is the Earl of Hanbridge, it is safe to assume that Paul and Andrew Hanbridge share their surname with the name of the country their family rules over.
  • Muggles Do It Better: A firm believer that it's better to be normal than to be a magical being, feeling that magic has become completely irrelevant.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Appears to be based on Colin Firth's portrayal of Harry Hart in Kingsman.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Exactly What It Says on the Tin, being a Government minister who's somehow responsible for Luna Nova, but not believing in magic in the slightest.
  • Preppy Name: Inverted. "Paul" isn't generally thought of as an upper-class name in the UK.
  • Stiff Upper Lip: Never actually loses his cool onscreen.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Andrew gets his facial structures and green eyes from him, and the only real difference is that Lord Hanbridge is an older man with grey hair and bigger body type.

    Lord Andrew Hanbridge 

Lord Andrew Hanbridge

Voiced by: Ryosuke Kanemoto (Japanese), Lucien Dodge (English)

Appearances: TV Series

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A muggle young viscount from Appleton who thinks magic is outdated and boring. However, ever since meeting Akko, it seems that his views on magic are changing. He has a Bromantic Foil named Frank.


  • Armor-Piercing Question: Andrew directs a delayed-action one at Akko in "Things We Said Today":
    Andrew: "Instead of waiting for Chariot, shouldn't you be the one to do it?" ("it" being about making people happy with magic)
  • Brainy Brunette: Has been the top of his class for three years straight, and can also read Latin.
  • Broken Ace: He is the top student at his academy, good-looking, plays the piano perfectly despite not having touched it in ten years (which he might've been practicing in secret), and is the heir of a noble bloodline. However, he is being pressured by his father to become a statesman, just like him. His father also doesn't allow him to do whatever he thinks is fun and calls him stupid for wanting to play the piano. His father practically controls his life.
  • Character Development: Spending time with Akko gives Andrew a more rebellious streak in the sense that while he still admires his father, he doesn't have to agree with all of his father's beliefs.
  • Chick Magnet: Almost all of the students of Luna Nova find him attractive. Even as a child, he had three girls around him.
  • Childhood Friends: He has known Diana since they were children, making it seem like they've been longtime friends. However the trope is subverted, as they admit that neither of them exchanged more than a “hello,” they don't remember each other clearly, and they didn't have much in common as kids in the first place. He does, however, provide a little bit of exposition on Diana's past when it comes up.
  • The Comically Serious: Nothing magical phases him, not even suffering from a Little Bit Beastly spell Akko accidentally put on both him.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He gradually loosens up around Akko and dropping his initially cold demeanor.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: "Bee Affection" reveals that he's quite the talented pianist, adding to his graceful albeit snobby demeanor.
  • Foil: To Diana. Both come from famous, wealthy aristocratic British families, considered good-looking, talented in their respective fields, and are beneath their snobbishness, they have noble traits. Diana comes from a magical family and her main goal is to restore the magic in the world; Andrew comes from a non-magical family and thinks magic is outdated.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: Is being groomed into becoming a politician like his father, though "Bee Affection" indicates that he's not all that content with the prospect.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: Andrew apparently has the same combed and slicked back hairstyle from when he was a young boy.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Close to Frank — they are best friends and despite their opposing personalities, both seem to get along very well, having enough confidence to talk about their most personal matters.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Albeit he argues otherwise, it's rather obvious that Andrew doesn't want to conform to his father's laid plan for his life. He does state that even though he doesn't intend to antagonize his father, it's logical that there are topics on which they will not agree on regardless.
    • Although he says that he dislikes magic and its study, his behavior when faced with situations that involved its use suggests that Andrew is open to its practical use, changing the perspective of his initial words towards Akko, in which he questioned its purpose and practicality.
    • In "The Road to Arcturus", Andrew is visibly distressed and even protests his father and another politician over taking advantage of the chaos and tension occurring in the London streets to go to war with their enemy country. In other words, though Andrew is a serious young man who is on the path to being a politician, his sense of righteousness is strong enough to want to keep innocent people safe.
  • Indifferent Beauty: He is considered Tall, Dark, and Handsome by almost all of the students in Luna Nova, but he doesn't particularly care.
  • Informed Attractiveness: Although he doesn't really look that different from other male characters, he's described to be very attractive so often that "handsome" is almost The Magnificent for him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Andrew is basically a male version of Diana. Icy, haughty attitude but ultimately a good person.
  • Lord Country: Implied. Judging by the fact that Paul is the Earl of Hanbridge, it is safe to assume that Paul and Andrew Hanbridge share their surname with the name of the country their family rules over.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Word of God confirms that he and Akko have a "guy-guy friendship." invoked
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Always seen in an impeccable suit.
  • Ship Tease: Gets quite a bit of teasing with Akko, as she is one of the few people willing to treat him like a normal person and he is frequently awed by her passion for magic. There is also a bit with him and Diana, as the two might not get along but if they are in the same room they will most likely seek each other out to trade barbs while grinning. Both Akko and Diana have a light Slap-Slap-Kiss type of vibe with him.
  • Sliding Scale of Beauty: He is a World Class beauty. Almost all of the students of Luna Nova find him attractive.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: His favorite mutual pastime with Diana.
  • Spoiler Opening: Has a cameo in the first opening, but doesn't appear until "The Fountain".
  • Stiff Upper Lip: British and stoic, through and through.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: He is quite reserved and indifferent, but he is also a good and compassionate person when he should be.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Has dark brown hair, stands a full head taller than Akko, and is often stated to be quite handsome.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Quite a master of understated sarcasm.

    Frank 

Frank

Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu (Japanese), Ben Diskin (English)

Appearances: TV Series

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A muggle who is the best friend of Andrew Hanbridge.


  • Bromantic Foil: Andrew is a serious, aloof, dark-haired man with a disinterest in magic; Frank is a light-hearted, friendly, blonde man who has an interest in magic.
  • Foil: Besides being a Bromantic Foil to Andrew, he's also a foil to Hannah and Barbara — they're best friends of an aloof aristocrat, to the point of just being a Satellite Character for that said friend, but while Hannah and Barbara are stuck-up girls who constantly belittle Akko, Frank is a nice person who is delightedly surprised of whatever influence she has on Andrew.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A friendly young man with dark blonde hair in general.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Close to Andrew — they are best friends and despite their opposing personalities, both seem to get along very well, having enough confidence to talk about their most personal matters.
  • Nice Guy: He's cheerful, friendly, and has good manners.
  • Satellite Character: He hangs around to commentate on Andrew's affairs.
  • Shipper on Deck: Possibly rooting for Andrew and Akko, given his delightfully surprised reaction over how Akko manages to slightly change Andrew's views on magic.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Gender Inverted. He takes a genuine interest in Lotte because she's a good-hearted girl that is hard to come by.

Other Magical Residents

    Fafnir 

Fafnir

Voiced by: Shozo Iizuka (Japanese), Michael Sorich (English)

Appearances: TV Series

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"To think that there were still humans with that look in their eyes."

An ancient dragon with longstanding financial dealings with Luna Nova.


  • Bait-and-Switch: When we're first introduced to him, he appears to be a monstrous, horrifying beast within the shadows... then the lights come up and all we see is a grumpy old guy in a robe.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: The show plays at him being a standard "pillage and hoard" dragon, but it turns out he's moved with the times and become a venture capitalist (with a bit of loan sharking on the side).
  • Dragon Hoard: He's a dragon who has chosen to adapt to modern times by becoming an online stock broker and a Loan Shark.
  • Gentle Giant: Played with. He's an unscrupulous Loan Shark who tired to scam Luna Nova and stole their Sorcerer's Stone, but he is nonetheless a very non-violent dragon, to the point of being nearly appalled when the girls assume he's going to eat them. He is also very big.
  • Greed: No surprise that the dragon is greedy. He's not above some "creative" bookkeeping to keep his income rolling in either (see below).
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Fafnir's plan to get the Luna Nova faculty to default on their annual interest payments relied on nobody being able to read the original promissory note (which didn't actually include interest in the first place). Diana unsurprisingly can not only read Old Draconic but was able to point out that Luna Nova had paid off the principal ages ago, so now he owed them money.
  • Loan Shark: Loaned a huge amount of money to Luna Nova a thousand years ago. His theft of the Sorcerer's Stone is because the faculty failed to make the payment he asked for.
  • Mecha-Mooks: The wyverns he uses to take the Sorcerer's Stone and guard his lair are actually animatronic.
  • Villain Respect: Despite (or because of) being extremely cynical, Akko's vigorous defense of magic actually seems to impress him a little, and he takes the time to debate her on the subject and ignore her rudeness towards him.

    The Magic Shop Proprietor 

Voiced by: Akihiro Matsushima (Japanese), Joshua Tomar (English)

Appearances: TV Series

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Unnamed portly gentleman with tattoos and a t-shirt who runs the magic shop "Last Wednesday" in Blytonbury.


  • Expy: The proprietor looks just like Chumlee from Pawn Stars, due to using the Japanese dub voice actor.
  • MacGuffin Delivery Service: Several plot devices have come from his shop.
  • Shopkeeper: Owns the magic shop "Last Wednesday" and so always appears whenever Akko and the others visit the place to find any tools that will benefit them in that episode.

    The Blue Moon Spirit/Professor Woodward 

Professor Woodward

Voiced by: Mitsuko Horie (Japanese), Tara Sands (English)

Appearances: TV Series

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A specter that appears once in a blue moon and can answer any question. In between all that, she's the ghost of one of the Nine Olde Witches, and a personal friend of Chariot's. She's a Walking Spoiler, so all entries for this character are unmarked.


  • Aesop Enforcer: Is somewhat directly responsible for punishing Croix for her self-centric attitude towards magic in pretty much every stage of her life. This backfires horribly as this what starts Croix's Start of Darkness.
  • Big Sister Mentor: Was a friendly and helpful figure to Chariot in her youth.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has green hair and green eyes.
  • Dramatic Wind: Her hair and clothes constantly fly in the wind.
  • Enigmatic Empowering Entity: Offers to grant Akko powers and a future similar to Chariot when they first meet, but it turns out to be a Secret Test of Character.
  • Facial Markings: Has a blue-green marking on her forehead.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Wears flowers and a few leaves in her hair.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: Was one of the founders of Luna Nova.
  • Green Thumb: It's a mystery whether that she Was Once a Man or has always been a Plant Person.
  • Horned Humanoid: Has a pair of branches on her head.
  • Magic Mirror: She is one in her second appearance, appearing as a mirror with magical abilities.
  • The Marvelous Deer: Her branch-like horns resemble stag antlers, and her nose a snout. The stag is a symbol of the wilderness and ancient knowledge, so it's a suitable motif for what appears to be a Nature Spirit.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Has solid, luminescent green eyes.
  • Obsolete Mentor: She is one of the Nine Olde Witches and a founder of Luna Nova. However, magic is disappearing from the world, and the only way to restore it is to unlock the Grand Triskellion. If magic isn't restored, then it'll eventually disappear and have no more use in the modern world and the future. Given the fact that she's currently a spirit, Woodward can't unlock them herself. As such, she mentored Chariot to unlock the Grand Triskellion in order to restore magic and currently (indirectly) mentors Akko to carry out the task. Unfortunately, it becomes clear that her outdated and high risk methods of teaching and cold negligence is providing evidence that magic is no more of use today. Magic is saved in the end but it is only due to Akko forsaking the old traditions and embracing a new path for magic leaving Woodward somewhat obsolete although the ancient witch doesn't mind.

    Vajarois the Grieving 

Vajarois the Grieving

Voiced by: Eri Nakao

Appearances: TV Series

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A vicious ghost creature released every year as part of the Samhain Festival at Luna Nova. Sacrifices are "fed" to Vajarois as part of Luna Nova tradition.


  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Vajarois started out as a cheerful girl from a royal family, and reverts to her appearance in life once the curse is broken.
  • Excessive Mourning: Invoked and Exaggerated. Vajarois consumed the Seed of Sadness so she would never forget her deceased friends and thus continued mourning for 1600 years, turning into a wailing ghost in the process.
  • Human Sacrifice: Three students are "sacrificed" to Vajarois every year.
  • The Magnificent: "Vajarois the Grieving."
  • Rapunzel Hair: In life, she had hair that reached past her waist.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: And serve to make her look more terrifying as a ghost.
  • Swallowed Whole: The students chosen to be the sacrifices end up swallowed whole by her. It's harmless, though.
  • Womb Level: The climax of "Samhain Magic Festival" takes place in Vajarois's belly as Akko unlocks the third Word pulling out the Seed of Sadness.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In life, she had pink hair.

    Mr. and Mrs. Jansson 

Voiced by: Tara Sands (Mrs. Jansson; English)

Appearances: TV Series

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Lotte's parents. They run a magic tool shop.


    Daryl Cavendish 

Daryl Cavendish

Voiced by: Shinobu Adachi (Japanese), Jessica Straus (English)

Appearances: TV Series

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Diana's aunt who is supposed to be the caretaker of the Cavendish estate until Diana finishes schooling. Her poor management has led to her selling off priceless artifacts and treasures, forcing Diana to quit Luna Nova and rush home to stop her.


  • Animal Motifs: Snakes. She uses them as familiars, her eyes are shaped like them, and she is quite deceptive.
  • Driven by Envy: As she sees Diana leave back for the academy, it is implied that she was jealous of her sister.
  • Evil Aunt: She has tried to become the head of the Cavendish family (which is Diana's birthright) and has been spending their family's fortune to the point of near bankruptcy.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Daryl is usually a man's name.
  • Heel Realization: Sort of. Her attitude doesn't change, but, after Diana saves her and her daughters from becoming trees, she seems to have at least realized her foolishness and accepts that Diana will be a great matriarch of the family when the time comes.
  • Make-Up Is Evil: She wears dark blue lipstick.
  • Ms. Red Ink: Her poor management is threatening to bankrupt the Cavendish estate.
  • Mystical White Hair: Like Diana, she has platinum blonde hair and is a witch.
  • Obviously Evil: Animal Motif associated with snakes, glowing red eyes, blending into shadows? Yep, definitely not one of the good guys.
  • Pyrrhic Villainy: Her last-minute attempt to interfere with the ritual does prevent Diana from completing it, but only because Diana chose to save her and her daughters from the magical punishment inflicted upon them for interrupting. Since the Cavendish legacy was built on helping anyone in need, including enemies, Diana more than proved her worth, even earning the approval of Beatrix, founder of the Cavendish family and one of the Nine Olde Witches, despite not formally earning the right to become the head of the household. Humbled, Daryl concedes that Diana is truly the deserving heir and ends her scheming.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In an early scene, she fades out leaving only glowing red eyes.
  • Skunk Stripe: Has the same blonde/green hair as Diana.
  • Smug Snake: She even has a snake as a familiar.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She, her sister, her twin daughters, and her niece have fair skin and platinum blonde hair with tea-green highlights.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Her twin daughters are named Meryl and Maryl.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: She, her sister, her twin daughters, and her niece have fair skin and platinum blonde hair with tea-green highlights.
  • Wicked Stepmother: Technically an aunt, but fills this role and trope.

    The Noir Rod 
Professor Croix's life's work, the Evil Counterpart to the Shiny Rod. Croix plans to use it to forcibly open the Grand Triskellion and restore the world's magic by empowering it with negative emotions, but as it absorbs these emotions and becomes more powerful, it slowly begins developing a malicious personality and consciousness of its own.
  • Eldritch Abomination: It quickly veers into this territory by the finale.
  • Expy: Due to its serpentine features upon gaining sentience, briefly interfering Ley Lines, and aiming to destroy the world, remnants of Yggdrasil, Noir Rod is Little Witch Academia's take on either dragon Nidhogg or world serpent Jormungandr from Norse Mythology.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: Croix intended it to simply be the tool she needed to open the Grand Triskellion. She never intended for it to become sentient, much less malicious.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has one right before being blown to smithereens by Akko and Diana's ultimate attack that it tried to swallow whole, silencing it for good, and preventing its murderous intent to be a Beast of the Apocalypse.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: After seemingly being defeated by Akko and Chariot, it possesses and mutates a nuke and tries to destroy the world purely out of spite.
  • The Power of Hate: It is literally powered by the hatred and anger of the rioters in the final act, which may explain why it tries to nuke the world out of pure spite in the ending.
  • Shapeshifter: During the final battle, it shifts from a spider-like beast, to a dragon, and finally a nuclear missile, though it had to possess one first to truly mutate the nuke into a Beast of the Apocalypse.
  • True Final Boss: Even after Croix surrenders, the Noir Rod is still determined to complete its mission, no matter the cost.

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