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YES! Little Witch Academia 2 Kickstarter ends at $625k

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Let's continue to celebrate all year long!

I feel terrible for being late to the celebration again, since this is one thing that we could all rejoice over for the rest of the year! Speaking of which, I bet the proud people at Studio TRIGGER are still partying as we speak. In case you haven't noticed, the Kickstarter for Little Witch Academia has ended in a Magical Climax with a whopping fund of $625,518

If there's one thing that I'm disappointed about the project, it's that I wasn't able to contribute to the cause, due to some money issues on my side. Despite my failure in supporting TRIGGER, I will at least try to redeem myself by supporting the release of Little Witch Academia when the Blu-ray of the first episode is available in North America. 

Before I forget, I would love to congratulate TRIGGER on their ultimate success, and I wish them the best in making more people aware of their phenomenal creativity. While you're in the middle of your ongoing celebration, you can check out the congratulatory press release by acttil in the section below! 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA., August 9, 2013 - acttil is honored to announce, on behalf of the animation studio TRIGGER, that TRIGGER’s Kickstarter project, “Little Witch Academia Episode 2” (tentative title), was able to reach an amazing $625,000 within a single month, all thanks to fans around the world.

The Kickstarter for Little Witch Academia Episode 2 started on July 9, 2013 and ended on August 8, 2013. There were 7,938 backers, and the final total of $625,000 is well over the initial goal of $150,000. The initial goal of $150,000 was reached in just 6 hours! TRIGGER will utilize the pledged amount for the production of a 40-minute Little Witch Academia 2 animation, as well as issue rewards to backers. Little Witch Academia 2 will go into production in 2014.

“The pledged amount was well over what we expected, and we cannot thank everyone enough who supported the Little Witch Academia 2 project on Kickstarter. At the same time, we definitely feel the pressure because we have to respond to this new challenge with our title.” The president of Animation Studio TRIGGER, Masahiko Otsuka, was overjoyed by the support of the fans. “We’ve received the baton from our fans. We are ready to run as fast as we can, baton in hand!”

Little Witch Academia was produced by TRIGGER as one of the four titles for Anime Mirai, the Young Animator Training Project, whose purpose is to inspire, train, and energize young animators in the Japanese anime industry. After showcasing the trailers and full episode of Little Witch Academia in the Spring of 2013, not only was it well-received in Japan, but it has also become a surprise hit with anime fans in the West.

Story

 Akko Kagari is an ordinary girl who joins the renowned witch academy for witch girls, Luna Nova Academy. When she was younger, she went to Magical Festa, a magic show hosted by a witch named Shiny Chariot. Akko was so mesmerized and inspired by Shiny Chariot's performance that she dreamed to someday be a "cool" witch like her. This young and impressionable Akko takes Shiny Chariot's words as her own motto: "Never forget, a believing heart is your magic.“ As part of a class, Akko and her classmates go into a labyrinth under the Tower of Luna Nova. There, a sealed ancient dragon was unleashed by one of her classmates. Akko tries to stop the dragon, but…

For more information about Little Witch Academia 2 and Little Witch Academia Collector’s Edition

visit www.littlewitchacademia.com!

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