In the sweet 26-minute original anime Little Witch Academia, young Akko enrolls in magic school to be just like her idol, Shiny Chariot. But can she prove herself to the other witches in her class—and learn to believe in her own magic?

Little Witch Academia was produced by Trigger, a young anime studio co-founded by Dead Leaves, Gurren Lagann, and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt director Hiroyuki Imaishi. This particular short film was directed by Yoh Yoshinari and written by Masahiko Otsuka as part of the Japanese Animation Creators Association's Young Animator Training Project.

[via MetaFilter]