A heartwarming story with heartwarming characters
I didn't know what to expect from Little Witch Academia and I'm not upset with what I got. With a wonderful main character which manages to make a trope I generally dislike amusing and likeable; an "I have a dream, and I won't give up on it no matter what" character generally rubs me up the wrong way.
Along with Akko, we have the Hermione Granger of this world, Diana, and she plays the perfect balances between being a good friend and a good witch. When she was first introduced, I was expecting her to be the stereotypical rival the main character would never be able to beat until the end, and she wasn't. Akko never surpassed Diana, and in the end Diana came to try and make Akko better, which I thought was a really nice touch.
Along with the characters the subtle recurring plot points, such as the runaway broom in newspaper articles, showed a great amount of attention to detail, which could have quite easily been ignored or forgotten.