acttil, the company comprised of former NIS America staff, announced its first project yesterday with plans to bring Studio TRIGGER's Little Witch Academia short to Blu-ray in North America. The collector's edition release is due out this summer.
Along with the 26-minute Anime Mirai short, the package includes a never-before-seen 66-minute making-of video, an original soundtrack disc, and a 112-page art book.
acttil also detailed a fan event that's set to be held at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles during Anime Expo, which will be hosting Little Witch Academia script writer and founding member of TRIGGER Masahiko Otsuka. In addition to his AX panel, Otsuka will be at the fan event, which will feature a screening of the making-of video as well as a Q&A session with Otsuka.
The event will be open to 50 fans. Those interested in attending can submit their full name, address, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 26, and randomly selected winners will be contacted by June 30.
If you've yet to watch Little Witch Academia here or on YouTube, here's the synopsis of the Yoh Yoshinari directed short:
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.