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Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time set to launch in May

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One of the (few) edges our PlayStation-playing friends have over us PC gamers is their access to weird anime games. So it’s nice to see that Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time is set to launch on PC May 15 alongside the PlayStation 4.

If you're into Little Witch, check out our list of the best anime games on PC.

Bandai Namco describe Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time as a “3D action JRPG beat ‘em up” based on the Netflix-exclusive anime series of the same name. The story bears more than a passing resemblance to the Harry Potter series - you play as “ordinary girl” Atsuko Kagari as she begins her enrollment at the Luna Nova Magical Academy and you'll have to balance teen angst with a strange magical event and your own developing powers. Presumably, you'll also learn about the value of friendship along the way.

Fans of the show may want to check out Sam Foxall's coverage on the game from back in December.

I’m as much of an anime skeptic as your dad probably is, but come on, look at this thing. The trailer isn’t super helpful in terms of letting you know what the game is actually like, but the style definitely pops and I have to admit, it’s charming.

Thanks, Gematsu.

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4 Months ago

Enjoyed the anime very much. Really was an anime version of Harry Potter :)

Will keep an eye out for this game

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4 Months ago

For any shunning away from Anime (thinking its going to be too much like US cartoons, too childish or too lewd/inappropriate), I highly recommend to break those thoughts straight away. In the same way Trump highlights violence in video games, so too does the media use the ecchi (dirty) and childish genres to represent most of anime.

There is a simple charming genre within including the likes of Fairy Tail, New Game and Little Witch Acadamia (which I agree with xNuke, its best comparison would be to imagine if Harry Potter was a klutz, let the chaos/fun ensue). There's the deep philosophical titles like Psycho-Pass, Full Metal Alchemist and Death Note; along with the heart-breakingly emotional range including Made in Abyss, Steins Gate and (most recently) Violet Evergarden.

Anime is the closest medium of entertainment I would use to compare to video games. Both are removed from any bounds or restrictions that other mediums have to abide by, letting the creators run free with their plans and desires to make the content as enjoyable as possible. It is very much like a compressed form of video-games. If you've ever gotten attached to a video-game character, felt happy/sad/emotional over your characters situation in a game (FF7 anyone?) then there is an anime out there for you. I only hope people give it a go and have some luck finding their favourites genres.