Little Witch Academia: Witches of Midgard is the Norse fan-fiction series based on Little Witch Academia anime written by Black Soulstone.
The story takes place after the day where Nine New Witches (Atsuko Kagari, Lotte Yanson, Sucy Manbavaran, Amanda O'Neill, Constanze Amalie von Braunschbank-Albrechtsberger, Jasminka Antonenko, Ursula Callistis (formerly known as Chariot du Nord), and Croix Meridies) banded together to save Midgard from a great threat while simultaneously releasing the power of Grand Triskellion to restore the Great Tree Yggdrasil. The world has changed since magic became abundant once again, but it came with the revelation that Norse legends, which everyone believed to be simple myths and folklore, confirmed to be real with the resurgence of Naglfar, an ancient sect of magicians dedicated to enforce the will of Jotnar, ancient common enemies of both Norse Gods and Nine Olde Witches. As this happens, Akko, Lotte, and Sucy stumbled upon a dying deer-like creature who gave them mystical gauntlets which grant them Valkyrie mantle. The three friends, alongside Diana, Ursula, and Molly who revealed to be Valkyrie themselves, soon tasked to protect Midgard from Naglfar threat where they encountered the mysterious phrase "Franang's Falls". Believing it to be a large plot of Naglfar, they begin the investigation to find meaning behind it. Meanwhile, Amanda inherited a similar magical gauntlet from her late cousin Clarisse along with same mysterious phrase, the latter which entwined her fate to that of Akko and her fellow Valkyries. With them sharing the common goal, the group reformed the New Nine Witches and started their journey. However, they soon learn of the anguish and perils associated with their newfound roles as well as horrors and desolation of war, the latter which reinforced by the appearance of Wrath of Thor, a group of legendary Thapoli-Naglfar War veteran who scarred by their past conflicts with Naglfar.
|1||Valkyrie of Fire Part 1||After a tiring afternoon where she improved her newly restored broom flight ability, Akko encountered a dying deer-like creature named German. German hastily gave the box he carry to Akko and her roomates Lotte and Sucy before buying them some time so they can escape from mysterious dark creatures who after the box. Curious with its contents, Akko, Lotte, and Sucy opened the box and discovered 3 ominous mystical gauntlets which grant them Valkyrie mantle. Explaining this turn of events to Ursula, who revealed her familiarity to the gauntlets, they soon approached by a squirrel-like creature named Asger who confirmed the young girls' story and revealed the existence of an insidious ancient sect of magicians called Naglfar, a group of magical armor-clad witch warriors called Valkyries, and a secret magical kingdom founded by followers of Nine Olde Witches called Thapoli. When Ursula and Asger attempted to secure the gauntlets however, both of them surprised that the gauntlets had chosen Akko, Lotte, and Sucy as their wielders, which means the three friends now bear the sacred responsibility to protect the world of magic.|
|2||Valkyrie of Fire Part 2||As Ursula, Asger, Diana, and Miranda discussing the course of actions in the light of recent events, Akko, Lotte, and Sucy discovered more about Thapoli, Valkyries, and Pomokai Holoholonas from the books at Luna Nova Library. Diana and Asger then scouted the school's surroundings where they ambushed by the ominous Naglfar druid known as Elder Erik. The three battled, but both Diana and Asger outmatched by combined strength of Elder Erik and his monstrous insectoid familiars where they inevitably bring the fight to the school's library, causing panic and considerable destruction in process. Fortunately, it took combined efforts of Diana, Ursula, Asger, and Akko who finally don her Valkyrie Armor for the first time to drove Erik away.|
|3||It'll Sure to Begin||Following Naglfar attack on Luna Nova, Miranda summoned Ursula's old acquaiantance, White Valkyrie Newt, to assist Ursula in training Akko, Lotte, and Sucy so they can be ready for their newfound roles. There, it's revealed that Diana and Ursula are in fact, Valkyries where the former being champion of House of Cavendish known as Eir the Ice Sword Valkyrie and the latter being Geirdriful the Sky Valkyrie who regarded as the strongest Valkyrie. Ursula still questioned her worth due to her past mistakes back in her days as Shiny Chariot in form of handicapping her audience's magic (including young Akko and Diana) and scarred the moon with Shiny Arc, but eventually regained her resolve thanks to encouragement from both Newt and Akko. As Akko and her friends begin their training, an ancient magical altar accidently unearthed at the construction site in Blytonbury...|
|4||Binding Staff Part 1||Andrew Hanbridge, the viscount and son of Earl of Hanbridge, visited Luna Nova as representative of British Government to enlist Luna Nova's assistance to deal both Naglfar threat and securing an artifact sealed inside magical altar at Blytonbury which discovery became famous. Surprised that Naglfar made their presence known to the public albeit as group of terrorists, Holbrooke agreed to lend the government a hand with Newt suspecting that the sect now changed tactics, which had something to do with a cryptic phrase called "Franang's Falls". Suspecting it to be a larger plot, Newt tasked Akko, Lotte, Sucy, Diana, and Ursula to retrieve the artifact for answers. Upon arriving at the construction site and about to retrieve the artifact however, the witches realized that Amanda followed them, intrigued by the same phrase before they suddenly attacked by a mysterious rogue witch who revealed to be Helviti the Dark Valkyrie, with whom Ursula had history with...|
|5||Binding Staff Part 2||Knowing that Ursula and the witch students won't give up the artifact without a fight, coupled with the fact that she also recognized Diana and Akko as young witches who had released the power of Grand Triskellion and restored Yggdrasil, Helviti summons her mechanical monsters, centipede-like clockbeasts, to attack them. Meanwhile, Andrew and Frank are on their way past the construction site where they witnessed Akko and her friends fighting the clockbeasts before the mechanical monsters combined into a larger monster who then throws Akko against their vehicle, sending it crashing. Recovering from the attack, Akko make haste in evacuating Andrew, Frank, and Amanda before she, Lotte, Sucy, and Diana dons their respective Valkyrie Armors and defeated the combined clockbeast. Dismayed that her creations were destroyed and her fight against Ursula ends with stalmate, Helviti departs, vowing to return.|
|6||The Trial of Blade Storm Valkyrie||To Akko and co.'s surprise, Amanda revealed herself to be latest heir of Marmora armor and her intention to join the group in search for the meaning behind phrase "Franang's Falls". However, Asger, Diana, and Newt remained skeptical with her resolve due to her rebellious personality, so they decided to put it into a test.|
As Amanda undergo the test to prove her worth as heir of Marmora, Akko, Lotte, Hannah, and Barbara contacted by Annabel Crème to accompany her unveiling the mystery of an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of the town, having discovered that one of her predecessors allegedly hid an unfinished script of Night Fall novel in the said mansion. Upon entering the mansion however, Hannah, Barbara, and Lotte got separated from the rest of the girls due to random traps and magical wards, leaving Akko and Annabel alone to find the missing script. Upon discovering the author's journal and the script, Akko and Annabel discovered that the house belonged to a young valkyrie and avid fan of Night Fall named Isabelle who put aside her ambition for writing in order to stop her role model and mentor Roland who lost his way and seduced by dark magic to outperforming his rival Albert who also mastered same magic where they ended up causing rampage until Isabelle sacrificed her life to stop them. They soon meet Lotte who also heard the same story from Isabelle's wind sprite before the girls discovered that Hannah and Barbara unintentionally broke Isabelle's seal, releasing Roland and Albert who rose as draugrs to continue their constant battle. Akko and Lotte, with assistance of Isabelle's wind sprite managed to defeat Roland and Albert before they could harm their friends, but Isabelle's unfinished script got destroyed in ensuing fight. In spite of this, Annabel reassured Lotte that she got everything she need for the next volume.
|9||The Witch in Wolf Mask||
|10||The Things We Said Today||
|11||All Good Things||
|13||Yesterday Part 1||
|14||Yesterday Part 2||
|15||Witches of Midgard||
Difference between Fanfic series and AnimeEdit
Though the fanfic series set in events after second cour (Episode 14-25) of Little Witch Academia anime, the story actually takes place in an alternate universe called Midgard where Norse mythology confirmed to be real and Nine Olde Witches reputed as goddess-like figures through their actions in ensuring humanity's survival during Ragnarok, the Great War between Norse Gods and Jötnar, in addition of preventing the decay of magic in the world and founded Luna Nova. Other key differences are:
- Bernadette Cavendish: Bernadette Cavendish was a former Valkyrie (elite witch warrior themed after mythological figures of same name) under the title Eir the Ice Sword Valkyrie, who secretly passed her armor and title to her daughter Diana and had arranged so Diana can begun her training when she reached 14 under the tutelage of Pongo before her death.
- Ursula Callistis/Chariot du Nord and Atsuko Kagari: Akko is revealed to had met Chariot after the latter's show when Chariot found her crying due to losing her parents in the crowd not long after her fallout with Croix. The stage performer comforted Akko with a simple magic trick to cheer up, getting her to stop crying just as Akko's parents found them and thanked Chariot for finding her. Before they parted ways, the young Akko promised to Chariot that they will meet again someday, a promise that neither of them remember until the events of Little Witch Academia: Witches of Midgard.
- Akko's skill in archery is revealed to be due to her family, Kagari family, was originally a clan of samurai famed for their unique archery style known as "Kagari Archery Style Techniques" that has been passed through generations. Though the clan now has abandoned their violent ways in favor of peaceful life, they still maintain their tradition as former clan of samurais to the day where one of such tradition is passing down "Kagari Archery Style Techniques" to new generation in their family.
- Ursula's martial arts skills is revealed to be due to her being groomed as the successor of Geirdriful the Sky Valkyrie title, having chosen by her predecessor Miranda Holbrooke and the White Valkyrie Newt Astriddotir. Interestingly, as a Valkyrie, Ursula is well-respected by Thapoli in spite of her bad reputation as a witch.
- Akko and Ursula later revealed to be related as aunt and niece, as Akko's mother, Yumi Kagari, is actually Elizabeth du Nord, Ursula's long lost half-sister.
- Miranda Holbrooke: Miranda Holbrooke is revealed to be the veteran Valkyrie, being former bearer of Geirdriful title and Ursula's predecessor.
- Sucy's Background and Family: Sucy's background and family in the fanfic series combines elements from both Teri Terio manga and Satou Keisuke manga: As in Teri Terio manga, she lived alongside her biological family which includes Mrs. Manbavaran and numerous siblings (two of them being Garie and Sabi) in Mamba Islands, Southeast Asia. While Ramzan Manbavaran also appeared in this fanfic and known to adopted many homeless children she comes across as in Sato Keisuke manga, here, she is portrayed as Sucy's elderly aunt and Mrs. Manbavaran's older sister instead of adoptive mother.
- Amanda O'Neill: Amanda is revealed to has a late step-cousin named Clarisse, the Valkyrie who known as Marmora the Blade Storm Valkyrie. In their youths, they were very close with Clarisse taught Amanda many things about magic and often criticizes her about her rebellious behavior. Before her death, Clarisse was attempted to solve the mystery behind phrase "Franang's Falls" and passed both the quest and her armor to Amanda. The quest for Franang's Fall is the plot point of the series.
- Molly McIntyre: Molly is revealed to be the last living member of McIntyre family alongside her late cousin Ragnhild. She greatly admired Ragnhild, the Specter Valkyrie Rota, and aspired to be like her. Her determination to be like her said cousin is the additional driving force for her to improved her initially poor magic aside living a happy life at Luna Nova which unfortunately, led to her meddling with time magic of Horologium, which resulted her afflicted with Curse of Time for two centuries until freed by Akko and co.
Nine New Witches/Witches of MidgardEdit
|Sloegra||Constanze Amalie von Braunschbank-Albrechtsberger|
- Miranda Holbrooke
- Andrew Hanbridge
- Annabel Crème
- Megumi Han as Atsuko Kagari/Kara
- Fumiko Orikasa as Lotte Yanson/Geirskogul
- Michiyo Murase as Sucy Manbavaran/Skogul
- Arisa Shida as Amanda O'Neill/Marmora
- Rie Murakawa as Constanze Amalie von Braunschbank-Albrechtsberger/Sloegra
- Reina Ueda as Jasminka Antonenko/Hrista
- Yoko Hikasa as Diana Cavendish/Eir
- Noriko Hidaka as Ursula Callistis/Geirdriful
- Ayaka Saito as Molly McIntyre/Rota
- Ikuko Tani as Miranda Holbrooke
- Ryosuke Kanemoto as Andrew Hanbridge
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Frank
- Sumire Morohoshi as Annabel Crème
- Emi Shinohara as Yumi Kagari/Elizabeth du Nord
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Asger
- Kenyu Horiuchi as Harr
- Takako Honda as Newt Astriddotir/Sigrun
- Romi Park as Helviti/Nevar
- Ami Koshimizu as Lara/Herja
- Megumi Han as Young Lara
- Takaya Hashi as Elder Erik