Strike Witches, originally a book series, was created with the thought of becoming a media mix. Eventually it was adapted into a manga, an anime, an OVA, and a movie.
In a world where magic exists, young girls capable of maneuvering Striker Units are the only ones who can stop the mankind’s enemy, Neuroi. The anime features these young girls called Witches who fight to stop Neuroi’s invasion, while it also depicts their daily life. The title has a lot of loyal fans.
The girls’ design is based on actual combat aircraft from World War I and II. I bet you wonder why they aren’t wearing skirts. But please keep in mind that the underwear-like things on the girls are actually pants.
Brave Witches, broadcasting in October 2016, is about a story between Strike Witches (broadcasted from July-September 2008) and Strike Witches 2 (broadcasted from July-September 2010).
The production company of the anime is SILVER LINK known for Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Non Non Biyori, and Kokoro Konekuto.
It has been announced that the director will be Kazuhiro Takamura.
SILVER LINK also created the OVA, “Strike Witches Operation Victory Arrow”.
Be strong if you don’t want to fight
The core slogan of Brave Witches is “Be strong if you want to fight.”
In contrast to the slogans from Strike Witches‘ first and second seasons, “I will fly to protect lives” and “I will fly to realize my wish.” which strongly represent the main character’s resolution, this new slogan sounds like somebody else’s words. We guess the new anime is going to be about Hikari’s struggles who is highly motivated but unskilled.
In the 1930s the Neuroi, humanity’s enemy, suddenly appeared in Europe. Normal weapons can’t hurt the Neuroi. The girls called Witches are the only people who can fight them.
Brave Witches is the story between the first and second season of Strike Witches.
In September 1944 the 501st Joint Fighter Wing and other allied forces killed all the nests of Neuroi in the sky above the Republic of Gallia, and the West Europe was finally safe.
Then, the allied forces planned to fight the Neuroi in the middle and East Europe. The 502nd Joint Fighter Wing based in Orasha Empire Petersburg , Brave Witches, is about to be called into duty.
Author: Fumikane Shimada & Projekt World Witches
Director and Character Designer: Kazuhiro Takamura
Character designer: Fumikane Shimada
Series Builder: Striker Unit
Universe Designer and Research on military: Takaaki Suzuki
Neuroi Designer: IZMO JUKI
Mechanic Designer: Shinobu Tsuneki
Music DIrector: Tomohiro Yoshida
Sound Effect Production: Glovision Inc.
Music by: Seikou Nagaoka
Music Production: Nippon Columbia
Anime Production: SILVER LINK.
Production: 502nd Joint Fighter Wing 2016