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Strike Witches OVA

Strike Witches OVA

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ストライクウィッチーズ

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1, 2007
Producers: Gonzo
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.241 (scored by 7616 users)
Ranked: #60882
Popularity: #1787
Members: 15,251
Favorites: 17
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Popular Tags

mecha sci-fi

Synopsis

When an alien force eventually called the "Neuroi" attacks Earth around the 1940s, the world is devastated by destruction. However, one man is able to lead the invention of an anti-Neuroi weapon known as the "Striker unit" which augments magical power and also enables flight through two mechanical lower-leg coverings known as a sort of witches "broom." Young witches from around the world are gathered together to fight back in a force known as Strike Witches. The inventor, however, was thought to have been killed during service. The daughter of the inventor leads a relatively normal life except for her untrained and incredible magical power which she hopes to use one day in healing. However, she is suddenly whisked away on a search to see if her father is actually alive. She encounters his invention and the possibility of perhaps using it herself.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Alternative version: Strike Witches

Characters & Voice Actors

Miyafuji, Yoshika
Miyafuji, Yoshika
Main
Fukuen, Misato
Japanese
Fukuen, Misato
Barkhorn, Gertrud
Barkhorn, Gertrud
Supporting
Sonozaki, Mie
Japanese
Sonozaki, Mie
Bishop, Lynette
Bishop, Lynette
Supporting
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Clostermann, Perrine H.
Clostermann, Perrine H.
Supporting
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki

Staff

Sugishima, Kunihisa
Director
Nagaoka, Seikou
Music
Abe, Nozomu
Key Animation
Shimada, Humikane
Original Character Design



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Jul 10, 2011
7jaws7
Don't be fooled by this OVA's incredibly low rank - the truth is that this show is actually just 7 minutes long, with the rest of the video being a more detailed explanation about the show, such as Striker Units, weapons, the base on the island, and some of the other characters. So naturally, this is going to sink to the bottom of the list.

However, this short OVA is an excellent way to introduce people to the world of Strike Witches. I think what I like best about this short snippet is that there aren't any obvious ecchi shots. Maybe a bath read more
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Jun 3, 2011
Smoku
I watched this Ova after i watched two of the later seasons of Strike Witches. And I was pleasently surprised.

Story 7/10
Although the story is rather short, there are many things explained in details, which I didn't see in the longer anime show. Finally a load of new things actually started to make sense to me. The weapons, the places. Finally something more then just ridiculous amounts of shear fanserwis and nothing else. It was actually a good introduction to the universe and my view about Strike Witches has changed. I am willing to check out the manga and novels now.

Art 6/10
The art is worse then read more
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May 5, 2012
ChibiAnime84
OVAs usually aren't as "good" as an actual series, nor are OVA's held with as high regard as an acual series.

The Strike Witches OVA is a stark exception.


In my opinion, this pilot episode of sorts is actually better than the main Strike Witches series, far better really, and I'll explain why.

The first 30 seconds of the Strike Witches OVA are some of the most awesome moments I've ever seen in any anime. The blue sky, saturated with white clouds, is penetrated by a rising and bright yellow sun. An epic orchestra is building up to a climax. As a blast of brass and read more
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Recommendations

it's set in the WW2 instead of the WW1 and it takes place in Galia (France) 
reportRecommended by Bogotaends
Both feature young girls in a military-scene who fly through the air with heavy machinery doing their jobs. Also, both both started out as OAVs and have (or going to) anime series. 
reportRecommended by Niacinamide
Similar series involving loli, mecha, sci-fi, and little bit of drama. Both are previews that aired first, before for the actual TV series. 
reportRecommended by chibuki
The OVA was released prior to the anime series and serves as a great warm-up for those interested in picking up the series. While a lot of the aspects, personalities, and small technical bits have been changed, both focus on the same general cast as well as a similar base story. Recommended to those that are curious about the series but are still uncertain. 
reportRecommended by RanKizama

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