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Strike Witches


Alternative Titles

English: Strike Witches
Synonyms: Strike Witches TV
Japanese: ストライクウィッチーズ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2008 to Sep 19, 2008
Premiered: Summer 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.171 (scored by 38,326 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #27302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #549
Members: 85,219
Favorites: 773
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Ranked #2730Popularity #549Members 85,219
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

The year is 1944 and the world lives in fear of unidentified flying objects called Neuroi. With the old-boy old guard unable to thwart this deadly menace, humanity turns its desperate eyes to an aerial attack force with much nicer legs. Meet the girls of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, better known as the Strike Witches. These darlings of the great blue yonder may not have standard issue uniforms, but they do have all the right stuff. Where the average flyboy falters, these dolls blast aliens to bits in the bat of an eyelash. With a little magic and a whole lot of leg, the girls of the 501st are winning the war on pants, and aliens!

(Source: Rightstuf)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Miyafuji, Yoshika
Miyafuji, Yoshika
Main
Fukuen, Misato
Japanese
Fukuen, Misato
Sakamoto, Mio
Sakamoto, Mio
Main
Chiba, Saeko
Japanese
Chiba, Saeko
Bishop, Lynette
Bishop, Lynette
Main
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Clostermann, Perrine H.
Clostermann, Perrine H.
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki

Staff

Takamura, Kazuhiro
Takamura, Kazuhiro
Director, Character Design
Yoshida, Tomohiro
Yoshida, Tomohiro
Sound Director
Terao, Hiroyuki
Terao, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation, Mechanical Design, Animation Director
Takahashi, Masanori
Takahashi, Masanori
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Magical Girl
Mahou Shoujo (魔法少女)
Jul 4, 2008
2 That Which I Can Do
Watashi ni Dekiru Koto (私にできること)
Jul 11, 2008
3 You're Not Alone
Hitori Janai kara (一人じゃないから)
Jul 18, 2008
4 Thanks
Arigatou (ありがとう)
Jul 25, 2008
5 Fast, Big, Soft
Hayai, Okkii, Yawarakai (はやい・おっきい・やわらかい)
Aug 1, 2008

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"STRIKE WITCHES ~Watashi ni Dekiru Koto~ (ストライクウィッチーズ ~わたしにできること~)" by Yoko Ishida

Edit Ending Theme

#01: "Bookmark A Head" by Misato Fukuen and Saeko Chiba (eps 1-2)
#02: "Bookmark A Head" by Misato Fukuen and Kaori Nazuka (ep 3)
#03: "Bookmark A Head" by Misato Fukuen and Mie Sonozaki (ep 4)
#04: "Bookmark A Head" by Chiwa Saitō and Ami Koshimizu (ep 5)
#05: "Bookmark A Head" by Mai Kadowaki and Erika Nakai (ep 6)
#06: "Bookmark A Head" by Miyuki Sawashiro and Sakura Nogawa (ep 7)
#07: "Bookmark A Head" by Rie Tanaka and Saeko Chiba (ep 8)
#08: "Bookmark A Head" by Misato Fukuen and Miyuki Sawashiro (ep 9)
#09: "Bookmark A Head" by Misato Fukuen and Rie Tanaka (ep 10)
#10: "Bookmark A Head" by Saeko Chiba and Miyuki Sawashiro (ep 11)
#11: "Bookmark A Head" by Misato Fukuen, Saeko Chiba, Rie Tanaka, Miyuki Sawashiro, Kaori Nazuka, Sakura Nogawa, Mie Sonozaki, Chiwa Saitō, Ami Koshimizu, Mai Kadowaki, and Erika Nakai (ep 12)



More reviewsReviews

KaminaKai
Aug 28, 2008
*A Japanese government endorsed loli-pantsu anime.*

Please don't say it is bad just because you find girls in panties horrifying. I admit it is lousy for the director to claim that girls in panties = fashion in the Strike Witches' world, but that alone is no reason to give a bad rating to an anime (if you do, I am sorry, you don't know how to rate at all). Strike Witches is MUCH deeper than one may expect to find from a fanservice-oriented series.

--Updated on February 12, 2009--

The Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs has recently openly endorsed Strike Witches as an example of cultural excellence.

The read more
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Skadi
Oct 25, 2008
I don't know what it was that intrigued me about this show when I first saw it but I was very interested in seeing it after the first episode. In the end it was a bit disappointing though because early on I thought it had the potential to be something very special.

As others have said, Strike Witches is automatically going to appeal to a certain group of people, and you probably already know who you are. Basically SW is the battle of Britain with Loli witches riding mechanical brooms fighting mysterious aliens and carrying huge guns... without pants. Yes I don't understand read more
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Splitter
Sep 18, 2008
Though Strike Witches isn't nearly as generic as the first few eps would lead you to believe, it's still nothing to get all in a tizzy about. Moe cliches and fetishism abound, you already know the audience with one glance, and if you're in that audience it's not half-bad.

Strike Witches is about young girls fighting faceless enemies in an alternate WWII era. Inexplicably, they sprout animal ears and tails when they use magic and pants don't seem to exist anymore. As you can probably guess, this isn't a show heavy in plot. What makes it relatively enjoyable is that the plot (and use that word read more
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garbadorable
Nov 4, 2014
The Strike Witches series follows Yoshika Miyafuji, teenage girl who goes to school (in a skirtless uniform) and helps her mother and grandmother around their medical clinic. Her father, Dr. Miyafuji, the inventor of the Striker Unit (what you're here for, if not the butts) has been MIA for some time. Yoshika, appalled by war, ends up enlisting in the navy in order to find out about the fate of her father. Hilarity ensues as she enters the boob-and-butt-festival that is the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, a group of elite ace pilots, even though she has no combat experience whatsoever. Doesn't it sound idiotic? Guess read more
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