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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: Fridays at 01:20 (JST)
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.171 (scored by 39,131 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #27422
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #557
Members: 87,674
Favorites: 789
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Ranked #2742Popularity #557Members 87,674
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Strike Witches is set in an alternate version of 1944, where the events of World War II are very different than what we know to be true. Alien invaders known as the Neuroi came to Earth in 1939. This is not the first appearance of the Neuroi as they have appeared at seemingly random intervals throughout human history. While the Neuroi primarily attack humanity using aircrafts, their mothership is able to produce a deadly miasma, a chemical that is fatally poisonous to humans, forcing the populations of affected areas to flee their homes. The Neuroi then use the poisoned areas to plunder Earth's natural resources to use against humanity. Luckily the miasma cannot spread across water, making the ocean humanity's main line of defense against the Neuroi.

With normal humans unable to fight in the miasma, witches have become the forefront of military defense against the Neuroi. Each witch is able to deploy a defensive field around themselves that not only blocks the miasma but protects them from physical attacks as well. Utilizing leg mounted machines called Striker Units to fly into combat, the witches use their magical abilities to wield devastating weapons too large and ungainly for a normal person. The series follows the battles fought by the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, who battle on the front lines to defend the British Isles from the Neuroi. Will humanity be able to take back Earth and bring peace to their home? Find out in Strike Witches!

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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


Edit Opening Theme

"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)



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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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AnnoKano
Dec 1, 2012
“Never in the animated medium has a cast of so many, worn clothes so few.”
-Winston Churchill

Strike Witches is perhaps the most elaborate method to showcase girls in their underwear that has ever been contrived; while other series make use of upward camera angles or ‘hillarious’ accidental groping to provide the viewer with their ration of sexual titillation, Gonzo decided that it was time to stop beating about the bush and start being candid. And what could be more candid than a five second close up of an adolescent girl’s camel toe?

Admittedly it’s not exactly the most cultured form of entertainment around, and read more
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