Synonyms: Strike Witches TV
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2008 to Sep 19, 2008
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company
Score: 7.291 (scored by 22530 users)
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loli magic military sci-fi
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Lolis flying in the air fighting aliens with tons of fanservice; seems about right.
They have the same feeling like in the VO there is a 'Alone' while in the SW there is a 'Neuroi'. Also loli girls fighting it and flying.
Bright color scheme in a futuristic utopia, until enemies come to invade. Protagonist is a young, eager girl who is always looking to help others, related to a scientist that seeks to better the lives of everyone around him. Drawing style is somewhat similar. Same ol' lolicon elements, too. Both are great.
If you want to return to the Strike Witches world, with a couple of different twists, this is your show.
If you want to see what Vividred was probably inspired by, this is your show.
Both anime revolves girls who use machines and do aerial combat.
During episode 1 of Vividred Operation, I had many moments where I though I was watching Strike Witches. They are very similar and I can already see that if you enjoy one, you will enjoy the other.
From the same people, this anime has a heavy influence on to it such as girls fighting mechanical monsters, the military and navy, and tons of fanservice and Yuri into it.
I'm excited for this with the Director from Strike Witches and he's doing the character designs!
Basically Strike Witches meets Power Rangers!
Girls flying. Aliens. Same art style. Panties.
Both series are designed by Mecha Musume creator Shimada Humikane. While Strike Witches is WWII oriented and focuses around magical girls with flying units on their legs, Sky Girls takes a modern approach with uniformed girls in exoskeletons. Both series have the girls fighting an unknown alien opponent with the best of their available technology though Sky Girls takes a more serious approach to the story while Strike Witches is shorter and more relaxed in it's atmosphere.
Sky Girls and Strike Witches shares the same genre with a fairly similar setting.
Both are series about Lolis flying mecha, or mecha based objects.
Both feature strike forces of self-propelled flying lolis defending the planet from an alien threat. Similarly, these girls are around the same ages with similar character interaction and costuming between series.
Both of these anime contain a group of girls which fly though the sky with the help of new techology with the intention of helping people and the destruction of an alien force which threatens to destroy the world. Sky girls is more serious while Strike Witches has more of an comedy element and includes the use of magic.
both are about a squadron of flying girls
I am one of the biggest fans of Shimada Humikane's artwork and mecha musume in general and even I thought Sky Girls was terrible. Seriously, do yourself a favor and go watch Strike Witches. It's Sky Girls done right.
- Girls-only-power (1 exception in IS)...
- "Wears" machines and flies across the sky
- Action, lots of dynamic mid-air battling scenes
- Clumsy, weak main character with great potential who grows fast
- A cool mentor/leader
- Takes team work sometimes to take down enemy
Girls flying around with specialized equipment made only for them. Both shows even seem to have similar characters, with even some bearing striking resemblances to strike witches characters
Both anime have an all girls mecha/flying army.
If you observe properly, you would notice that the countries where the main characters came from are just the same. And you could also compare Laura Bodewig to Sakamoto Mio and also the fact that only girls can use the Striker
unit/IS (Infinite Stratos) except that a man could use the IS.
Strike witches is more better than IS: Infinite Stratos because the story is more focused. Unlike Infinite Stratos, Infinite Stratos only have a few episodes that is good and all the others is a joke. So if you want a more serious plot, watch Strike Witches.
Girls in sci-fi action are themes of both series. Although Infinite Stratos falls into the harem genre due to the presence of a male protagonist, both series offers great sci-fi action and stunning OST. Comedy is also present.
- both have compact machines that allow you to fight and fly
- the main characters are new too the machines but have talent
- the person who invented the machines in both series are someone close to one of the main characters
- the machines in both series are mainly operated by girls using a unique power
Only one episode in but from what I can tell they are pretty similar as long as you change that Strike Witches is about fighting a war and Girls und Panzer is about a competition.
well, the same Fumikane settings. Pretty girls and hardcore weapons in one. great if you enjoy the combination of girls with any robots, mecha and weapons.
both have fighting and military combat. both are teams. similar feel. both have yuri. similar characters
Both Anime consist of military aspects. Girls und Panzer goes on the tank side and Strike Witches goes on the plane side. But the only main difference is there is no magic in Girls und Panzer. Personally I believe that characters have the same characteristics and also play very similar roles, making them both very close in comparison.
Both have a similar story, with a war between humans and aliens. Aliens already destroyed some places in the world, with the rest trying to survive, fighting against they. Protagonists are moe girls.
While Strike Witches does lack the usage of mecha, both series still has quite a lot of similarities.
Both series has strong and independent female characters who has their own goals/ambitions but the skills expected from the military. Speaking of which, both series involves a lot of military and their dealings against "aliens" or otherworldly beings throughout the series.
Both series' main female protagonist has a strong will and often does her best for her friends and comrades placing their safeties above her own.
Both series has science fiction themes that has advanced technology beyond our modern times.
Both series has a lot of action, drama, some comedy, but also emotional moments.
It's similar in a way because in both, they are being invaded by extra-terrestrials and use machines to fight them, Even though Strike Witches uses partial-body machines instead of the full-body ones. Another thing is in both, the main characters' father is the person that invented those machines.
Both have girls recruited in somekind of military
Both have aerial combat
Both are trying to defend their country
Both are dealing with an opposing force such as Neurois/BETAS
Both have fanservice
Both are very fun and amazing to watch as well, if you don't mind a bit of fanservice.
Minus the ecchi, So-Ra-No-Wo-To shares a lot in common with Strike Witches. As well as it shares in common with K-On and Axis Powers Hetalia.
The character design borrows most heavily from K-On. But the theme of an Occidental Japan, living among European countries and/or cultures as if a country that is European instead of Asian is a theme that exists in Axis Powers Hetalia, Strike Witches, and So-Ra-No-Wo-To. Harmoniously I might add, instead of contrasted. As well as do all share the theme of moe within the military(minus K-On).
Also as several character archetypes were borrowed in their specific form from K-On, there were also seemingly from Strike Witches. Kannagi Noel is a Kuudere/Dandere that borrows most heavily from the Dandere form of Sanya Litvyak from Strike Witches. And Kazumiya Rio is a character who works as a blend of Akiyama Mio from K-On and Mio Sakamoto from Strike Witches.
With the theme young girls in the military, Strike witches is great match for Sora no Woto. Both series take place an alternate universe, in which girls are the main characters and play the role of soldiers. While Sora no Woto takes place in a backwater town, Strike Witches' story plays on the frontline. In Sora no Woto the two nations Helvetia and the Roman Empire fight each other, in Strike Witches it's humanity against the alien race called neuroi. Both series place a heavy focus on the girls' everyday lives. The only main difference between the two series is that Strike Witches gets the most humor from ecchi scenes. If you don't like scenes with lots of pantyshots and female breasts in them, don't watch Strike Witches. But if you liked Sora no Woto you'll probably like Strike Witches too.
they both have a group of girls with special talents in the military... the main character at first joins the group and some questions "why is she here?" because of how they look (not very reliable kind of way) and soon to realise that they improve pretty fast at flying/playing... as you watch the series all the characters now trusts/likes the main characters. also, the characters have similar personalities... strike witches is more focused on fighting in the air and it's set in the past (1944) even though it looks very futuristic.. and sora no woto is more focused on music (playing brass instuments) and it's set in the future but veeery old fashioned but if u watch them you'll understand why =)
Lolis + big caliber weapons , that's pretty much it. ^^
Young girls with gun fighting for peace
In both series, some young girls of various ages are trained and supervised by over graded members of an association for which they work for, in order to fight against a common ennemy. (Terrorists in Gunslinger Girl and Neuroi in Strike Witches.) In each of the series, the girls fight using overpowered abilities that they gained due either to their modified body (cyborg like...) in Gunslinger Girl or by using their magic power to operate "striker units" which it's the case in Strike Witches.
The yuri is strong in both. They share a large part of the fanbase and were animated by the same studio.
The main characters of both anime look a lot with each other and they both like the same kind of girl (Nodoka and Lynette have some similarities)
Both have strong main characters people are in awe of. Both are some club type thing that is mostly girls. Similar characters:
Saki=Yoshika because they are both really strong, the main characters, look alike, everyone is in awe of them, both have a close friend, they even look similar, both have special power
Nodoka=Lynne because they are both close friends of the main character in the same sort of way
Hisa (president)=Minna (commander) same attitude, look like identical twins, both hilarious yet good leaders
strike witches has some funny characters like Erica Hartmann who is sooooo lazy it's hilarious! but when she has to she is awesomely strong
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.
They are both about cute young girls who have to go away to help save people. In both the young girls grow as people throughout the series... Yet still maintain the characteristics that make them so cute and lovable.
Both take place in a WWII setting (only in Strike Witches, it's more of an alternate universe) and have the similar "military with comedy" type of action and humor. The characters representing their respective countries are also fairly similar (cute and comical Lucchini from "Romagna" is like Italy; somewhat wild and fun with the need-for-speed Shirley from the "United States of Liberion" is like America; strict, serious, and follows-schedules- to-a-T Barkhorn from "Karlsland" is like Germany; etc.).