Strike Witches OVA

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Japanese: ストライクウィッチーズ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1, 2007
Producers: Rakuonsha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, EcchiEcchi
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 8 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.281 (scored by 1139311,393 users)
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Ranked: #76472
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Popularity: #3816
Members: 25,252
Favorites: 22

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In 1939, after the world has been devastated by an invasion of the "Neuroi"—alien war machines of unknown origin—humanity continues to struggle in an uneven fight. With no conventional arms able to pierce through the aliens' hardy armor, resistance forces spare no expense in their search for a way to level the playing field.

Eventually, the so-called "Striker Unit" is designed—a state-of-the-art device utilizing the innate magical powers of young girls and turning them into deadly weapons. The women who are now gathering from all around the world to fight for the survival of the human race are known as "Witches," with the 501st Joint Fighter Wing—the "Strike Witches"—standing at the forefront of the deadly conflict.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


A promotional DVD with prototype animation for Strike Witches was sold by Toranoana at Comiket 71 on December 29, 2006. That DVD was packaged with a PVC figure of Yoshika Miyafuji and an illustration book of Humikane Shimada's works titled Strikes. The package was later sold at Toranoana stores on January 1, 2007.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sugishima, Kunihisa
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Series Composition
Yoshida, Tomohiro
Sound Director
Abe, Nozomu
Key Animation
Shimada, Humikane
Original Character Design


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Jun 3, 2011
Smoku (All reviews)
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
May 5, 2012
ChibiAnime84 (All reviews)
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
Mar 17, 2020
robert788 (All reviews)
Strike Witches OVA (2007)

Not so much an OVA but a promotional video from before the main show was released. Now, as far as a promotional video goes it is pretty good but also terrible.

It is also pretty badly animated. Had I seen this first I probably of hesitated from watching the show so I don't think it really helps it. It does work in the way of what it wants to achieve but also doesn't.

You see a fair few characters on screen but again it's a short that is not designed to develop.

I would honestly say overall that it isn't too bad read more
Mar 2, 2016
Zaku88 (All reviews)
This Strike Witches OVA can be thought of as a 7 min prototype/preview for the Strike Witches TV show. I consider it more of a prototype than a preview as many aspects, as I'll explain later, differ significantly from the actual TV show.

The OVA introduces the main setting and characters but has a dreary story line, if it can even be considered a storyline... If you're thinking of watching this to see if you might be interested in the TV series, just skip this and go directly to ep 1 of the TV series.

The animation quality and drawing style are different from the TV series. read more

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Poll: Strike Witches Episode 1 Discussion
zq - Dec 28, 2007
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Mar 23, 4:05 AM
Music during the battle?
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Jul 20, 2009 11:48 AM