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Strike Witches OVA

Alternative Titles

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
Duration: 8 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.321 (scored by 9,826 users)
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Ranked: #66882
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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)


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
Shimada, Humikane
Original Character Design
Abe, Nozomu
Key Animation

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More reviewsReviews

Jul 10, 2011
7jaws7 (All reviews)
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
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 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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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Strike Witches Episode 1 Discussion
zq - Dec 28, 2007
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Nov 25, 2017 10:59 PM
Music during the battle?
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