Brave Witches

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 第502統合戦闘航空団 ブレイブウィッチーズ
English: Brave Witches
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2016 to Dec 29, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, EcchiEcchi
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.771 (scored by 2158921,589 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #52792
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2846
Members: 60,598
Favorites: 126

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As humanity's war with the Neuroi—a mysterious, hostile alien race possessing weapons of unparalleled power—continues being fought across Europe and Africa, a new fighter squadron is formed. The 502nd Joint Fighter Wing, also known as the Brave Witches, operates on the eastern front, scouring the icy vastness of Orussia in search of alien invaders.

However, one of the Brave Witches' members suffers severe injuries on her way to the squadron's headquarters, rendering her unable to participate in any operations. As a result, her sister, Hikari Karibuchi, volunteers to take her place. Though not possessing any special abilities or significant magical powers, she is determined to live up to the expectations of her new comrades and prove herself worthy of the name of a Witch.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Brave Witches is set between the events of the 2008 series Strike Witches and the events of the 2010 series Strike Witches 2 within the same continuity.

Characters & Voice Actors


Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer
Takamura, Kazuhiro
Director, Character Design


Opening Theme

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"Ashita no Tsubasa (アシタノツバサ)" by Yoko Ishida

Ending Theme

1: "Little Wing ~Spirit of LINDBERG~" by Hikari Karibuchi (Ai Kakuma)
2: "Little Wing ~Spirit of LINDBERG~" by Takami Karibuchi (Rie Suegara)
3: "Little Wing ~Spirit of LINDBERG~" by Naoe Kanno (Rie Murakawa)
4: "Little Wing ~Spirit of LINDBERG~" by Nikka Edvardine Katajainen (Natsumi Takamori)
5: "Little Wing ~Spirit of LINDBERG~" by Waltrud Krupinski (Kayo Ishida)
6: "Little Wing ~Spirit of LINDBERG~" by Aleksandra Ivanovna Pokryshkin (Yumi Hara)
7: "Little Wing ~Spirit of LINDBERG~" by Georgette Lemare (Haruka Terui)
8: "Little Wing ~Spirit of LINDBERG~" by Sadako Shimohara (Marin Mizutani)
9: "Little Wing ~Spirit of LINDBERG~" by Edytha Rossmann (Hiromi Igarashi)
10: "Little Wing ~Spirit of LINDBERG~" by Gundula Rall (Rina Satou)

Episode Videos


Dec 29, 2016
Anime's featuring girls with magic that fight against invaders are one of the most common and popular anime genres in japan and as a result is quite popular and common. What sets brave witches apart from this is that its set within an alternate world where the various powers that would have fought ww2 have united to defend against the threat of an invasion by an alien race called the Neuroi. As a result Brave witches which is a spin off that takes place between the the first and second seasons of the strike witches anime is a combo of a military and magical girls ...
Dec 29, 2016
Mixed Feelings
i want to start by saying i love strike witches and that ever i typed below is not a rant of hate but more like a constructive review. (like the creators will ever see this lolz)

after finishing watching brave witches and had recently finished watching strike witches (season 1 and 2 with movie) it seems this series was more like a cash in on the franchise, first off why introduce a new main character if you are just going to copy the likeness of the previous one, if you have seen the strike witches the movie you know that the main character can still fight ...
May 12, 2017
Ten years ago "moe anthropomorphism" was a bit of a new thing. The shock that you could turn WWII fighter jets into small Japanese and British girls and pit them against literal space-nazis in a weird U.N. coalition alternate timeline that also featured superpowers granted only to the aforementioned pubescent girls was new. The final item in the mix? None of them are ever wearing pants. It was an ecchi-military-action-moe-comedy that catered to such an incredibly niche audience you couldn't help but be endeared. The question of who would watch this was overshadowed by how was this made. Of course, Strike Witches became a cult ...

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