The episode takes place between seventh and eighth episode and will be screened in theaters on May 13, 2017. The episode will also be bundled with the seventh Blu-ray and DVD volume of the anime, releasing on August 25, 2017.
I've been waiting for this special to be released subbed online since it aired back in May in Japan. I'll admit that I forgot about it for a bit, but after finally seeing it was uploaded subbed about 2 weeks ago, and putting it off unintentionally for a a while, I watched it. Just wow! It makes a great edition to the series.
The episode just show cases a side story between the 7th and 8th episodes of the Brave Witches series after Eila and Sanya came to deliver supplies to the Petersburg base. It features tons of comedy between antics involving
Eila and Sanya, Waltrud, Georgette in cleaning freak mode, etc. So many people are pretty much obsessed with Sanya and it just adds to the feeling from the comedy and the events are pretty much on par with many of amazingly cute moments from both the Strike Witches and Brave Witches full length series. For people that had a problem with the lack of ecchi content in the series, you'll get some here. Even though there are all these cute and funny moments, there is a battle at the end with a quick yet epic conclusion. The story isn't very simple, but it just works. 9/10.
The art is pretty much the same as it was in the series, but there is a severe decrease in the amount of 3d cgi present and even a few of the cgi scenes in the opening were fixed. It isn't all gone, but it doesn't stand out nearly as much as it did in the series. It's a little annoying to see, but it doesn't detract too much from the quality. 9/10.
You get the same calming music and energetic fighting music. I just love the soundtracks that are used for these Witch series, but I do feel that a single ova or special just doesn't capture the full effect of the music. I always feel more energetic and calm when hearing this series's music, even if it's not captured as well here. 9/10.
The character are just about as amazing as always. The addition of Sanya and Eila is an amazing piece of bonus content for the episode. Other sides of characters like Georgette and Naoe are also shown. The characters are not randomly made extremely complicated or anything, but a pretty much amazing cast is still shown. One special cannot generally fully capture everyone's quirks in it though. 9.5/10.
I enjoyed this special to the fullest. I enjoyed the full series to the fullest as well, excluding the 3d cgi; 10/10 without it, 9/10 with it, so I took the average of the two. The 3d cgi is used a lot less in this episode though and even some of the cgi parts in the opening were fixed. Since the main issue I had with the series is almost completely taken away, my enjoyment rank is a 10/10. I'm willing to forgive the slight use of noticeable 3d cgi here since it doesn't take away so much from the beautiful pictures. I highly recommend this to fan s of Brave Witches and Strike Witches, but watch the series in order.