Strike Witches

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Japanese: ストライクウィッチーズ
English: Strike Witches
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2008 to Sep 19, 2008
Premiered: Summer 2008
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:20 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, EcchiEcchi
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.961 (scored by 6524765,247 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #40732
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1209
Members: 159,504
Favorites: 1,005

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In the year 1939, humanity was on the verge of destruction. Equipped with weapons of devastating power, a mysterious alien race, known as the Neuroi, began an invasion of the Earth, ravaging the planet, obliterating countries, and vanquishing human armies. To counter this seemingly unstoppable force, the world's powers united. A new device was produced, called the Striker Unit, capable of facing Neuroi technology. Girls equipped with the Striker Unit became known as the Witches, forming humanity's last line of defense. They began their fight against the Neuroi, utilizing their now-enhanced magical abilities, flaunting destructive weapons no human could manage.

Fast forward to 1944—Yoshika Miyafuji is a young teenage girl who eventually decides to join the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, known as the "Strike Witches." With no formal training however, can Miyafuji learn to cooperate with her fellow Strike Witches? And if so, can she save humanity from the Neuroi onslaught?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Strike Witches was named a Jury Selection work in the Animation Division of the 12th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takamura, Kazuhiro
Director, Character Design
Yoshida, Tomohiro
Sound Director
Kanbe, Hiroyuki
Episode Director
Saeki, Shouji
Episode Director, Script, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"STRIKE WITCHES ~Watashi ni Dekiru Koto~ (ストライクウィッチーズ ~わたしにできること~)" by Yoko Ishida

Ending Theme

1: "Bookmark A Head" by Misato Fukuen and Saeko Chiba (eps 1-2)
2: "Bookmark A Head" by Misato Fukuen and Kaori Nazuka (eps 3)
3: "Bookmark A Head" by Misato Fukuen and Mie Sonozaki (eps 4)
4: "Bookmark A Head" by Chiwa Saitō and Ami Koshimizu (eps 5)
5: "Bookmark A Head" by Mai Kadowaki and Erika Nakai (eps 6)
6: "Bookmark A Head" by Miyuki Sawashiro and Sakura Nogawa (eps 7)
7: "Bookmark A Head" by Rie Tanaka and Saeko Chiba (eps 8)
8: "Bookmark A Head" by Misato Fukuen and Miyuki Sawashiro (eps 9)
9: "Bookmark A Head" by Misato Fukuen and Rie Tanaka (eps 10)
10: "Bookmark A Head" by Saeko Chiba and Miyuki Sawashiro (eps 11)
11: "Bookmark A Head" by Misato Fukuen, Saeko Chiba, Rie Tanaka, Miyuki Sawashiro, Kaori Nazuka, Sakura Nogawa, Mie Sonozaki, Chiwa Saitō, Ami Koshimizu, Mai Kadowaki, and Erika Nakai (eps 12)

Aug 28, 2008
KaminaKai (All reviews)
*A Japanese government endorsed loli-pantsu anime.*

Please don't say it is bad just because you find girls in panties horrifying. I admit it is lousy for the director to claim that girls in panties = fashion in the Strike Witches' world, but that alone is no reason to give a bad rating to an anime (if you do, I am sorry, you don't know how to rate at all). Strike Witches is MUCH deeper than one may expect to find from a fanservice-oriented series.

--Updated on February 12, 2009--

The Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs has recently openly endorsed Strike Witches as an example of cultural excellence.

The read more
Oct 25, 2008
Skadi (All reviews)
I don't know what it was that intrigued me about this show when I first saw it but I was very interested in seeing it after the first episode. In the end it was a bit disappointing though because early on I thought it had the potential to be something very special.

As others have said, Strike Witches is automatically going to appeal to a certain group of people, and you probably already know who you are. Basically SW is the battle of Britain with Loli witches riding mechanical brooms fighting mysterious aliens and carrying huge guns... without pants. Yes I don't understand read more
Sep 18, 2008
Splitter (All reviews)
Though Strike Witches isn't nearly as generic as the first few eps would lead you to believe, it's still nothing to get all in a tizzy about. Moe cliches and fetishism abound, you already know the audience with one glance, and if you're in that audience it's not half-bad.

Strike Witches is about young girls fighting faceless enemies in an alternate WWII era. Inexplicably, they sprout animal ears and tails when they use magic and pants don't seem to exist anymore. As you can probably guess, this isn't a show heavy in plot. What makes it relatively enjoyable is that the plot (and use that word read more
Dec 1, 2012
AnnoKano (All reviews)
“Never in the animated medium has a cast of so many, worn clothes so few.”
-Winston Churchill

Strike Witches is perhaps the most elaborate method to showcase girls in their underwear that has ever been contrived; while other series make use of upward camera angles or ‘hillarious’ accidental groping to provide the viewer with their ration of sexual titillation, Gonzo decided that it was time to stop beating about the bush and start being candid. And what could be more candid than a five second close up of an adolescent girl’s camel toe?

Admittedly it’s not exactly the most cultured form of entertainment around, and read more

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