Girly Air Force

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Japanese: ガーリー・エアフォース


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2019 to Mar 28, 2019
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Satelight
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.141 (scored by 3052930,529 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #85912
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2364
Members: 79,388
Favorites: 178

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Kei Narutani and his childhood friend, Song Minghua, are Chinese refugees who are fleeing from the Zai, a mysterious organization that indiscriminately terrorizes their country and its people. Fortunately, during their escape to Japan, they are saved by a strange red aircraft.

Kei's fascination with this aircraft leads him to meet his savior: a girl who is an "Anima"—the pilot of a unique type of airplane called a "Daughter." The girl goes by Gripen, an adorable JAS-39F fighter aircraft. Kei develops a bond with Gripen and is then recruited by the Japan Self-Defense Force to help Gripen overcome her troubles with flying.

Later joined by Eagle, a carefree F-15J-ANM, and Phantom, a proud RF-4EJ-ANM, the squadron takes up arms, determined to protect humanity. Together, the five individuals battle against the invasive Zai, forming the last line of defense against the threatening alien force.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Morishima, Yuuka

Narutani, Kei

Oosaka, Ryouta

Song, Minghua



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Shiraishi, Ryouko

Yashirodoori, Haruka

Nomura, Kenji

Shankle, William

Tsuda, Kenjirou



Opening Theme

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"Break the Blue!!" by Run Girls, Run!

Ending Theme

"Colorful☆Wing" by Gripen (Yuuka Morishima), Eagle (Hitomi Ohwada), Phantom (Shiori Izawa)


Mar 28, 2019
This review will be super biased because Im writing this as a military stuff, jet fighter fan (I have an F18 keyring lol). I think you need to be a fan of these stuff to really enjoy this one. Apart from the ending which gets kinda interesting and some other interesting concepts too is a pretty avarage good-bad guys history, but I really enjoyed it! The art is kinda flashy with all those colors, I wished the "daughters" had more realistic colours and also the enemy designs felt kinda poor, they also felt like if they were just there to fit in the battle escenes, ...
May 24, 2019
Mixed Feelings
I intend on this being a completely spoiler free review. Girly Air Force is about the definition of mediocre. If it was to be personified, it would be the guy in the room no one remembers because he is so incredibly average.

The art is nicely done, and CG isn't obtrusively done like so many other action anime. That alone gains it points in my book.

The audio was nicely done, but not so much the music. The music only seemed to really hit a high note (forgive the pun) one time for me... and it was in episode 12. ...
Mar 28, 2019
From my first viewing of Girly Air Force, it felt like I’ve seen this somewhere before. And no, before anyone mentions “Arpeggio of Blue Steel”, it’s actually not that. What I mean is that I’ve seen similar anime like this before with the ideas of objects translated into cute girls. Kantai Collection, Frame Arms Girl, and Strike Witches are a few that comes to mind. Yet, a voice is telling me that Girly Air Force really felt lacking in terms of execution. And with regret, I didn’t really get this show.

To be fair, the light novels aren’t very popular. Before this got announced as an ...

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