Strike Witches: 501 Butai Hasshin Shimasu!

Strike Witches: 501st JOINT FIGHTER WING Take Off!

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English: Strike Witches: 501st JOINT FIGHTER WING Take Off!
Japanese: ストライクウィッチーズ 501部隊発進しますっ!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2019 to Jun 26, 2019
Premiered: Spring 2019
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Manga
Genres: MilitaryMilitary, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ComedyComedy, ShounenShounen
Duration: 13 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.431 (scored by 30043,004 users)
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Ranked: #61442
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Popularity: #4349
Members: 12,360
Favorites: 20
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Yoshika Miyafuji joins the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, a defense unit specializing in taking down alien beings known as the Neuroi. However, in days of no invasion, she and the members of the unit are taking down day to day tasks like cooking and laundry.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Itou, Fumio
Yoshida, Tomohiro
Sound Director
Ishida, Yoko
Theme Song Performance
Shimada, Humikane
Original Character Design, Original Creator


Opening Theme

"Sora ga Yobu Hou e (空が呼ぶほうへ)" by Yoko Ishida

Ending Theme

"Treasure of life" by Dai 501 Sougou Sentou Kuukoudan (第501統合戦闘航空団)

Jul 6, 2019
NuageTama (All reviews)
Obviously before even considering watching this anime, you should, in my opinion, at least watch the first 2 season of Strike Witches.

Despite having a pretty low score, this anime surprised me a lot and I'll explain why. Strike Witches 501 Butai Hasshin Shimasu is one of these comedy spin-off, a parody of Strike Witches. The force of this type of comedy is that the viewers already are used to the original characters and know their traits.
The anime use what we expect in order to make fun of every character in a certain way by exaggerating each read more
Sep 19, 2019
vgcat123 (All reviews)
Being an avid Strike Witches fan, I couldn't help but be excited to see a new installment to the anime series, only for me to realize it was a half-ass spin-off that didn't serve as a sequel at all in some way shape or form. However, although that does sound like its a problem, it is not. In terms of story, you won't be getting one, but that's okay, because honestly, this anime, despite of what it lacks, it's worth it.

Clocking in at a total of 12 episodes, each with a length of about 12 to 13 minutes, each episode has something fun to read more
Apr 28, 2020
robert788 (All reviews)
Strike Witches: 501 Butai Hasshin Shimasu! (2019)

Well, what this lacks in animation quality it makes up for in comedy.

This seems to be a recover of season 2 but all the downtime with no attacks which made it refreshing and enjoyable as a comedy stand alone. It does redo somethings differently but ultimately it is the same more or less.

The art is odd here since the OP uses a really over the top exaggerated style of art last seen in shows like Nichijou or the comic book store in Lucky Star. It is really good but also crazy to look at which is probably read more
May 17, 2019
SciFlyBoy (All reviews)
Wow, what it lacks in art it makes up in funny and brilliant writing. So far four episodes in and I can't stop thinking about how much fun each of the episodes have been. I want to go back each time and re-watch them to catch all the stuff I missed. Really a brilliant surprise to find this little gem of a series. All the English voice cast are back and I can tell had a lot of fun making these. As a fan of the original works this is a wonderful little topping on the 501st Strike Witch cake. Can't wait for next week's read more

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