Renmei Kuugun Koukuu Mahou Ongakutai Luminous Witches

League of Nations Air Force Aviation Magic Band Luminous Witches

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Synonyms: Allied Air Force Magical Idols Luminous Witches, Idol Witches, Ongakutai Witches
Japanese: 連盟空軍航空魔法音楽隊 ルミナスウィッチーズ
English: League of Nations Air Force Aviation Magic Band Luminous Witches
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2022 to Sep 25, 2022
Premiered: Summer 2022
Broadcast: Sundays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Shaft
Source: Original
Genre: Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Idols (Female)Idols (Female), MilitaryMilitary, MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.691 (scored by 45964,596 users)
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Ranked: #53802
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Popularity: #4323
Members: 22,578
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As the united world fights for its freedom against the alien forces known as the Neuroi, human girls with magical abilities—called witches—continue to battle. With the persisting conflict affecting morale, Grace Maitland Steward, a retired witch who still serves in the army, presents a plan advocating the power of music as an invaluable support that can change the tides of war.

Unfortunately, her proposal is written off, prompting Grace to find a way to prove the potential of her idea to her superiors. She enlists the help of Aila Paivikki Linnamaa and Eleonore Giovanna Gassion—two witches who have already seen some success as singers—to recruit other witches and form the League of Nations Air Force's Music Squadron.

The campaign manages to produce seven promising candidates. Among them, 14-year-old Virginia Robertson, despite having no military experience whatsoever, seems to possess an ability too significant to ignore.

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Renmei Kuugun Koukuu Mahou Ongakutai Luminous Witches was set to air in 2021, but was delayed to 2022 due to various circumstances. The series was released on Blu-ray and DVD in four volumes from October 26, 2022 to January 25, 2023.

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"WONDERFUL WORLD" by Luminous Witches

Sep 25, 2022
Coming into Luminous Witches I was hoping that I would have a good time with it. I was expecting more or less a typical idol show and I hoped for a decent amount of fun moments in it. But what I certainly did not expect was the amount of emotional power and impact that each episode had when I watched it. Luminous Witches shines because of this emotional impact. This combined with the fun slice of life moments made a complete show that has a lot to offer.

The fun moments are pretty easy to explain. The Luminous Witches idol group is made up of members ...
Oct 1, 2022
Now as a long time fan of the "Strike Witches"/"World witches" franchise who has seen S1+S2, the movie, and Road to Berlin (S3 or right after the movie), as well as Brave Watches, I feel bad for this series because at this point, it has a VERY niche audience to seek out. Newcomers would be easily turned off by the very premise of the idea of "Witches", real world WWII ace pilots turned into cute anime girls with kemonomimi ears and tails that fly around in "striker units", and long time fans would be put off by both the lack of any actual fighting against ...
Dec 2, 2022
Great story, European theater as main focus but the plot armor is present.

I love how the studio did this show, however we have something different this time from the fighting witches. This is based up on the ladies who sang to boost morale during World War 2. A topic rarely even addressed in any media unless it's specialized documentaries pretty much. The story does ask for tears to some extend, which shows the studio did add in a great deal of feeling for all characters and the story.

I do have a feeling there could be need for a few changes. Using a bomber as transport ...

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