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Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai

Alternative Titles

English: The Magnificent Kotobuki
Synonyms: The Kotobuki Squadron in the Wilderness
Japanese: 荒野のコトブキ飛行隊


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2019 to ?
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: WAO World, GEMBA
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: None


Score: 6.341 (scored by 2,341 users)
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Ranked: #65902
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Popularity: #3215
Members: 16,607
Favorites: 26
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In a barren frontier where people trade goods with each other in order to help each other survive. The Kotobuki Squadron are bodyguards for hire, led by a strict but beautiful squadron leader, an unreliable commanding officer, and a true artisan of a crew chief. Alongside pilots who don't lack for personality, they take to the air in dogfights, letting the engine noise of their Hayabusa fighters ring out in the skies.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Suzushiro, Sayumi
Seto, Asami
Yamamura, Hibiku
Nakaya, Sayaka
Tomita, Miyu
Yukimura, Eri


Mizushima, Tsutomu
Director, Sound Director, Storyboard
Saotome, Yuusaku
Episode Director

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"Soranone (ソラノネ)" by ZAQ

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"Tsubasa wo Motsumonotachi (翼を持つ者たち)" by Kirie (Sayumi Suzushiro), Enma (Eri Yukimura), Kate (Sayaka Nakaya), Leona (Asami Seto), Zara (Hibiku Yamamura), Chika (Miyu Tomita)

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Feb 4, 2019
KANLen09 (All reviews)
I think the vast majority who knows this show by heart now are those who really like or love the ol' classic air pirates and dogfights, and the group of people staying true to their cause, going around spreading their name etc etc, which is just literally Crimson Skies the anime.

From the studio that brought you the god-awful CGI remake that is Berserk, The Magnificent Kotobuki takes us viewers back to the old times where air pirates were a thing, with so many individuals and groups who were just trying to get along in that time and age where raids and dogfights were the norm, read more
Mar 3, 2019
JESM (All reviews)
This is by far my favorite anime of the winter season! The artwork is quite good and the animation of the flying/dogfight scenes is really well done and exciting. You can tell the animators have done their homework on how these WW2 planes flew and handled. There are some great sequences of these Hayabusa both in and out of the cockpit...great stuff if you love planes from this era. Really top notch flight sequences! The character designs are also very good and each one has their own look and personality. Perhaps the roles are a bit the usual slice of life team but it read more
Feb 15, 2019
trivia_lover (All reviews)
TL;DR - It's probably enjoyable if you make it past the first episode.

When I initially wrote this review, I did it under the assumption that I would never watch the series again. However, after dropping it, I decided to give it another shot, and holy smokes, this is probably one of the most underrated animes of the season.

STORY: 7/10

I really didn't like the story. At first.

Our anime starts out at some kind of cafe of sorts, where a group of men are sitting and exhibiting what the directors seem to think is "manly behavior."

I'm pretty sure that, in real life, we call it "being a read more
Mar 4, 2019
nishizumi21 (All reviews)
,,Hey let’s put bunch of girls into japanese WWII plane’s cockpits and make them fight some air pirates!“

This is how you can describe the plot in one sentence. But saying just this won’t be really fair, so let’s take a closer look.

If you‘re familiar with an old videogame called Crimson Skies, and you like it, then there’s a huge chance, that you will like this as well. Airships used instead of carriers? Air pirates? Dogfights? Yes everything is here, just like in CS. But unlike in CS, this show is not from pirate’s point of view, but from the other side instead. You will follow read more


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