Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai
The Magnificent Kotobuki
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Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: WAO World, GEMBA
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, MilitaryMilitary, AdventureAdventure
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.901 (scored by 67316,731 users)
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Ranked: #39852
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Popularity: #3068
Members: 24,551
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Synopsis

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

Kirie
Main
Suzushiro, Sayumi
Japanese
Reona
Main
Seto, Asami
Japanese
Zara
Main
Yamamura, Hibiku
Japanese
Kate
Main
Nakaya, Sayaka
Japanese
Emma
Main
Yukimura, Eri
Japanese
Chika
Main
Tomita, Miyu
Japanese

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Soranone (ソラノネ)" by ZAQ

Edit Ending Theme

"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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Mar 31, 2019
KANLen09 (All reviews)
The standout of the anime with its 2D and 3DCGI mix aside, it is still a satisfying show to watch in its entirety.

Yet again, we have another CGDCT ("Cute Girls Doing Cute Things") anime, this time in the reigns of the old 20th Century times when most people are air/sky pirates and doing their own stuff. Everything that we all wanted that encapsulates about being an air pirate, from airship bases to dogfights, it's all here. What more could you ask for this being a sci-fi action-adventure flick of inspirations from real like and even video game adaptations polishing the looks of this anime? Simply read more
Mar 31, 2019
Stark700 (All reviews)
Can you imagine living in a world where it’s nothing but a wasteland? The Kotobuki corps sure knows exactly how that kind of life is like. The art of aviation became an essential part of their life. But in such an imperfect world, they can’t be without conflicts.

For a story about aviation, I was fully prepared to be cast into a world where aircrafts is much more than just what they are. The first few episodes immediately dives into a world where we witness the technology and importance of aviation. Technology related to aeronautical practices is a common sight. This came to me as no read more
Mar 31, 2019
JiangHaoyi1979 (All reviews)
Ya know most of the time we always watch anime were the setting is either in school or in some MMORPG setting of some sort, but every once in while something gives us a breath of fresh air , where something unique and new comes up and thought it doesn't have a good story, it does brings something new to the table and I'm talking about this anime, "Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai" or in English "The Magnificent Kotobuki" and original anime that was really well done with is graphics and 3D art. Its genre is Action, Military, Adventure and it did played well even read more
Mar 31, 2019
SanaeK10 (All reviews)
When Shirobako had an in-universe anime called "Third Aerial Girls Squad" that ended up having a surprisingly decent one-shot OVA, I became hungry for a plane-based anime. Something with adventure, suspense and great world building. I got my wish many years later with Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai.

Kotobuki is fast. Before you know it, the episode you're watching is already over. The pacing in each episode is ratcheted up to HELL SPEED and each episode just goes through tons of character development, world building and in-universe politics in the span of 10 minutes, before cutting to another 10 minutes of beautifully choreographed dogfights. While this read more

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