Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai

The Magnificent Kotobuki

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Synonyms: The Kotobuki Squadron in the Wilderness
Japanese: 荒野のコトブキ飛行隊
English: The Magnificent Kotobuki
German: The Magnificent Kotobuki
Spanish: The Magnificent Kotobuki
French: The Magnificent Kotobuki
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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, AdventureAdventure
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.841 (scored by 1110211,102 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #49212
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3834
Members: 34,172
Favorites: 95

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Across the desolate wilderness, resources are scant and survival is the utmost priority. Essential supplies are delivered through the network of zeppelins, relying on protection from mercenary crews piloting single-engine fighter planes. At odds with pirates and political conflict, these brave aviators provide the strongest guard to stability in such dismal lands.

Kylie—a talented, hotshot pilot—serves with one such crew: the Kotobuki Squadron. Recruited to the group by her childhood friend Emma, her natural aptitude for flight makes her a key member. Armed with their Hayabusa fighter planes, the six-member squadron is hired to protect people, goods, and society as they continue to engage hardships in their complex world.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Suzushiro, Sayumi


Seto, Asami


Yamamura, Hibiku


Nakaya, Sayaka


Yukimura, Eri


Tomita, Miyu


Shimabukuro, Miyuri


Ookubo, Rumi


Koga, Aoi


Kawaida, Natsumi


Mizushima, Tsutomu
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kanbe, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director, Animation Director


Opening Theme

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"Soranone (ソラノネ)" by ZAQ

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)

Episode Videos


Mar 31, 2019
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 ...
Mar 31, 2019
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 ...
Mar 31, 2019
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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