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Apr 8, 2019 6:32 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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First episode preaired online. It's about 13:30 in length.

Looks like this follows more of a slice of life storytelling format than the usual battle stuff we see from the original show. Ugh, that food though. There's some slight fan service in this too. The theme songs are okay I guess. I'll stick around for the fun.

 
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Apr 8, 2019 10:02 AM

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Don't really like the art but it also doesn't seem we won't be getting any battles either.
Is it just me or is every anime this season 12 to 13 minutes?

Besides that it was nice to see the girls again tho.
 
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Apr 9, 2019 5:35 AM

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A bit disappointed it is 12 minutes length...
 
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Apr 9, 2019 9:49 AM

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The animation quality is little bit meh, but other than that, i would definitely enjoy this same as i did enjoyed the main series and spin-offs.

PS: cant wait for Road to Berlin.
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Apr 9, 2019 10:07 AM

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Animation is horrible I can't even stand first 5 minutes...
 
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Apr 9, 2019 10:07 AM
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Wow what on earth happened to the budget this time around? The art looks so awkward compared to all the previous entries...

The short format felt a bit all over the place as well. Not as coherent as I remember it

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Apr 9, 2019 10:27 AM

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I might watch the original show later.

 
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Apr 9, 2019 11:26 AM

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This seems like an omake rather than an actual series.

The character designs are different, the animation looks like it's done in flash, and the characters seem to have different character traits.

This is non-canon, change my mind.
 
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Apr 9, 2019 11:46 AM

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Oh, Lord... this is the quality we're getting here...!



 
Apr 9, 2019 1:51 PM

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The chemistry of 501st is too funny, but why is it only 12 min long... Oh well, it's nice to see Lynne again!
 
Apr 9, 2019 2:19 PM

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Ah, a silly cute girls slice of life series, I'm all down for this.
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Apr 9, 2019 2:51 PM

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Aversa said:
Don't really like the art but it also doesn't seem we won't be getting any battles either.
Is it just me or is every anime this season 12 to 13 minutes?

Besides that it was nice to see the girls again tho.


This is 13 minutes or less too?

I was going to start it, but wtf? Thats alot of 3-13 minute series.
 
Apr 9, 2019 2:52 PM

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That's a disappointing first episode

Yoshika just stands there like a idiot ,usually she hunts for breast to grab =P and are full off spirit .and no interaction with her girlfriend Lynette either wtf,,,,

Boring hopefully it improves. The first and second seasons of Strike Witches are really good
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Apr 9, 2019 3:03 PM

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another decent series ruined..

and whatever happened to that girls und panzer final movie series? we got one episode and never got the rest


Unfortunatly the gup das Finale will be released over the next 6 years in OVA form :'(
 
Apr 9, 2019 3:25 PM
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It's cheap gags, and calling it animation is really pushing it.
But I'm really enjoying it so far.
 
Apr 9, 2019 3:58 PM

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While I'm a supporter of short format anime and I do enjoy the Strike Witches franchise, this is a tough sell.

I don't really feel the characters are acting unreasonably different than the main series, and it is nice seeing them again. Buuut, the comedy is pretty lackluster so far and the animation speaks for itself. Cons outweigh the pros so this'll probably be a drop after I give it a few more episodes. Got the feeling all the episodes are gonna pace and feel the same making for a pretty forgettable experience.
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Apr 9, 2019 4:43 PM

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I wonder why kadokawa and funnination production want spent only 12 - 13 mins. Instead use only 24mins. Per anime.. So far their are 4 anime now consumed time for 12 - 13 mins. Including this anime

 
Apr 9, 2019 4:49 PM

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Hmm, there is many strange choice in this one. I'm not entirely sure I like it so far. I loved the original 2 seasons but this... not sure. I didn't like Brave Witches or whatever it was either.

The animation is kind of all over the place and definily lacking in quality compared to the other seasons.

I'm just happy to see the original cast back, I guess. I'll probably continue watching this but mostly because it's short and might have some funny bits (Maybe).

 
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shimada_m said:
Animation is horrible I can't even stand first 5 minutes...


Oh please. A GuP jerk fan talking bad about Strike Witches... haters will come back soon.
 
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PersiaJuliet23 said:
I wonder why kadokawa and funnination production want spent only 12 - 13 mins. Instead use only 24mins. Per anime.. So far their are 4 anime now consumed time for 12 - 13 mins. Including this anime


They are probably going for the saying: "Never put all your eggs in one basket".
 
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Achaman said:
another decent series ruined..

and whatever happened to that girls und panzer final movie series? we got one episode and never got the rest

This is a Witches Forum. Nobody cares about that series.
 
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shiro_kai said:
PersiaJuliet23 said:
I wonder why kadokawa and funnination production want spent only 12 - 13 mins. Instead use only 24mins. Per anime.. So far their are 4 anime now consumed time for 12 - 13 mins. Including this anime


They are probably going for the saying: "Never put all your eggs in one basket".


Hehehe nice quoted sentence.... I remember a simple quoted in my,old days😸😸

 
Apr 9, 2019 9:43 PM
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This is a slap in the face to true strike witches fans.
Literally ruining my teenhood.
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Apr 9, 2019 11:19 PM

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Just awful. Just guessed this was going to be season 3. What a piece of trash.
 
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Hopefully in the next episodes, Yoshika will be back to her old self and chase the other girls around the complex, grab them all and sleep nude with them ,,, like she usually do

Love the previous show because of the Yuri elements , now its just boring like Brave Witches
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Apr 10, 2019 3:13 AM

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Well this is the problem with watching the first episode of every new show this season.. There was always going to be.. Whatever this is.. Doesn't exactly shout "hey watch more of me!" for an opening episode.
 
Apr 10, 2019 3:41 AM

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My first immediate drop in ages.

The art is honestly disgusting and it's not like there is any real plot to be had.

Shame too as I like the franchise, but this does absolutely nothing positive for it.
 
Apr 10, 2019 4:46 AM

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Although there was some decent amount of funny moments, I was expecting a little bit more in terms of production, even in a half-length episode form as well. Visual wise, this looks a lot weaker to the likes of Isekai Quartet.

Still, I did like the episode, so I'll keep my expectations to a minimum and hopefully I'll find the rest of this short series enjoyable.
 
Apr 10, 2019 5:11 AM

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Maybe they not sure whether to make a super deform mini series or picture drama so end up something like this. Bah I'll watch it anyway.
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Apr 10, 2019 6:05 AM

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The art looks about a decade old, maybe it was a design decision but it looks strange, it reminds me of western cartoons.
 
Apr 10, 2019 6:53 AM

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So, this was the anime I was more hyped about, even tho I knew it was gonna be a short SoL spin-off with no ecchi or action, I was prepared for the return of one of my first shows, I still gonna watch the whole thing, but god damn it, is too much to ask for some decent animation?
 
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So many ill-informed people coming into this thinking this is a new season/sequel? No offense but... are some of these people stupid? lmao, this is a spinoff based on a 4koma. To compare this to the main entry of the series is like... wat. Even more funny that most of these people being unreasonably angry actually think they are Witches fans themselves. ;p
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Apr 10, 2019 7:38 AM
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Dunno, the artstyle works good with some jokes, though at some points it looks kinda odd. Though I dont really care as it is only a spin off.

Riptos said:
My first immediate drop in ages.

The art is honestly disgusting and it's not like there is any real plot to be had.

Shame too as I like the franchise, but this does absolutely nothing positive for it.

Choostopher said:
Just awful. Just guessed this was going to be season 3. What a piece of trash.

Dont worry, this is just a spin off, theres an actual 3rd season scheduled for 2020
 
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Along with Road to Berlin in 2020, in addition there is also Luminous Witches in 2021. Pretty sure all the budget went to those two things, and it would explain alot too.
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This was a lot of fun. Laughing super hard at the autists who have a problem with the animation. This easily could have been mindless cutesy bullshit, but they said 'fuck it' and made this into a pure comedy in every way. The manner they're drawn only adds to the charm of their behavior.

Obviously this isn't a third season, and this reaction is why die-hard 'fans' are the biggest problem in any franchise. But wait, people don't like Brave Witches either, I guess it's always 'we want more of the same.'


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I read some of the comments of people expecting this to be a serious series.

Do you people not research stuff? this is based on a 4koma spin-off that is basically a series that is nothing but comedy.

It would also explain that the lack of proper animation. This series is not to be taken seriously thus they didn't put a proper effort intro it.
 
Apr 10, 2019 9:55 AM

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shimada_m said:
Animation is horrible I can't even stand first 5 minutes...


Oh please. A GuP jerk fan talking bad about Strike Witches... haters will come back soon.


Listen, I know Strike witches franchise back when first season aired and SW was my most favorite series all time. It's more like my expectation is a bit too high.

I'd still watch this for kicks and giggles.
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At 1st seeing the op i was like okay,
the pantsu trait is being carefully close in order to get more audience friendly for all ages, i was like, okay. Meh i don't mind.

i have seen the series, and the movie.
i am a big fan of the SW series but, my most favorite is the 501st JFW unit,
the anime series really had me hooked up of all individual member of the unit,
which i really want to cherish and remember it a lot, but, the art style, the animation or visual just made me lost my appetite or like, the visual just ruin what i have in mind pf the entire series entirely, the little side story of THIS series could be enjoyable and fun, but, i think i've had enough.

i will BE SKIPPING THIS side story. Thanks but no Thanks.




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The budget was literally spent on the OP and nothing else.

But seriously though, what is it with the animation? Why make the op look like something from the previous strike witches anime and then the rest in.. this horrid art style?
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Apr 10, 2019 1:06 PM

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The biggest mistake I've ever made. I thought this was season 3 so when it started playing I was really really worried they screwed everything up.

Only to then actually read the title and compare to season 3 XD.

Once I realised this I really enjoyed the episode, very funny looking forward to the next.
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Apr 10, 2019 1:52 PM

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Low_res_Hibiki said:
Dunno, the artstyle works good with some jokes, though at some points it looks kinda odd. Though I dont really care as it is only a spin off.

Riptos said:
My first immediate drop in ages.

The art is honestly disgusting and it's not like there is any real plot to be had.

Shame too as I like the franchise, but this does absolutely nothing positive for it.

Choostopher said:
Just awful. Just guessed this was going to be season 3. What a piece of trash.

Dont worry, this is just a spin off, theres an actual 3rd season scheduled for 2020


Thanks. Dropped this with hope season 3 if/when it comes is watchable.
 
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Just checking if this is the actual show or just a manga flip book, because that animation felt like it was missing like 17/33 of a frame each second...
 
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I have no idea what to make of this. This art style... this is not the Strike Witches i know and love!! D:

Aside from the weak animation there's nothing particularly wrong with it aside from it's odd spirit...

At any rate, it is nice to get me some more of these girls, though i was really digging the more plot-heavy latter end of the series, especially with the movie and ova series, it was really getting interesting and iw anted to see it expand into more of the universe and characters that i've seen from various other media. I really love the whole concept behind Strike Witches and always wish to see more of it taken seriously and handled well.

I think i can put this in a similar vein to Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu, where it just doesn't really fit into canon nor is particularly important, but it was cute so what the hell.
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Is this an outdated April Fool's joke?
 
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I guess they blew all of their budget on the opening animation...
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Wow the animation is utter crap, did the animators blow the budget on beer and hookers?

I really hope that it gets at least a little bit better, I only really expect this level of animation in the middle of a season.
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Here I was thinking it would be a 2019 quality like some other animes are doing this season.

But instead we got like 2001 quality....

Story is funny, but the animation literally butchered the series.

I am not sure if they're doing this on purpose or they ran out of budget or something...

(but it feels like they never had a budget to start with, since most other anime's quality goes down from budget only starts after a while, where the beginning episodes are all still good at first since there's a budget, but this... starts right from episode 1)

I think this is a mini-shorts anime with next to no budget, IE: it's meant to be a web-release series. Similar to some other series with low quality we had before that was web-releases.
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how is the original show? this animation is pretty... lacking
 
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how is the original show? this animation is pretty... lacking
The other Strike witch shows are fucking awesome,they are better in every way

Strike Witches: 501 Butai Hasshin Shimasu! is the black sheep and by far the worse from that franchiser

Ignore its stupid ass and enjoy the other ones
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I never knew I needed this so much. Feels good to see the girls back in action. The kinda horrible Flying Witches thing nearly killed my interest for this.
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