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Three New 'World Witches' Anime Series Announced

by Kineta
Jul 10, 2018 3:32 AM | 5 Comments
The 10th anniversary event of World Witches "Minna ga Ita kara Dekita Koto!" held on Sunday has announced three new anime projects for the series. World Witches Series 501-butai Hasshin Shimasu! will premiere next year, followed by Dai 501 Sougou Sentou Kuukoudan Strike Witches Road to Berlin in 2020, and Ongakutai Witches (tentative title) in 2021. Along with the titles, cast and staff members for the anime were also announced, most of which are reprising from the franchise's previous installments (denoted by an asterisk *).

World Witches Series: 501-butai Hasshin Shimasu!
The anime will be an adaptation of Makoto Fujibayashi's two volume 4-koma manga. For the original work, the series is credited to Humikane Shimada and Projekt Kagonish.

Yoshika Miyafuji joins the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, a defense unit specializing in taking down alien beings known as the Neuroi. However, in days of no invasion, she and the members of the unit are taking down day to day tasks like cooking and laundry.

Yoshika Miyafuji: Misato Fukuen* (Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta)
Mio Sakamoto: Saori Seto* (High School DxD)
Lynette Bishop: Kaori Nazuka* (Hisone to Maso-tan)
Perrine H. Clostermann: Miyuki Sawashiro* (Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii)
Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke: Rie Tanaka* (Choujigen Game Neptune The Animation)
Gertrud Barkhorn: Mie Sonozaki* (Nanbaka)
Erica Hartmann: Sakura Nogawa* (Seto no Hanayome)
Francesca Lucchini: Chiwa Saito* (Bakemonogatari)
Charlotte E. Yeager: Ami Koshimizu* (Kill la Kill)
Sanya V. Litvyak: Mai Kadowaki* (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)
Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen: Ayuru Ohashi* (Houkago no Pleiades (TV))

Dai 501 Sougou Sentou Kuukoudan Strike Witches Road to Berlin

A new anime project of the mixed media franchise has been greenlit with main key visual, staff members, and first promotional video released. The cast members announced for 501-butai Hasshin Shimasu! will be reprising their roles for this anime. Studio david production will be handling the animation, while Nippon Columbia for the music, and Magic Capsule for the sound.

Original: Humikane Shimada and Projekt Kagonish
Director, Character Design: Kazuhiro Takamura (Vividred Operation)
Series Composition: Striker Unit
Script: Tatsuhiko Urahata (Tsurezure Children), Takashi Aoshima (Himouto! Umaru-chan), Toshihiko Tsukiji (Kämpfer)
Setting, Research: Takaaki Suzuki (High School Fleet original creator)
Planning: Shinya Murakami (Viper's Creed)
Mechanical Design: Naohiro Washio (Gundam Build Divers)
Music: Seikou Nakaoka (Hitsugi no Chaika)
Sound Director: Tomohiro Yoshida (Romeo x Juliet)
Sound Effects: Mutsuhiro Nishimura (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt)
Producer: Takashi Tachizaki (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)


Ongakutai Witches (tentative)

A music-centered project was also revealed as a part of the franchise's 10th anniversary, with a unit comprising of nine members, three of which are revealed. The idol group based from the series will be debuting next year, with its unit name and the series' official title still unannounced, with fans given the opportunity to submit their suggestions. Original creator Humikane Shimada is credited for the original character design, while Shinya Murakami will be in charge of the series literature. Kadokawa is producing the music. Shouji Saeki (Medaka Box) will handle the direction and series composition.

These are witches who defend everyone's smiles and fight enemies through the healing power of music. These witches, opposite of those in the defense fleet, are idols known as the Music Squadron.

Virginia Robertson: Mai Narumi
Inori Shibuya: Minako Hosogawa
Lyudmila Andreyevna Rouslanova: Ami Aimoto


Furthermore, it was announced by Kadokawa's Sneaker Bunko that the three volume novel Strike Witches: Suomus Iran-ko Chuutai Series by the late Noboru Yamaguchi (Zero no Tsukaima) and Humikane Shimada will get a reboot. It will be written by Toshihiko Tsukiji with artworks by Kousuke Tsukinami. The novel is slated to ship on October 1 with its premium edition bundling a drama CD and rubber strap.


Source: Moca News 1, 2

World Witches Series: 501-butai Hasshin Shimasu!, Dai 501 Sougou Sentou Kuukoudan Strike Witches Road to Berlin, and Ongakutai Witches on MAL

5 Comments Recent Comments

Awesome I need more sweet lesbian witches ,,YEEEES

I think Ongakutai Witches is going to be great and have strong Yuri vibes

But most importantly Im looking forwards to see my wonderful Yoshika and her girlfriend Lynette again.The lesbians are so damn cute together

Jul 26, 2020 5:30 PM by Yuri-Crusader

Looks like the 2 animes of World Witches canon will had a rival in the form of Senyoku no Sigrdrifa

Jul 25, 2020 5:06 PM by Prankster_001

Ongakutai Witches is officially titled Federal Air Force Airport Magic Music Team Luminous Witches (Renbou Kuugun Kuukou Mahou Ongakutai Liminous Witches ; 連盟空軍航空魔法音楽隊ルミナスウィッチーズ)

More Characters

New key visual and PV 2


More Characters and Their Trademarks

Whole cast and 1st single info.

More character

Flying Skyhigh PV

Original illustration for Road to Berlin

Coupling Song to 1st single

Berlin airing on Wednesdays at 25:05 (Thursdays 1:05 a.m.) via Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, followed by Sun TV, TV Aichi and BS11 starting October 7 (8th after midnight)

dAnimeStore will also stream the anime on Wednesday 24:15 (Thursday 0:15 a.m.), which is earlier than TV broadcast.

Additional Cast Announced via AnimeJapan 2021

Nov 9, 2018 9:37 PM by tsubasalover

This is a great way with ultimate event that is promoted through this series.Thumbs up with a Makoto Fujibayashi's two volume 4-koma manga, this is quite stunning that held..

Aug 30, 2018 12:37 AM by RockHouzy

It's good to see 501st kicking Neuroi's ass again..

Although I'd like to see BW S2 instead..(for moar Georgette)

Aug 26, 2018 5:49 PM by ernietheracefan

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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