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.
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.
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 will be designing the characters, Shinya Murakami for the series' planning, and Kadokawa for music production. Shouji Saeki (Medaka Box) will be in-charge of 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.