The official website of the Strike Witches anime project has announced that the upcoming anime based on the Brave Witches will air this July. In addition, the first designs for the TV anime were also revealed.
The upcoming anime will focus on the 502nd Joint Fighter Wing, known as the Brave Witches. The first character designs for the 10 members, based in St. Petersburg and Orussia, were also revealed:
- Kanno Naoe
- Takami Karibuchi
- Gundula Rall
- Aleksandra I. Pokryshkin
- Waltrud Krupinski
- Georgette Lemare
- Shimohara Sadako
- Edytha Rossmann
- Nikka Edvardine Katajainen
- Hikari Karibuchi
Here is the first PV for the new anime:
In addition, the series has also been featured as a posters in the June 2016 issue of NyanType. This issue can be purchased here (get 5% off with coupon code MOE-N3Y-4YW0QK) and you can view the other posters from this issue here.
The staff for the series include:
- Director, Character Design: Kazuhiro Takamura (Strike Witches, Vividred Operation)
- Original Character Design: Humikane Shimada (Busou Shinki, Girls und Panzer)
- Series Composition: Striker Unit
- Studio: Silver Link (Strike the Blood, Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
Here is a guide to all the members of the Brave Witches, which include their information:
Strike Witches is a media project that started in 2005 based off of Humikane Shimada’s illustrations. The first project was a manga from Yoshiyuki Kazumi, but was cancelled after one volume. A light novel series from Noboru Yamaguchi released the following year in Kadokawa Shoten’s Sneaker Bunko imprint for a total of 3 volumes. This was followed by an OVA and anime adaptation from Gonzo (Welcome to the N.H.K.) in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Since then, many more manga and light novel adaptations were released, as well as the anime’s second season and an animated film, all animated by AIC (Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari).
The year is 1944 and the world lives in fear of unidentified flying objects called Neuroi. With the old-boy old guard unable to thwart this deadly menace, humanity turns its desperate eyes to an aerial attack force with much nicer legs. Meet the girls of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, better known as the Strike Witches. These darlings of the great blue yonder may not have standard issue uniforms, but they do have all the right stuff. Where the average flyboy falters, these dolls blast aliens to bits in the bat of an eyelash. With a little magic and a whole lot of leg, the girls of the 501st are winning the war on pants, and aliens!
The Brave Witches TV anime will start airing this July during the Summer 2016 anime season. Further information about the upcoming anime will be revealed at a later date.