The official website for the Strike Witches anime began streaming first promotional video for the third and final OVA of the series, Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 3: Arnhem no Hashi (Arnhem Bridge) last Friday. The new PV previews the anime’s Opening theme: Connect Link by Yoko Ishida.
Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 3 will be releasing in Japanese theatres on May 2nd.
The third OVA is set after the events of the second season of the Strike Witches anime and before the 2012 movie. It will also be the final OVA in the Operation Victory Arrow series, which began with Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 1: St. Trond no Raimei which released in September last year and Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 2 – Aegean Umi no Megami, which released on the 10th of January.
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!
Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 3 – Arnhem no Hashi will be releasing in Japanese theatres on May 2nd.