After the recent theatrical screening of the third and final entry in the Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow series, there was an announcement that there will be a new season of Strike Witches. The third season itself will feature the 502nd Joint Fighter Wing, who are known as the Brave Witches.
The third OVA of the series, Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 3 – Arnhem no Hashi, released in Japanese theatres on May 2nd. The series itself currently focuses on the 501st Joint Fighter Wing who are known as the Strike Witches. The Brave Witches are based in St. Petersburg and Orussia and has 8 members:
- Gundula Rall
- Aleksandra I. Pokryshkin
- Waltrud Krupinski
- Georgette Lemare
- Kanno Naoe
- Shimohara Sadako
- Edytha Rossmann
- Nikka Edvardine Katajainen
Here is a guide to all the characters of the Brave Witches, which include their information:
Here is the latest promotional video for Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 3 – Arnhem no Hashi:
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).
Here is a synopsis of Strike Witches from MAL:
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!
A brand new TV season of Strike Witches is currently in production and will focus on the Brave Witches. Further information and confirmation about the upcoming season will be revealed soon.
Source Article and Images – Otakomu
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