Seven Seas has laid out the plans for additional Strike Witches manga releases for 2014 and 2015 following Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky, due to start in February 2014. Get the details after the jump.
Alter is continuing to fill out their flight wing of Strike Witches this month with a release of Perrine Clostermann. Along with Ms. Clostermann, pre-orders have opened for an April 2014 release of Francesca Lucchini. Get a look after the jump.
Buzz out of a weekend Minna Ga Ita Dekirukoto! Bis event is that a Strike Witches 501st Flight Wing OVA and third TV series are in the works. Lending credence to the a series of Tweets republished on Japanese anime blogs is a image notice on the official Strike Witches movie site saying "Next Mission: Strike Witches OVA & New Series Coming Soon." More after the jump.
Okayama Prefecture branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces introduced recruitment displays featuring a character from Humikane Shimada, creator of Strike Witches and original character designer for Girls und Panzer. This week land forces girl, Momoe Kibi, was joined by comrads from the sea and air forces with Seto Mizuho and Bizen Airi. Get a look after the jump.
There's an aquatic mecha girl wave building in the otaku zeitgeist. Anthropomorphic bishouo warships of browser game Kan Colle is feeding it. Fall's Arpeggio of Blue Steel is sure to too. And, while Pacific Rim has hit a speed bump at the Japanese box office, it does seem to be finding a niche in the this trend. Get a look after the jump.
Last weekend, the Okayama Prefecture branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces Tweeting photos of recruitment displays featuring a character from Humikane Shimada, creator of Strike Witches and original character designer for Girls und Panzer. Now, they've posted a video featuring the character, along with a call for the public to suggest names for the pink haired soldier. Get a look after the jump.
Humikane Shimada, creator of Strike Witches and original character designer for Girls und Panzer isn't just a military otaku. He's helping out in his moe sort of way. The Japan Self-Defense Forces in his home Okayama Prefecture have started using one of his illustrations on recruitment posters. Get a look after the jump.
Seven Seas Entertainment has announced a trio of newly licensed military-themed manga series, each focusing on a different aspect of combat. Joining previously revealed Strike Witches, which zeroes in on aerial dogfights, is Girls und Panzer which targets terrestrial tank battles, and Arpeggio of Blue Steel, which spotlights submarine and battleship duels. All three series are slated for publication in 2014. More after the jump.
Despite not attending any of North America's conventions this weekend, Seven Seas took to Twitter to announce three new manga licenses Strike Witches, Devils and Realist and Dragonar Academy. More after the jump.