Details on the fall launch of Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow have been announced. Three 30-minute shorts will explore the activities of the military mahou shoujo between operations starting with Episode 1: The Thunder of Saint Trond, premiering at Cinema Shinjuku and Ikebukuro Sunshine Cinema then expanding to other venues. More after the jump.
The site for Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow has been updated with plans for what's now being called a OVA trilogy. The three 30 minute shorts bridging moe military series will kick off with in fall 2014. More after the jump.
AnimeJapan, held at Tokyo Big Sight March 22-23, merges the efforts of Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) and Anime Contents Expo (ACE). Along these lines, a number of series will be joining up for special collaborative goods. Unlike Madoka Magica x Rascal and Attack on Titan x Monogatari, land, sea and air military mash-up Girls und Panzer x KanColle x Strike Witches isn't offering much in the way of new art. Get a look after the jump.
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.