The official website and Twitter for Girls und Panzer director Tsutomu Mizushima's new original TV anime Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai (The Kotobuki Squadron in The Wilderness) open today with a teaser visual featuring its protagonist Kirie and a 30-second teaser PV. Michiko Yokote teams up again with Mizushima as series composition writer, following his 2014-2015 TV anime SHIROBAKO.
While its plot details are still unknown, Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai is introduced as "a real air battle action anime featuring a bishoujo pilot team." It is set to premiere in Japan in January 2019.
According to director Mizushima's tweets, it will be a hybrid anime produced in 3DCG and hand-drawings. And unlike Girls und Panzer that featured various types of tanks from all over the world, the airplanes to be appeared in the story are all Japanese-made, no foreign fighters, such as German Messerschmitt, will appear. Only fighter currently introduced on the site is Nakajima Ki-43
Teaser visual with a tagline: "Air Battle is My Daily Life."
Main voice cast:
In addition, an air battle simulation RPG for iOS and Android Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai: Oozora
no Take Off Girls! (The Kotobuki Squadron in The Wilderness: Take Off Gilrs in The Big Sky!) is
scheduled to start its service in the winter of 2019.
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