Girls und Panzer Director's New TV Anime Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai Releases Its 1st Teaser

Unlike Girls und Panzer, no foreign fighters will appear in the story, only Japanese-made

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

Hayabusa/Army Type 1 Fighter, which was used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in World

War II.


Teaser visual with a tagline: "Air Battle is My Daily Life."



Teaser PV


Main staff:

  • Director/Sound director: Tsutomu Mizushima 
  • Series composition: Michiko Yokote (Squid Girl, Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san
  • Main character original design: Hidari ([email protected]
  • Anime character design: Sho Sugai (Jushinki Pandora OP animation director) 
  • Military supervisor: Shigeyuki Ninomiya (Kuromukuro)
  • Assistant director: Hiroyuki Kobe 
  • 3D director: Hisahi Egawa, Sora Hirota 
  • Technical director: Keita Mizuhashi
  • Asset director: Kentaro Kigusuri 
  • Drawing director: Yusaku Saotome 
  • Chief animation director: Touko Nakamura 
  • Animation director: Shota Ueno 
  • Art director: Kazuo Kokura 
  • Director of photography: Kentaro Kashiwagi, Takayuki Hatayama 
  • Music: Shiro Hamaguchi (One Piece, Girls und Panzer
  • Production: Digital Frontier (GANTZ:0
  • Anime production: GEMBA (Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us
  • Drawing production: Wao World (Anime-Gataris)



Main voice cast:

  • Kirie: Sayumi Suzushiro (Akira Ohno in High Score Girl)
  • Ennma: Eri Yukimura 
  • Kate: Sayaka Nakaya (ex-AKB48 member/Hana Kazuki in Chaos;Child
  • Reona: Asami Seto (Eri Kumagai in Music Girl
  • Zara: Hibiku Yamamura (Kirara Amanogawa/Cure Twinkle in Go! Princess PreCure
  • Chika: Miyu Tomita (Yume Nijino in Aikatsu Stars!




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.




Source: TV anime "Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai" official website / Twitter


©Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai Production Committee

©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.


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