Love to imagine history and remake it according to your thought? Here is an anime for you! Strike Witches, The tale of Alternate History and Military science Fiction. The deed is not so simple, but if anyone can rephrase the history according to their beliefs, it’s going to be very interesting and exciting.
Though the name of the anime sounds simple in the world of anime of dark fantasy, but the truth is, this anime is quite a bit different than its name. The series twirls around teenage girls who use machines attached to their legs to do aerial combat. Like the phrase ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover,’ I will suggest you not to judge ‘Strike Witches’ as per its title.
So are you ready to have a brief listen to the synopsis?
The Strike Witches has the genre of alternative history and military science fiction. No dark fantasy is there like its name. The story has the timeline of world war II, but on an alternate Earth. Imagination can be so versed. Fumikane Shimada illustrated his thoughts so naturally.
According to the synopsis, at that time, the world has been invaded by a mysterious alien force known as the Neuroi. It can take forms similar to aircraft and spread eroding vapor. As a result, to save humanity, the armed forces of the world have allied together. They now unite together to resist the Neuroi than to fighting among themselves. The world war will be there if one among them has the power to rule the world. What if there would be no world or no people to rule over? On whom they would rule then? The alien race!
But so many problems were there. Human technology shades no effect against the Neuroi’s technology. Now the world has started to stand together. The military does don’t hesitates to call upon Witches and young girls with magical abilities. The force summons all who have the capability of fighting against the Neuroi.
So Many Franchise: Strike Witches
The small novel category follows the Suomus Independent Volunteer Aerial Squadron, which focuses on a dogfighter named Tomoko Anabuki. But, the leading anime franchise accompanies Yoshika Miyafuji. She is a girl from the Fusō Empire. She joins the titular Strike Witches to examine the death of her father and help fight off the Neuroi. Whereas, the spin-off anime series, Brave Witches, follows a Fusō girl named Hikari Karibuchi, who joins the titular Brave Witches to fight in place of her injured sister Takami. Thus, different franchises concentrate on different characters. So be aware when you are enjoying it. Don’t get confused.
Now, Some Formal Information: Strike witches
Strike Witches, aka ストライクウィッチーズ, in Japanese, is a media mix series created under Fumikane Shimada. It was as production via a range of magazine illustration columns. Since then, the franchise has been accommodated into several light novel, manga, and anime series and even in numerous video games.
The OVA preview episode was in the air on January 1, 2007. The televised anime series later aired between July and September in 2008. The second season was under the release between July and September of 2010. The three-part OVA series was issued between September 2014 and May 2015. Now the third season is scheduled. It is on the news that the anime is going to premiere in October 2020.