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Strike Witches (ストライクウィッチーズ?) is a mixed-media project originally created by Humikane Shimada via a series of magazine illustration columns.

Plot Edit

Set in an alternate Earth in the mid twentieth century, Strike Witches tells the story of a fight to protect that world using a combination of magic and technology in a fictional recreation of events occurring in World War II with the national armies joining forces to confront an overwhelming alien threat together instead of fighting among themselves.

The titular Strike Witches are young women with high magical potential who are recruited into military organizations around the world to fight against the enigmatic Neuroi, which began an invasion of unprecedented scale on human territory in the year 1939 and perhaps earlier in the 20th Century. This puzzling enemy force has appeared frequently and without warning in many areas across the world throughout history. The weapons of the Neuroi mostly take on forms similar to aircraft, but their most troubling tactic is the spreading of a corrosive miasma. Not only do normal humans have no defense against this miasma, but the remnants of the land affected by it are processed by the Neuroi into new weapons, crumbling huge sections of former nations into the sea. As the miasma seems to be unable to spread across large bodies of water, humanity has designated such areas as their main lines of defense.

In order to bring out their potential for use in battle, each Witch equips a unique machine onto their legs: the Striker Unit. With the Striker Unit equipped, they gain the ability to fly and their tapped magical potential provides the strength to utilize weapons far too heavy and powerful for a normal person. A defensive field is also created that can protect the Witches from the Neuroi's miasma, as well as other physical weaponry, making them humanity's trump card in the war. The franchise's main media focuses on the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, defending the Britannian home islands, in the first season, as a parallel to the Battle of Britain, and struggling to retake an occupied Italian peninsula in the second season as a parallel to the late stages of the Adriatic Campaign.

Origin Edit

Strike Witches is a Mecha Musume series.

Media Edit

Art Books Edit

Name Related media Illustrator(s) Release Date ISBN
Shimada Humikane Art Works Early Strike Witches, other mecha musume Fumikane Shimada October 2008 9784048542210
Strike Witches Official Fanbook Complete File Strike Witches season 1 January 2009 9784048542968
Kazuhiro Takamura Animation Works Strike Witches season 1, season 2 Kazuhiro Takamura March 26, 2010 9784048543781
Strike Witches 2 Official Fanbook Complete File Strike Witches season 2 December 2010 9784048545556
Strike Witches the Movie Official Fanbook Complete File Strike Witches Movie May 2012 9784041101728
The World Witches All SW media Fumikane Shimada February 2014 9784041106006
Art Works of Strike Witches All SW media Fumikane Shimada March 2014 9784041105993
Strike Witches Privates Humikane Twitter stories Fumikane Shimada May 2014

Anime Edit

Season Episodes Production Studio Air Date
OVA 1 (OVA) Gonzo January 1 2007
Strike Witches Season one 12 (TV)
  1. "Magic Girl"
  2. "To Do What I Can"
  3. "Lonely No More"
  4. "Thank You"
  5. "Swift, Gigantic and Soft"
  6. "Solidarity"
  7. "Nice 'n Breezy"
  8. "Forget You Not"
  9. "Defend at all Costs"
  10. "Trust and Friendship"
  11. "To The Sky"
  12. "Strike Witches"
Gonzo July 4 2008 – September 19 2008
Strike Witches Season two 12 (TV)
  1. "Into The Sky Once More"
  2. "The Legendary Witches"
  3. "What We Can Do Together"
  4. "Harder, Faster, Greater"
  5. "My Romagna"
  6. "Higher Then The Sky"
  7. "It's All Creepy Crawly"
  8. "Please Grant Me Wings"
  9. "The Bridge To Tomorrow"
  10. "500 Overs"
  11. "To Be Myself"
  12. "Beyond The Skies To Eternity"
AIC July 8 2010 – September 23 2010
Strike Witches Movie Movie AIC March 17th 2012
Operation Victory Arrow 3 (OVA)
  1. Saint Trond's Thunder
  2. Goddess of the Aegan Sea
  3. Arnhem Bridge
Silver Link September 20 2014 - June 17 2015
Brave Witches (Spin-off) Silver Link 2016 (TBA)

Audio Edit

Title Volumes Release Date
Himegoe Voice Albums
  1. Volume 1: Mio Sakamoto, Perrine H. Clostermann
  2. Volume 2: Lynette Bishop, Gertrud Barkhorn
  3. Volume 3: Charlotte E. Yeager, Francesca Lucchini
  4. Volume 4: Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke, Erica Hartmann
  5. Volume 5: Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen, Sanya V. Litvyak
  6. Volume 6: Yoshika Miyafuji, letters to Yoshika
Released together with the DVD volumes for season 1 of the anime
Hime Uta Song Albums
  1. Sono 1: Yoshika Miyafuji, Mio Sakamoto
  2. Sono 2: Sanya V. Litvyak, Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen
  3. Sono 3: Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke, Erica Hartmann, Gertrud Barkhorn
  4. Sono 4: Perrine H. Clostermann, Lynette Bishop, Yoshika Miyafuji
  5. Sono 5: Francesca Lucchini, Charlotte E. Yeager
  1. March 18 2009
  2. March 18 2009
  3. April 1 2009
  4. April 15 2009
  5. April 15 2009
Strike Witches The Movie
Hime Uta Collections
  1. Collection 1: Sanya V. Litvyak, Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen, Heidemarie W. Schnaufer
  2. Collection 2: Francesca Lucchini, Charlotte E. Yeager, Fernandia Malvezzi
  3. Collection 3: Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke, Erica Hartmann, Gertrud Barkhorn
  4. Collection 4: Miyafuji Yoshika, Sakamoto Mio, Hattori Shizuka
  5. Collection 5: Lynette Bishop, Perrine H. Clostermann, Amelie Planchard
  1. January 9 2013
  2. January 9 2013
  3. October 2 2013
  4. October 2 2013
  5. November 20 2013
Himebana Drama Albums
  1. Volume 1
  2. Volume 2
  3. Volume 3
  1. April 30 2009, bundled with Nyantype vol. 1
  2. July 30 2009, bundled with Nyantype vol. 2
  3. September 30 2009, bundled with Nyantype vol. 3

Himeroku Drama Albums

  1. Volume 1
  2. Volume 2
  1. May/June 2010, special limited-release by order through Nyantype vol. 8 and vol. 9
  2. July/August 2010, special limited-release by order through Nyantype vol. 10 and vol. 11
Strike Witches Gakuen
  1. Volume 1
November 26, 2009, bundled with first DS game.
Himegoe CD 2 Voice Albums
  1. Volume 1: Junko Takei, Yoshika Miyafuji & Lynette Bishop
  2. Volume 2: Fernandia Malvezzi, Gertrud Barkhorn & Charlotte E. Yeager
  3. Volume 3: Luciana Mazzei, Perrine H. Clostermann & Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen
  4. Volume 4: Martina Crespi, Erica Hartmann & Sanya V. Litvyak
  5. Volume 5: Hanna-Justina Marseille, Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke & Mio Sakamoto
  6. Volume 6: Suwa Amaki, Francesca Lucchini & Yoshika Miyafuji
Released together with the DVD/Blu-ray volumes for season 2 of the anime
Strike Witches Starlight Stream
  1. Volume 1
  2. Volume 2
  1. December 8 2010
  2. April 27 2011
501st JFW.OA
  1. 501st JFW.OA Radio CD Vol. 1 (C-04254)
  1. October 30 2011
Noble Witches
  1. Rosalie's Log
  2. One Night Cinderella + Bonus Track
  1. October 1 2015 (bundled with limited edition third Noble Witches Light Novel)
  2. March 1 2016 (bundled with limited edition fourth Noble Witches Light Novels)

Doujinshi Edit

Title Volumes Release Date
Strike Witches: Witch in Africa 1 Aug 2008
Strike Witches: Tiger in Desert 2 Dec 2008 - Aug 2009
World Witches: The Witches of the Sphinx 5 April 2010 - ?
Unknown Witches: Secret File 18 December 2011

The Africa doujinshi were later officially published as Strike Witches: The Witches of Africa manga.

Light Novels Edit

Title Volumes Release Date
Strike Witches: Suomus Misfits Squadron

(Sutoraiku Witchīzu Suomus Iranko Chūtai)

  1. Suomus Iranko Chūtai Ganbaru
  2. Suomus Iranko Chūtai Koisuru
  3. Suomus Iranko Chūtai Hajikeru
  1. October 1 2006
  2. March 1 2007
  3. July 1 2008
Strike Witches: Maidens' Volume

(Sutoraiku Witchīzu Otome no Maki)

  1. Book 1
  2. Book 2
  3. Book 3
  4. Book 4
  1. July 26 2008
  2. December 26 2008
  3. August 1 2009
  4. July 1 2010
Strike Witches: Der Stern von Afrika
  1. Der Stern von Afrika
  2. The Eagle and the Moon and the Sun
  3. Owl Morn
  4. Before the Storm
  5. A Midnight Dream in the Desert
  6. Phoenix in the Dunes
  1. August 2008 (bundled with Witch in Africa)
  2. December 2008 (bundled with Tiger in Desert, vol.1)
  3. August 2009 (bundled with Witch in Africa, vol.2)
  4. April 2010 (bundled with World Witches vol.1)
  5. August 2010 (bundled with World Witches vol.2)
  6. May 2011 (bundled with World Witches vol.3)
Strike Witches 2
  1. Densetsu no Majo-tachi
    (The Legendary Witches)
  2. Sora Yori Towa ni
    (Beyond The Skies To Eternity)
  1. September 1 2010
  2. October 1 2010
Strike Witches Short-Shorts: After the Sky
  1. Ichimen no Ao
  2. Kaze ni Tanabiku Shiroi Are
  3. Koganeiro no Soup
January 9 2009 (bundled with Strike Witches Official Fanbook Complete File)
Strike Witches 2 Visual Short Story 500overs in Africa December 28 2010 (bundled with Strike Witches 2 Official Fanbook Complete File)
Strike Witches the Movie Visual Short Story Raise the Battle Ship Yamato in 1945 May 2 2012 (bundled with Strike Witches the Movie Official Fanbook Complete File)
Noble Witches: The 506th Joint Fighter Wing
  1. Flight
  2. Conflict
  3. Formed
  4. Cloudy
  1. January 1 2015
  2. May 1 2015
  3. October 1 2015 (limited Noble Witches(1) drama CD bundle version also)
  4. March 1 2016 (limited Noble Witches(2) drama CD bundle version also)

Manga Edit

Title Chapters Publication Run Date
Strike Witches: Maidens of the Blue Sky

(Sutoraiku Witchīzu: Sōkū no Otome-tachi)

3 Comp Ace Sept 2005 – Jan 2006 (Canceled)
Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky

(Sutoraiku Witchīzu: Tenkū no Otome-tachi)

11 Comp Ace July 2008 – Dec 2008
Strike Witches: The Sky Which is Connected to You

(Sutoraiku Witchīzu: Kimi to Tsunagaru Sora)

8 NyanType Sept 2009 – Aug 2010
Strike Witches: The Shape of Our Bond

(Sutoraiku Witchīzu: Kimi no Kizuna no Katachi)

1 Comp Ace June 2010 (Canceled)
Strike Witches Zero:1937 Fuso Sea Incident

(Sutoraiku Witchīzu Zero: 1937 Fusou Kaijihen)

13 NyanType October 2010 - November 2011
Strike Witches: One-Winged Witches

(Sutoraiku Witchīzu: Katayoku no Majotachi)

14 Comp Ace April 2011 - June 2012
Strike Witches: The Witches of Africa1

(Sutoraiku Witchīzu: Africa no Majo)

1 volume Comptiq January 2012
Strike Witches: Red Witches

(Sutoraiku Witchīzu: Kurenai no Majo-tachi)

1 volume (ongoing) Kadokawa Shoten 2013
Strike Witches: The Witches of Andorra

(Sutoraiku Witchīzu: Andorra no Majo)

1 volume Kadokawa Comics A Ace April 2012
Strike Witches: The Witches of Aurora

(Sutoraiku Witchīzu: Aurora no Majo)

9+ (ongoing) NyanType Sept 2013 - ongoing
  1. ^ Official re-release of Takeshi Nogami's Africa doujinshi

Video Games Edit

Title Genre Gaming System Release Date
Strike Witches: What I Can Do Along With You - A Little Peaceful Days

(ストライクウィッチーズ -あなたとできること A Little Peaceful Days-, Sutoraiku Witchīzu: Anata to Dekiru Koto - A Little Peaceful Days)

VN PS2 May 27 2010
Strike Witches: Blitz in the Blue Sky - New Commander Struggles!

(ストライクウィッチーズ -蒼空の電撃戦 新隊長 奮闘する!-, Sutoraiku Witchīzu: Sōkū no Dengekisen - Shin Taichō Funtōsuru!)

SLG DS November 26 2009
Strike Witches: Silver Wings

(ストライクウィッチーズ -白銀の翼-, Sutoraiku Witchīzu: Hakugin no Tsubasa)

STG XBox 360 July 29 2010
Strike Witches 2: Iyasu, Naosu, Puni-Puni suru

(ストライクウィッチーズ 2 いやす・なおす・ぷにぷにする, Sutoraiku Witchīzu 2: Iyasu, Naosu, Puni-Puni suru)

ADV DS October 21 2010
Strike Witches: Kiseki no Rondo

(ストライクウィッチーズ 軌跡の輪舞曲, Sutoraiku Witchīzu: Kiseki no Rondo)

RPG PC / Mobile Fall 2015

Trivia Edit

-The defensive field witches create, commonly known as a shield, are generally formed in front of the witch, but with training, they can be made anywhere around the body.

References Edit

External Links Edit

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