Brave Witches reveals new video and images

Today the official website for Brave Witches has released the anime series second promotional video, in the video we are showcased the animation in the upcoming series and the main characters of the 502nd Join Fighter Wing. New images were also released today with two being draft color character designs of Hikari and Takami Karibuchi. Next week the draft character designs for Naoe Kanno, Waltrud Krupinski and Nikka Edvardine Katajainen will be released, an image was released today as a preview. More news for the anime can be seen on its main website in the following link:http://w-witch.jp. The upcoming being done by Silver Link will be focusing on the 502nd Joint Fighter Wing “Brave Witches” rather then the 501st Joint Fighter Wing. Originally the series started with its first season which aired on July 4th 2008 and ended September 19th 2008 releasing 12 episodes, since then it would later get a second season, multiple OVA series and a movie which was the latest in the Strike Witches series.


Hikari Karibuchi:
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Takami Karibuchi
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From left to right, Naoe Kanno, Waltrud Krupinski and Nikka Edvardine Katajainen:
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For the casting mind you that the voice actresses for each character are in parentheses:

  • Edytha Rossman(Hiromi Igarashi) – Has also voiced Orion in Amnesia, Hina in Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinisai! and Anzu from The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls
  • Gundula Rall(Rina Satou) – Rina has also voiced Kaoru from Amagami SS, Naoya in Astarotte no Omocha!, Vert in Choujigen Neptunae the ANimation, Punia in Dai Mahou Touge and Mikoto from Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
  • Aleksandra I. Pokryshkin(Yumi Hara) – Other notable roles for her include Albedo from Overlord, Yuuko from Tasogare Otome X Amnesia, Takane in The Idolm@ster and Lilith from Trinity Seven
  • Nikka Edvardine Katajainen(Natsumi Takamori) – Natsumi also voiced Misaki in Another, Subaru in Houkago no Pleiades, Jotarou JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders and Miku from The Idolm@ster.
  • Hikari Karibuchi(Ai Kakuma) – Some other voice roles for her include Isuzu from Amagi Brilliant Park, Mage from Bikini Warriors, Julis from Gakusen Toshi Asterisk and Est in Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance
  • Naoe Kanno(Rie Murakawa) – Rie is also known for voicing Nyaa-tan in Etotama, Hotaru in Non Non Biyori and Yui from Trinity Seven
  • Takami Kuribuchi(Rie Suegara) – In other roles Rie has done the voices for Tewaku in D.Gray-man Hollow, Yui from Diabolik Lovers and Mordred from Devine Gate.
  • Waltrud Krupinski(Kayo Ishida) – Kayo’s other roles include Taji from Naruto: Shipudden and Yui from Vividred Operation
  • Georgette Lemare(Haruka Terui) – Some of Haruka’s other notable roles include Shihoru in Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, Kobeni in Mikakunin de Shinkoukekei and Yuuna in Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
  • Sadako Shimohara(Marin Mizutani) – This is the first notable role that Sadako has done.

It was also revealed that the singer Yoko Ishida stated that she is performing the theme song for the anime. Let it be known that Yoko has performed the theme songs for all other Strike Witches series. Other staff members that are returning include military adviser and world setting manager Takaaki Suzuki, Hiroyuki Terao is returning to provide mechanical designs, sound director Tomohiro Yoshida is returning and will be serving at Glovision and Seikou Nagaoka will return to produce the music with Nippon Columbia producing the music. Following this is the series plot summary quoted from MAL:

The year is 1944 and the world lives in fear of unidentified flying objects called Neuroi. With the old-boy old guard unable to thwart this deadly menace, humanity turns its desperate eyes to an aerial attack force with much nicer legs. Meet the girls of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, better known as the Strike Witches. These darlings of the great blue yonder may not have standard issue uniforms, but they do have all the right stuff. Where the average flyboy falters, these dolls blast aliens to bits in the bat of an eyelash. With a little magic and a whole lot of leg, the girls of the 501st are winning the war on pants, and aliens!
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