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Seven Seas Adds Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky Manga

posted on 2013-05-24 16:55 EDT
Yuuki Tanaka's 2-volume version of Humikane Shimada's project that also spawned anime

North American manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment revealed on Friday that it will release Yuuki Tanaka's Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky series. Humikane Shimada and Projekt Kagonish's multimedia work Strike Witches is arguably best known for the anime version, but it also spawned several manga, including Tanaka's two-volume version than ran in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Comp Ace magazine in 2008. Seven Seas describes the story:

In 1939, an enigmatic alien force called the Neuroi launched a widescale invasion of Earth, destroying nation after nation. Humanity's last hope at survival is to form an international elite fighting force of flying aces known as “Strike Witches!”

Strike Witches are young women with innate magical powers who are equipped with the latest in military technology: Striker Units, which provide the user with a unique array of weaponry that can only be controlled by magic.

Enter a young healer named Yoshika Miyafuji, the newest inductee into the 501st JOINT FIGHTER WING. Yoshika may be opposed to the military, but if she wants to survive, she better learn quick from veteran ace and strict displinarian, Mio Sakamoto, what it means to be a Strike Witch.

Update: Seven Seas added that it is "starting with Maidens in the Sky, then the other full length manga chronologically, as released in Japan."


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