Strike Witches: Road to Berlin TV Anime Premieres on October 7

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for the World Witches franchise announced on Tuesday that the Dai-501 Tōgō Sentō Kōkū-dan Strike Witches: Road to Berlin (501st Joint Fighter Wing Strike Witches: Road to Berlin) television anime series will premiere on Tokyo MX and KBS Kyoto on October 7 at 25:05 (effectively October 8 at 1:05 a.m.). The anime will premiere later on Sun TV, TV Aichi, and BS11

Humikane Shimada and Projekt Kagonish are credited with the original work of Strike Witches: Road to Berlin. Shimada is also credited with the original character designs. Kazuhiro Takamura is returning to direct the series at david production, and is also adapting Shimada's character designs for animation. Striker Unit is handling the series composition, and Tatsuhiko Urata (Strike Witches and Strike Witches 2 scriptwriter) is credited as the chief writer.

Yoko Ishida is returning to sing the opening theme song "Yūki no Tsubasa" (Wings of Courage), while the voice actress unit Dai-501 Tōgō Sentō Kōkū-dan (501st Joint Fighter Wing) is performing the ending theme song "Kimi no Tsubasa ni Akogarete" (Yearning for Your Wings).

The overall franchise's story centers on an alien invasion by beings known as the Neuroi. The only way to damage and ultimately defeat them lies in Witches, girls who possess magical powers and are capable of wielding Striker Units that enhance their abilities and allow them to maneuver in the air. The characters in the franchise are often based on real-life aerial aces from various nationalities.

Sources: World Witches franchise's official website, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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