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Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Project's 2nd OVA Titled, Slated for January

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
2nd promo also streamed for 1st episode of OVA series premiering September 20

The official website for the Strike Witches franchise announced on Thursday that the second original video anime (OVA) in the Strike Witches series of OVAs will be titled Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 2 - Aegean Umi no Megami (Goddess of the Aegean Sea). The episode will premiere in select Japanese theaters on January 10, 2015.

The film's cast will star:

Chiwa Saito as Francesca Lucchini
Ami Koshimizu as Charlotte E Yeager
Shizuka Itou as Hanna-Justina Marseille
Aiko Kusumi as Raisa Pöttgen

Various Japanese cinemas will be selling pre-order tickets bundled with super-deformed straps featuring either Charlotte, Yoshika, or Francesca for the retail price of 1,900 yen (about US$19) while supplies last. The design of the strap will be chosen for the customer at random.

The website is also streaming a new promotional video for the first episode of the series, which will premiere next month. The video features the episode's opening theme song, "Connect Link" by Yoko Ishida (Prétear, Ah! My Goddess):

Narrator: There were new battles waiting for each of us when we returned home.
Text: The new battles waiting for the girls
Narrator: The first of three short stories for the super popular anime series! In this episode, the Karlsland group containing Miss Hartmann and the others make a big appearance!
Narrator: In order to protect what's precious to them, twin witches fly in the sky.
Narrator: Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow - Vol. 1 - Saint-Trond no Raimei. Opening on September 20. Stronger, faster!

The episode will be the second of three 30-minute short stories that depict the lives of the members who returned to their respective homes after the end of Operation Mars in the second television series. The story is set before the 2012 Strike Witches movie. The first episode Saint-Trond no Raimei, is scheduled to premiere on September 20.

The Strike Witches anime adapts Humikane Shimada's mecha-girl illustrations. The first season of the anime aired in 2008, while the second season aired in 2010. Crunchyroll streamed the second anime season as it aired in Japan, and Funimation released the first two seasons on DVD. In addition to the 2012 anime film, a third television anime series was announced last year.

[Via 0takomu]

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