Strike Witches Spinoff Anime Brave Witches Reveals Cast, Theme Song Artist
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The cast includes (from left to right in image above):
- Hiromi Igarashi as Edytha Rossmann
- Rina Satou as Gundula Rall
- Yumi Hara as Aleksandra I. Pokryshkin
- Natsumi Takamori as Nikka Edvardine Katajainen
- Ai Kakuma as Hikari Karibuchi
- Rie Murakawa as Naoe Kanno
- Rie Suegara as Takami Karibuchi
- Kayo Ishida as Waltrud Krupinski
- Haruka Terui as Georgette Lemare
- Marin Mizutani as Sadako Shimohara
Singer Yoko Ishida revealed on Sunday that she will perform a theme song for the anime. Ishida has performed theme songs for both Strike Witches anime series, the anime film, and the Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow OVA.
The new anime series will center on the 502nd Joint Fighter Wing "Brave Witches," unlike the earlier anime's focus on the 501st Joint Fighter Wing "Strike Witches." The anime will premiere this fall.
Takaaki Suzuki is returning from the Strike Witches television anime series, original video anime, and film to serve as military history adviser and to be in charge of world setting. Hiroyuki Terao is returning to provide mechanical designs. Tomohiro Yoshida is again serving as sound director at Glovision. Seikou Nagaoka is returning to compose the music, and Nippon Columbia is producing the music.
Kazuhiro Takamura is returning from Strike Witches to direct the Brave Witches anime. Silver Link is also returning from Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow to animate the series. Striker Unit is credited with series composition, while Humikane Shimada is credited with the original character designs (which Takamura is adapting for animation). Tsuyoshi Kikuchi and Daijō Kudo are planning the project.
The Strike Witches franchise adapts Humikane Shimada's mecha-girl illustrations. In the series' world, the alien Neuroi are invading Earth, and governments develop "striker units" that allow girls with magical powers to fight the Neuroi.
[Via Hachima Kikō]
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