News
New Strike Witches: Road to Berlin TV Anime Revealed for 2020

posted on 2018-07-08 05:37 EDT by Karen Ressler and Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kazuhiro Takamura returns to direct new series at David Production

The staff of the Strike Witches anime announced the new Strike Witches: Road to Berlin television anime series at the franchise's 10th anniversary event on Sunday. The anime will air in 2020.

Humikane Shimada and Projekt Kagonish are credited with the original work. Shimada is also credited with the original character designs. Kazuhiro Takamura is returning to direct the series at David Production, and is 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.

Additional staff members include:

The anime will star:

The 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 enhances 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.

The series is based on illustrator Humikane Shimada's mecha-girl illustrations, and Shimada is credited as the original creator and character designer for the franchise. The mixed-media franchise began with a manga in 2005, and a light novel series in 2006, both of which focus on different characters from the eventual Strike Witches anime. The anime premiered in 2008, and it spawned a sequel, a film, and OVA series. The franchise also spawned the Brave Witches anime in October 2016, as well as numerous spinoff manga, novels, and games.

Source: World Witches franchise's official website


News homepage / archives