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Funimation to Release Dub of Strike Witches: Road to Berlin Anime in 2021

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Company initially planned to stream series this fall

Funimation told ANN on Wednesday that it will release an English dub of the Strike Witches: Road to Berlin (Dai-501 Tōgō Sentō Kōkū-dan Strike Witches: Road to Berlin) television anime series in 2021. Funimation issued the following statement:

Funimation will be releasing a brand-new English dub for Strike Witches: Road to Berlin in 2021 for fans to enjoy, and we'll be making an announcement on our social channels when we can. However, the simulcast version won't be part of our fall season.

Funimation announced earlier this month that it would begin streaming the series on October 7. However, the anime is no longer available on Funimation's streaming service.

The anime premiered in Japan on October 7, and Crunchyroll began streaming the series on October 9.

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) are 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.

Thanks to Jesse for the news tip.

Source: Email correspondence


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