Luminous Witches TV Anime Posts 2nd Promo Video's Short Version Online
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the Renmei Kūgun Kōkū Mahō Ongakutai Luminous Witches (Allied Air Force Magical Idols Luminous Witches) television anime series posted the short version of the anime's second promotional video on Sunday. The video had premiered at World Witches Music Festival 2021 on October 10.
The anime's production committee delayed the anime's premiere date to 2022 due to "various circumstances." The anime was previously slated to premiere this year.
The story is a spinoff of the Strike Witches franchise, and centers on a unique squadron of "witches who don't fight." Instead, the squadron sing and perform music to protect the smiles of those who have been driven out of their hometowns by the Neuroi.
The anime stars:
- Sayaka Tsuzuki as Eleonore Giovanna Gassion (third from left in image above)
- Ami Aimoto as Lyudmila Andreyevna Rouslanova (fourth from left)
- Mai Narumi as Virginia Robertson (fifth from left)
- Minako Hosogawa as Inori Shibuya (fourth from right)
- Ryō Mamiya as Aira Payvikki Linnamar (third from right)
- Kyō Tachibana (went on hiatus on August 2 due to health issues) as Joanna Elizabeth Stafford (far left)
- Kana Furunaka as Maria Magadalene Dietrich (second from right)
- Misaki Yūki as Manaia Matawhaura Hato (far right)
Miu Kotosaka retired from voice acting due to health issues and therefore will not play Sylvie Cariello (second from left) in the anime. The anime's official website stated it will announce the new cast member at a later date.
Humikane Shimada drew the character designs for the new Witches. Shimada and Projekt World Witches are credited with the original work. Shouji Saeki (episode director and scriptwriter for Strike Witches and Strike Witches 2) is directing the anime and handling the series composition. Shinya Murakami is credited for the "Witches series literature." Kadokawa is producing the music. SHAFT is animating the series.
The anime staff also includes:
- Assistant Director: Kana Harufuji
- Animation Character Design: Kazuya Shiotsuki
- Familiar Design: Mina Ōtaka
- Art: Studio Pablo
- Color Design: Jin Hibino
- Director of Photography: Rei Egami
- Editing: Rie Matsubara
- Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
- Music Producer: Gō Wakabayashi
- Project Leader/Producer: Takashi Tachizaki
- Producer: Mitsutoshi Kubota
- Animation Producer: Kōichi Yasuda
The anime's main cast formed an idol unit in 2019, and the first CD single, "Flying Skyhigh," shipped in May 2020. The third single shipped on March 24. The unit will hold their first standalone live concert in February.