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Brave Witches Anime Gets PV, Staff, 2016 Premiere Date


Troops, fall in! The soldiers in the War on Pants are about to deploy for an all-new sortie!

Earlier today, the official Strike Witches anime website updated with a new promotional video for upcoming spinoff Brave Witches. The two-minute teaser introduces the show’s characters, as well as a 2016 première date.

The text reads Brave Witches | Set to start airing in 2016!

Strike Witches director Kazuhiro Takamura will return to direct the series at Silver Link, while also filling the role of character designer. Striker Unit is credited with series composition, while Humikane Shimada is listed as original character designer. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn, Haruchika – Haruta & Chika) and Daijō Kudō (Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn, Haruchika – Haruta & Chika) are planning the series.

Strike Witches first hit Japanese TV in the summer 2008 anime season. Kazuhiro Takamura directed the project at Gonzo, while also serving as character designer. Tsuyoshi Tamai (Inukami!, Ladies versus Butlers!) took charge of series composition. The series would go on to span two TV series, a theatrical film, and a three-episode OVA titled Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow.

Brave Witchesofficial website will open on April 1. The series was first unveiled in October 2013, when the Strike Witches anime website revealed that a third show was greenlit for production. At the time, though, writer and setting advisor Takaaki Suzuki noted that the show wouldn’t be a third season of Strike Witches. The last episode of Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow revealed that the show would focus on a new unit: The 502nd “Brave Witches.”

Source: Anime News Network

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