Fall in, troops! It’s time to return to the front lines in the War On Pants. Deployment begins this fall!

Earlier today, the official Brave Witches anime website revealed that the series will kick off this fall. In addition, the site updated with character designs for Alexandra Pokryshkin.

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Brave Witches is a spinoff of Strike Witches, which focuses on the 502nd “Brave Witches” Joint Fighter Wing squadron. 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.

Brave Witches Visual 002 - 20160402Takaaki Suzuki will return to the project as a military history advisor, while also crafting the overall world setting. Strike Witches mechanical designer Hiroyuki Terao will also return to the project, while Tomohiro reprises his role as sound director. 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.

The first Strike Witches anime was an OVA by Gonzo, which hit Japanese retailers in 2007. Kunihisa Sugishima helmed the project.

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.

A promotional video for Brave Witches hit the web in February, which you can check out below.

Source: Brave Witches Website