Meet the brave souls who are leading the charge in the War On Pants!
Yesterday, the Brave Witches anime staff unveiled the show’s major voice cast. The series will star the following:
- Hikari Karibuchi: Ai Kakuma
- Takami Karibuchi: Rie Suegara
- Naoe Kanno: Rie Murakawa
- Nikka Edvardine Katajainen: Natsumi Takamori
- Waltrud Krupinski: Kayo Ishida
- Alexsandra Ivanovna Pokryshkin: Yumi Hara
- Georgette Lemare: Haruka Terui
- Sadako Shimohara: Marin Mizutani
- Edytha Rossmann: Hiromi Igarashi
- Gundula Rall: Rina Sato
The news was announced at the “Take Off” fan event at Tokyo’s Yakult Hall. In addition, singer Yoko Ishida revealed that she will perform the opening theme for Brave Witches.
— 石田燿子 (@yokonti) May 29, 2016
Rough Translation: We need to RT this. It was just announced today, that I will also sing for the 502 Brave Witches! Also, we all can fly. (=´∀｀)人(´∀｀=) Thanks for your support, everbody. m(_ _)m
Brave Witches will begin airing this fall. The show 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.
Takaaki 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.