AS the Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow series goes into its theatrical run, the focus now shifts to promoting the home video release more heavily for those that didn’t attend it and are getting excited about it. That’s arrived today in the form of a new 15 second quick hit spot designed to entice with its music and action sequences to remind fans why they love the show. We’ve had the first episode and second episodes come and go in theaters and now we’re waiting for the series finale. That episode is now scheduled for a limited theatrical premiere on May 2nd, 2015 and will get the subtitle of The Bright of Arnhem.
The project, which is getting limited theatrical distribution before a home video release, something more of these projects are doing these days, is bringing back the majority of the original team to work on it. Each episode of three planned episodes will run for thirty minutes as it focuses on the aftermath of the Operation Mars storyline from the second season and before the movie.
Series Planning: Takeshi Yasuda
Director: Kazuhiro Takamura
Military History Advisor, World Setting: Takaaki Suzuki
Mechanical Design, Chief Mecha Animation Director: Hiroyuki Terao
Animation: SILVER LINK
Production: 501st JOINT FIGHTER WING
The cast includes Misato Fukuen as Yoshika Miyafuji, Saori Seto as Mio Sakamoto, Kaori Nazuka as Lynette Bishop, Miyuki Sawashiro as Perrine-H. Clostermann, Rie Tanaka as Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke, Mie Sonozaki as Gertrud Barkhorn, Sakura Nogawa as Erica Hartmann, Chiwa Saito as Francesca Lucchini, Ami Koshimizu as Charlotte E Yeager, Mai Kadowaki as Sanya V. Litvyak and Ayuru Ōhashi as Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen.
Plot concept: The year is 1944 and the world lives in fear of unidentified flying objects called Neuroi. With the old-boy old guard unable to thwart this deadly menace, humanity turns its desperate eyes to an aerial attack force with much nicer legs. Meet the girls of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, better known as the Strike Witches. These darlings of the great blue yonder may not have standard issue uniforms, but they do have all the right stuff. Where the average flyboy falters, these dolls blast aliens to bits in the bat of an eyelash. With a little magic and a whole lot of leg, the girls of the 501st are winning the war on pants, and aliens!