Everybody’s favourite moe alternate-reality World War II anime is due out in cinemas soon and the plot has been revealed.
It is 1945 and Yoshika Miyafuji, who lost her magical witch powers during the Strike Witches' last mission against the alien Neuroi, has decided to follow the family tradition of medicine and is studying to become a doctor. Shizuka Hattori, a witch from Fuso and a cadet in the Imperial Fuso Navy, arrives to deliver a message: Yoshika is to be transferred for study abroad in Europe.
Strike Witches’ mixes war, ecchi and moe through the anthropomorphisation of various World War II aircraft in the form of young women with magical powers and short shorts. In the film Yoshika is voiced by Misato Fukuen (Yin in Darker than Black) while Saori Seto (Evergreen in Fairy Tail) and Mie Sonozaki (Kotoha in Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto).
The film is part of a multi-media project originally stemming from Humikane Shimada’s magazine illustration columns. The franchise has seen two light novels, three manga, numerous videogames and anime adaptations. It comes from AIC studio who have handled similar concepts from Tenchi Muyo, Solty Rei, Nyan Koi! and Pants no Ana.
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