Strike Witches

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  • TV-MA
  • 2008
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.5  (458)

Strike Witches is a Japanese anime television series that aired from 2008 to 2010 on Chiba TV. The show was directed by Kazuhiro Takamura and produced by Gonzo. The series revolves around a group of magical girls known as Strike Witches who fight off an alien invasion during an alternate version of World War II.

The main protagonist of the show is a teenage girl named Yoshika Miyafuji, voiced by Misato Fukuen. Yoshika is the daughter of a witch who fought in the previous war and died in battle. Despite her mother's influence, Yoshika had no interest in becoming a witch until a mysterious girl named Mio Sakamoto appeared and convinced her to join the fight against the aliens known as Neuroi.

The series is set in a world where humans are fighting against alien invaders who have targeted the world's largest industrial zones. In order to defeat them, the humans developed a series of weapons known as Striker Units, which are worn by the Strike Witches to increase their mobility and fighting capabilities. These units consist of special boots and leg gear that allow the girls to fly and perform incredible feats of agility.

In addition to Yoshika and Mio, the show features a cast of colorful characters who make up the Strike Witches. Some notable members of the team include Gertrud Barkhorn, voiced by Rie Tanaka, who is a stern and no-nonsense fighter. There's also Lynette Bishop, voiced by Kaori Nazuka, who is the youngest member of the team and struggles to prove herself to her older comrades.

Throughout the series, the Strike Witches travel to various parts of the world to battle the Neuroi and protect humanity from their destructive forces. They encounter new allies and enemies along the way, including other witch factions and deadly creatures created by the Neuroi themselves.

One of the defining features of the show is its use of fanservice, which often involves the girls in various states of undress or posing seductively. This has been a source of controversy among fans, with some feeling that it detracts from the serious themes and plot of the show.

Overall, Strike Witches is a thrilling and action-packed anime that combines magical girl elements with military sci-fi. The characters are well-developed and likable, and the animation and fight scenes are top-notch. While it may not be for everyone due to its fanservice and sometimes confusing plot, fans of the genre are sure to enjoy this unique and engaging series.

Strike Witches is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (36 episodes). The series first aired on July 3, 2008.

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I Still Want to Protect
12. I Still Want to Protect
December 23, 2020
Yoshika is trapped inside the dome around Berlin, and the rest of the Witches are cut off. Can they get inside to save her in time?
Road to Berlin
11. Road to Berlin
December 16, 2020
With Miyafuji's magic power disabled, humanity is forced to use its backup plan: the powerful Ratte tank. But can they win without their ultimate ace?
Shizuka, Come In!
10. Shizuka, Come In!
December 9, 2020
Operation Southwind begins with a full-scale air assault on Berlin. When Yoshika is ordered to stay behind to conserve her magic, Shizuka steps up to try and fill the hole.
Mina's Sky
9. Mina's Sky
December 2, 2020
Rocket attacks from the Neuroi nest in Berlin are threatening the base in Kiel. Only Mina has what it takes to stop them, but her magic power is fading...
The Fog
8. The Fog
November 25, 2020
A strange fog is delaying a critical operation. If the Neuroi behind it can't be taken down, the war might not end before Mina and Gertrud lose their magic...
They Go Boing-Boing
7. They Go Boing-Boing
November 18, 2020
A mysterious idol causes all the witches' breasts to grow bigger and bigger, and the girls gradually fall victim one by one...
Hounds of Vengeance
6. Hounds of Vengeance
November 11, 2020
When Erica is shot down in enemy territory, Gertrud will do whatever it takes to get her back.
Queen of Nederland
5. Queen of Nederland
November 4, 2020
The girls take a detour to Nederland, to help a legendary flower bloom.
Beyond Two Hundred Miles Per Hour
4. Beyond Two Hundred Miles Per Hour
October 28, 2020
Shirley's world record was just broken, and she's not happy about it. As Shirley and Lucchini attempt to beat the new world record, an unusual Neuroi threat swiftly approaches.
What the Two of Us Can Do
3. What the Two of Us Can Do
October 21, 2020
Yoshika's lost control of her magic... again! It's time for more training and more hard work if she wants to get it back!
The Strike Witches Come Together
2. The Strike Witches Come Together
October 14, 2020
When a Neuroi strikes at Europe's biggest supply port on the eve of humanity's counterattack, Yoshika must hold it off alone, without any weapons at all!
The Magical Girl of the Alps
1. The Magical Girl of the Alps
October 8, 2020
Yoshika leaps back into action to save her friend's father, but her striker unit almost blows up on the tarmac!
Where to Watch Strike Witches
Strike Witches is available for streaming on the Chiba TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Strike Witches on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 3, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (458)