After a ten year wait with a movie, a spin-off series, several OVAs, and multiple manga series, we are finally getting a third season of ‘Strike Witches,’ and the fans are all riled up. The hype is for real, and the excitement is over the roof.
The third installment for ‘Strike Witches’ is announced and throughout the article we will discuss the release date, the reason behind its popularity and several other interesting facets of the show.
1. Release Date of Strike Witches S3
The production team for ‘Strike Witches: Road to Berlin’ has been officially confirmed, the highly anticipated anime series will be broadcasting in October 2020. However, the exact premiere date is yet to be announced.
ROAD to BERLIN
Key visual release
Strike Witches, which will start broadcasting in October of this year
ROAD to BERLIN
Publish key visual
501 units are reunited
Stay tuned for the October broadcast
2. Theory Section
The Strike Witches novel series got rebooted with a new author two years back. The original novel series known as Strike Witches: Suomus Misfit Squad was three volumes and was written by Noboru Yamaguchi. The man passed away in 2013, and in October 2018, the whole novel series got rebooted with a new author – Toshihiko Tsukiji.
(a) Financial Standings
There is no official information regarding the revenue of the anime series or the source material.
Although the anime got recognition in several places. Strike Witches was named a Jury Selection work in the Animation Division of the 12th Japan Media Arts Festival; the funds come from the government.
(b) The Studio
The renowned David Production will handle the long awaited third installment of the ‘girls with guns’ anime series. When it comes to David Production, one can put their trust in them. They are very well known for their exceptional work in ‘Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure,’ ‘Cells at Work,’ ‘Fire Force’, and ‘Captain Tsubasa.’
(c) Why is it popular?
A fanservice show which manages to make the fanservice a natural part of the setting so that it doesn’t even stand out, that’s quite an achievement in a way. Plus, the loveable sympathetic cute and charismatic girls with hardcore weapons in their hands is enough to swoon anyone away.
The chaos they emit, it’s on a different level. It’s a story which while not being anything special, does its job to be heroic and provide satisfying final battles.
Another strength of the whole franchise is the world-building with over 150 named witches, alternate history and world map, etc.
(d) About Fumikane Shimada
Fumikane Shimada is the man behind ‘Strike Witches.’ He started drawing illustrations of military hardware girls in several commercial hobbyist magazines and later on, numerous manga series, light novel series, video games and anime series were created from that.
Although Fumikane is well known for drawing mechanical girl designs, he is also able to draw detailed illustrations of weapons based on his knowledge of the mechanics of military weapons, and is not limited to drawing female characters.
(e) Production Update
As of the last update, David Production or any other production company related to ‘Strike Witches: Road to Berlin’ hasn’t announced any release date yet. The only information that has been disclosed is that the anime series will be airing in Fall 2020 in October 2020.
3. Key Visual
The infamous 501st Joint Fighter Wing is back with a new TV anime! This time, they’re finally continuing the anime’s main story with Strike Witches ROAD to BERLIN.
The Strike Witches Season 3 trailer gives a little hint about the story. It’s based on an Operation Southwind and involves the Strikes Witches characters taking on a heavily defended city.
The story will follow the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, aka the Strike Witches, as they finally try to retake Karlsland and Berlin from the Neuroi threat.
5. About OP and ED
The Strike Witches: Road To Berlin opening (OP) theme song music will be “Wings of Courage” (Yuki no Tsubasa) as performed by Yoko Ishida. The ending (ED) theme song will be “Yearning For Your Wings” (Kimi no Tsubasa), as sung by the voice actresses for the 501st Joint Fighter Wing.
6. Cast and Staff
The cast and staff are reprising their roles in the new season.
|Misato Fukuen||Yoshika Miyafuji|
|Saori Seto||Mio Sakamoto|
|Kaori Nazuka||Lynette Bishop|
|Miyuki Sawashiro||Perrine-H. Clostermann|
|Rie Tanaka||Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke|
|Mie Sonozaki||Gertrud Barkhorn|
|Sakura Nogawa||Erica Hartmann|
|Chiwa Saito||Francessa Lucchini|
|Ami Koshimizu||Sanya V. Litvyak|
|Ayuru Ohashi||Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen|
|Series Composition||Shinya Murakami|
|Neuroi Design||Naohiro Washio|
7. About Strike Witches
Sutoraiku Witchizu or Strike Witches is a media mix originally created by Fumikane Shimada via a series of magazine illustration columns. The franchise has since been adapted into numerous light novels, manga, anime series, and several video games.
The series revolves around teenage girls who use machines attached to their legs to indulge in fantastic aerial combats with well-done fanservice constantly running in the background.
The first episode, which was an OVA preview was released on January 1, 2007. The TV anime adaptation, later on, was broadcasted in July 2008. The first episode aired on July 3, 2008. The second installment arrived in July 2010, and the third season is scheduled for October 2020.