On Tuesday, the official website for the World Witches franchise announced that the Dai-501 Tōgō Sentō Kōkū-dan Strike Witches: Road to Berlin (501st Joint Fighter Wing Strike Witches: Road to Berlin) television anime series will premiere on October 7. The series will be broadcasted on on Tokyo MX and KBS Kyoto at 25:05 as per Japanese broadcast timing (technically October 8 at 1:05 a.m.). The anime will premiere later on Sun TV, TV Aichi, and BS11 as well.
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Production Crew Details :
The original work of Strike Witches has been credited to Humikane Shimada and Projekt Kagonish. Humikane Shimada is also in-charge of the original character designs. Kazuhiro Takamura returns as director for the series at David Production and will also be adapting Shimada's designs for animation. Tatsuhiko Urata (Strike Witches and Strike Witches 2) holds the position of the chief writer. The series composition is credited to Striker Unit. Yoko Ishida will return to perform the opening theme song - Yūki no Tsubasa (Wings of Courage). The voice actress unit Dai-501 Tōgō Sentō Kōkū-dan (501st Joint Fighter Wing) will perform the ending theme song - Kimi no Tsubasa ni Akogarete (Yearning for Your Wings).
Franchise Plot :
The story centers on an alien invasion by beings known as the 'Neuroi'. The power to damage and ultimately defeat these beings lie within Witches, who are girls who possess magical powers and are capable of wielding Striker Units that enhance their abilities and enable them to be mobile in the air. The characters of the franchise are often based on real-life aerial aces from diverse nationalities.