* ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' is all about real-life {{Ace Pilot}}s reimagined as magical [[{{Fanservice}} pantless]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecha_Musume part-]]''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecha_Musume WWII Plane]]''-lolis. None of them wears '''PANTS'''. They fight some kind of alien shapeshifting [[{{Nanomachines}} goo]]. Apparently, magic transforms you into PettingZooPeople. Still, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment no pants]].
** Actually, according to episode 7 they're all wearing pants that only ''look'' like panties.
*** What does that even mean??
*** Apparently it's the equivalent of putting boxer shorts over briefs.
** It's quite clear from watching it that they're wearing only panties (or swimsuits in a couple of cases). However, they call them pants instead of panties. This seems likely to either be an attempt to make it seem somehow okay for girls to run around with no pants on, or it's a case of using the British meaning of the term pants (which is underwear) rather than the American one.
** In the original Japanese, the word they use is ''zubon'' (trousers), so, by the standards of their world, they're properly clothed.
** There are never-ending rumors as to whether or not Chuck Yeager endorses the show, hates the show, or is even aware of the show's existence, from various photoshops to Facebook encounters.
*** According to the guy responsible for research and setting of the franchise, Takaaki Suzuki, Gen. Yeager has been notified of the show before it was release through a mutual contact within USAF.
** There is one witch that wears pants, but her historical counterpart went into battle without pants.
* ActingForTwo: Chris and Sasha are both voiced by Creator/MonicaRial in the dub.
* ActorAllusion: In the movie, Creator/ChiwaSaito and Creator/RyoHirohashi have a gondola race [[Manga/{{ARIA}} once again]].
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Bob Magruder died in 2015, making the second season his last performance as the narrator in the English dub.
* CashCowFranchise: ''Strike Witches'' more or less completely saved {{Creator/GONZO}} financially, to some extent, although GONZO has since declared bankruptcy. Furthermore, it's probably going to be the only the last GONZO animation to receive any consistent memetic fanbase in addition to ''Manga/{{Saki}}''.
* ChannelHop: An animation studio example. The promo OVA and the first season were animated by Creator/{{GONZO}}, the second season and Main/TheMovie were animated by Creator/{{AIC}}, Operation Victory Arrow and the upcoming ''Brave Witches'' are animated by Creator/SilverLink.
* TheOtherDarrin:
** Being on maternity leave, Creator/SaekoChiba was not able to reprise her role of Mio in the anime's second season. Replacement voice actress Saori Seto got some negative reactions from some fans.
** In the English dub, it's bound to happen with the narrator, following the [[AuthorExistenceFailure death]] of Bob Magruder.
* RelationshipVoiceActor:
** In the English dub, [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Yoshika]], [[Creator/StephanieSheh Gertrud]], and [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Shizuka]] also are [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Guardians (Venus, Moon, and Mars, respectively)]].
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Kadokawa had Creator/{{Funimation}} limit the North American home video release to DVD only in 2010. It was not until two years later that [=Funimation=] finally released in on Blu-Ray and DVD.