* ''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, 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.

* CashCowFranchise: Strike Witches more or less completely saved {{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}}''.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Viewers of ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' and ''{{Mai-Otome}}'' will likely recognize Saeko Chiba (Mio) as Natsuki Kuga, since she uses almost the exact same voice, along with several other famous actresses like Rie Tanaka ([[RozenMaiden Suigintou]]) and Ami Koshimizu ([[Anime/CodeGeass Kallen]]).
** In the same vein, some might recognize [[Anime/CodeGeass Nunnally]] and [[Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya Miyu]] from Lynne's voice.
** Or [[Anime/GalaxyAngel Mint Blancmanche]] from [[Creator/MiyukiSawashiro Perrine's voice]].
** Or have a FunnyAneurysmMoment when one realizes that a high-class, well-mannered yet haughty and stuck up, flower loving Perrine and a somewhat ruthless, loss-of-a-loved-one-traumatized Minna are voiced by [[Creator/MiyukiSawashiro Shinku]] and [[Creator/RieTanaka Suigintou]] respectively.
** The movie also lends the talents of Creator/KanaUeda, Creator/AyakoKawasumi, KaoriMizuhashi, Creator/IoriNomizu, RikaMorinaga, and Creator/RyoHirohashi as additional witches.
*** Bonus point for the first two, plus Creator/MaiKadowaki (Sanya) since they are Night Witches and [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Rin, Saber, & Illya]] respectively
*** English Dub goes:
** [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Yoshika]] is [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Shana]], [[VideoGame/{{Neptunia}} Plutia/ Iris Heart]], [[VideoGame/MugenSouls Syrma]], [[Manga/FairyTail Lucy Heartfilia]], and [[Manga/SailorMoon Minako Aino[=/=]Sailor Venus]].
** [[Creator/CaitlinGlass Juutilainen]] is [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Miria Harvent]].
** [[Creator/JadSaxton Clostermann]] is [[KoreWaZombieDesuka Haruna]].
** [[Creator/KiraVincentDavis Mio Sakamoto]] is [[Manga/ElfenLied Lucy/Nyu]], [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Osaka]], and [[Anime/PrincessNine Koharu]].
** [[Creator/StephanieSheh Gertrude Barkhorn]] is [[Anime/EurekaSeven Eureka]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hinata]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Tharja and Kjelle]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime]], and [[Manga/SailorMoon Usagi Tsukino[=/=]Sailor Moon]]
* TheOtherDarrin: Being on maternity leave, SaekoChiba was not able to reprise her role of Mio in the Second Season. Replacement voice actress Saori Seto gets some negative reactions from some fans.