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** In ''The Movie'', Yoshika is a maverick ensign who will cook dinner and swab the deck and rescue others when she has to. For this, Shizuka initially distrusts her.

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** In ''The Movie'', Yoshika is a maverick ensign who will cook dinner helps out with chores on the aircraft carrier despite holding an officer's rank and swab the deck and is willing to disobey orders to rescue the others when she has to. if the situation calls for it. For this, obvious reasons, Shizuka initially distrusts her.



* ReliablyUnrelableGuns: Appears to happen to Lynnette in the OVA, given that it happened on her first shot it's more likely she forgot to take the safety off and panicked into thinking it jammed. It happens to Shirley, too, but she gets caught in a pincer attack with literally no time to fix it.

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* ReliablyUnrelableGuns: ReliablyUnreliableGuns: Appears to happen to Lynnette in the OVA, given that it happened on her first shot it's more likely she forgot to take the safety off and panicked into thinking it jammed. It happens to Shirley, too, but she gets caught in a pincer attack with literally no time to fix it.


* RealityEnsues: When Barkhorn gets reckless by Yoshika's resemblance of her sister, she gets shot down by the Neuroi.

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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When Barkhorn gets reckless by Yoshika's resemblance of her sister, she gets shot down by the Neuroi.Neuroi.
** In ''The Movie'', Yoshika is a maverick ensign who will cook dinner and swab the deck and rescue others when she has to. For this, Shizuka initially distrusts her.


* HeroOfAnotherStory: The 501st unit gets the bulk of the action in the anime, but there's a [[https://worldwitches.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Witches whole mess]] of other squadrons out there, each doing their own thing. The manga stories do a good job showing off these other units and what they're up to.



** Also, Barkhorn referring to the division of her's and Hartmann's room as the Siegfried Line.

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** Also, Barkhorn referring to the division of her's hers and Hartmann's room as the Siegfried Line.

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**The Africa Doujinshi series are also fairly more dark and serious in tone and subject matter as we see witches and their conventional allies of several nations from Liberion, Karlsand, Britannia, Romagna, local forces of Africa (Egypt in particular) and some Fuso troops, face and fight neuroi on the African Front. Despite the theater being easier for humanity to fight in due to the terrine and the long engagement distances provided to human artillery units; it's still shown to be very serious and terrifying for the soldiers to fight in; with displays of Neruoi hoards swarming allied positions, soldiers getting brutally cut down in graphic manner (one Britannian solider is even shown being cut in half by a Neruoi beam attack early in the series), witches fighting desperately and massive ultraheavy neuroi units pounding allied forces and such ultra heavy Nerioi being hard to take down. And that's not counting the [[RiddlingSphinx Sphinx]] [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Neruoi]], considered to be an in universe living myth [[TheDreaded and a feared Neruoi of ancient legend.]]
**The Fuso Sea incident is as serious and dark if not somewhat more so at times; with the Fuso Army and Fuso Navy facing the Neruoi's adaptations and evolution into the terrifying and powerful race they have grown to become in the season 1 anime proper and the many losses of military and civilian life and destruction neuroi were and still are capable of. Some implications hint that some of the military casualties (wounded and KIA) includes witches themselves...


** Their have been cases and examples of witches magic manifesting and awakening at ages younger then 12; although issues of training and training competence still remain. Their are also cases of witches who are older them 20 who fortunately able to retain their magical abilities without much or any entropy of their magic, and is not necessarily as uncommon as one may think. However the fact still stands that on average that witches do still see some degree of magic weakening on average, usually to the point that at best; they are only able to continue careers outside of direct combat; taking desk jobs, training and instruction roles or support roles with little actual combat time... or at worst have to retire from the military.

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** Their have been cases and examples of witches magic manifesting and awakening at ages younger then 12; although issues of training and training competence still remain. Their are also cases of witches who are older them then 20 who fortunately are able to retain their magical abilities without much or any entropy of their magic, and is not necessarily as uncommon as one may think. However the fact still stands that on average that witches do still see some degree of magic weakening on average, usually to the point that at best; they are only able to continue careers outside of direct combat; taking desk jobs, training and instruction roles or support roles with little actual combat time... or at worst have to retire from the military.

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**Their have been cases and examples of witches magic manifesting and awakening at ages younger then 12; although issues of training and training competence still remain. Their are also cases of witches who are older them 20 who fortunately able to retain their magical abilities without much or any entropy of their magic, and is not necessarily as uncommon as one may think. However the fact still stands that on average that witches do still see some degree of magic weakening on average, usually to the point that at best; they are only able to continue careers outside of direct combat; taking desk jobs, training and instruction roles or support roles with little actual combat time... or at worst have to retire from the military.


A spin-off that began airing in October 2016, entitled ''Brave Witches'', focuses on another cast of characters, the 502[-[[superscript:nd]]-] JFW who also assume the self-titled moniker, and is set in the interim between the first and second seasons.

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A spin-off that began airing in October 2016, entitled ''Brave Witches'', focuses on another cast of characters, the 502[-[[superscript:nd]]-] JFW who also assume the self-titled moniker, and [[{{Interquel}} is set in the interim between the first and second seasons.seasons]].


''Strike Witches'' depicts the conflict between the extraterrestrial Neuroi and humanity in an AlternateHistory; in 1939, the Neuroi invaded earth. Despite lacking understanding about the Neuroi's background or motives, it was clear to humanity that the Neuroi presented a grave threat to their civilization; this prompted the world's armed forces to mount a counteroffensive, enlisting the help of female magic users known as "Witches" and a newly developed weapon christened the "Striker Unit" (devices which bolster the Witches' magical abilities). Wielding spells and specialized firearms, they take to the skies and strive to repel the Neuroi invaders. The anime tells the story of Yoshika Miyafuji, a Fuso witch whose desire to learn about her missing father's fate eventually led her to join the battle against the Neuroi and understand what being a "[[ExactlyWhatIsSaysOnTheTin Strike Witch]]" means.

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''Strike Witches'' depicts the conflict between the extraterrestrial Neuroi and humanity in an AlternateHistory; in 1939, the Neuroi invaded earth. Despite lacking understanding about the Neuroi's background or motives, it was clear to humanity that the Neuroi presented a grave threat to their civilization; this prompted the world's armed forces to mount a counteroffensive, enlisting the help of female magic users known as "Witches" and a newly developed weapon christened the "Striker Unit" (devices which bolster the Witches' magical abilities). Wielding spells and specialized firearms, they take to the skies and strive to repel the Neuroi invaders. The anime tells the story of Yoshika Miyafuji, a Fuso witch whose desire to learn about her missing father's fate eventually led her to join the battle against the Neuroi and understand what being a "[[ExactlyWhatIsSaysOnTheTin "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Strike Witch]]" means.



On first glance, ''Strike Witches'' appears as little more than a {{Fanservice}}-focused series. However, it ultimately presents what is, at heart, a war story about the camaraderie between the [[AcePilot pilots of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing]] (aka Strike Witches) and their battles against the unknown enemy. ''Strike Witches'' shares a superficially similar concept with ''Anime/SkyGirls'': both series saw Humikane Shimada's contribution as a character designer. Naturally, a character sheet is included and may be accessed [[Characters/StrikeWitches here]].

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On first glance, ''Strike Witches'' appears as little more than a {{Fanservice}}-focused series. However, it ultimately presents what is, at heart, a war story about the camaraderie between the [[AcePilot pilots of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing]] (aka Strike Witches) and their battles against the unknown enemy. ''Strike Witches'' shares a superficially similar concept with ''Anime/SkyGirls'': both series saw Humikane Shimada's contribution as a character designer. Naturally, a character sheet is included and may be accessed [[Characters/StrikeWitches here]].
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Originaly a {{Shonen}} manga then a series of LightNovels, ''Strike Witches'' became an anime series animated by {{Creator/GONZO}} and was broadcast [[http://www.hulu.com/strike-witches between July and September 2008]]. A second season was [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/strikewitches released in July 2010]] by Creator/{{AIC}}, following GONZO's bankruptcy. Both seasons contain [[TwelveEpisodeAnime 12 episodes]], with the first half centred around the titular Witches' backstories and livelihoods, while the remainder of each season unlocking more secrets about the nature of the war between humanity and the enigmatic Neuroi. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQJXKTN5JXo A movie]] with an original story was released in March 2012. A new TV anime and an OVA were [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/news/2013-10-13/strike-witches-gets-3rd-tv-anime-series-ova announced as having been greenlit in October 2013]]. It was later clarified that [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/news/2013-10-14/strike-witches-new-tv-anime-ova-are-not-the-3rd-season neither are continuations of the existing story]]. The first episode of the new OVA, ''Strike Witches: [[FunWithAcronyms Operation Victory Arrow]]'', was released in December 2014, showing what happened to the various groups of witches between ''Strike Witches'' and ''The Movie''.

A spin-off that began airing in October 2016, entitled ''Brave Witches'', focuses on another cast of characters, the 502[-[[superscript:nd]]-] JFW, and is set in the interim between the first and second seasons.

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Originaly a {{Shonen}} manga created by Fumikane Shimada, then a series of LightNovels, ''Strike Witches'' became an anime series animated by {{Creator/GONZO}} and was broadcast [[http://www.hulu.com/strike-witches between July and September 2008]]. A second season was [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/strikewitches released in July 2010]] by Creator/{{AIC}}, following GONZO's bankruptcy. Both seasons contain [[TwelveEpisodeAnime 12 episodes]], with the first half centred around the titular Witches' backstories and livelihoods, while the remainder of each season unlocking more secrets about the nature of the war between humanity and the enigmatic Neuroi. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQJXKTN5JXo A movie]] with an original story was released in March 2012. A new TV anime and an OVA were [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/news/2013-10-13/strike-witches-gets-3rd-tv-anime-series-ova announced as having been greenlit in October 2013]]. It was later clarified that [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/news/2013-10-14/strike-witches-new-tv-anime-ova-are-not-the-3rd-season neither are continuations of the existing story]]. The first episode of the new OVA, ''Strike Witches: [[FunWithAcronyms Operation Victory Arrow]]'', was released in December 2014, showing what happened to the various groups of witches between ''Strike Witches'' and ''The Movie''.

A spin-off that began airing in October 2016, entitled ''Brave Witches'', focuses on another cast of characters, the 502[-[[superscript:nd]]-] JFW, JFW who also assume the self-titled moniker, and is set in the interim between the first and second seasons.



-Musical spin-off with personifications of famouns war songstresses Ongakutai Witches slated for 2021.


The events of ''Strike Witches'' are set in an AlternateHistory; in 1939, the extraterrestrial Neuroi began their conquest of Earth. Despite lacking understanding about the Neuroi's background or motives, it was clear to humanity that the Neuroi presented a grave threat to their civilization; this prompted the world's armed forces to mount a counteroffensive, enlisting the help of female magic users known as "Witches" and a newly developed weapon christened the "Striker Unit" (devices which bolster the Witches' magical abilities). Wielding spells and specialized firearms, they take to the skies and strive to repel the Neuroi invaders. The anime tells the story of Yoshika Miyafuji, a Fuso witch whose desire to learn about her missing father's fate eventually led her to join the battle against the Neuroi and understand what being a "Strike Witch" means.

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-Musical spin-off with personifications of famouns famous war songstresses Ongakutai Witches slated for 2021.


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''Strike Witches'' are set depicts the conflict between the extraterrestrial Neuroi and humanity in an AlternateHistory; in 1939, the extraterrestrial Neuroi began their conquest of Earth.invaded earth. Despite lacking understanding about the Neuroi's background or motives, it was clear to humanity that the Neuroi presented a grave threat to their civilization; this prompted the world's armed forces to mount a counteroffensive, enlisting the help of female magic users known as "Witches" and a newly developed weapon christened the "Striker Unit" (devices which bolster the Witches' magical abilities). Wielding spells and specialized firearms, they take to the skies and strive to repel the Neuroi invaders. The anime tells the story of Yoshika Miyafuji, a Fuso witch whose desire to learn about her missing father's fate eventually led her to join the battle against the Neuroi and understand what being a "Strike Witch" "[[ExactlyWhatIsSaysOnTheTin Strike Witch]]" means.


A DMM game called ''Strike Witches Kiseki no Rondo'' [[note]] (later titled as ''Strike Witches Kiseki no Rondo Blitz'') [[/note]] was released on October 27, 2015 and focused the 501st, the app was shut down on February 28, 2088.

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A DMM game called ''Strike Witches Kiseki no Rondo'' [[note]] (later titled as ''Strike Witches Kiseki no Rondo Blitz'') [[/note]] was released on October 27, 2015 and focused the 501st, the app was shut down on February 28, 2088.
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A DMM game called ''Strike Witches Blitz'' is being released, and it focuses on the 501st.

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A DMM game called ''Strike Witches Blitz'' is being released, Kiseki no Rondo'' [[note]] (later titled as ''Strike Witches Kiseki no Rondo Blitz'') [[/note]] was released on October 27, 2015 and it focuses on focused the 501st.
501st, the app was shut down on February 28, 2088.


A third season that began airing in October 2016, entitled ''Brave Witches'', focuses on another cast of characters, the 502[-[[superscript:nd]]-] JFW, and is set in the interim between the first and second seasons.

And as the part of the franchise 10th anniversary 3 more anume were announced:

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A third season spin-off that began airing in October 2016, entitled ''Brave Witches'', focuses on another cast of characters, the 502[-[[superscript:nd]]-] JFW, and is set in the interim between the first and second seasons.

And as the part of the franchise franchise's 10th anniversary 3 more anume anime were announced:



-Real sequel about 501[-[[superscript:nd]]-] JFW subtitled Road to Berlin slated for 2020.

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-Real sequel about -The third season with thw 501[-[[superscript:nd]]-] JFW subtitled Road to Berlin slated for 2020.

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And as the part of the franchise 10th anniversary 3 more anume were announced:

-Comedic spin-off Strike Witches 501 Butai Hasshin shimasu slated for 2019.
-Real sequel about 501[-[[superscript:nd]]-] JFW subtitled Road to Berlin slated for 2020.
-Musical spin-off with personifications of famouns war songstresses Ongakutai Witches slated for 2021.



* DangerDeadpan: Charlotte Yeager, fittingly for a DistaffCounterpart of the [[RenamedTropes former]] TropeNamer.

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* DangerDeadpan: Charlotte Yeager, fittingly for a DistaffCounterpart of the [[RenamedTropes [[Administrivia/FormerTropeNamer former]] TropeNamer.


* TheHomeFront: Even though it's an alternate universe and the enemy are aliens instead of Germans, they're still fighting the Battle of Britain.

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