The next project is underway for the Strike Witches franchise with the Strike Witches 501st Unit, Taking Off! anime adaptation. The fifth episode is scheduled for a May 7th, 2019 debut, and the official site through Kadokawa has put out a new preview for the episode. Funimation is bringing it out at 12:15 pm ET for their members every Tuesday and the availability for it is pretty solid as it’s open to viewers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia.
Fumio Ito is directing based on the series composition by Shinya Murakami. The anime production lists acca effe and Giga Production, with Production I.G and Anime Beans involved.
The Japanese cast includes Misato Fukuen as Yoshika Miyafuji, Saori Seto as Mio Sakamoto, Kaori Nazuka as Lynette Bishop, Miyuki Sawashiro as Perrine-H. Clostermann, Rie Tanaka as Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke, Mie Sonozaki as Gertrud Barkhorn, Sakura Nogawa as Erica Hartmann, Chiwa Saito as Francesca Lucchini, Ami Koshimizu as Charlotte E Yeager, Mai Kadowaki as Sanya V. Litvyak, and Ayuru Ōhashi as Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen,
The project comes from Makoto Fujibayashi’s manga that ran in 2012 as a four-panel series with a couple of volumes to its name and some additional incarnations later on.
Plot Concept: Strike Witches, the 501st Joint Fighter Wing girls, are back from battle and ready to relax as best they can! War with the deadly Neuroi won’t last forever, but one thing is certain, the war on laundry is eternal. Join these aerial combat cuties in a down-to-earth series highlighting the team’s hijinks between missions.