On the official site for the original anime World Witches Hasshin Shimasu! (World Witches Take Off!) The first promotional video of the project was published. The video confirms that the series will premiere in Japan on January 12, 2021.
The series of shorts of 15 minutes each has its premiere scheduled in Japan for January 12, 2021 at 24:45 hours (effectively January 13, 2021 at 00:45 hours) through different television channels . Previously, through the distribution information of the compiled Blu-ray / DVD volumes, it was confirmed that the series will have twelve episodes. Finally, this anime is a direct sequel to the Strike Witches: 501 Butai Hasshin Shimasu! Series, which originally aired between April and June 2019.
Cast of voices
Mai Kadowaki as Sanya V. Litvyak.
Sakura Nogawa as Erica Hartmann.
Ayuru Ohashi as Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen.
Chiwa Saito as Francesca Lucchini.
Misato Fukuen as Yoshika Miyafuji.
Saori Seto as Mio Sakamoto.
Mie Sonozaki as Gertrud Barkhorn.
Kaori Nazuka as Lynette Bishop.
Miyuki Sawashiro as Perrine H. Cloestermann.
Ami Koshimizu as Charlotte E. Yeager.
Humikane Shimada and Projeckt Kagnoish are credited as original creators.
Fumio Ito is directing the anime at Acca Effe studios in collaboration with Giga Productions studios.
Kei Anjiki is in charge of character design.
Shinya Murakami is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
Seikou Nagaoka is in charge of composing the soundtrack.
Yoko Ishida will perform the opening song titled “Wanna Fly?” Which was written, recorded and arranged by Kentarou Sonoda.
The closing theme for “501 Version” will be titled “Colorful Everyday” and will be performed by a different unit of the 501st Mixed Combat Wing in each episode. The song was written, recorded, and arranged by Naozumi Mabuchi.
The closing theme for “Version 502” will be titled “Awesome Days!” and will be performed by a different unit of the 502nd Combat Wing in each episode. The song was written by Next. Mitsu, and recorded and arranged by Shunsuke Takizawa of the TRYTONELABO group.
Synopsis of World Witches Hasshin Shimasu!
Countries around the world formed an alliance to neutralize an emerging enemy of humanity, “Neuroi”, whom only girls with special powers could counter. However, the Neuroi never appeared. Now, instead of fighting, the witch girls spend days waiting for something to happen and killing time doing anything.
This time, not only following Battalion 501, but also Battalion 502, known as the “Brave Witches!”, This then is the second volume of this comedy of retelling of life based on the battle witches…who do not fight!