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2731 No. 2731 ID: a2d887
Since the last movie thread is more about the trailer and is getting a bit long, I decided to open a new dedicated movie thread.

I'll start by dumping infos taken from 2ch and karlsland.net.
Those who actually went to Japan for the movie are welcome to discuss here too.
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>> No. 2732 ID: fd5b9c
That pic...please, tell me that the 502 make debut in the movie
>> No. 2733 ID: 89d2bd
>>2732
"Whole 502 is seen in movie, but only Nipa and Sasha had lines.
Others were there for just one scene
"
>> No. 2734 ID: a2d887
Good news first,
Nipa and quite a few members of the 502, 504(The Redpants) and 506 appeared!

Story's pretty well organised and there's quite a few battle scenes, as well as some touching moments.

CV list for those who're interested:
服部ちゃん (HATORI SHIZUKA) 内田彩
ハイデマリー (HEIDEMARIE) 植田佳奈
プリン姫 (HEINRIKE PRINZESSIN...) 川澄綾子
グリュンネ (ROSALIE DE HEMRICOURT DE GRUNNE) 野水伊織
ニパ (NIPA!!!) 高森奈津美
サーシャ (ALEKSANDRA I POKRYSHKIN) 原由美
アメリー (AMELIE PLANCHARD) 矢作砂友里

--- Probably bad news? ---

Miyafuji is able to fly again;
501 is reactivated, again...;
The ending is quite a cliffhanger, so possibly points to a new TV series (or yet another movie)?

See
http://yaraon.blog109.fc2.com/blog-entry-8165.html
for more (Spoiler alert, Japanese)
>> No. 2735 ID: 148887
I need to know about Mio!
>> No. 2736 ID: a2d887
After the staff list there is ”つづく” at the end, which literally means...

TO BE CONTINUED

http://jin115.com/archives/51856459.html
>> No. 2737 ID: 89d2bd
>>2735
Mio return near the end of the movie.
But she's completely lost all magical powers including the magic eye.
She arrives piloting a freaking recon biplane!

>> No. 2738 ID: a2d887
>>2735
Mio is generally fine, but no more power
>> No. 2739 ID: 148887
>>2737
>>2738
Thanks. I'll admit I'm a bit disappointed, but that's good to hear.
>> No. 2740 ID: fd5b9c
>>2734

Miya fly again...mmm...what about of Reppumaru?
>> No. 2741 ID: 89d2bd
>>2740
Absolutely nothing about Reppumaru was mentioned.
Although, it may have something to do with how Yamato came back.
I think it may be supplemented by novel or manga later on.

>> No. 2743 ID: fd5b9c
>>2741

Mmmm...Maybe...Cold Winter 1947?
>> No. 2744 ID: 929378
>>2734
Thanks a lot for the seiyuu info.

I'm giving up all my hopes for the other fighter wings getting their dedicated anime at this point. There was a post here regarding the Strike Witches Director. The tone of the interview seems like he's only interested about Yoshika Miyafuji and nothing else.
>> No. 2747 ID: 929378
Based on that seiyuu list:
Heidiemarie = Kana Ueda
Prinzessin = Ayako Kawasumi
Shizuka = Aya Uchida(?)
Amelie = Sayuri Yahagi(?)
Aleksandra Yumi Hara (?)
Nikka = Natsumi Takamori(?)
Rosalie = Iori Nomizu (?)
>> No. 2748 ID: 40ba12
>>2744
Yeah, the director Takamura...
He didn't know about Keiko even after making the Marseille episode.
If they were to make amine on other JFWs, I'm sure they'll bring in new director.
>> No. 2749 ID: a501c6
>>2734
Please do fill us in.
>> No. 2750 ID: a2d887
AIRTIME RANKING (Descending Order)

宮藤 (MIYAFUJI) 1
服部くん (HATORI) 2
お姉ちゃん (BARKHONE)  3
EMT (ERIKA)     4
シャーリー (SHIRLEY)  5
ルッキーニ (LUCCHINI)  6
ミーナさん (MINNA) 7
リーネちゃん (LYNETTE) 8
ペリ犬 (PERRINE)    9
その他 (OTHERS)    10
エイラ (EILA)    11
サーニャ (SANYA)  12
もっさん (MIO) 13

(From Karlsland.net)

Oh god why Sanya-Eila has so little airtime
:'(
>> No. 2751 ID: a2d887
>>2734
Correction:

サーシャ (ALEKSANDRA I POKRYSHKIN) 原由美
should be 原由実 (Hara Yumi)

2ch typo
>> No. 2752 ID: 8540e7
>>2750

>Barkhorn has the most screentime after the main characters.

I wanna watch it. Now.

Any spoilers about regular army vs Neuroi? The one in the trailer was the only battle?
>> No. 2753 ID: d41f88
Since Sakamoto doesn't have powers anymore and the 501st is coming back, does this mean that she's gonna be written off the series? If there ever will be a new series?
>> No. 2754 ID: a2d887
>>2753
Given she has the lowest air time in the Movie,
sadly this is quite probable.
>> No. 2755 ID: a2d887
>>バストーニュのE中隊って絶対101空挺師団だろwww
>>101が出てきたのが一番感動した

101st Airborne Division Easy Company was mentioned in the show (Specifically The Siege of Bastogne).
Possible homage to Band of Brothers?
>> No. 2756 ID: a2d887
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2756
Movie Novelization
No release date yet (Japanese)
>> No. 2757 ID: a2d887
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2757
Staff hinted possible future TV series featuring other JFWs
>> No. 2758 ID: a2d887
>>2756
Update: Released date scheduled to be 1st April 2012
>> No. 2759 ID: 4792fe
By the way, what's the Fanservice/Plot proportion for this movie?

Did they slapped it with more fanservice or did they focused on the Neuroi war more?
>> No. 2760 ID: 4792fe
>>2757
Then at some point they would slap in Yoshika and she would once again save the world. Then more fanservice than plot as usual, thanks to that director that loves Yoshika so much hahaha!

That aside, this is indeed good news.
>> No. 2761 ID: a2d887

>>ハイデマリーさん深夜巡回飛行中、新型変形ネウロイに遭遇、中々強いながらも余裕の撃破
>>なんか恥ずかしがり屋さんでめちゃ可愛かったね
Heidemarie doing night patrol and single-handed destroy a new type of Neuroi.
Kinda like the Sanya-type: quiet and shy, but very cute.

>>芳佳ちゃん医者を目指すため留学 付き添いが服部さん
Yoshika aims to go study abroad, bringing along Hatori on the way.

>>シャーリー・ルッキーニ組は赤ズボン隊と対決 治癒魔法 むじゅむじゅする~
Shirley and Lucchini vs Redpants on some sort of competition, Redpants leader display her heal magic

>>そこにも変形ネウロイ登場→赤ズボン隊と組んで撃破! 隊長どや可愛い!
Wild new type Neuroi appears. Redpants teamed up with Shirlet-Lucchini and defeat it.
Redpants leader is cool and cute.

>>EMTの鼻水まじ天使の水! お姉ちゃんの服をもらいたい
I don't really know how to translate this...this is a bit...weird...


>>芳佳ちゃん魔法なくても艦で無茶やって人助け
>>(あそこくぐって通れるなら服部さんが行って回せばよかったんじゃ・・・)
Yoshika tries to help people on her ship even though she has no magical power.

>>ペリーヌは何か聖女だったね、いい人過ぎる・・・1期の時ツンツンしまくってたのが嘘みたい
Perrine seems to grow up a lot (mentally), very matured,
lost most of her "Tsundere" characteristic

>>リーネちゃんは終始 「芳佳ちゃーん 芳佳ちゃーん」と言ってただけだよねw
>>芳佳ちゃん リーネちゃんにもらった手作り白衣をその日にビリビリにww
Lynette is basically just yelling "Yoshika-chan" from start till the end,
gave a hand-made white skirt (or doctor's robe?) to Yoshika as a gift.

>>お姉ちゃん偵察活動に文句言うけど、EMTが「宮藤が(ry」と言った瞬間 完全装備で出動w
>>EMTのシュトゥルムまじエネルギー弾www
>>お姉ちゃんとイチャイチャしてたのまじキマシタワー
Barkhone was initially reluctant to conduct recon, but was fully equipped and ready when she heard it's about Yoshika...
Erika's magically ability seems to evolve to become some sort of energy burst
Barkhone looks so cute when she tries to cover her feelings to Yoshika (not sure about the exact wordings)

>>エイラーニャ出番少なめ、 ニパさん雷に打たれるwww  ニパさんまじおっぱいおっぱい!!
>>エイラーニャの前に黒い影が! なぜかシーンが飛ぶ・・・戦闘なしかYOO
Eila-Sanya has so little airtime...
Nipa got hit by lighting and strikers' damaged
Some service scenes involving Nipa Oppai...

>>服部さんシュミレーション通りにやれば→「やった、大したこと(ry」→アボン
>>芳佳ちゃんまじ運転上手、ネウロイを生身で撃破まじTUEEEEE→しかし重症
Don't really understand these lines
Hatori talks about simulation, then Yoshika...defeats a Neuroi without magically power...?
Then Yoshika is seriously injured

>>ボス登場→服部さんが助けを呼ぶ→ネウロイのせいでノイズが多い→何とかハイデマリーさんが音声拾う→宮
がやばいと501に伝わる
Boss scene:
Hatori tries to call for help but radio cannot get through due to Neuroi's jamming the signal
Luckily signal was pick up by Heidemarie, whom then transfer the message to the 501 crew


>>みんなの声などが芳佳ちゃんに伝わる→芳佳ちゃん魔法復活 重症の傷も完治
Everyone tries to cheer Yoshika up by sending in radio messages
And suddenly Yoshika's magical power returns, even cures her own wound.

>>もっさん登場(眼帯なし)→震電を持ってくる→芳香ちゃん完全復活→リーネちゃんと抱き合う(ペリーヌさん
おつかれ)
Mio arrived by plane and deliver Shinden to Yoshika.
Lynette and Perrine are both very happy to see Yoshika again

>>最後は合体攻撃でボス撃破
Everyone defeats boss all together

>>ハイデマリーさんが敵の信号をキャッチ ミーナさん「501復活!!」→ つづく 
Heidemarie said there's still enemy presences,
Minna ordered the reactivation of 501 (again...)
End with "TO BE CONTINUED"

>>おいいいいい留学はどうなったんだああああああ 
Seems to totally disregard everything about studying abroad....

>> No. 2762 ID: f03502
>>2731
>doing cute things
Noooo, I want them punching neuroi!

>>2750
>AIRTIME RANKING (Descending Order)
>宮藤 (MIYAFUJI) 1
>もっさん (MIO) 13

No justice, no justice.
>> No. 2766 ID: 148887
>>2754
Nooo, Mio!!

>>2761
Thanks for posting this. Would you say that reaction to the movie has been mostly positive?
>> No. 2767 ID: 148887
The Redpants' leader is Federica, not Junko right?
>> No. 2768 ID: 1ba170
Other than the 502 cameos, everything about this movie sounds like it sucks. ;_;
>> No. 2769 ID: 4792fe
>>2761
So apparently.. what was meant of featuring other fighter wings is that they're more likely to appear in cameos only? The reactivation of of the 501st means it's probably about Strike Witches again if there would be another anime, perhaps without Mio.
>> No. 2770 ID: 1ba170
>>2769

501st has been de- and reactivated how many times now? I remember at least three.
>> No. 2771 ID: 8540e7
>>2767

Yeah, but there I think he meant Fernandia.
>> No. 2772 ID: 148887
>>2769
I wonder if they would change the title if the focus went to another unit. As long as the anime is called Strike Witches, I would expect to see the 501st as leads..
>> No. 2773 ID: 1ba170
>>2772

I'm fairly sure that Strike Witches isn't just the name of the 501st, but also of the whole SW universe. It was what the first novels were called, right? Before 501st even existed as a concept.
>> No. 2774 ID: 1ba170
>>2750

The
>その他 (OTHERS)    10
in that list is interesting. So does that mean that Eila, Sanya and Mio have even less screentime than the Red Pantsu, 502, etc.?
>> No. 2775 ID: 4792fe
>>2773
The Witches of the Sphinx doujins seem to be a bit of an exception in this one as these were entitled "World Witches".
>> No. 2776 ID: fd5b9c
>>2774

That´s interesting, but...WHY? Why Eila and Sanya got ver very few participation here?
>> No. 2778 ID: a2d887
>>2766
A 2ch commenter gave his own rating of 70/100
and from quite a few jap blogs, most bloggers said they enjoyed the show.
so yeah, quite positive reaction
which means a sequel or new TV series may not be that far away.

>>2774
As far as I'm concern, that listing means that both Eila and Sanya's Airtime is less than the sum of "all other characters". Which makes me feel extremely depressed since they are my fav characters among 501st.
>> No. 2779 ID: 148887
>>2773
I understand that and agree that the whole universe is just called SW. I was just going by what's said in the anime, specifically in s2ep2, "Legendary Witches". After the anime series anyway, the earliest manga isn't even canon anymore.
>> No. 2780 ID: 148887
>>2778
Ha, 70/100 is not bad. Thanks.

I'm still hoping for Mio to be around (at least if the next anime series is about 501st). Unless Mio and Hijikata are leaving together.. But what about Minna?! ;_;
>> No. 2781 ID: 35ae80
>>2778

70/100 doesn't sound positive to me.
>> No. 2783 ID: a2d887
>>2781
Well, since this show is, ultimately, a service-centric show with only some historical references. You can't really expect them to do really great...

The bright side is that the battle scenes are quite intense, there's a few touching moments about those same old topics (friendships, hardwork pays off, clash of military orders and personal will, those sorts), musics and sound effects are quite good, and they still manage to squeeze in some service scenes here and there.
IMO it's a pretty decent film
>> No. 2784 ID: 148887
Is there any mention of Dr. Miyafuji? Does he speak to Yoshika before she goes super saiyan?
>> No. 2785 ID: 8c7fa0
>>2781

That's you and your video game mentality.
7/10 means good.
>> No. 2786 ID: 0f2b52
>>2781
Eh, 70/100 can vary based on what you're rating. On a movie, it's something worth watching. On a game, it's not even worth playing.
>> No. 2787 ID: fd5b9c
What about of the "MISTERIOUS SHADOW" of the last episode of the second season?
>> No. 2788 ID: ec07f3
>>2786

in the US, on graded papers, it's like a C-
>> No. 2789 ID: 4c0880
>>2780

It would be cool if Mio became the pilot of a normal fighter plane or some such and still sortied against the neuroi. Managing to not get killed due to raw skill and maybe just a little bit of left over magic.
>> No. 2791 ID: 1ba170
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2791
They sold tickets with the pictures of the witches, right? Is there any data on which ones sold the most?
>> No. 2793 ID: 1ba170
Hey. What does 芳佳さん mean? It comes up constantly in Strike Wotches threads on 2ch and Google only translates it as "kaoru kei".
>> No. 2794 ID: a2d887
>>2793
= Our beloved Yoshika-san
>> No. 2795 ID: 6a5beb
Someone said something about the director not being aware of other units, will in compromise.

"Scriptwriter Tatsuhiko Urahata mused that fans might enjoy the adventures of other units
besides the 501st Joint Fighter Wing,"

http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/interest/2012-03-17/strike-witches-film-ends-with-to-be-continued-note
>> No. 2796 ID: a2d887
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2796
Some hand-drawn spoiler pic
>> No. 2801 ID: b610ec
>>2750
>>2761
Ugh... I'm sorry. But I think I can't stomach Yoshika anymore.
>> No. 2802 ID: 89d2bd
Watched the movie for the third time.
It feels very "right" as a Strike Witches movie.
Sure it can be better, but it's very satisfying to me.

>>2784
Nothing at all. He was not even mentioned a single time during movie

>>2791
The tickets were only sold as sets of all witches sold at the time or randomly chosen. And they sold out, so I think all of the witches had same sales number.
>> No. 2803 ID: 1ba170
>>2802
>The tickets were only sold as sets of all witches sold at the time or randomly chosen.

They missed out on a chance to do a popularity poll.
>> No. 2804 ID: d2ee19
What's the fanservice level like in the movie?
>> No. 2805 ID: a2d887
>>2804

Sorta like...every 2,3 mins there's a panty Close up...and Oppai shot here and there...

>> No. 2807 ID: 148887
>>2802
>Dr. Miyafuji
Oh well. Thanks.
>> No. 2811 ID: 1ba170
this whole thing sounds so depressing

like all the fears of what the movie might be like came true

and it sounds like it's not even a real movie with an ending, just the first half of one
>> No. 2812 ID: 89d2bd
>>2811
Actually, it wasn't depressing at all.
It may sound like it, but it was well executed so it didn't matter IMHO.
If you would take the movie as story of Miyafuji's return, it is quite wholesome as complete ending.
But if you'd take it as story of the 501st, it is more of a prologue to upcoming new season, or movie.
For how little time they had for production, it was very well done.
>> No. 2815 ID: 1ba170
>>2812
>If you would take the movie as story of Miyafuji's return

And if I don't want her to return?
>> No. 2817 ID: fd5b9c
I wonder why Eila and Sanya dont have much participation.

I got it about of Mio because she dont have no magic powers...

BUT Eila and Sanya? mmmm...suspech
>> No. 2821 ID: 1ba170
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2821
- Revolves around Miyafuji (in full mamorumode) and new girl
- Miyafuji gets powers back, apparently there's not even an attempt to explain why
- Extremely little Eilanya
- 501st reformed for the hundredth time so no 502nd anime next

Yup, this is pretty much the worst thing I feared this would be.
>> No. 2822 ID: d9ade6
You people are going to see more Eilanya in the upcoming 3rd season anyway since it's about the 501st...again.

Regardless, this movie could pave the way for Strike Witches figures of other characters.
I so want Heidi & Prinzessin even if they're just Trade figures.
>> No. 2823 ID: fd5b9c
>>2821

If there is nothing about 502 in the third season or second movie, this just will be a fucking joke
>> No. 2825 ID: d9ade6
>>2823
We would probably see more of the 502nd or any Joint Fighter Wings for that matter but only in irrelevant cameos. Judging the people's reviews of the movie, the anime media only and will only be about the 501st.

For stories regarding the other wings, we're better off with other media.
>> No. 2826 ID: ec07f3
>>2815

yeah it would have been better if she just strait up died at some point, preferably in the first 5 minutes.
>> No. 2831 ID: 1ba170
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2831
The ending of second season really made me hate Yoshika.
Actually, let me correct that: the way the anime director thinks the show should be about only Yoshika really makes me hate Yoshika.
>> No. 2834 ID: 2959b1
>>2831
Shall we make a Kazuhiro Takamura haters club then?

Not really. Who knows, this guy was actually forced to make the anime TV series and the movie go those ways due to some executive meddling of Gonzo and then AIC.
>> No. 2843 ID: 3efa69
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2843
>>2834

It's kind of weird. Both seasons had the same director. In season 1, Yoshika wasn't a show-stealer. She was the point-of-view character for a lot of the time, but the show wasn't _about_ her and he was in fact consistently portrayed as weaker than almost anyone in the 501st.

Only in second season this changed. The other pilots started randomly praising Yoshika even when the conversation wasn't about her at all, and near the end she starts doing things like one-shotting powerful neuroi, mastering the Shin Reppuuzan in one second when Mio couldn't in her lifetime, etc. and finally in the last episode she completely steals the show's finale and reduces everybody else to her insignificant cheerleaders.

Both of these were directed by the same guy. Either he only got the poisonous "the show is about Miyafuji" idea later, or there was something keeping him in check in the first season, perhaps it was the fault of the writers in the first place (though the director would hold final responsibility).
>> No. 2850 ID: 89d2bd
If you are complaining before actually watching the film, all I can say is just wait until you actually watch.
It has its flaws, but after all I'm glad they made it like this, it could have been far worse.

>>2843
I think that change is more accountable to writers and not the director.
The episode written by Yamibun is similar to the first series as in treatment of Yoshika (i.e. EP10), but others seems to taken their liberty with writing.
>> No. 2856 ID: 660026
>>2843
I dunno if I have the right understanding but, has Yoshika really become a Mary Sue? I'm thinking how she has been portrayed from the 1st season up to this movie., well at least based on the movie nutshells people gave us.
>> No. 2860 ID: b70f10
40.430.000 ¥ in two days.

Pitty that the SHIT of SHIT-on (k-on) register 316.310.450¥

FUCKING MOE-TARDS AND HIKKIKOMORIS.
>> No. 2861 ID: 15c7fe
>>2860
lolwut?

and btw If those people were Hikkis, how the fuck would they be able to buy the K-On movie tickets in the first place?

But at the end of the day, I don't really give a fuck about K-on since this is a Strike Witches thread in a Strike Witches imageboard.
>> No. 2866 ID: 0f2b52
>>2860
Geez man, it's not that big of a deal. People like K-on, so they'll watch it. SW has a much more niche popularity, but as long as people buy figures and show an interest in the universe, the series will continue in some form. Since the movie strongly hinted at a new project, I don't think they're taking ticket sales into consideration that much.
>> No. 2869 ID: a501c6
>we get another season/movie/whatever
>it focuses on Yoshika the MAIN CHARACTER of the show
>HURR THIS IS THE WORST SHIT EVAH
Never change guys. At least think about that if it's successful we might get other seasons.
>> No. 2870 ID: 393543
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2870
>>2869

Sir, I am afraid you do not understand.
Everyone hates Yoshika and they are going to make a third season specifically to piss you off by featuring her again.

And now excuse me, I'm going to complain about writers putting crime in my crime shows instead of just showing the daily lives of police detectives.
>> No. 2871 ID: 1ba170
>>2869

"But but but she's the main character!" is a shitty defence of Mamoruface's Mary Sue antics when almost everybody in the series is more interesting than her (not even going into the sixty or seventy witches that haven't so much as appeared on screen yet).
>> No. 2872 ID: 1ba170
>>2869
>Never change guys. At least think about that if it's successful we might get other seasons.

I'd rather that SW ended forever than see another season of Yoshika making the other witches look weak.
>> No. 2874 ID: a501c6
>>2870
>>2871
I wasn't even trying refute the fact that people hate Yoshika (altough I've seen some, who actually like her), but you guys sound you didn't even expect this outcome. I don't know how you imagined the movie-crew:
>Should we make a movie about Yoshika?
>Aw, hell naw, let's leave her out of the movie and focus on witches that haven't even appeared in other media.

>>2872
>I'd rather that SW ended forever than see another season of Yoshika making the other witches look weak.
You do not have to see the movie, if you don't like the news you heard about it, then don't, nobody is going to make you watch it. I'm not trying to defend it, but at least wait with that shitstorm, until we actually see the movie. I never had much hopes for it, I won't say it's shit or good, until I've seen it (regardless of Yoshika's screentime). I for one am happy that it makes some revenue, and hope that it will finance a future season + hope the creators will take it seriously that they'll make another season about another jfw.
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>>2874

>>2870 here, I'm sorry if it wasn't clear, but my post may have contained traces of sarcasm™ and irony™.

I'm pretty sure I mentioned elsewhere that it was obvious that Yoshika will be in the movie as a main character. That's what she always was, the main character. Even in the manga that featured her and the OVA. She is the face of the franchise. Making the movie about some guys the mainstream never even heard of would have been financial suicide.

Complaining about simple facts doesn't do anything besides venting some anger and making you look like you're 12 and throwing a tantrum because they didn't turn your favorite super special awesome secret character into the new main character.
>> No. 2880 ID: 152034
I wouldn't have disliked Yoshika if she had a more interesting personality. I've yet to see how she was in the movie but looking back at the past seasons, Yoshika has become a flat character. I hope the movie would somehow depict her in a bit more interesting way.

She's like an uninteresting jane who became so powerful despite being effortless. She learned Mio's snap roll just by observing it? Then the Reppuzan just because she felt like it? Now (if this is literally true) from being powerless, she suddenly regained her powers and even heals herself?

I guess that's what makes her unique, being an instant copypasta master. I would have liked Yoshika as the "face of franchise" if she was more interesting as character and not being a boring mary sue.
>> No. 2881 ID: a501c6
>>2880
She isn't anything special. She's the female version of a typical self-insert harem protag. Like a female Touma or Ichika.
>> No. 2887 ID: 1ba170
>>2876
>She is the face of the franchise

That's bullshit. The "face of the franchise" are the striker units. They're more memorable than any individual girl wearing them. And anyone who recognizes Yoshika, recognizes all of 501st. Simple facts.
>> No. 2888 ID: 1ba170
>>2876
>you're 12 and throwing a tantrum because they didn't turn your favorite super special awesome secret character into the new main character.

I don't want a "new main character". I don't want this series to HAVE a "main character". It should give equal screen time and plot importance to every member of whatever wing it's about. And in the beginning, it more or less did. Making it about Mamoruface is a new development, and a waste of their franchise's best qualities.
>> No. 2889 ID: 1ba170
Comparing the finales of the two seasons is interesting. In S1, everyone contributes to the victory. In S2, only Miyafuji does anything and everybody else just cheers for her.
>> No. 2892 ID: c5f8be
Guys, can we *not* make this the Bitching About Miyafuji Thread? Please? There are so many other things we could be talking about. Like the things we actually *like* about the movie.
>> No. 2895 ID: 12b559
>>2887
The ideal "face of the franchise" are the girls armed and wearing striker units because this was Mecha Musume first and foremost, moe anthromorphizations of Warbirds.

but then, it evolved and changed into something most people now about.. pantless girls running around with metal plane fuselages as their legs.
>> No. 2896 ID: 12b559
>>2892
Yeah, I kinda agree with you there. Let's just make a separate Yoshika Whine thread.
>> No. 2909 ID: 8e7e36
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>>2761
>Everyone tries to cheer Yoshika up by sending in radio messages

This very much sounds like reference guide material. In 1942 German broadcast mounted a Christmas-special where units from the different theaters called in to basically bolster the 6th Army's resolve to hold Stalingrad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRW_dR0h3Cs

Why didn't we have the standard christmas-episode in SW yet btw?
>> No. 2912 ID: 89d2bd
>>2909
Cuz theres no Christmas?
>> No. 2920 ID: a2d887
>>2912
Monotheism Religions are probably omitted or not discussed to avoid controversy...

Local myths or polytheism is implied in the series though...
>> No. 2921 ID: a2d887
I missed one sentence...

>>Monotheism Religions are probably omitted or not discussed to avoid controversy...
That's why there's no religion-related holidays
>>Local myths or polytheism is implied in the series though...
>> No. 2924 ID: 1ba170
>>2892
>Guys, can we *not* make this the Bitching About Miyafuji Thread? Please? There are so many other things we could be talking about. Like the things we actually *like* about the movie.

So talk. Nobody's stopping you. But discussing the downsides of the movie is necessary too. And yes, Yoshika hogging the stage *is* a downside.
>> No. 2926 ID: 812ea1
>>2924
Seems you have already watched the movie I suppose. Please do tell us your criticisms of the movie. Go on, spill it.
>> No. 2927 ID: 8633f5
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>>2887

> Simple facts.

She was in every official, Kadokawa-licensed piece of SW media.
She was also part of the official SW logo for the majority of the franchises existence.
Deal with it.
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>>2912
>Cuz theres no Christmas?

There were also no Neuroi in WW2, and somehow, connections and references between the two universes exist in abundance.
>> No. 2942 ID: 3efa69
>>2926

If you discount negative feedback based on spoilers, you must discount positive feedback too.

>>2927

Irrelevant. Anyone who recognizes Yoshika WILL recognize all of 501st. She isn't the "face" of anything.
>> No. 2943 ID: 3efa69
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>>2927
>She was in every official, Kadokawa-licensed piece of SW media.

I guess I must have imagined that shitload of official art pieces that had other characters completely.
>> No. 2975 ID: 06790d
People are really complaining about a movie they didn't watch?
>> No. 2976 ID: b52217
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A picture of Nipa and other cameos in CompAce
>> No. 2977 ID: 5e98e9
>>2976
Nipa, Sasha, Heidemarie. Pretty much what we already know. Maybe they're doing this to attract fans who might want to specifically watch for those cameos.
>> No. 2978 ID: fd5b9c
>>2976

AMELIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>> No. 2981 ID: 7ec0a3
>>2977
I might be one of them. Basically I no longer care about the anime as a whole.... but I might watch the movie just for the cameos of the other witches.
>> No. 2993 ID: 57ca45
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>"When it’s all said in done, expecting a Strike Witches movie to break away from its established pattern is a tall order. However, I do think that asking a Strike Witches movie to go all out with the animation and fight choreography for the big screen is a reasonable expectation. The idea of The Anime Movie has been cheapened over this last decade [...], and this Strike Witches movie doesn’t do much in the way of challenging that image. Yeah, seeing the characters again is nice, and the movie starts off rather strong, but it doesn’t have quite enough steam to hold it all together for the end. They really could have at least spent more time on the animation. This is a movie after all…"

This is a quote from a reasonably informed review on the SW movie. While the story itself seems to be fun, although unimaginative (who'd've thunk dat),the reviewer critizises the seemingly lackluster aspects of the animation and lack of scope.

http://analoghousou.com/2012/03/26/shimapan-on-the-sliver-screen-strike-witches-the-movie/
>> No. 2997 ID: 0332c9
>>2993

No care abut stroy or animatation,
DHEY BROUGHT MIYAFUJI BACK AND THAT IS TERRIBLE.
Stop trying to confuse everyone by bringing up opinions of people that actually watched the movie!

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>> No. 3008 ID: 2c9200
>>2993
There's a particular issue with SW and feature film; film versions of anime series are generally more plot-heavy, and nobody watches SW for plot
>> No. 3009 ID: 239478
>>3008
I was about to disagree with you but then I realized you're right: I watch it for the characters, WWII setting/references, and a side helping of PLOT.
>> No. 3019 ID: ec07f3
>>3009

they've established the characters well enough that i think putting them into an actual story wouldn't hurt. i'll reserve actual judgement until the movie makes it to my retinas
>> No. 3084 ID: 35ae80
>>3008

Well of course. The anime barely has any plot to begin with.

But there's no inherent reason why it couldn't be otherwise. My favorite episodes in all seasons have been the ones where things actually move forward instead of the girls playing slapass for twenty minutes, then shooting some random neuroi.
>> No. 3085 ID: 0f2b52
So, is there any word on what the "To Be Continued" is ?
>> No. 3086 ID: e9f5f6
>>3084
I wish we had a "like" button around here.

>>3085
No news on that yet. but we can bet, it has to do with the 501st and Yoshika, again.
>> No. 3090 ID: 448f44
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Some magazine page. Top is de Grunne, commander of the 506th.
>> No. 3091 ID: 676fa6
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Nipa!

According to spoilers, she gets struck by lightning mid-flight. Just how unlucky do you have to be for that kind of thing to happen on a regular basis?
>> No. 3093 ID: 759e08
Nipaaaaaaaaaaaaa
>> No. 3096 ID: ec07f3
>>3086

I think TBH if we ever do see another wing its going to start out in manga form, since the start-up cost is much lower (1 guy, really, maybe a few assistants). I mean, we already have one-wing witches, though that's more like the 501st's farm team than a wholly separate wing.

I'd definitely like to see Cold Winter 1947 at least....
>> No. 3109 ID: c3924e
>>3096
I've seen some chapters of the One Winged Witches and I don't like it at all. It's practically the anime turned into a manga, buttshots and bathing pics here, left and right. Even the 1.5 Manga was more subtle in fanservice. I'll be sticking to the Africa Doujins for now.
>> No. 3111 ID: ec07f3
>>3109

maybe so but you have to admit that a manga is a lot more feasible for introducing a new wing in depth. As for one-wing, I wasn't really that into it when it started but it seemed to pick up later on when Toth got her chapter. I'd just like to know if it got more than that first volume's worth of material, since the translation seemed to go cold after chapter 7.
>> No. 3114 ID: f03502
>>3111
It got better, but the fanservice in the first few chapters was a touch much even for this franchise. It really picked up after Francie's chapter.
>> No. 3144 ID: 704634
Anybody have any idea when one could realistically expect a method of viewing the movie in North America? I assume we're talking 15+ months, but.. :/
>> No. 3149 ID: a2d887
>>3144
You can always look for bootleg...I don't know if there's any though...
Wait for the Japanese DVD/BD, it would probably be out in late 2012, then maybe someone would do the fansub

>> No. 3153 ID: ec07f3
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>>3149

there is the possibility that the BD gets an english sub included. I know at least one version of the japanese BD's had them.
>> No. 3156 ID: 336278
>>3153

I'm feeling stupid and uneducated again.

What's with the Blu-ray love with anime releases? I mean every time I go trawling looking for news on when the Season 2 dub is getting a release every snipped of comment I'm getting is about 'BD' releases, when I'd be perfectly happy with spending a bit less on a DVD.

Surely of all the mediums who would benefit least from STUPID HIGH DEFINITION AHMAGAD, it's animation?
>> No. 3158 ID: 420f3a
>>3156

While most anime sure aren't worth the ZOMFG TENEIGHTY PEE, the resolution they are produced in nowadays is still 720p+, that's more than standard DVD resolution. Add to that that DVDs are also worse on the compression quality, almost as expensive as BDs and harder to encode, you'll end up with something way worse for only slightly less money/space.
>> No. 3170 ID: ec07f3
>>3156

it's not about "BUY THE BDs OR YOU AREN'T A TRUE FAN!" its just that, unlike the DVD releases, the BD Box set for strike witches has, at least for the first season, included English language subtitles and even the funi dub as an added audio option. Also, the japanese DVDs are region locked, while the BDs are not. Image quality aside, the BDs are a much more useful addition to your collection than are the Japanese DVDs.
>> No. 3291 ID: 239478
Finally had a listen to the movie OST and made an observation:
Jinrui VS Neuroi = Trajanus Sakusen from S2
Strike Witches Main Title = Witch no Tatakai from S1
Striker Hasshin = Tobe! Shirley from S1
Yoshika no Ichinichi = Hannin wa Dare da from S1
Gallia = Nakamatachi from S2
Eila to Sanya = Tsukanoma no Yasuragi from S1
Yasuragi no Jikan = Perrine from S1
Barkhorn Shutsugeki = Jet Striker from S2
Kuuchuu Sen = Shutsugeki from S2
Hartmann no Tatakai = Seisouken he Mukatte from S2
Semari Kuru neuroi = Semari Kuru Kiki from S2 (wut)
Kusen = Kyuushuu from S1
Miyafuji no Fukkatsu = Minna wo Mamoru Tameni from S1
501 no Tataka = Mamori Tai from S2
Shinden Futatabi = Heiwa no Inori from S1
501 Sai Kessei = Striker no Hishou from S1
That's 16 out of 34. Nearly half the soundtrack is reused tracks from the anime.

Now I understand reusing tracks like Witch no Tatakai or Striker no Hishou, because those are practically the main themes for Strike Witches. But as much as season 2 copied from season 1, at least they didn't reuse much from the previous music library. Even Witch no Tatakai was a new version. I'm not going to draw any conclusions from this about the movie itself, but I will say I'm a little disappointed that the composer couldn't try to be more original for the movie.

Also, Watashi no Ita Basho > Watashi ni Dekiru Koto > Egao no Mahou
>> No. 3293 ID: 148887
>>3291
That is really disappointing to hear. I'd give the movie OST a listen, but I don't want to hear/spoil the movie's equivalent of Egao no Mahou (from S2E12). That track went so well with that whole scene that I hope the big finale song in the movie has a similar effect.
>> No. 3305 ID: 41e76d
Any updates on the movie or are the bits from earlier in the thread pretty much all there is to the movie?
>> No. 4966 ID: 3365af
>>3293

Really? It was at the point that started I realised I wasn't going to get my 'Striker No Hishou' fix, and came within a hairs breadth of Beating my TV to Death with the refrigerator.
>> No. 4989 ID: 148887
>>4966
Are you talking about season 2? But we got a wonderful orchestral version of Egao no Mahou followed by Over Sky! Whenever I hear Striker No Hishou I expect the narrator to be speaking.
>> No. 4991 ID: 90974d
I love the Heidi scene in the first part.
>> No. 4992 ID: 3365af
>>4989

I was SICK TO DEATH of Over Sky by that point in the series. I'll be honest. I think I just preferred the season one soundtrack in general. So by the end of the series I was bound to be rubbed the wrong way by the music they went with.

(Striker no Hishou was sprinkled liberally all over Season 1. From Sakamoto's Striker demonstration off the carrier deck, in what? Episode two - to... well when she gets snatched from mid air when the Akagi sinks at the other end of the series. Whereas in season two, I think outside of the NEXT WEEK ONs, you get it Once in the first episode, and that's it.)
>> No. 4994 ID: dc714d
I enjoyed it.
>> No. 5002 ID: 97aed0
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So I just formally watched the Underwater subs version.

The same TV BGM set was the first thing I noticed. Don't want to sound like a whiner but they could've at least composed new music sets for the movie. It really feels like an extended TV show.

Another thing I disliked was too much Yoshika Praising, Yoshika this and that. Although I'll admit Yoshika attacking the periscope of that U-boat mothership as a normal girl was something. Indeed Lynette became like some kind of Yoshika cheerleader shouting her name all the time. I did like the fact that Erica and Trude got some good amount of screentime here. I'm just scratching my head as to why they even had drop tanks on their Strikers. I thought the Striker unit's fuel was the witch's magic energy.


Lastly, my WTF moment was how she instantly got her powers back. No effort at all, Maybe her Magics circuits are "temperemental" and have turn on/off behavior?

Otherwise it was a great enough movie and all, amination and visual wise. At least we get to see Aleksandra and Nikka but the rest of the 502nd were just backgrounds.


and I never thought Heinrike will sound like Saber! *cue Ayako Kawasumi's "Saber" Archetype voice and oh, I really love Heidimarie!!
>> No. 5027 ID: 09af1c
>>5002I like to think of Miyafuji's magic as a bottle of magic. Throughout her life, the bottle has been open and she was free to use magic.

So the Reppuzan, I believe, put a cork in the bottle. until the end of the movie in which she forcibly removed it with her burning desire to be with her friends again. Makes sense to me.
>> No. 5034 ID: 05cdd1
>>5027
To use an analogy from another series this is like Bleach's Ichigo. Except SW isn't a Shonen Jump comic and she wasn't supposed to get her powers back.
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>>5002
Strikers have regular combustion engines in them alongside the magic engine.
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