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01 month agoZoidsFanaticZoidsFanatic
GarouDensetsu55 (1 month ago) #5847074Nah, you're not overthinking. If you are I'm just as guilty. I'm guessing the producers purposefully removed China and Korea for the same reason they turned the US into a giant messy star. Probably also why Karlsland and Fuso conveniently have the most and 'best' Witches. But if it were made in the US or England it would be the same in that it would focus mostly on the Allies.
But, that aside, I agree with you on the fanservice and the panties. I wouldn't mind if they did away with the panty thing and focused on the actual Neuroi War and thier magic more. But sex sells so I won't hold my breath. Its still a good series though and we can just ignore the panties.

If anything at least they give a reason on why no one wears pants (the whole Strikers need skin contact... then again why doesn't everyone wear what Nikka or Eila wear is beyond me). So at least they go "damnit we want to show panties and we'll give a reason too". I can respect that aspect. But as for having about five or six baths per episode... look, you're in war. I think you can live on a shower. Having a bath constructed is more or less overkill.
01 month ago (1 month ago)GarouDensetsu55GarouDensetsu55
ZoidsFanatic (1 month ago) #5823814The bad thing about China is that it technically doesn't exist in the Strike Witches world. The Neuroi literally blew it up if the anime map is anything to go by. (ext link). I'm really surprised no one kinda pointed out the general issue of a show set in World War 2 that focuses on Japan conveniently not having China or Korea around. That or I'm over thinking things.
It likely could have been better if it lacked the fan service, at least I think so. I really don't care about the fan service but I did feel that some... well, OK, lots of it could have been removed. One thing I was always bugged about were the "panties" episodes, and I get where they are going but at the same time I feel it kinda undermines the whole "elite" thing the 501st was supposedly going for. I mean, these are the top aces, right? Kill something already!
But, again, I'm generally an outliner when it comes to Strike Witches. For what it's worth my favorite thing was the universe and ripe world-building. That's what really kept me attached.


Nah, you're not overthinking. If you are I'm just as guilty. I'm guessing the producers purposefully removed China and Korea for the same reason they turned the US into a giant messy star. Probably also why Karlsland and Fuso conveniently have the most and 'best' Witches. But if it were made in the US or England it would be the same in that it would focus mostly on the Allies.

But, that aside, I agree with you on the fanservice and the panties. I wouldn't mind if they did away with the panty thing and focused on the actual Neuroi War and thier magic more. But sex sells so I won't hold my breath. Its still a good series though and we can just ignore the panties.
01 month agoZoidsFanaticZoidsFanatic
GarouDensetsu55 (1 month ago) #5823597True, we don't need those. We already have quite a few Witches who have yet to be fleshed out, including the two I mentioned. Even Matilda could stand a little more development. I'd just like a little more variety outside Karlsland and Fuso since the War engulfs the entire world. Maybe explore China (or whatever they call it in SW world). Pandas make good familiars.
But one thing I do wonder: would SW draw a bigger crowd all around and maybe be more respected without the fanservice? I personally don't mind it (could also do without it. If you want fanservice, image boards are full of it) but I know that does repel some from the series, which is a shame. Those people are missing a solid sci-fi/military anime with legit real-world historical tie-ins. I have no problem with it being niche as I march to my own drum but that is something I think about.

The bad thing about China is that it technically doesn't exist in the Strike Witches world. The Neuroi literally blew it up if the anime map is anything to go by. (ext link). I'm really surprised no one kinda pointed out the general issue of a show set in World War 2 that focuses on Japan conveniently not having China or Korea around. That or I'm over thinking things.

It likely could have been better if it lacked the fan service, at least I think so. I really don't care about the fan service but I did feel that some... well, OK, lots of it could have been removed. One thing I was always bugged about were the "panties" episodes, and I get where they are going but at the same time I feel it kinda undermines the whole "elite" thing the 501st was supposedly going for. I mean, these are the top aces, right? Kill something already!

But, again, I'm generally an outliner when it comes to Strike Witches. For what it's worth my favorite thing was the universe and ripe world-building. That's what really kept me attached.
01 month ago (1 month ago)GarouDensetsu55GarouDensetsu55
ZoidsFanatic (1 month ago) #5822744It's true,
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Personally I'd just like to see more witches total. But I think the plan was the "top" aces first. Because if you tried to make a witch out of every ace you might end up making a bunch of characters no one cares about. Which would be a shame.


True, we don't need those. We already have quite a few Witches who have yet to be fleshed out, including the two I mentioned. Even Matilda could stand a little more development. I'd just like a little more variety outside Karlsland and Fuso since the War engulfs the entire world. Maybe explore China (or whatever they call it in SW world). Pandas make good familiars.

But one thing I do wonder: would SW draw a bigger crowd all around and maybe be more respected without the fanservice? I personally don't mind it (could also do without it. If you want fanservice, image boards are full of it) but I know that does repel some from the series, which is a shame. Those people are missing a solid sci-fi/military anime with legit real-world historical tie-ins. I have no problem with it being niche as I march to my own drum but that is something I think about.
01 month agoZoidsFanaticZoidsFanatic
GarouDensetsu55 (1 month ago) #5800365Wow, the 502? I hope that's true. As much as I like (some of) the 501 other character focus is welcome. Two Witches I'd like to see are Katharine O'Hare and Rosalie H. DeGrunne (Darjeeling from GUP's sister from another mister). I know they're not 502 but it'd be cool to see them.
On another note, I'd like to see more Liberion/American Witches. I know our country is a mess in thier Earth but we've got good Witches. Moreso I'd like to maybe see Witches based off the Tuskeegee Airmen. Surely Matilda isn't the only Black Witch in thier Earth?

It's true,

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Personally I'd just like to see more witches total. But I think the plan was the "top" aces first. Because if you tried to make a witch out of every ace you might end up making a bunch of characters no one cares about. Which would be a shame.
01 month ago (1 month ago)GarouDensetsu55GarouDensetsu55
ZoidsFanatic (8 months ago) #3011608So over on my Strike Witches RP forum one of my friends posted this link which more or less states that the 502nd are going to be the focal point of the third season. Now, while this is completely amazing to me because I love the 502nd I can't help but feel I'm either misreading it or that I'm overreacting to a small bit of insignificant news (then again I'm a Star Wars fan... so).
Anyone have any insight?


Wow, the 502? I hope that's true. As much as I like (some of) the 501 other character focus is welcome. Two Witches I'd like to see are Katharine O'Hare and Rosalie H. DeGrunne (Darjeeling from GUP's sister from another mister). I know they're not 502 but it'd be cool to see them.

On another note, I'd like to see more Liberion/American Witches. I know our country is a mess in thier Earth but we've got good Witches. Moreso I'd like to maybe see Witches based off the Tuskeegee Airmen. Surely Matilda isn't the only Black Witch in thier Earth?
03 months agoPurple_MidknightPurple_Midknight
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08 months agoZoidsFanaticZoidsFanatic
So over on my Strike Witches RP forum one of my friends posted this link which more or less states that the 502nd are going to be the focal point of the third season. Now, while this is completely amazing to me because I love the 502nd I can't help but feel I'm either misreading it or that I'm overreacting to a small bit of insignificant news (then again I'm a Star Wars fan... so).

Anyone have any insight?
010 months agoTetsuZTetsuZ
Hi everyone, I am selling my Erica Hartman (Brand New) Figure for $40AUD. PM me if you are interested.

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01 year agokamadomakamadoma and Ayanami Rei
Lots of Strike Witches around the corner! Hanna and Raisa's Sega PM figures, then Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 1 is coming out on BD/DVD in December 12, then a new 506th JFW novel to come out on January! And Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 2 as well!

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