Girls und Panzer Director’s New TV Anime Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai Releases Its 1st Teaser

The official website and Twitter for Girls und Panzer director Tsutomu Mizushima’s new original TV anime Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai (The Kotobuki Squadron in The Wilderness) open today with a teaser visual featuring its protagonist Kirie and a 30-second teaser PV. Michiko Yokote teams up again with Mizushima as series composition writer, following his 2014-2015 TV anime SHIROBAKO.

 

While its plot details are still unknown, Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai is introduced as “a real air battle action anime featuring a bishoujo pilot team.” It is set to premiere in Japan in January 2019.

 

According to director Mizushima’s tweets, it will be a hybrid anime produced in 3DCG and hand-drawings. And unlike Girls und Panzer that featured various types of tanks from all over the world, the airplanes to be appeared in the story are all Japanese-made, no foreign fighters, such as German Messerschmitt, will appear. Only fighter currently introduced on the site is Nakajima Ki-43

Hayabusa/Army Type 1 Fighter, which was used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in World

War II.

 

Teaser visual with a tagline: “Air Battle is My Daily Life.”

 

 

Teaser PV

 

Main staff:


  • Director/Sound director: Tsutomu Mizushima 
  • Series composition: Michiko Yokote (Squid Girl, Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san
  • Main character original design: Hidari (Sasami-san@Ganbaranai
  • Anime character design: Sho Sugai (Jushinki Pandora OP animation director) 
  • Military supervisor: Shigeyuki Ninomiya (Kuromukuro)
  • Assistant director: Hiroyuki Kobe 
  • 3D director: Hisahi Egawa, Sora Hirota 
  • Technical director: Keita Mizuhashi
  • Asset director: Kentaro Kigusuri 
  • Drawing director: Yusaku Saotome 
  • Chief animation director: Touko Nakamura 
  • Animation director: Shota Ueno 
  • Art director: Kazuo Kokura 
  • Director of photography: Kentaro Kashiwagi, Takayuki Hatayama 
  • Music: Shiro Hamaguchi (One Piece, Girls und Panzer
  • Production: Digital Frontier (GANTZ:0
  • Anime production: GEMBA (Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us
  • Drawing production: Wao World (Anime-Gataris)

 

 

Main voice cast:


  • Kirie: Sayumi Suzushiro (Akira Ohno in High Score Girl)
  • Ennma: Eri Yukimura 
  • Kate: Sayaka Nakaya (ex-AKB48 member/Hana Kazuki in Chaos;Child
  • Reona: Asami Seto (Eri Kumagai in Music Girl
  • Zara: Hibiku Yamamura (Kirara Amanogawa/Cure Twinkle in Go! Princess PreCure
  • Chika: Miyu Tomita (Yume Nijino in Aikatsu Stars!

 

  


 

In addition, an air battle simulation RPG for iOS and Android Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai: Oozora

no Take Off Girls! (The Kotobuki Squadron in The Wilderness: Take Off Gilrs in The Big Sky!) is

scheduled to start its service in the winter of 2019.

 

 


  

Source: TV anime “Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai” official website / Twitter

 

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