Former loli pantsu anime Strike Witches continues its misguided descent into farcical martial camaraderie action anime with the latest and ninth episode. Pantsu fans are sure to be on the verge of desertion if this continues, which seems quite possible.
The episode hits an all time low in terms of service, with event the gratuitous not-pantsu exposing flybys reduced to tantalising split second flashes of stripes, and the majority of the anime taken up by yuri witch rivalry and monologues on the importance of duty. A far cry from earlier episodes…
You were hoping for Yuri Witches, perhaps? Not this episode. Yoshika molestering runs into mere seconds, rather than the minutes we are left expecting from previous episodes.
About the only relief comes in the form of English Witch’s springily animated frontage, and this hardly seems set to appeal overmuch to the cake aficionados who make up the bedrock of the title’s viewership.
Would this be an error? Should the writing be inverted like that? And look at the hands… It all looks very awkward, at the least.
Nurse Witch action? Wrong anime, I’m afraid.
Tragedy strikes, expect it to take up most of the next episode.
Can the series yet recover from this? Are there really any viewers appreciative of a pantsu anime with no service, or a martial sci-fi drama full of ridiculous pantsu-like thing wearing kemono-mimi lolis? Perhaps we should be watching Lolihime Musou instead…