NHK Witches: Welcome to the NHK Strike Witches Cameo


It seems several scenes in dissolute otaku anime Welcome to the NHK in fact harbour subtely placed tributes to Strike Witches (which of course at that time was still restricted to light novels).

The cameos take the form of by now iconic witchy cover illustrations adorning backgrounds as posters.


You will not be surprised to heat that this belated but topical finding is brought to us by 2ch; there it is said that there were some fans of Strike Witches character designer Fumikane Shimada working on the backgrounds… You can see some of his works on the Channel.


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    Comment by lordhchair
    11:42 15/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Speaking of Welcome to the NHK, it's about time they figured out the licensing crap and released Volume 6 of the DVD collection. I had to stop after 5 because of ADV's jackassery, and I'm still pretty pissed about it. I like that show!

    Never put two-and-two together with the Strike Witches references, though. Easter eggs like that are cool.

    Comment by Quen
    11:28 15/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I had utterly forgotten about this, so much so that I'm not sure I even knew aboutit in the first place, wow.

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    Comment by zonic505
    12:35 15/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, wasn't Welcome To The NHK (one of my fav. animes/manga/novels) released WAY before Strike Witches? Is that suppose to be art before the anime (SW) came out?

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    Comment by maru
    13:25 15/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    The light novel..

    Comment by Quen
    13:43 15/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    NHK only finished its TV run about 2 months before the Strike Witches OAV came out in Jan. 2007, and the Strike Witches novel was concurrent with the NHK TV series.

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    Comment by Youko
    10:34 15/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha, yup. Quite old. For promoting the OVA back then. Even I noticed it.

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    Comment by scwizard
    10:23 15/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    >lol i was posting the same topic in 4chan about a month ago

    Comment by vanhoe
    03:27 15/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol i was posting the same topic in 4chan about a month ago

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 15/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Old news is old.

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    Comment by XSportSeeker
    03:58 15/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    A Sanya pic makes my day

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    Comment by kratos
    08:18 15/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    have just re-watched this episode (the 4th) and find more of them:
    10:44 => poster
    12:30 => poster
    13:00 => doujin

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