A US release of loli pantsu anime Strike Witches is imminent, as US distributor Funimation has announced acquiring the license.
The company has long worked with troubled studio Gonzo, and Gonzo itself has been noted for producing a number of titles with the overseas markets in mind, so this represents a logical development in that respect.
What is not clear is how the company will approach marketing an anime whose primary appeal consists of the suspiciously pantsu-resembling trousers of its rather young cast, and which in DVD format tastefully lavishes attention on the breasts of twelve-year-old girls.
This leads to the suspicion that a censored DVD release might be in the offing.
This would also have the convenient effect of negating any reverse imports into Japan, as what self respecting Strike Witches fan would want a DVD sans oppai?
Funimation will also be picking up unremarkable oppai anime Linebarrels of Iron.
Via the forums.