Humanity's last hope--on wings of steel and magic! What if World War II had not been a battle between Axis and Allies, but between the human race and mysterious attacking aliens? This is the world of Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky. The Earth has been invaded by a mysterious alien race known as the "Neuroi." Humanity is on the verge of annihilation and their only hope iHumanity's last hope--on wings of steel and magic! What if World War II had not been a battle between Axis and Allies, but between the human race and mysterious attacking aliens? This is the world of Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky. The Earth has been invaded by a mysterious alien race known as the "Neuroi." Humanity is on the verge of annihilation and their only hope is a team of flying magical girls--the Strike Witches. Maidens in the Sky follows the story of Miyafuji Yoshika, a simple farm girl who dreams only of taking over her family's medical clinic. One fateful day, a Strike Witch falls out of the sky and lands right at her feet. Yoshika is a healer and wants nothing to do with warfare or violence, but this chance encounter will change her destiny forever!...
|Title||:||Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky Vol. 1|
|Number of Pages||:||192 Pages|
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Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky Vol. 1 Reviews
I'm usually not one to review single volumes, instead I prefer to look at a series as a whole, but there are only two volumes in this set. The second deviates from the feel of this volume quite a bit, so I'm going to review them separately.This is my first foray into the world of Strike Witches and apparently there's an anime out there. At this time I have not seen it. Perhaps this volume is even better in the context of the anime, but I think my rating still stands with this being a solid three. The characters are cute and the story outlined within is decently fun to read. However, it's nothing incredibly special to make it really stand out in my eyes. The characters and story aren't deeply developed, which you would expect in volume one of an ongoing series, but volume two really doesn't help the groundwork built here.Strike Witches is basically a dark futuristic universe where an alien species has started ravaging the Earth. Our only hope is the Strike Witches, pantsless girls flying around in their panties fighting giant robotic beasts. On top of that to help control their magic better they have familiars, which turn them into all manner of the "cat-girl" type of concept featuring animal ears and a tail when they "transform" for battle. Don't worry, the pantsless requirement holds even when not in battle... it's part of the uniform right?Whatever, volume 1 sets up the story for Miyafuji Yoshika a new girl being recruited by the Strike Witches and we share in her journey and desire to protect those around her. It actually sets up a really cute premise with characters that we could grow to enjoy if they ever bothered to develop them... my review continues in volume 2!
This was a lot better than I expected, even knowing what it was going in.This is a reboot or remix of Strike Witches. A farmer's daughter named Yoshika is working the fields one day when a Strike Witch comes crashing down. Yoshika takes her to her grandmother's clinic, where the witch is healed up. Out of gratitude, the head of the local training base takes Yoshika on a tour. From there it's a short ride till Yoshika herself signs up as a Witch. However, the base itself has a couple of secrets both good and bad.While it keeps some of the same characters and elements as the original SW, it creates a different story that's in many ways better than the source material. Familiars now have personalities and an explanation; you get cat ears because you have an actual cat familiar you draw power from, one who can talk and do things on its own. The neuroi have a slightly different origin; instead of just popping out of a hive, they eat metal to form their bodies and are less geodesic, more mecha-styled.It works a lot better than you'd think it would. One of the big improvements is that fan service is a lot less in your face, and the characters are a little less one-note. Suwa and Takei seem better than Lynn and Mio because they are less designed around a single personality trait. The story feels richer and more coherent than the original material; there isn't that constant split between serious story and over-the-top fan service that distracts you.It's a great remix of Strike Witches, and worth checking out.
Yoshika-Chan and 2nd Lieutenant Takel are my favorite anime/manga girls in the world my other is Rise from Tokyo Ghoul. One of the best anime/manga books I've ever read!
Look it was sort of fun if you like reading pictures right to left (I have no objection to having to learn that). It was a bit thin on content. Sort of lesbian porn for seven-year-olds. Very soft porn, (g rated) in that nothing happens apart from they wear bathing suits, have crushes on their lieutenant and each other and have pets and their underwear gets stolen. Not much plot (admittedly I don't read pictures as well as I read words) and not very developed characters. Maybe because it is only the first one I guess.I don't see how it ties in with WW1. I was expecting a lot more but it was harmless and only wasted about 15 minutes of my time
Meh. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate panty shots?
This was enjoyable to read. It was light and fluffy. At times, I felt like it was trying to be more serious than it was, though.
10/10 Top notch fanservice
I am not SURE, but I THINK this is like a feminist, gay-affirming manga version of transformers. So. So far, so good.