Ending songs
ED 1- Yakusoku no Sora he ~Watashi no Ita Basho~ (Ishida Youko, Dai 501 Tougou Sentou Koukuu Dan)

Genre: Action, Magic, Science fiction

When I went into the movie for "Strike Witches", I really didn't know what to expect. After finishing season 2 I thought the anime was done for. It was over for me when season 2 ended, as I thought the ending pretty much spelled everything for me. But when I noticed that there was a movie that was actually a direct sequel for the anime, I was puzzled. I was puzzled, but I still was hyped as f**k to watch it. As you all know I really love the franchise, and if they tell me that they are making a movie with my favorite witches in it, why the f**k not?

What a happy family.

There isn't an opening song for the movie, but I won't complain. Instead, we have an ending song with a ridiculously long name. "Yakusoku no Sora he ~ Watashi no Ita Basho~" is sang by Yoko Ishida and the entire cast of the 501st joint witches. It has the same feel as the ending songs from the two anime seasons, so if you've been keeping up, you know what to expect. Its a good song for an ending with the rolling credits, but not much else.

Rating: 8.0/10

I loved the movie, but not as much as the 2 anime seasons. Sure it's got the same great characters and everything else, but I did feel that there was a stronger focus on a new weaker character which wasn't the best idea IMO. We still get to see everyone else, but only in small separate bits and it just doesn't add up as well. Still, it is a movie, so expect some increase in quality. The animation feels more crisp and there is a good amount of CGI going on. Everything from the dog fights to explosions and neuroi appearances seem to have been dealt with nicely. Its surely a worthy improvement for the big screen. 

Oh shit what just happened way over there?

"Strike Witches:The Movie" puts us in the shoes of Miyafuji Yoshika once again. Following the events of the anime series, Yoshika lost her powers to save Sakamoto in the end of season 2, so while the Strike Witches dissembled, Yoshika went back to Fuso to help out in her familt clinic, while the rest of the witches went about to doing their own things, most of them continuing the role of hunting down Neuroi that threaten the land. Yoshika, being one of the heroes that liberated two countries of Neuroi, was well known, and she was offered a chance to study for scholarship overseas. Being escorted by a newbie witch, Shizuka, Yoshika takes out of her country to pursue further studies, where she discovers that the threat of the neuroi has not disappeared, and even without her powers, she does all she can to help pitch into the fight.

What's there to complain? While I do think the movie is slightly weaker than the anime, it still stands as a great film overall. If you like "Strike Witches", you'll like the movie, that goes without saying. There isn't anything here that'd bring the overall experience down, but I'd say that many of the witches we see in the movie don't appear in the anime at all (some belong to manga, other novel spin-offs etc). Plus, it hints at a third season, and while I suspect it will just be season 1 and 2 all over again, I won't be against it XD.