Strike Witches Doujinshi Flying Overseas

By Ishaan . August 14, 2010 . 3:06pm It’s only been a day since volume 2 of the The Witches of the Sphinx doujinshi went on sale at the Summer Comiket in Japan, and already, there’s news of the series making its way overseas. The news comes by way of translator, Dan Kanemitsu, who posted about the project on his blog.


“The Witches of the Sphinx story line is part of the North African Front campaign being waged in the Strike Witches world. The broad direction of the project is supervised by Takaaki Suzuki, the script writer and military/world construct advisor. He’s the person that makes sure the world of Strike Witches remains consistent. Strike Witches concept was created by Humikane Shimada.


The manga is authored Takeshi Nogami. Nogami has worked on numerous projects together with Suzuki and Nogami wanted to help realize Suzuki and Shimada’s conceptualization of the North African Front.”


According to Kanemitsu, the theme of this manga is, “Never mess with a girl’s shopping!”

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  • darkonezero

    If they’re putting that much effort into, why is it only in doujinshi form? To the point of oversea localization….

    • I think it’s because it’s a fan project, even though one of the fans metioned working on the project is a staff member for the anime, and they do their own publishing.

  • Animerica… Oh, it’s a Japanese fanzine. There was a publication in the U.S. with the same name, but they went under just a few years ago, I think. I thought they had came back with the vengeance.
    Last I saw them was the free copies they handed out at Best Buy.

    That’s pretty interesting that people from the staff of the actual series is working on this. I don’t how many times that has happened before.

    • I hear it’s… if we were to use TCG terms, an uncommon thing. Not common, but not rare either.

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