The Magnificent KOTOBUKI

Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai

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In a barren frontier where people trade goods with each other in order to help each other survive. The Kotobuki Squadron are bodyguards for hire, led by a strict but beautiful squadron leader, an unreliable commanding officer, and a true artisan of a crew chief. Alongside pilots who don't lack for personality, they take to the air in dogfights, letting the engine noise of their Hayabusa fighters ring out in the skies. (Source: ANN)

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English: The Magnificent Kotobuki
Japanese: 荒野のコトブキ飛行隊
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:30 (JST)
Producers: Digital Frontier, Bandai Namco Arts
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: WAO World, GEMBA
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Military, Adventure
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Tsutomu Mizushima – Director, Sound Director, Storyboard
Yuusaku Saotome – Episode Director
Hiroyuki Yoshino – Script
Naoya Fukushi – Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Soranone (ソラノネ)” by ZAQ
ED1: “Tsubasa wo Motsumonotachi (翼を持つ者たち)” by Kirie (Sayumi Suzushiro), Enma (Eri Yukimura), Kate (Sayaka Nakaya), Leona (Asami Seto), Zara (Hibiku Yamamura), Chika (Miyu Tomita)

Episode List

01: Moonlit Guns for Hire
02: The Wandering Six
03: Rachama’s Longest Day
04: Elite Fortress
05: The Splendid Aleshma
06: No Place to Return
07: Blood for a Nazarin Pound
08: The Great Airship Robbery
09: The Vagabond Leader
10: The Aggressive Bombers
11: Duel in Ikesuka



From the creators of Mars of Destruction and Berserk (2016), I present to you: a show that’s… actually pretty okay. Wait what? Really?


There’s a character in this that’s just a dodo wearing a captain’s hat, so basically it’s the best anime ever made.


Ace Combat the Animation. A must-watch for aviation fanatics.


It started out rough at first imo, but gradually got better and better. A must-watch for fans of dogfights or old-fashioned planes.


Incredibly done fighter combat, from small scale skirmishes to massive air battles, with characters who make you invested in the outcome!


While the CG isn’t that bad and the fights are kinda good. The plot is dumb and goes nowhere. I mean if you like planes, this is a watch.


Peculiar design choice for animation which surprisingly works. Well done action that’ll keep aviation and Ace Combat fans interested.



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