Yoko Ishida (石田燿子) provides the opening theme Connect Link for upcoming anime OVA Strike Witches Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 1 Saint Trond no Raimei. The song will be released as Yoko Ishida’s 19th single and comes on one edition scheduled for release September 24th 2014. Read on for more details and trailer for the OVA episode featuring OP Connect Link

[updated – jacket cover and track list]

Yoko Ishida continues her connection with the Strike Witches anime franchise having provided the opening themes for the first and second seasons of the anime – with songs STRIKE WITCHES (2008.08.20) and STRIKE WITCHES 2 -Egao no Mahou- (2010.08.04).


She also performed the theme song Yakusoku no Sora he ~Watashi no Ita Basho~ for the Strike Witches movie (2012.03) and theme song private wing for the Strike Witches game (2010.03).

The original anime series, inspired by girl-mecha illustrations by Shimada Humikane, aired its first season during the summer of 2008 and second season during summer of 2010. A movie that continued the story premiered March 2012. Three OVA episodes are planned as 30-minute stories that follow the characters after they have returned home following the events at the end of the anime’s second season and before the events depicted in the 2012 Strike Witches movie.strikewitches-va01c

The first OVA episode Strike Witches Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 1 Saint Trond no Raimei premieres September 20th 2014 at Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku and Sunshine Cinema Ikebukuro plus select other theaters across Japan. The second OVA release, Strike Witches Operation Victory Arrow Vol. 2 Aegean Umi no Megami is planned for January 10th 2015 with premieres at Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku and Sunshine Cinema Ikebukuro. More details and ticket information at the official website (link below).

Single Connect Link comes on one edition (details subject to change). Bonus postcard(s) while supplies last. Watch the OVA episode Vol. 1 trailer video after the release details.

Yoko IshidaConnect Link – release date September 24th 2014

Regular [CD] (¥1200)
1. Connect Link
2. Shooting Star
3. Connect Link (off vocal)
4. Shooting Star (off vocal)



Strike Witches official site

Yoko Ishida official site