Strike Wtiches is a Japanese anime television series based on a manga and light novel of the same name that aired in 2008 on the Fukui TV network. The Strike Witches are girls with unlimited magic potential who are trained by a military organization to fight Neuroi. Neuroi is an evil force which seizes territoris throughout history, this time it is in 1939. Neuroi's army deploys a virus that human beings have no way of combating. In addition to killing humans, the virus transforms anything it touches into new weapons for Neuroi. The Witches fight against Neuroi through the use of Striker Units which give them the ability to fly and harness their magic. The Striker Units also create a shield that protects the Witches from Neuroi's virus. The Strike Witches 501st Joint Fighter Wing defends the Britannian islands, as most of the land on Earth has been completely destroyed by Neuroi.