Hi there, new fellow on the forums, just sounding out if anyone is interested in a roleplay idea I have.
Now, most of you probably haven't heard of Strike Witches, so I'll give you as brief an overview of the series as I can:
Strike Witches is set in 1944, on an alternative Earth where an alien force called the Neuroi was the spark for war, as opposed to the German invasion of Poland in 1939. Conventional military forces soon prove to be hopelessly inadequate against these monsterous invaders, and it looks as though the human race is in huge trouble.
Then, from the analogue of Japan, a scientist named Miyafuji reveals a device that is mankind's greatest hope against the Neuroi: The STRIKER Unit. The device works marvellously, but has a single, large drawback: It is fuelled by magic, so only certain teenaged girls can use them. Every nation on the globe frantically scours their census polls to find suitable people for the job.
10 are found, and are swiftly taken to this world's Britain and formed into the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, the titular (in more ways than one) Strike Witches. The story of the manga and the anime follows the 11th member of the force, as she is recruited, trained, and sent to join them.
So, anyone interested by this idea? If they are, I'll post up the biographies and some pictures of the cast of characters.