“The Magnificent Kotobuki’’ is an anime set in a fictional world resembling the 1930s, where vintage aircraft play a crucial role in transportation and commerce. The anime is centered around the Kotobuki Squadron which is led by Reona, the squadron also includes Kylie, Emma, Kate, Zara, Chika. The anime explores their adventures as they undertake tasks such as airship escorts and engage in aerial battles against pirates. The anime director was the same director as the Girls und Panzer Animes.
The anime also has a compilation film that includes the content from the anime and additional content that was not aired when the anime originally aired.
A mobile game that was only available in Japan was also released called “Kōya no Kotobuki Hikōtai - Ōzora no Take Off Girls!” which features the cast from the anime and more squadrons which were not included in the anime. The game launched February 13th 2019 and shut down December 14th 2020.
The anime also has many official model kits for the planes featured in the anime for viewers to buy and build at home to be able to show off how much they like the anime.
For this suggestion I will be focusing on one of the characters and their plane in particular. The plane in particular would be Chika’s Ki-43-I Hayabusa
Chika can be described as an energetic kid that ends up acting before thinking which often gets herself in trouble. She often gets into arguments with Kylie about petty things and can be described as arguing like children which causes her to be scolded by Reona because of these arguments.
Her paint scheme on her plane is one of the more unique ones out of the squadron as her plane features a floral style vine that goes around the top of the plane and a pink lightning bolt starts at the tail and ends at the back end of the wings. Her plane also features her unique personal emblem, which I believe to be called “Umi” but I could be wrong, this character was designed by the director Tsutomu Mizushima
The tweet below states that the director created the character as well as a few friends for the character.
『荒野のコトブキ飛行隊』設定資料集＆モデリングガイドブック設定資料集＆モデリングガイドブック ( “The Magnificent Kotobuki” Setting Material Collection & Modeling Guidebook)
If you want to watch the anime for yourself you can watch it on Hidive:
If you want some more information on the World of Kotobuki these videos shows off some of the planes/characters without spoiling