Girly Air Force

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Girly Air Force Key Visual.

Animation Series (2019)
Japanese title: ガーリー・エアフォース

Ryota Osaka (Kei Narutani)
Yuuka Morishima (Gripen)
Hitomi Owada (Eagle)
Shiori Ozawa (Phantom)

Kei Narutani and his childhood friend, Song Minghua, are Chinese refugees who are fleeing from the Zai, a mysterious organization that indiscriminately terrorizes their country and its people. Fortunately, during their escape to Japan, they are saved by a strange red aircraft.

Kei's fascination with this aircraft leads him to meet his savior: a girl who is an "Anima"—the pilot of a unique type of airplane called a "Daughter." The girl goes by Gripen, an adorable JAS-39F fighter aircraft. Kei develops a bond with Gripen and is then recruited by the Japan Self-Defense Force to help Gripen overcome her troubles with flying.

Later joined by Eagle, a carefree F-15J-ANM, and Phantom, a proud RF-4EJ-ANM, the squadron takes up arms, determined to protect humanity. Together, the five individuals battle against the invasive Zai, forming the last line of defense against the threatening alien force.

Note: This is an animated film. The aircraft shown in it are therefore not actual aircraft, however, where a reasonable depiction of an actual aircraft has been created, it has been identified as best as possible.


Of the Daughters that appear in this series, The Gripen, Eagle, and the Phantom appear throughout the series, with their Animas being the heroines of the story.

The three main Animas in the show flying in formation
The three main Animas flying in formation (from Episode 7)

JAS-39F-ANM Gripen


Girly Air Force Eagle.jpg

RF-4EJ-ANM Phantom II

Phantom seen here with a Boeing 787 taking off in the background

F/A-18E-ANM Hornet 'Rhino'

The only American Anima to make an appearance. She is briefly teased in Episode 8 before being formally introduced in Episode 10.

Rhino flying with Gripen behind her

Human-operated aircrafts

Aircrafts which are not operated by the Anima units

Boeing 787

Used as a generic passenger airliner in several instances

Girly Air Force B787 1.jpg
Girly Air Force B787 2.jpg

McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II

Episode 9 Unphysical Layer
BuNo 155807, c/n 3094. Used in an establishing shot for NAF Atsugi, which is where this Phantom is on static display.

Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet

Episode 10 Shanghai Dakkan Sakusen
Seen with the Anima version in the hangar of the USS Gerald R Ford.

Rhino flying with Gripen behind her

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21

Episode 1 Crimson Wings
This MiG-21 is briefly shown attempting to cover the evacuation ship Narutani and Song was on before being shot down by a Zai. It is unclear if this Fishbed belongs to the PLAAF (despite said ship was departing Shanghai) due to the lack of markings.


Mitsubishi F-2

Episode 1 Crimson Wings
Seen with an F-15


Mitsubishi F-15J

Episode 2 Komatsu Rendezvous

Girly Air Force F-15 1.jpg
Girly Air Force F-15 2.jpg

Grumman E-2C Hawkeye

Episode 7 Madoi no Sekai
Operated by the Japan Air Self Defense Force

Girly Air Force Hawkeye.jpg

Boeing 787

Girly Air Force Airliner 1.jpg
Girly Air Force Airliner 2.jpg

Cessna 182

Episode 2 Komatsu Rendezvous Kei Narutani's mother was a professional pilot performing in Air Shows in China before being shot down by a Zai.

Girly Air Force prop plane.jpg

Episode 3 Anima no Honshitsu

North American T-6

Episode 2 Komatsu Rendezvous

Girly Air Force old aircraft 1.jpg
Girly Air Force old aircraft 2.jpg

Generic Airliner

Girly Air Force Generic Airliner.jpg

Gulfstream U-4

Episode 9 Unphysical Layer
Registration 75-3252, c/n 1271 built in 1995. Operated by the JASDF. Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).

Girly Air Force JASDF personnel transport.jpg

Various toy aircrafts

Episode 1 Crimson Wings

The NASA Space Shuttle, a P-51D, a McDonnell Douglas F-15 and a generic helicopter is visible

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