Ranked #1116

Girls und Panzer

Alternative Titles

English: Girls & Panzer
Japanese: ガールズ&パンツァー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2012 to Mar 25, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Actas
Source: Original
Genres: Military, School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.651 (scored by 40,650 users)
Ranked: #11162
Popularity: #549
Members: 79,508
Favorites: 1,274
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Synopsis

You may have heard of kung fu, but the girls at Oarai High School practice gun-fu—really, really BIG 75mm gun-fu, in fact. It's called Sensha-do, and it's the martial art of operating armored tanks! They take it seriously too, and since winning the national Sensha-do championship is such a huge deal at Oarai, they sometimes go to extreme ends in order to get the best students from Panzer class to sign up. Which is how Miho Nishizumi, who HATES operating tanks, gets drafted to join doomsday-driven driver Mako, even-triggered gunner Hana, highly receptive radio operator Saori and combustible tank-fangirl and loader Yukari as the incomparable Anko Team. They may not be on the half-track to fame and fortune, and maybe a few of them would rather shop for tank tops than become tops in tanks, but once their focus is locked and loaded, they're absolutely driven.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Akiyama, Yukari
Akiyama, Yukari
Main
Nakagami, Ikumi
Japanese
Nakagami, Ikumi
Reizei, Mako
Reizei, Mako
Main
Iguchi, Yuka
Japanese
Iguchi, Yuka
Nishizumi, Miho
Nishizumi, Miho
Main
Fuchigami, Mai
Japanese
Fuchigami, Mai
Isuzu, Hana
Isuzu, Hana
Main
Ozaki, Mami
Japanese
Ozaki, Mami

Staff

Mizushima, Tsutomu
Mizushima, Tsutomu
Director
Hata, Hiroyuki
Hata, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hashiguchi, Yousuke
Hashiguchi, Yousuke
Episode Director
Yoshida, Reiko
Yoshida, Reiko
Script

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Tankery, Here It Comes
Sensha-dou, Hajimemasu! (戦車道、始めます!)
Oct 9, 2012
2 Tanks, We Ride Them!
Sensha, Norimasu! (戦車、乗ります!)
Oct 16, 2012
3 We're Having a Match!
Shiai, Yarimasu! (試合、やります!)
Oct 23, 2012
4 Captain Does Her Best!
Taichou, Ganbarimasu! (隊長、がんばります!)
Oct 30, 2012
5 Veterans of Their Trade: Sherman Corps!
Kyougou Sherman Gundan desu! (強豪・シャーマン軍団です!)
Nov 6, 2012

Opening Theme

"DreamRiser" by Choucho

Ending Theme

#1: "DreamRiser" by Choucho (ep 1)
#2: "Enter Enter MISSION!" by Ankou Team (あんこうチーム) [Miho Nishizumi (Mai Fuchigami), Saori Takebe (Ai Kayano), Hana Isuzu (Mami Ozaki), Yukari Akiyama (Ikumi Nakagami), and Mako Reizei (Yuka Iguchi)] (eps 2-12)



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literaturenerd
Oct 3, 2014
Overview:

Today we look at one of the silliest anime to come out in recent years! Girls und Panzer ist ein anime about frauen zat drive panzers! Each Panzerbesatzung (tank crew) consists of little moe girls that make otaku go "awwww". There is also lots of ww2 tank porn that appeals to armchair army geeks that have played WAY too much World of Tanks and now consider themselves military experts.

Plot: 5/10

The plot is that tank combat between teams is now a sport, and girls rather than guys are the primary participants of this activity. This plot will no doubt remind older anime fans of "fighting read more
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NotDolphy
Mar 27, 2013
There’s a reasonably well-justified tendency among anime fans to hastily dismiss the potential merit of any permutation of the whole “cute girls doing cute things” motif that’s so nauseatingly ubiquitous in modern anime. In recent times, we’ve had a spate of these lusterless shows - whether it be “cute girls climbing mountains!” or “cute girls that are actually anthropomorphic guns or something!” - and the results are nigh-invariably uninspired dreck that’s not worthy of anyone’s time. With this in mind, it’s only natural to approach the simple premise of “cute girls driving tanks” with caution. It is against all odds, then, that Girls und Panzer read more
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emilsinclair
Jul 31, 2014
This was better than I expected. The premise on this series is battles between groups of tanks as an after school club. In this crazy world, this is treated just as another sport which contributes somewhat to feminity. (I wonder what the hell would boys do, given the proper atention by the series: ¿kill each other?, ¿learn to cook?).

Art gets pretty interesting when tanks are battling.

All related to tanks is ok and even seems well documented, but the slice of life with stribes on the girls seems to pale a bit in comparison. Take for instance a moment at episode two or three when the read more
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ZeroReq011
Dec 25, 2013
Senshado. Tankery. The Way of the Tank.

“A strong, but delicate art that aims to make women more polite, graceful, modest, and gallant, both on and off the battlefield. To learn tankery is to armor the heart of a maiden, the soul that embraces and burns with femininity. Intense and strong like a tank's iron. Cute and lively, like the clattering of its track. And finally, passionate and precise, like its main weapon. If you train in tankery, you will become a better wife, a better mother, a better student, and a better worker. You will become healthier, kinder, stronger, and men from all over the read more
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Some of the main characters look, feel, and act similar. Also, in both shows, the main girl leads the team with her great skill. She also feels inferior to her mother and sister who lives separate from her. Her sister is very well known, and at the end of both series, the main character finally has the courage to face her sister. Also, both clubs are being resurrected by upperclassmen, and there are other members that are extremely talented as well.

If you like GuP, you'll adore Saki! And if you liked saki, you will appreciate, and probably love GuP as well :) 
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Girls school setting with some combat scenarios. I think both are worth watching, but I'll leave that up to you. Please don't confuse this with Upotte!! though. Besides the firearms, the similarities are few and far between.  
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Anime: Strike Witches
Both involve moe girls in a military setting. Strike Witches contains fanservice and poignant moments. On the other hand, Girls und Panzer has a happier, lighter mood, and slice-of-life feel. Strike Witches is based on real WWII planes and takes place in the air. Girls und Panzer involves WWII tanks on the ground. The fights in Strike Witches are quick and graceful, while the battles in Girls und Panzer are long and strategic. Both have great action and cute, funny moments. Strike Witches tells the story of a war to save the planet from alien ships. Girls und Panzer is a competition between schools. The  read more 
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Both shows have characters that want to save their school from closing. However, they go about this through different ways. Girls und Panzer through tanks, while in Love Live! School Idol Project through music. 
reportRecommended by minfremi
Anime: So Ra No Wo To
Sora no Woto and Girls und Panzer are both very unique series. This uniqueness is not only in concept or setting but also storytelling, most notably, the way they choose to transmit a message.
At first glace, one will probably guess this recommendation is based on the fact both series involve "girls and military" with a small appeal on the moe/cute side.
Indeed. They both paid a lot of attention to detail on machinery, uniforms, insignia, models, etc. displayed, making of them very faithful representations of their originals. Those familiar with Gunslinger Girl's perfectly reproduced guns can expect a similar mechanic & visual quality.  read more 
reportRecommended by xbobx
Anime: Kantai Collection: KanColle
From light tanks to fast battleships, army to navy warfare, land to sea, but still retaining the same cute only girls vibe, gap moe/hardened lolis handling heavy armaments, learn world war II history,, witness the same female camaraderie, love and friendship, and still being able to attempt creating one of your favorite yuri one true pairing. Good stuff will happen 
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