Ranked #1078

Girls und Panzer

Alternative Titles

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


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


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Ranked: #10782
Popularity: #548
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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
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Nakagami, Ikumi
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Reizei, Mako
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Iguchi, Yuka
Iguchi, Yuka
Nishizumi, Miho
Nishizumi, Miho
Fuchigami, Mai
Fuchigami, Mai
Isuzu, Hana
Isuzu, Hana
Ozaki, Mami
Ozaki, Mami


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

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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Nov 20, 2015
story:Simple and you can always guess what is gonna happen. But the setting is good so its basically just basic good story.

art:Just solid! The only reason for it not to be a 9/10 art wise was the not often used but sometimes done CGI which was horrible looking. Because of the CGI it went to 8/10.

sound:This ost and opening and ending is amazing! it was the reason i could actually re-watch the show from start to finish. well anyway the sound is 10/10 no dout in my mind its just great and fits amazingly.

character:They are very very simple and over the top like read more
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Oct 3, 2014

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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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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Oct 23, 2015

Over the years there have been various hybrid series putting cute girls into situations you wouldn’t normally see (Gakkougurashi! comes to mind). Some of these series manage to pull off the interesting contrast and others fall short. Now we have high school girls doing moe things while driving around in tanks. How does this fare as a series? Well, as you can see by my rating, not particularly well, in my opinion. Read on, and I'll tell you why.

The story here is pretty simple. Various schools from around the area take part in the influential sport of ‘tankwondo,’ which 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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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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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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