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Girls und Panzer

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
Genres: School, Military
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.711 (scored by 31455 users)
Ranked: #9852
Popularity: #539
Members: 61,548
Favorites: 888
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Girls und Panzer, Girls und Panzer
Side story: Girls und Panzer Specials, Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen Desu!
Summary: Girls und Panzer: Shoukai Shimasu!
Other: Girls und Panzer: Fushou - Akiyama Yukari no Sensha Kouza, Girls und Panzer Heartful Tank Disc Picture Drama
Sequel: Girls und Panzer Movie

Characters & Voice Actors

Akiyama, Yukari
Akiyama, Yukari
Main
Nakagami, Ikumi
Japanese
Nakagami, Ikumi
Stevens, Rebekah
English
Stevens, Rebekah
Isuzu, Hana
Isuzu, Hana
Main
Ozaki, Mami
Japanese
Ozaki, Mami
French, Caitlynn
English
French, Caitlynn
Nishizumi, Miho
Nishizumi, Miho
Main
Fuchigami, Mai
Japanese
Fuchigami, Mai
McDonald, Margaret
English
McDonald, Margaret
Reizei, Mako
Reizei, Mako
Main
Iguchi, Yuka
Japanese
Iguchi, Yuka
Searcy, Molly
English
Searcy, Molly

Staff

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



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Jul 31, 2014
emilsinclair
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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Mar 9, 2015
Vene
~Multilingual review, English & Español: Girls und Panzer~

Nowadays "Cute girls doing cute things" have become an unwritten genre, or better, a keyword that open a window through which we can imagine completely how it's going to be an anime, even if our knowledge about it are pair to zero, we could almost go far and state a "first impression" derived only by hearing those words. We tend to imagine a group of cute girls doing absolutely nothing, actually only cute things, or engaged in some particular activity, sometimes that unusual that we could consider them totally out of ordinary or from what we could call read more
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Mar 27, 2013
NotDolphy
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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Dec 25, 2013
ZeroReq011
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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Recommendations

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 :)
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.
Both anime are about schools that have a particular competitive sport that is achieved through the use of military vehicles and/or weaponry.
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 main characters are similar because they both are opposed to fighting at first, until their comrades pull them in.
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.
Both K-On! and Girls und Panzer soely focus on girls together in a club in high school and have high school slice of life parts as well as their respective main themes of music or tanks. Both practicing and performing in competitions and enjoying life eating out and dealing with life's situations.

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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