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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: 7.661 (scored by 55,197 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #11512
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #530
Members: 109,637
Favorites: 1,897
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Episodes: /12
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Synopsis

"Senshadou" is a traditional sport using World War II era tanks in elimination-based matches. Widely practiced by women and girls alike, it's advertised as a form of art geared towards making ladies more prominent in culture and appealing to men. Becoming a worldwide phenomenon over time, the influence of senshadou leads to the creation of a world championship which will soon be held in Japan.

Miho Nishizumi, who comes from a lineage of well-respected senshadou specialists, is at odds with the sport after a traumatic event led to her retirement and eventually a rift to form between her and her family. To steer clear of the practice as much as possible, she transfers to Ooarai Girls High School where the senshadou program has been abolished. However, with the news of the upcoming championships, the school revives their tankery program, and Miho is pushed into joining.

Now, with the aid of some new friends, she must overcome her past and once again take command of a squadron of tanks in an effort to save her school from closure, all while proving to her family that the Nishizumi-style of senshadou is not solely about victory.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Due to the anime's popularity, the town of Oarai of the Ibaraki prefecture incorporated activities inspired by the series, including live tank demonstrations, into its annual spring festival.

The Crunchyroll simulcast did not feature a scene with the song "Katyusha" in episode 8, due to licensing issues.

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


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"DreamRiser" by Choucho

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#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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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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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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PrinceBrushie
Nov 20, 2012
Story 8/10
Other then the whole high school girl club about tanks aspect, the story is not very original, but I never really based the quality of an anime on how original its is, just how well executed it is and the story for Girls und panzer was pretty well executed. There were several conflicts and issues in the story that developed through the anime that were paced well. I found the ending quite satisfying. The scenes are well written and the whole anime had a nice pace that was comfortable, but not too slow either. The dialogue is good, even though both can get really 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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