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According to the official Twitter account of Oarai Tourist Association, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) will display a Type 74 main battle tank at Oarai Kairaku Festival to be held on March 24th. Oarai City is the model town of Girls und Panzer and the festival features the tank anime. JGSDF Camp Tsuchiura said they could have brought their tank to Oarai Anglerfish Festival held last November if they had known the live event of Girls und Panzer a few months earlier. They tried to bring the newest Type 10 MBT but couldn't due to the concern about possible damages to the expensive tank.

Sources: Oarai Tourist Association official Twitter Account, Niconico News
 
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That is HARDCORE
 
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O..o Awesome! xD
 
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army helping on tourism? why not?
but seriously that's awesome
 
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-MgZ_ said:
That is HARDCORE
My thoughts exactly
 
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...They tried to bring the newest Type 10 MBT but couldn't due to the concern about possible damages to the expensive tank.


Apparently they don't make tanks as tough as before... If a tank might be damaged by some otaku I hate to think how they'd hold up under fire LOL
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That is so epic XD Not sure if I should watch the anime or not though, I don't really like wars and stuff, apart from Halo that is
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That is so epic XD Not sure if I should watch the anime or not though, I don't really like wars and stuff, apart from Halo that is


They do tank games in the anime so it is more like a school sports anime, just with historically accurate tanks. Still may not be your thing but I suggest you try it.
 
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hpulley said:
dtshyk said:
...They tried to bring the newest Type 10 MBT but couldn't due to the concern about possible damages to the expensive tank.


Apparently they don't make tanks as tough as before... If a tank might be damaged by some otaku I hate to think how they'd hold up under fire LOL
this made you think if they were making a tank for fashion or fighting.


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hpulley said:
dtshyk said:
...They tried to bring the newest Type 10 MBT but couldn't due to the concern about possible damages to the expensive tank.


Apparently they don't make tanks as tough as before... If a tank might be damaged by some otaku I hate to think how they'd hold up under fire LOL


That was my first thought...

Damages? Really? Do they think anime watchers carry thermite around with em or something?
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Mar 13, 2013 4:10 AM

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Military in Japan really love anime. It is well known that you can easily find anime fans in SDF. They played anime music in their public maneuver performance event. They have helicopter that has anime character printed on it:


I think US military should get away from macho stereotype image and start to love anime as well.
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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Goryo said:
hpulley said:
dtshyk said:
...They tried to bring the newest Type 10 MBT but couldn't due to the concern about possible damages to the expensive tank.


Apparently they don't make tanks as tough as before... If a tank might be damaged by some otaku I hate to think how they'd hold up under fire LOL


That was my first thought...

Damages? Really? Do they think anime watchers carry thermite around with em or something?


I think it's more about vandalism than physical damage. The JSDF isn't exactly rolling in the dough, costs to fix something like that aren't cheap when you're talking about something coated in special and expensive materials. If it was a warzone, sure you can overlook something like that until you're back to safety - but it's not a warzone, and it'll have to be back to 100% condition the moment it returns to base. When they do things they do it properly so that it can be removed later and/or on units that won't actually be used just about ever (not that they use most of their stuff in the first place, but it's much further down the queue), not their newest model stuff and not without preparation and proper materials.

Having some asshole put shit on there or something would cost a lot of money to have fixed completely.
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Mar 13, 2013 4:26 AM

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No high school girls operating it for an exhibition drive? I'm quite disappointed.

Jokes aside, it's always nice to see GuP get more publicity.
 
Mar 13, 2013 5:23 AM

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This made me want to play more World of Tanks....
 
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No high school girls operating it for an exhibition drive? I'm quite disappointed.

Jokes aside, it's always nice to see GuP get more publicity.


The Nanayon is too new for senshado anyway, let alone the Hitomaru tanks LOL
 
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I want a serious answer not just an opinion. Is GuP a good anime? Objectively speaking.
 
Mar 13, 2013 5:42 AM

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I thought the Japanese hated this sort of anime gatherings.


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I want a serious answer not just an opinion. Is GuP a good anime? Objectively speaking.


There is no such thing as objectivity in anime.
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Niko-kun said:
I thought the Japanese hated this sort of anime gatherings.
Based on what you got that impression?


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I want a serious answer not just an opinion. Is GuP a good anime? Objectively speaking.
I want a serious answer not just an opinion. Do you have good taste? Objectively speaking.
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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symbv said:
Niko-kun said:
I thought the Japanese hated this sort of anime gatherings.
Based on what you got that impression?


IceBurn said:
I want a serious answer not just an opinion. Is GuP a good anime? Objectively speaking.
I want a serious answer not just an opinion. Do you have good taste? Objectively speaking.
Ughh i see your point. Well shouldnt hurt to give a try.
 
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awesome! Its really nice if an army help for tourism and even using anime, lol
 
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Panzer vor!
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At the risk of sounding hardcore weeaboo here, sometimes I just love this stupid country. Rest of the world better not try messing with the japanese again, I'm sure their army picked up lots of awesome strategys from GuP.
 
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So even the JSDF has otakus.

Badass.
 
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IceBurn said:
symbv said:
IceBurn said:
I want a serious answer not just an opinion. Is GuP a good anime? Objectively speaking.
I want a serious answer not just an opinion. Do you have good taste? Objectively speaking.
Ughh i see your point. Well shouldnt hurt to give a try.
Well, I can give you something different if you want to read more about Girls und Panzer. I wrote some longish posts in a previous BD/DVD Sales thread in MAL about why GuP became so successful. You can check here to have a look: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=563647&show=20#msg20263171
If you are still interested after reading it you can check the later posts I made within that thread for a debate about the appeal of this anime.
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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So even the JSDF has otakus.
"Even" is not the right word - It is commonly said that in JSDF there are more otakus proportion-wise compared to general population.
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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symbv said:
IceBurn said:
symbv said:
IceBurn said:
I want a serious answer not just an opinion. Is GuP a good anime? Objectively speaking.
I want a serious answer not just an opinion. Do you have good taste? Objectively speaking.
Ughh i see your point. Well shouldnt hurt to give a try.
Well, I can give you something different if you want to read more about Girls und Panzer. I wrote some longish posts in a previous BD/DVD Sales thread in MAL about why GuP became so successful. You can check here to have a look: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=563647&show=20#msg20263171
If you are still interested after reading it you can check the later posts I made within that thread for a debate about the appeal of this anime.
Alright thanks, ill give it a read. This isnt usually my thing but i dont see harm in watching it. Thanks again ^^.
 
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Wow, even Japanese army support Girls und Panzer
 
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symbv said:
MidnightPride said:
So even the JSDF has otakus.
"Even" is not the right word - It is commonly said that in JSDF there are more otakus proportion-wise compared to general population.


Didn't know that. Interesting o.o
 
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Japan is just too awesome!
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Niko-kun said:
I thought the Japanese hated this sort of anime gatherings.


IceBurn said:
I want a serious answer not just an opinion. Is GuP a good anime? Objectively speaking.


There is no such thing as objectivity in anime.



Almost 30k sales sound quite objective to me :P



Anyway, I enjoyed this news though I share the puzzledness about them worrying that the tank will be damaged.


A nice distillation of the current political discourse:
Two people, who don't really know what they're talking about condescending to each other nonsensically until one of them lands a 'sick burn'.


 
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TallonKarrde23 said:
Goryo said:
hpulley said:
dtshyk said:
...They tried to bring the newest Type 10 MBT but couldn't due to the concern about possible damages to the expensive tank.


Apparently they don't make tanks as tough as before... If a tank might be damaged by some otaku I hate to think how they'd hold up under fire LOL


That was my first thought...

Damages? Really? Do they think anime watchers carry thermite around with em or something?


I think it's more about vandalism than physical damage. The JSDF isn't exactly rolling in the dough, costs to fix something like that aren't cheap when you're talking about something coated in special and expensive materials. If it was a warzone, sure you can overlook something like that until you're back to safety - but it's not a warzone, and it'll have to be back to 100% condition the moment it returns to base. When they do things they do it properly so that it can be removed later and/or on units that won't actually be used just about ever (not that they use most of their stuff in the first place, but it's much further down the queue), not their newest model stuff and not without preparation and proper materials.

Having some asshole put shit on there or something would cost a lot of money to have fixed completely.


You'd have to have some balls to vandalize a fucking army tank with soldiers watching your every move.
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I thought it was more about them being worried about the tank getting damaged while being transported or something.

I seriously can't imagine GuP loving anime otaku to be the type of people who would vandalize tanks. Don't make me lose my faith in humanity.
 
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Nice.

If the event will be successful and the featured tank in the event doesn't get damaged, maybe they will permit the Type 10 in the next event.
 
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With all of this popularity it better get a season 2.
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Panzer vor!
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Not impressed ! .. come to syria And I'm ready to give you not one, but two T-80 tanks
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Still waiting on more episodes... and they have their events... yay?
 
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Still waiting on more episodes... and they have their events... yay?


Well, this event is the day before the finale and the next volume comes out that week, still have to stump for the Blu rays right??? Riiiight, this one is selling itself...
 
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Only the amazing country of Japan would do something like this for all their otakus. Wish I could see the tank. It would be so awesome *w*

 
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I was kinda hoping that whoever brought this Hetzer to E3 2011 would also bring it (or even better: a PzIV, there's gotta be some functional ones around) to the event.

Imagine if they repainted that Hetzer and put Oorai emblems on it and drove it around the event grounds...the crowd would go nuts.
 
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Japan is amazing in so many ways, lol!!
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IceBurn said:
I want a serious answer not just an opinion. Is GuP a good anime? Objectively speaking.


Hard to say since it depends so much on taste, BUT I have noticed that people who do not like GuP only tip at 10%, tend to beat their dogs, and have halitosis. Those who enjoy it, all seem to have IQ's two standard deviations above the average. Not saying this means anything, or one side is more correct than the other, just stating my observations.

As for a serious answer, if you can get over the concept that learning to operate a tank is a feminine trait on par with naginata, then yes GuP is an excellent animation. Or if you like Saki, then GuP is likewise an excellent animation. Though perhaps excellent is over stating it, but it is certainly one of the most enjoyable animations I have seen in a while.
 
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Very cool.

And yeah, I might be a little concerned about the Type-10, too. Especially if you're gonna have people and kids climbing all around the outside of that thing. Since they don't have very many of them and they're very expensive. Since they cost a few million dollars more to build than the M1-Abrams.




 
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JGSDF Camp Tsuchiura said they could have brought their tank to Oarai Anglerfish Festival held last November if they had known the live event of Girls und Panzer a few months earlier. They tried to bring the newest Type 10 MBT but couldn't due to the concern about possible damages to the expensive tank.
It's funny that a tank that's built for war can't handle the streets of Japan without getting some damage. LOL
 
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A REAL TANK! O_O

Now that's some excellent stuff just for an anime.
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I was kinda hoping that whoever brought this Hetzer to E3 2011 would also bring it (or even better: a PzIV, there's gotta be some functional ones around) to the event.

Imagine if they repainted that Hetzer and put Oorai emblems on it and drove it around the event grounds...the crowd would go nuts.
There are some anime conventions they could bring it to if Sentai Filmworks were to promote Girls und Panzer and wanted a tank or two that was used in the series to display.
 
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hahha really? LOL
 
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Military in Japan really love anime. It is well known that you can easily find anime fans in SDF. They played anime music in their public maneuver performance event. They have helicopter that has anime character printed on it:


I think US military should get away from macho stereotype image and start to love anime as well.

That is awesome also I hope it is team 1s tank if it is that would be awesome.
 
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Wut.

I should really watch this soon. This anime seems to bring about the craziest shenanigans in the real world.
 
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