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Episode 6 of Girls und Panzer Postponed One Week

by dtshyk
Nov 5, 2012 3:41 PM | 52 Comments
According to the official blog, episode 6 of Girls und Panzer was announced to be postponed due to various circumstances and will be aired on November 19th. The special program "Episode 5.5: I'll introduce!" will be aired on November 12th instead. As a result, the airing of the final episode could be delayed more than one week. The airing date of the final episode will be announced before episode 11.

Source: Girls und Panzer official blog

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jmal said:
symbv said:
If anything, the delay even boosted Bake's sales!

Not sure about boosted. It had better first week sales, but only because everyone had ages and ages to preorder it, so it was the most front-loaded volume.
That is what I meant by boost. Front-loaded maybe but it still is a better first-week result, and this front-loading is due to the delay, which is one reason I said there is a boost caused by the delay.

EDIT: see the mods advice. Let's continue in the other thread if there is a desire to continue the discussion.

Dec 16, 2012 12:37 AM by symbv

News of delay of episode 11 and episode 12 in this thread : http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=532648.

Please stick to the title of the thread which is about episode 6.

Dec 16, 2012 12:30 AM by Nayah

symbv said:
If anything, the delay even boosted Bake's sales!

Not sure about boosted. It had better first week sales, but only because everyone had ages and ages to preorder it, so it was the most front-loaded volume. Vol. 1 and 4 still sold more overall (3-4k better), even though Vol. 6 was the one with the non-TV episodes. So I think it affected the time distribution of sales, not so much the total number of sales.

However, yes, the reason GirlPan gets away with this shit is because it's so good. If a lesser show totally whiffed on 2 of 12 episodes and delayed the finales by a whole cour people would quite possibly write it off. Of course, if it were a less popular show less people would be following it to care...

But man 11 and 12 better be epic as hell to make up for it. I'm talking tank battles that make the godly fight in episode 9 look like a picnic. I also want a season two announcement immediately after they air the finale!

Dec 16, 2012 12:24 AM by jmal

RyanSaotome said:
Will it really hurt the sales though? Bakem had the same thing and it still sold like hot cakes. I don't see people cancelling their preorders because of this... I'd rather have higher quality episodes than rushing them, which a lot of lesser shows would do.
If anything, the delay even boosted Bake's sales! One reason is that the delay is a form of "marketing by making news" (even if the news is not a positive one). This may happen to GirlPan but on the other hand Bake has strong and solid fanbase from the novel, where GirlPan is an original anime which means its fanbase may not be as loyal as in Bake's case. So far GirlPan's ranking is little budged in Amazon, but it is hard to tell what will happen when the Winter anime starts to air and provides new distraction for anime fans who may decide to divert their fund to buy the BD of the new shows instead.

It is absolutely lucky that GirlPan got really high opinion among anime fans, which makes the backlash muter than it should have. It is universally agreed that delaying a final episode for almost 3 months is not acceptable, but the quality of the anime so far (and promise of good quality for ep.11/12 as well as possibility of a 2nd season) persuaded the fans to go relatively easy on the director and the studio.

Dec 15, 2012 11:48 PM by symbv

The studio needs to handle their anime better, it's bad for sales of BDs although I doubt it in this case.

Dec 15, 2012 4:49 PM by Hoppy

I want to die.

Dec 15, 2012 3:28 PM by Amarrez

Either way, this kinda suck :P

Well, will wait with ep 10 also then and rewatch the whole thing when we get closer~

Dec 15, 2012 3:11 PM by Rabbiac

RyanSaotome said:
I don't see people cancelling their preorders because of this...

No, of course not. It's more of a "Why can't we have nice things (on time)?" lament. I'm just tired of this.

I'd rather have higher quality episodes than rushing them, which a lot of lesser shows would do.

While I share the same sentiment in the abstract, I think it's used too often as a Get Out of Jail Free card to excuse any and all production screw-ups. Plenty of shows manage to deliver a good consistent level of quality on schedule every week.

Dec 15, 2012 2:54 PM by jmal

RyanSaotome said:
jmal said:
Yeeeeep, Mizushima, Actas, and friends, way to royally screw this one up. Studios are getting far too comfortable with the whole "Herpderp we'll just finish the show later. At some point. Or something." approach to production. Even worse when they do it to one of the biggest surprise hits of the year.


Will it really hurt the sales though? Bakem had the same thing and it still sold like hot cakes. I don't see people cancelling their preorders because of this... I'd rather have higher quality episodes than rushing them, which a lot of lesser shows would do.


Disc 6 doesn't come out until June anyways, assuming this doesn't delay it further...

I am looking forward to the improvements in addition to the OVAs. First disc should be in my house in a week and a half or so!

Dec 15, 2012 2:45 PM by hpulley

jmal said:
Yeeeeep, Mizushima, Actas, and friends, way to royally screw this one up. Studios are getting far too comfortable with the whole "Herpderp we'll just finish the show later. At some point. Or something." approach to production. Even worse when they do it to one of the biggest surprise hits of the year.


Will it really hurt the sales though? Bakem had the same thing and it still sold like hot cakes. I don't see people cancelling their preorders because of this... I'd rather have higher quality episodes than rushing them, which a lot of lesser shows would do.

Dec 15, 2012 2:18 PM by RyanSaotome

Not really, in case of Madoka there was good reason for delays. More like Bakemonogatari.

Dec 15, 2012 1:58 PM by Progeusz

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-12-15/girls-and-panzer-delays-episode-no.11-tentatively-until-march

Apparently that ATX thing was wrong and the final 2 episodes are being delayed until March. Bleh.. its gonna be Madoka all over again.

Dec 15, 2012 1:47 PM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome said:
http://yaraon.blog109.fc2.com/blog-entry-13354.html

ATX confirms they'll air the 12th episode on January 9th... so no worry about having to wait a while for it to be streamed somewhere. Dunno if Crunchy will have this episode though, since I don't believe their stream is through ATX.

Other sub groups sub it before CR anyway, so its not that big of a deal.

Dec 10, 2012 1:30 PM by rederoin

http://yaraon.blog109.fc2.com/blog-entry-13354.html

ATX confirms they'll air the 12th episode on January 9th... so no worry about having to wait a while for it to be streamed somewhere. Dunno if Crunchy will have this episode though, since I don't believe their stream is through ATX.

Dec 10, 2012 1:17 PM by RyanSaotome

00_Raiser said:

Most likely episode 5.5 is not a recap, but rather, an introduction about the characters in full description. The official website gives us brief info, but not full info.


I sure hope so. With so many going on they yet to full introduce everyone. Also hoping for explanations about the world settings, and why they made those giant carriers.

Nov 7, 2012 8:56 AM by Magito

Ugh, having not catching up episode 5 is not enough, now I ahve to wait 2 weeks to get episode 6...

Most likely episode 5.5 is not a recap, but rather, an introduction about the characters in full description. The official website gives us brief info, but not full info.

Mod Edit: Removed quote that was removed.

Nov 7, 2012 7:11 AM by 00_Raiser

Gah! This is frustrating!

Nov 6, 2012 8:24 PM by Magito

Gah, as if it didn't feel bad enough having to wait a week after each episode to find out what happens next...

Nov 6, 2012 7:11 PM by MindMaster83

Haha, one day after my birthday!

Nov 6, 2012 6:04 PM by PsychoKitteh

Mr_Gutts said:
don't really care about this anime

So thats why you post in threads about said anime?

Nov 6, 2012 2:59 PM by rederoin

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