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Girls und Panzer 

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Miho Nishizumi comes from a family famous for their skills in Senshado, the art of tank warfare. However, she dishonored her family name, so she attends the no-name high school called Oorai... See full summary »
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Mai Fuchigami Mai Fuchigami ...  Miho Nishizumi 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Ai Kayano ...  Saori Takebe 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Mami Ozaki Mami Ozaki ...  Hana Isuzu 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Ikumi Nakagami Ikumi Nakagami ...  Yukari Akiyama 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Yuka Iguchi ...  Mako Reizei 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Misato Fukuen ...  Anzu Kadotani 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Mikako Takahashi ...  Yuzu Koyama 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Kana Ueda ...  Momo Kawashima 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Hitomi Takeuchi Hitomi Takeuchi ...  Azusa Sawa 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Konomi Tada Konomi Tada ...  Karina Sakaguchi 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Yuri Yamaoka Yuri Yamaoka ...  Yuuki Utsugi 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Akina Akina ...  Aya Oono 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Jessica Calvillo Jessica Calvillo ...  Saori Takebe 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Caitlynn French Caitlynn French ...  Hana Isuzu 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Kendall McClellan Kendall McClellan ...  Momo Kawashima 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Margaret McDonald Margaret McDonald ...  Miho Nishizumi 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Molly Searcy ...  Mako Reizei 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Rebekah Stevens Rebekah Stevens ...  Yukari Akiyama 12 episodes, 2012-2013
Mika Kikuchi Mika Kikuchi ...  Noriko Isobe 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Eri Sendai Eri Sendai ...  Caesar 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Satomi Moriya Satomi Moriya ...  Erwin 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Nozomi Nakazato Nozomi Nakazato ...  Ayumi Yamagou 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Mari Kirimura Mari Kirimura ...  Shinobu Kawanishi 10 episodes, 2012-2013
Yuka Inoue Yuka Inoue ...  Saemonza 10 episodes, 2012-2013
Nancy Novotny ...  Oryou 10 episodes, 2012-2013
Maya Yoshioka Maya Yoshioka ...  Taeko Kondou 9 episodes, 2012-2013
Sakura Nakamura Sakura Nakamura ...  Akebi Sasaki 9 episodes, 2012-2013
Ayuru Ohashi Ayuru Ohashi ...  Oryou 9 episodes, 2012-2013
Shiori Izawa Shiori Izawa ...  Midoriko Sono 9 episodes, 2012-2013
Eri Kitamura Eri Kitamura ...  Darjeeling 9 episodes, 2012-2013
Kara Greenberg ...  Darjeeling 9 episodes, 2012-2013
Rie Tanaka Rie Tanaka ...  Maho Nishizumi 8 episodes, 2012-2013
Mai Ishihara Mai Ishihara ...  Orange Pekoe 8 episodes, 2012-2013
Natalie Rial Natalie Rial ...  Nekonya / ... 7 episodes, 2012-2013
Masayo Kurata ...  Yuri Isuzu / ... 6 episodes, 2012-2013
Yumi Tôma Yumi Tôma ...  Shiho Nishizumi 5 episodes, 2012-2013
Hitomi Nabatame Hitomi Nabatame ...  Erika Itsumi 5 episodes, 2012-2013
Hekiru Shiina Hekiru Shiina ...  Ami Chouno 5 episodes, 2012-2013
Hisako Kanemoto Hisako Kanemoto ...  Katyusha 5 episodes, 2012-2013
Atsushi Imaruoka Atsushi Imaruoka ...  Shinzaburou 5 episodes, 2012-2013
Ayako Kawasumi ...  Kay 5 episodes, 2012-2013
Sumire Uesaka ...  Nonna 5 episodes, 2012-2013
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Miho Nishizumi comes from a family famous for their skills in Senshado, the art of tank warfare. However, she dishonored her family name, so she attends the no-name high school called Oorai, which doesn't have a Senshado club, wanting to stay away from it. But, the student council president has other plans, wanting to save their school from termination by winning the Senshado tournament.

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In episode 10 when the girls are at Miho's home watching movies. The movie that was playing on the TV was Kelly's Heroes. The scene when the Tiger tank is stuck between a tree and a wall and cannot turn around to fire its main cannon. See more »

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Miho Nishizumi: Panzer vor!
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Spoofs Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) See more »

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Moé with Tanks

The Moe genre is something that has really gotten about every treatment under the sun. It's not a genre I'm particularly fond of because it's just too cutesy, sickly sweet, and all rather pointless. However, I am a big Second World War buff. So, here I go with "Girls & Panzer". An adorable original production from Actas, who are best known for, well, "Girls & Panzer". I have to admit I was skeptical going into this series as it involves the usual bunch of high school girls who look like they're 8 years old forming up a band of misfits into a club where they compete with a rogue's gallery of opposing schools.

The bonus here is that their sport is "tankery". Think of it as a war game, but not war itself. Tanks fire live rounds that can take out other tanks and buildings, but never seem to harm actual people. Despite several big explosions and high impact collisions, there is nary a spot of blood shed by the cast- although they at times appear to suffer mild injuries, broken eye glasses, and a lot of soot covering fires. We must remember they *are* cartoons. And this is a game. Played with tanks. Real tanks.

When I say real tanks, I mean they really went out of their way to add as much realism as possible. The descriptions and designs of these vehicles are true to history. While most are CG produced, it fits fairly seamlessly with the hand drawn animation of the characters, producing some wonderful combat scenes with the most impressive sound effects I've heard in quite some time from an Anime. If you didn't know better, you'd think you were watching a WW2 film with all the quality sound editing and mixing going on. Masterful work! Added into this mix is a wonderful soundtrack that sounds like something Elmer Bernstein would have written along with ballads from other nations. I particularly enjoyed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" for the American tanks and "Panzerlied" for the German ones.

I guess in all this fuss over the accuracy of the tanks and songs I forgot about the plot. It's not a new one, a new student with a past must lead a band of oddballs and misfits to glory in a tankery tournament to save the school. Along the way they grow as a team, as people, and learn the value of friendship. I don't recall many of the characters names, despite decent attempts to give them depth. It's not really a big deal, because this was not going to be a character driven show. This is literally a TANK driven show. Neither the Japanese or English voice cast left much of an impression, as there isn't much dialogue to shine with, so you can go either way when it comes to Sub or Dub.

I want to mention this however- despite the Panzer being given top billing and center stage in this show, NO attempts are made to glorify Nazi Germany or war itself. Names of various legends of tank warfare- Rommel, Guderian, and Wittmann- are mentioned. They are recognized as pioneers and innovators in armored warfare. A status they hold to this day, despite wearing the uniform and serving under the flag of an army of darkness.

Attention to detail and production values save this from just being an adorable little show about cute girls in tanks. It's a good bit of fun. 7/10. Check it out. Cheers!


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