Oct 12, 2012

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Girls und Panzer

Really, Japan? Wasn’t Upotte!! enough? I have no idea what I was watching here. There’s a story hidden somewhere, but hell if I know what it is. I was too focussed on what I was seeing, which is not a good thing in this case.

Although I just said that, the artwork is definitely not at fault here. The characters are cute, the tanks look badass and the backgrounds aren’t too far behind. It’s definitely not the artwork that’s weird here, that’s for sure.

It’s this strange story. It started with Upotte!!, which was something similar to this, but at least a bit better. This… This is just disappointing. I watched the first episode but I stopped following at the ten minute mark. I just watched the artwork. The story is just too ridiculous.

I don’t recommend this one. I’m pretty sure that there are people out there that enjoy watching this kind of rubbish thing, but I am not one of those people. I suggest you give the first episode a chance.

Plot Summary: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.

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