An Early Look at the "Girls & Panzer" Manga Series

Series launches in new issue of "Comic Flapper" along with moped manga "Gentsuki"

Bishoujo weapon pairings continue this spring with the newly launched Girls & Panzer. Ahead of the upcoming anime series from Squid Girls' Tsutomu Mizushima, the "heartfelt tank story" manga from Ryouichi Saitaniya kicks off in the new July issue of Comic Flapper (home of Brave 10 and Twin Spica).

 

The series follows the daily life of highschool girls who perform a type of martial art with "road tanks."

 

Saitaniya's version

The anime take

 

Staff on the anime includes

Director:  Tsutomu Mizushima (Squid Girl, Genshiken, Blood-C)

Writer: Reiko Yoshida (K-On!, Polar Bear's Café)

Character Design: Humikane Shimada (Strike Witches)

Animation: Isao Sugimoto (Squid Girl)

Original Character concept: Takeshi Nogami (Strike Witches doujinshi)

 

Cast:

Yuka Iguchi (Nisemonogatari's Tsukihi Araragi, Certain Magical Index's Index)

Mai Fuchigami

Ai Kayano (Lagrange's Muginami, Medaka Box's Mogana Kikaijima)

Ikumi Nakagami

 

 

 

The new Comic Flapper also features the debut of Kazutaka Akiyoshi's Kazutaka Akiyoshi's Gentsuki, a manga simply about the excursions a pair of girls take on their moped.

 

via Comic Natalie

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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