Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Girls und Panzer" Anime

Show available soon digitally, home video release to follow in 2013

The latest in a long line of licensing announcements from Sentai Filmworks is none other than the "military series that'll tickle your heart." Girls und Panzer will be available soon through select digital outlets, with a home video release set for next year. 

 

Girls und Panzer is directed by Squid Girl's Tsutomu Mizushima, with series composition from Reiko Yoshida (K-On!, Polar Bear's Café). Shiroh Hamaguchi (Tari Tari, One Piece) provides the music, and animation production is by Actas (Mazinkaiser SKL, Tales of Phantasia). Here's Sentai's meaty synopsis from the press release

 

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.  It’s mad, it’s metal and mayhem is guaranteed!  So marching band and drill teams take cover, ‘cause the parade ground’s about to be rock and rolled under in the extra-curricular, armored vehicular spectacular that delivers in every particular: GIRLS UND PANZER!

 

Anyone looking forward to this series?

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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