Fans have discovered a cute homage in the tank battle against Anzio High School in the 2014 Girls Und Panzer OAV: the fight between rival teams of tanks faithfully reproduces the famous chase sequence from the beginning of the 1979 theatrical anime film Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro.
Although the above Tweet from @col_danzai (asserting "Those Panzer Girls are ridiculous!") notes the similarities, there's actually a longer video dating back to October of 2014 that compares the entire chase / tank battle sequence side-by-side, and the similarities are too striking to ignore.
Of course, one person's "clever homage" may be another person's "blatant rip-off". What do you think? Does the Girls Und Panzer animation cross the line, or is it more properly framed as a loving tribute?
Source: My Game News Flash
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