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Posted 9/10/13 , edited 9/10/13


They had like, 15 Minutes to Aim at the center tank, AND THEY FAIL

For pete's sake, you could have just stuck the A-team right in there to block'em off, and BAMNBAMN. Trade 1 for 5! Win match!

You know, sports rules like that could be super easily tilted because of ideas like mine. Scape Goat! Sacrificial pawns!

Wait, that ending....REALLY? From your comments earlier I thought the loss would be overwhelming, they did pretty damn well. Like, seroiusly Tanks should not be moving like that, but are, so cool.

But come on now! Point Blank 1v1, how did that NOT be a Draw? Heavy Armor sure sure, but they took like 3 hits!
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Am I the only person who feels that this plot has almost no weight to it? The girls are super kawaii, but I don't really care much for Tankery. I feel like this would be better if all these girls enlisted in the armed forces and went to war for real. That way the stuff they did would actually have consequences. They might as well be playing a tank video game.
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hughjazz44 wrote:

Am I the only person who feels that this plot has almost no weight to it? The girls are super kawaii, but I don't really care much for Tankery. I feel like this would be better if all these girls enlisted in the armed forces and went to war for real. That way the stuff they did would actually have consequences. They might as well be playing a tank video game.


That isn't the fault of the setting or plot, it's the fault of the characters. The Tankery plot pins on the characters resolve for Tankery itself.

Take Hajime no Ippo for example.

The plot here has no more going for it than Girls und Panzer does, it's just them getting better and facing foes.

Only Girls Und Panzer has the advantage of a group set of protaganists.

Where they fail however, is the motivations and well, fighting spirit!

The main character herself is forced into every decision. She doesn't want to take Tankery, everybody says Please and gives puppy eyes, she concedes. She's not the leadership type, but nooo, make her the leader, she knows about tanks, clearly the Student Council president knows more about leadership than her.

In contrast, Ippo from the screen up there is into boxing simply because he's extremely interested in it. He's Boxing BECAUSE it's something to do. He's not content with other hobbies or past times, he doesn't avoid getting into the Boxing scene. He jumps in, and fights for his right to be a part of it. Whether or not other characters take the plot seriously is null, since the hero likes it and is focusing ALL of his energy and time into it. It makes Boxing exciting, same with any sport anime actually. It's about how much the Hero tries.

Why do her friends take Tankery? Because the other friend does it! They have little to no incentive to ever have taken Tankery. From what we see in Episode 4 (or was it 5?) One of them has reasons NOT to take Tankery, that being her Mother's disapproval. It's not like she took Tankery for the awesomeness of using the gun. She took it cuz her friends were taking it. She grew to like it sure, but social norms and parental bonds arnt' as weak as to just fall over at the drop of a hobby. Tankery is treated as a big deal by the Panzer Universe, but not by it's central characters.

The very fact that these tanks were customized puts more value in the characters than the tanks themselves, unfortunately most of the characters are still and forever Flat.

The series is decent enough, but you'll have to ignore the character motivations and back stories. As the birthdays of the girls are far more important(The hell is up with Japan and birthdays?)
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Posted 9/11/13
Episode 5.5 - Introductions!
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Posted 9/12/13
Boring recap episode.
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Posted 9/15/13
Episode 6 - Our First Battle Comes To A Climax!
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Cake, AGAIN? REALLY?
Ok, the Tank-e Cak-e works just fine, you pass. Good job.

One problem, they're fighting Americans right?

WHERE ARE THE DAMN AMERICAN FLAGS?

AMERICAAAAAAAAA

WARNING, FOLLOWING IMAGE IS SO AMERICAN, FOREIGNERS WILL BE STRICKEN BLIND, AND PERHAPS MISS THE HUMOR. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!


So um, American Flags are like, required. Money and cheating jokes aside, at least have FLAGS, what is this, Texas-America? Is that why everyone is blonde? Where are the black people? Are black girls just too unsexy yah damn racists? No mexicans either, or are you saving the Tequila Gundam for later?

Hehe......

what? It's a legitimate question! American's aren't just popular white girls, you gotta have the other racial profiles and most importantly, the nerd girl. Give me a Willow Rosenberg already!
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Posted 9/18/13
Episode 7 - Up Next Is Anzio!
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Posted 9/18/13
So they won their first battle against cheaters.

I still feel like this series is going nowhere. Although I do enjoy the opening and closing. The art style is really nice, and the girls are kawaii. I still am a big fan of Hana. :3
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Posted 9/22/13
Episode 8 - We're Fighting Pravda!
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Girls & Panzer Meets World of Tanks Game in Video

A promotional video for the collaboration between the World of Tanks video game and the Girls und Panzer anime was unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show 2013 event on Sunday. The online game began service in Japan on September 5.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-09-22/girls-and-panzer-meets-world-of-tanks-game-in-video
http://youtu.be/DVCE4MQNh1A

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World of Tanks? cool cool.

Girls und Panzer meeting World of tanks?

Old news...but DAMN IT, you COULD TRY HARDER! What was that? It's like...they weren't even trying.
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Posted 9/23/13
I agree. It seems like a pretty cool idea, but looks like almost no effort was put into it.
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Posted 9/23/13
I think this about sums up my feelings on this series:

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Posted 9/23/13
OK! So 8 (9 if you count the recap) episodes later, there IS a point to all this tankery! Save the school! I don't understand why this couldn't have been brought up a lot sooner.
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