The official blog for the Girls und Panzer anime franchise announced the theatrical release schedule for Girls und Panzer der Film for the coming months and confirmed at least four theaters will be showing it till November 22. It means the film, originally opened in Japan on November 21, 2015, will be running at theaters over one year. Hit the jump for more details.
Captains from three of Girls und Panzer's tankery teams are the latest subject for series hug pillows. From Yokohama's Brishish inspired St. Gloriana Girls Academy comes Darjeeling, from Aomori's Soviety inspired Pravda Girls High School comes Katyusha, and from Tochigi's Anzio Girls High School comes Anchovy (she's one of the character's who's real name is revealed... Chiyomi Anzai in this case). Get a look after the jump. Feel the Euro-love after the jump.
Tachikawa Cinema City in Tokyo announced on June 20 that its "Gokujou Bakuon (Superfine Explosive Sound) screening of Girls und Panzer der Film is decided to continue till September 2. The film was originally released on November 21, 2015, and is still running at 12 theaters across Japan even after its DVD/Blu-ray were released. Hit the jump for more.
Tsutomu Mizushima - director of such fan-favorite anime as SHIROBAKO, Girls und Panzer, and The Lost Village - recently took to social media with a pair of Twitter posts that have set fans speculating about what his next project may be. Hit the jump to learn more.
Even one week after the release of the DVD/Blu-ray, many dedicated fans have not stopped going to theaters yet. The official blog of the Girls und Panzer franchise has confirmed, as of June 5, Girls und Panzer der Film had earned 2,200,801,484 yen on 1,296,776 admissions. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the latest Oricon report, the special limited edition Blu-ray of Girls und Panzer der Film sold an impressive 162,000 units in its first week, ranking No.1 in the weekly overall Blu-ray sales chart. This is the second No.1 Blu-ray disc for the franchise following the fifth volume of the TV series released in May 2013. Hit the jump for more details.
FREEing, who you might remember from their Bunny Girl figures based on Infinite Statos and such, like their figures a bit big and a bit risque. Next up is a 1/4 scale doll of Girls Und Panzer protagonist Miho Nishizumi that can swap a school uniform for an ankou/angler fish suit. Available now to order with Good Smile Company distributing, when fans had a look at it, many noted that they weren't quite convinced that it was so entirely innocent looking.
As reported, in commemoration of the release of its DVD/Blu-ray, Girls und Panzer der Film has received a large-scale rerun at 153 theaters across Japan since last Saturday. Thanks to the push, its total domestic gross finally reached an amazing 2,021,490,984 yen, finishing 9th in its 27th weekend box office. Hit the jump for more details.