A new video package has been put together to promote the upcoming Girls und Panzer: Heartful Tank Disc - a video look back at last month's Heartful Tank Carnival event, the 2014 GnP movie, and the upcoming OVA. Meanwhile, the Circle K Sunkus GnP promotion has rolled out with new visuals, food items and incentives. Get a look after the the jump.
Girls und Panzer's Ōarai Girls Academy School Ship is big. Bigger than the Castle in the Sky. Bigger than the Macross SDF1. The 7600m vessel has been reproduced in a 1/40000 scale model, previewed at the recent Shizuoka Hobby Show along with a radio controlled Panzer IV. Get a look after the jump.
The sixth and final volume of the Girls und Panzer arrives in Japan on DVD and Blu-ray June 21st with the ova "Banquet Wars!" This one takes place after the conclusion of the TV series, so feel free to speculate on whether it will feed into the movie planned for 2014. Get a first look after the jump.
It was a good weekend for Girls und Panzer's tank otaku, Yukari Akiyama. A new digest version of the "Snow Wars" OVA, set to be released with five of the series on May 28th, offers a look at her mission with Riko "Erwin" Matsumoto. Meanwhile, the hit, sell out reproduction of her rucksack is set to be re-released by LUXENT in June for a hefty 31,290yen ($307). Get a look after the jump.
Oarai in Ibaraki Prefecture fell in love with Girls und Panzer, or at least the otaku tourism yen that came with being depicted in the anime. After the spring celebraitons, news coverage and other video evidence have found their way onto Youtube. Get a look after the jump.
In time for this weekend's Girls und Panzer tribute Sailor Suits and Tank Combat doujinshi fan expo, an amazing foot powered mini wooden Turtle Team Hetzer rolled on Oarai as the city continues to embrace the anime that depicted it. Meanwhile, bidding on a limited, full scale armor piercing shell pillows offered at the event have hit astronomical sums. Get a look after the jump.
Mezamashi TV, one of the popular morning TV shows in Japan previously broadcast a segment to show the effects of smash hit "Girls Und Panzer" on the town of Ooarai in Ibaraki Prefecture. The series is set in the town and it's bringing lots of Garupan fans to the sacred grounds. One hotel is happy that their building was destroyed because that actually helped their business! More after the jump!
Unfortunately, it looks the plague of pathological fans has been visited upon Girls und Panzer. Unlike some cases in the the string of Kuroko's Basketball incidents, event organizers have not entirely backed down, but in response to threatening e-mails, May's Sailor Suits and Tank Combat doujinshi fan expo has opted to move from the Oarai Cultural Center and ban adult fan manga. More after the jump.
The ladies of Girls und Panzer are getting ready for more action, according to a reveal at the Heartful Tank Carnival event. Production is set to kick off on a 2014 Girls und Panzer film, with series director Tsutomu Mizushima returning to the helm. Read on for more.