When Fury, the World War II tank war film starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf, opened in Japan on November 28th, it was promoted to military history otaku as distributor Kadokawa teamed it with the moe land, sea and air forces of Girls und Panzer, KanColle and Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow. Following the offer of special clear files with tickets, GnP and Fury are reuniting for the latter's Blu-ray release.
Posable figma of two very different character types have gone on sale over the last couple of days. Hobby Stock will be distributing Free!'s Makoto Tachibana in April, selling for 5,000yen. Meanwhile, Good Smile Company is offering Girls Und Panzer's Mako Reizei for 4,630yen, shipping in May. Get a look after the jump.
The home town of Girls und Panzer continued to work the anime series into its annual celebration of its marine industries with this year's 18th Oarai Anglerfish Festival featuring the announcement that the GnP movie is slated for summer 2015, along with the unveiling of a new visual featuring the cast posing in front of the Oarai Marine Tower. Get a look after the jump.
A Certain Magical Index/Scientific Railgun have an association with the highly decorated Japanese professional football club Tokyo Verdy, whose home stadium, Ajinomoto Stadium, was featured in a number of episodes of the anime and who produced collaboration jerseys this summer. In a bit of inter-anime rivalry Ōarai Girls High School's Mito Hollyhock FC brought the Panzer Vor! to Tokyo for a Girls und Panzer vs. A Certain Scientific Railgun match.
Following its US debut on October 17th, Fury, a World War II tank war film starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf, opens in Japan on November 28th, and to promote it to military history otaku, distributor Kadokawa has teamed it with the moe land, sea and air forces of Girls und Panzer, KanColle and Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow. More after the jump.
Many popular anime/manga series have supported blood donation campaigns in Japan. One of the recent most successful anime series Girl und Panzer is the newest entry. Blood donors at the three blood donation rooms in Ibaraki Prefecture will receive an original clear file set featuring the anime girls. Hit the jump for more details.
Finally, the Girls und Panzer character most reluctant to get out of bed is getting her own hug pillow. Kadokawa will be bringing a Mako Reizei to their Comiket 86 booth along with Asuna, Sinon, and Mikoto Kiba from Highschool of the Dead artist Shouji Satou's Triage X. They'll have a Black Bullet pillow, but it's Rondo Robe who will have the special Enju / Tina Tenchu Girls version. Get a look after the jump.
Earlier this month we saw a handful of screens previewing the upcoming Girls und Panzer theatrical anime film. Helmed by TV series director Tsutomu Mizushima, with the rest of the show's staff returning to help, the Girls und Panzer movie sports an original story, and you can see a quick 30-second preview after the jump.