"Girls und Panzer" Storms the Plastic Model World

Kits of the titular tank dominate Amazon Japan's hobby plamo chart

While Gundam are the best known example of plastic models (plamo), there's a world of Japanese model kits beyond those particular bipedal mecha. That battle field is being stormed by 1/35th scale kits of the new Girls und Panzer anime's titular tanks, with preorders for the four planned tanks crowding Amazon Japan's hobby plamo top sales chart.


Panzer IV Ausf. D  -Ankou Team ver.-

From Platz - due in late December



Type 89 I-Go - 

from Fine Molds - due in late November


StuG III Ausf. F

From Platz - due in December


Panzer 38(t) Ausf. B/C

From Platz - due in later December



Read a blog about the tanks' background here



Meanwhile, the makers of Girls Und Panzer announced plans to participate in the Ibaraki Prefecture Oarai Festival November 18th. So, if you want to see the cast perform the anglerfish dance, book your ticket to Japan soon.



via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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