VIDEO: Oarai High School Marching Band Performs "Girls und Panzer" Tribute

Anime fans double the attendance count at celebration of city's fishing industry

The angler fish festival in Ibaraki prefecture's Oarai, celebrating the city's fishing industry, generally attracts 20-30,000 visitors. However, this year, after being featured in the Girls und Panzer anime and being promoted by the anime's producers, an estimated 65,000 attended the event. And in addition to being able to buy series merchandise, the city highschool marching band treated fans to a tribute to the music used in the anime.





The event also featured traditional dance




One of the characters seems a bit less popular than the others




As depicted in the anime



And if you're wondering what a real angler fish looks like, or more specifically how one is prepared...



via Yaraon

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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