A new trailer for the upcoming Girls und Panzer Movie was revealed during the Girls und Panzer special and series marathon on the Niconico Live service on Saturday. The movie will open in Japanese theaters on November 21, and singer ChouCho will perform the theme song.
The stream also announced on Saturday that Asami Seto (Laffinty Fin E Ld Si from Rinne no Lagrange) will voice the Chihatan Academy’s unit commander Kinuyo Nishi in the film.
In addition to this, one of 13 different clear file illustrations which represents a different part of the girls’ daily adventures will be bundled in with advanced tickets from June 6.
Girls Und Panzer Movie promotional video:
The first promotional video for the film released in July last year:
The most recent visual was revealed last March and the tagline reads “Take it back”:
Girls und Panzer is a 2012 Japanese anime television series created by Actas. It depicts a competition between girls’ high schools practicing tank warfare as a sport. The series was directed by Tsutomu Mizushima and produced by Kiyoshi Sugiyama. Takaaki Suzuki, who has earlier acted as a military history advisor for Strike Witches and Upotte!!, was involved in the production of the anime. The series initially aired in Japan between October and December 2012, with two additional episodes airing in March 2013 and an original video animation released in July 2014. Five manga series and a light novel adaptation have been published by Media Factory. An animated film had been announced for release in 2014, however was pushed back to Q2 2015.
Here is a synopsis of the series from Haruhichan:
You may have heard of kung fu, but the girls at Oarai High School practice gun-fu—really, really BIG 75mm gun-fu, in fact. It’s called Sensha-do, and it’s the martial art of operating armored tanks! They take it seriously too, and since winning the national Sensha-do championship is such a huge deal at Oarai, they sometimes go to extreme ends in order to get the best students from Panzer class to sign up. Which is how Miho Nishizumi, who HATES operating tanks, gets drafted to join doomsday-driven driver Mako, even-triggered gunner Hana, highly receptive radio operator Saori and combustible tank-fangirl and loader Yukari as the incomparable Anko Team. They may not be on the half-track to fame and fortune, and maybe a few of them would rather shop for tank tops than become tops in tanks, but once their focus is locked and loaded, they’re absolutely driven.
I’m Jake Caprino, who is more commonly known by the online alias Swaps4. I’m a subcontractor based in Japan. I enjoy writing about anime, video games, and bits & pieces of Japanese culture.