Rumor: Producer Hints at next Work – Girls und Panzer Sequel?
Kentaro Seki of Norimoto News, recently wrote an article regarding the popularity of the series, Girls und Panzer, which had gotten the attention of the show’s producer. The producer, Kiyoshi Sugiyama, left a comment that may persuade the fans that a sequel may be in the works.
The comment comes near the conclusion of the article, where Sugiyama states:
Although we have completed the theatrical version, and everyone is currently able to enjoy this most recent entry, at this stage it is not possible to talk about the next work. Now I hope that everyone will enjoy our work on the world of Girls und Panzer and the Girls und Panzer movie.
Japanese fans have latched onto the words “next work”, suggesting that this phrase implies another Girls und Panzer animation may be being planned. As with many rumors, there’s not a lot of solid information to go on yet, but more Girls und Panzer would certainly be a good thing.
In related news – Miho Nishizumi and Shimada Arisu from the Girls und Panzer series has been featured as a poster in the February 2016 issue of Megami. This issue can be purchased here (get 5% off with coupon code MOE-N3Y-4YW0QK) and you can view the other posters that came in this issue here.
In celebration of the movie premiere last year on November 21, various girls from the Girls und Panzer series have been featured in the December 2015 issue of Animedia. This issue of Animedia can be purchased here and you can view the other posters that came in this issue here.
Various girls from the Girls und Panzer series have also been featured in the December 2015 issue of Megami as a poster. You can purchase this issue of Megami magazine here and view the other posters that came in this issue here.
In addition to this, another poster of the series has been featured in the November 2015 issue of the Japanese anime magazine Megami. You can purchase this issue of Megami magazine here and view the other posters that came in this issue here.
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.
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