GIRLS und PANZER (Garupan)

GIRLS und PANZER  (Garupan)
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GIRLS und PANZER  (Garupan)
The town tie up with Girls und Panzer

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 Sugiyama Kiyoshi. Suzuki Takaaki, 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 but got pushed to Summer 2015.

The story takes place in a universe where historical WWII-era tanks are maintained for sports warfare competitions and large carrier ships known as Academy Ships support mobile sea communities. Of the many activities high school girls can participate in, one of the most popular is "sensha-do", (lit. "the way of the tank"), the art of operating tanks, which is considered a traditional martial art. Nishizumi Miho, a girl from a prestigious family of sensha-do practitioners who became traumatized by a past event, transfers to Oarai Girls High School to get away from sensha-do, as she presumed the school was no longer practicing the sport. However, shortly after Miho begins her new school life and makes some new friends, the student council announces the revival of sensha-do at Oarai and coerces Miho, the only student with prior experience, to join. While reluctant to join at first, having practically been forced, Miho soon warms up to sensha-do again and comes to enjoy it, after which the school prepares to enter a national sensha-do championship, facing off against various other schools.

The spin-off manga, Girls und Panzer: Little Army, follows Miho in her elementary school days as she participates in sensha-do alongside her friends Emi, Hitomi, and Chihiro.