News Girls & Panzer Film's Theme Singer, Date, Length, New Visual Unveiled
posted on 2015-03-15 01:00 EDT
Director Tsutomu Mizushima confirmed on Sunday that the movie edition of Girls und Panzer, the popular anime of girls riding and fighting in tanks, will now premiere on November 21. Before this new date, the film was originally slated for last year, then delayed again to this summer. Additionally, the movie is now slated for 120 minutes instead of the originally planned 90 minutes, and Mizushima vowed to do his best to meet that goal. Singer ChouCho will perform the theme song.
The announcements were made at a Sunday talk show during the Oarai Spring Festival's 4th Kairaku Festa at Ōarai, the Ibaraki Prefecture town that served as the model for the anime. The talk show revealed that a trailer for the movie will come out in June and limited edition models will soon be available.
A poster with the new visual for the film also debuted on Sunday. It features Miho Nishizumi with a tagline that reads "Take it back."
ガルパン劇場版意味深ポスター pic.twitter.com/3lsMV1L1sW— カーン (@k_khan) March 15, 2015
The new film in the Girls und Panzer franchise with an all-original story was announced in 2013, although it was initially planned for release last year. The television anime series' Tsutomu Mizushima is returning to direct the film. Sunday's talk show featured the cast from the television series who are also reprising their roles for the movie.
A teaser trailer debuted in July:
Text: The talked-about anime Girls und Panzer that started the tank boom
Text: Is returning as a brand-new, full-length film!
Yukari: Nishizumi, Nishizumi! Did you hear? It looks like our new activities are being made into a full-length movie that's currently in production!
Text: All the staff from Girls und Panzer including the director Tsutomu Mizushima reunite!
Miho: Yeah! I'm so happy that I can do senshadō matches with Darjeeling and the others again!
Yukari: Mm-hmm! I'm happy I can ride a tank with you again, Nishizumi!
Text: A full-length story on the theater's big screen with stunning sound!
Miho: Girls und Panzer: The Movie.
Text: New characters and new tanks appear one after the other!
Yukari: It looks like new tanks will make an appearance!
Miho: Currently in production! Everyone, please look forward to it!
The anime franchise began with a television series that premiered in 2012. The story centers around high school girls who drive tanks that exist in real life, as they compete in teams. Crunchyroll and Anime Network both streamed the anime outside Japan. An all-new original video anime (OVA) titled "Kore ga Hontō no Anzio-sen Desu!" (This is the Real Anzio Battle!) premiered in Japanese theaters in July, and the anime shipped on DVD and Blu-ray later that month.
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