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Squid Girl Helmer Mizushima, Strike Witches Advisor Reveal Girls und Panzer TV Anime (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
Military teen anime also has Bandai Visual publicity's Hirooka, Yukikaze producer

Takaaki Suzuki, a military history advisor on Strike Witches and Upotte!!, revealed a new television anime called Girls und Panzer (Girls & Tanks) on Thursday. Bandai Visual publicity representative Yūji Hirooka (Eureka 7: AO, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere) also said that he is involved, and producer Kiyoshi Sugiyama (Armored Trooper Votoms Case;Irvine, Blue Submarine No. 6, Yukikaze) added that the project has been in development for a year and a half. Director Tsutomu Mizushima (Squid Girl, Another, Blood-C, xxxHOLiC) chimed in that the "pleasant school story" is his first entirely original work (as opposed to an anime based on a previous manga or novel).

The official website for the project will open later on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 a.m. EDT) with a promotional video that is about two minutes long, the main staff list, and part of the main cast.

Ryūichi Saitaniya will launch a manga series, tentatively titled Girls & Panzer, in the July issue of Media Factory's Comic Flapper magazine on June 5. The "military teen battle action" manga is about "high school girls x battles in tanks." It is not stated whether the manga is inspiring the anime, the anime is inspiring the manga, or if the two projects are parallel developments.

[Via Yaraon!]

Update: More information added.

Update 2: Images from the promotional video have been leaked before its official unveiling.

[Via Yaraon!]

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