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Girls und Panzer Anime's Ad Aired with Schoolgirls & Tanks

posted on by Egan Loo
Squid Girl's Mizushima directs school anime with Strike Witches designer Shimada

A new commercial for the Girls und Panzer television anime series began running on Japan's BS11 channel this week. The ad previews the opening theme song "DreamRiser" by singer ChouCho.

The story follows Miho, a girl who just transfered into the Ōrai Girls' Academy in Ibaraki Prefecture. She finds herself alone at first, but then joins the "senshadō" (tank driving) course — in this school, the girls drive tanks that exist in real life. Miho's Ankō (Angler Fish) Team competes with the other teams.

Tsutomu Mizushima (Squid Girl, Another, Blood-C, xxxHOLiC) is directing the anime at Moetan's studio ACTAS (with 3D CGI by Strike Witches' Graphinica) with Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, Romeo × Juliet, Saint Seiya Omega) in charge of scripts. Humikane Shimada (Strike Witches, Sky Girls) is in charge of original character designs with assistance by Takeshi Nogami (Strike Witches: The Witches of Andorra, Panzer fräulein ALTESEISEN, Sailor-fuku to Jūsensha). Isao Sugimoto (Seikon no Qwaser II, Kemeko Deluxe!, Moonlight Mile) is adapting Shimada's designs for anime and serving as chief animation director. The main cast includes:

Miho, Saori, Hana, Yukari, and Mako (as voiced by their respective actresses) are performing the ending theme song "Enter Enter Mission." The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX TV station on October 8. (The ad above lists "October 13" since BS11 channel will show episodes after Tokyo MX.)

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