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Crunchyroll to Stream Girls und Panzer TV Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
ACTAS, Tsutomu Mizushima's schoolgirl/tank series to premiere on October 10

The media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream the Girls und Panzer television anime series. Crunchyroll will stream the series on Wednesdays starting on October 10 at 11:00 p.m. EDT. The series will be available for members in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and South Africa.

Sentai Filmworks announced last weekend that it has acquired the series for digital and home video distribution, and the company plans to release the series on home video in 2013.

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 combat) course — in this school, the girls drive real-life tanks the way girls in other schools take archery or kendō sword fighting. 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:

Singer ChouCho is performing the opening theme song "DreamRiser," and Miho, Saori, Hana, Yukari, and Mako (as voiced by their respective actresses) are performing the ending theme song "Enter Enter Mission."

The series debuts in Japan on October 8.

Update: Background information added.

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