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Girls und Panzer BD/DVD Ad Previews Beach Video Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
"Water War" short in 1st BD along with series box drawn by Strike Witches' Shimada

A commercial began airing for Bandai Visual's six Blu-ray Disc/DVD volumes for the Girls und Panzer television anime series in Japan. The ad shows a brief glimpse of "Water War," the beach original video anime included in the first Blu-ray volume.

Bandai Visual will ship the first volume on December 21. The first edition of that volume will bundle a box for the entire series, and the anime's original character designer Humikane Shimada (Strike Witches, Sky Girls) illustrated the box. The first volume will have a 20-minute sound drama of characters' self-introductions, television commercials, the first two-minute promotional video, two audio commentaries by three staff members and three cast members, nine character playing cards and an exclusive booklet whose cover is illustrated by character designer Isao Sugimoto.

Also bundled is a 32-page collection of Shimada's original character designs, and an advance entry form for tickets to an event on April 28, 2013. Voice actresses Mai Fuchigami (Miho Nishizumi), Ai Kayano (Saori Takebe), Mami Ozaki (Hana Isuzu), Ikumi Nakagami (Yukari Akiyama), and Yuka Iguchi (Mako Reizei), and others are scheduled to appear at the event.

The story centers around high school girls who drive tanks that exist in real life, as they compete in teams. The television series will premiere in Japan on Monday, and Crunchyroll and Anime Network will stream the anime outside Japan.

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