Girls und Panzer Gets New Manga Series in September
posted on by Karen Ressler
This year's September issue of Media Factory's Comic Flapper magazine is announcing on Tuesday that its October issue will debut a new Girls und Panzer manga series, tentatively titled Girls & Panzer: Ribon no Musha (Girls und Panzer: Ribbon Warrior), on September 5. Takeshi Nogami, who served as assistant character designer on the original anime, is collaborating with Takaaki Suzuki, who served as military history adviser, on the new series.
The manga follows a new heroine. In the story, Ōarai Girls Academy's victory at the 63rd National High School Tankery Games changes the fate of one girl from an unnamed school.
The original anime follows Miho, a girl who just transferred 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.
The October issue will also debut Satoshi Shiina's Joshi-kai Quest (Girls' Club Quest) and Chika's Hime to Yobanaide (Don't Call Me Princess).