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Girls & Panzer Film Unveils New Teaser Trailer, Asami Seto in Cast

posted on by Egan Loo
Show gets its Ibaraki TV premiere in July, orchestra concert in November

The Girls und Panzer special and series marathon on the Niconico Live service debuted a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Girls und Panzer der Film (Girls & Panzer Gekijō-ban) on Saturday:

Narrator: Two years after the TV series' moving finale, your battle begins now!
Text: Two years after the moving finale
Text: That was guided by fate
Text: A story of recapturing
Text: Verlaine's "Chanson d'automne"
Voice: "Les sanglots longs / Des violons / De l'automne"
Text: Encrypted communications
Text: Operation commences
Text: The biggest tank battle ever!!
Voice: Flowers can bloom anywhere
Text: Senshadō
Text: Nishi-zumi-ryū
Text: Successor
Text: Collapse
Voice: Fate is fickle
Text: A new enemy
Text: An ally?
Text: The fateful battle
Narrator & Voice: Girls und Panzer der Film
Narrator & Voice: Take back…
Text: Advance tickets & MovieTicket cards with illustrated clear file folders now on sale at participating theaters! 13 kinds for 1,500 yen [about US$12] each

The live stream also announced on Saturday that Asami Seto will play the Chihatan Academy's unit commander Kinuyo Nishi in the film.

The first set of 13 different advance tickets and 13 different MovieTicket cards went on sale on Saturday, and each comes with one of 13 different bonus illustrated clear file folder. The second set of tickets will have an exclusive illustration, and third set will come with art by character designer Isao Sugimoto and a text story by head scriptwriter Reiko Yoshida.

The television series will run again on TV Tokyo (July 12) TV Hokkaido (July 14), TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting (July 8), Shizuoka Broadcasting System (July 7), and BS 11 (July 7). This will mark the over-the-air television premiere of the series in Ibaraki Prefecture, the real-life setting of the anime's story.

The cast members will hold a public recording of their Usagi-san Team, Chū! radio program at the Ōarai Umibiraki (Beach Opening Ceremony) event on July 11. The event will offer a "Umibiraki set" for sale:

The radio program will begin running on the Ibaraki Radio station on July 4 at 9:30 p.m.

The Tokyo Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra will hold a Girls & Panzer Orchestra Concert at the Yokosuka Arts Theatre on November 3.

The film will open in Japanese theaters on November 21, and ChouCho will perform the theme song. The new film in the Girls und Panzer franchise with an all-original story was announced in 2013, although it was initially planned for release last year. The television anime series' Tsutomu Mizushima is returning to direct the film, and the main cast is also returning.

The anime franchise began with a television series that premiered in 2012. The story centers around high school girls who drive tanks that exist in real life, as they compete in teams. Crunchyroll and Anime Network both streamed the anime outside Japan. An all-new original video anime (OVA) titled "Kore ga Hontō no Anzio-sen Desu!" (This is the Real Anzio Battle!) premiered in Japanese theaters last July, and the anime shipped on DVD and Blu-ray later that month.

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