Girls & Panzer Film Adds 11 New Characters, Cast Members
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official blog for the Girls und Panzer anime announced 11 new characters and their cast members for the upcoming Girls und Panzer der Film (Girls & Panzer Gekijō-ban) on Friday. The first four are listed simply as "new characters" while the other additions were announced with their schools.
Ayumi Fujimura as Megumi
Yuko Iida as Azumi
Mai Nakahara as Rumi
Madoka Yonezawa as Tamada, Chihatan Academy
Naomi Ozora as Fukuda, Chihatan Academy
Natsumi Takamori as Rosehip, St. Gloriana Girls High School
Jenya as Clara, Pravda Girls High School
Mamiko Noto as Mika, Keizoku High School
Shino Shimoji as Aki, Keizoku High School
Miho Ishigami as Mikko, Keizoku High School
The staff of the film previously announced in July that Asami Seto will play the Chihatan Academy's unit commander Kinuyo Nishi.
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 in July 2014, and the anime shipped on DVD and Blu-ray later that month.