Girls und Panzer Anime Film to Air on TV in Japan While Still in Theaters

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film will screen until at least November 21; WOWOW to air film on October 8

The WOWOW digital broadcasting channel announced on August 31 that it will air the Girls und Panzer anime film on the WOWOW Cinema channel on October 8 at 10:15 p.m., and then on the WOWOW Live channel on October 12 at 7:00 p.m.

The film is currently screening in 15 theaters, and certain theaters in Japan will continue to screen the film through November 21, so that the film will have been in theaters for a full year. The film has currently been in theaters for 42 weeks since opening last November 21.

As of August 21, the film has sold a total of 1,355,313 tickets for 2,315,264,894 yen (about US$23.08 million).

The film shipped on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on May 27, and the release came with a new OVA that takes place after the events of the movie, as well as an episode of the "Akiyama Yukari no Sensha Kōza" (Yukari Akiyama's Tank Lecture) shorts. The limited special edition Blu-ray Disc of the film sold 162,361 copies in its first week and topped Oricon's overall Blu-ray Disc chart for the May 23-29 week.

The film won a Seiun Award in July for Best Dramatic Presentation.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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