Sentai Filmworks Reveals English-Dubbed Trailer, November Theatrical Release for Girls und Panzer der Film

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Film originally premiered in Japan in November 2015

Sentai Filmworks began streaming an English-dubbed trailer on Saturday for the Girls und Panzer der Film anime film. The video reveals that the film will screen in theaters in North America in November. Sentai Filmworks announced its license of the film last month, and plans to reveal more details on "distribution, release date, and streaming offerings" at a later date.

The Girls und Panzer film is director Tsutomu Mizushima's follow-up to his 2012 Girls und Panzer television anime about schoolgirls who learn to battle in tanks with other teams nationwide. The film opened in Japan in November 2015, and it ranked #38 in the top 39 highest grossing Japanese domestic films of 2015 (tied with Grasshopper). In addition, the film has continued to run in Japanese theaters and add to its earnings, almost a full year after its initial opening. Certain theaters in Japan will continue to screen the film through its one-year anniversary on November 21.

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.

The anime's staff members announced in August that they are working on another sequel anime project titled Girls & Panzer Saishūshō (Girls & Panzer: The Final Chapter).

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