Girls und Panzer

What’s it about ?

Cute girls driving tanks. This is a fetish for someone, presumably.


Miho, our protagonist. For some reason she came to study in this high-school despite having no interest whatsoever in driving tanks, which is all the more ludicrous once you reach the final “twist” of where the school is located. She’s going to be roped into it anyway, if the opening flash-forward battle is any indication.

She quickly makes a couple of generic friends. There’s also an appearance by the student council who go out of their way to make sure that Miho is going to join the tank-driving courses, or else.

There are dozens of girls cameo-ing in the action prologue/fast-forward, none of them showing any trace of personality.

Production Values

There’s something that doesn’t work with the CG backgrounds in the opening action sequence ; it looks way more terrible than when the camera doesn’t move. I think it’s those ground textures that just don’t lend themselves well for animation.

Aside from this problem, this looks decently executed, and the fanservice is actually pretty mild.

What did I think of it ?

Bo-ring. Those girls are very dull and do nothing of any interest during the episode. The opening action sequence gives no indication of why the battle is happening or what the scales are, and thus no reason to care about its outcome (that we don’t even get to see, of course).

I nearly fell asleep while watching this. No way I’m giving it a second episode.

via [In which I review] New anime, Fall 2012 – Page 6.

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