At the 20th Oarai Anglerfish Festival, it was revealed that the upcoming sequel anime Girls und Panzer: The Final Chapter (Girls und Panzer: Saishuushou) will be a 6 part anime film series. The first part of the anime will unfortunately debut in one year’s time, December 2017.
The will be a total of 6 parts of the anime, each totalling approximately 40 minutes each (following a similar format to Toei Animation’s Digimon Adventure tri.). The first part will be released in theatres across Japan next December.
Here is the first promotional video for the sequel:
Girls und Panzer is an original anime series that aired from October 2012 till March 2013. The series is produced by studio Actas (Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure, Switch) and directed by Tsutomu Mizushima (Another, Shinryaku! Ika Musume). Four manga adaptations of the series were produced since 2012, all of which are published by Media Factory. A light novel adaptation was also produced in 2012, as well as a video game based on the series that released on the PlayStation Vita in June 2014. An anime film titled Girls und Panzer der Film was released on November 21st, 2015 and became one of the highest grossing anime movies.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
You may have heard of kung fu, but the girls at Oarai High School practice gun-fu—really, really BIG 75mm gun-fu, in fact. It’s called Sensha-do, and it’s the martial art of operating armored tanks! They take it seriously too, and since winning the national Sensha-do championship is such a huge deal at Oarai, they sometimes go to extreme ends in order to get the best students from Panzer class to sign up. Which is how Miho Nishizumi, who HATES operating tanks, gets drafted to join doomsday-driven driver Mako, even-triggered gunner Hana, highly receptive radio operator Saori and combustible tank-fangirl and loader Yukari as the incomparable Anko Team. They may not be on the half-track to fame and fortune, and maybe a few of them would rather shop for tank tops than become tops in tanks, but once their focus is locked and loaded, they’re absolutely driven.
The Girls und Panzer sequel, Girls und Panzer: The Final Chapter, will be a 6 part film series with the first part releasing in Japan in December 2017. Further information about the anime will be revealed soon.
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