The trailer for Sentai Filmworks’ English dub of ACTAS and Tsutomu Mizushima’s Girls und Panzer television anime series began streaming on Tuesday. The video’s narrator promotes the values of “Tankery” and its positive effects on girls’ development. Sentai Filmworks premiered the trailer at Anime Expo earlier this month, but has not announced the series’ English dub cast yet.
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.
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
Tsutomu Mizushima is also known for directing Another, xxxHOLiC, and Blood-C. Scriptwriter Reiko Yoshida is also know for K-on! and School Rumble. So far the anime has garnered generally positive ratings, gaining an average 7.8/10 from nearly 13,000 members on myanimelist.net, and it was just recently announced that there is going to be a special collaboration between Sentai Filmworks and the Japan server for World Of Tanks.