You know, I really should have seen this one coming, what with the Katawa und Panzer thread
Oh well, I've been wondering whether this show was worth watching.I know jack shit about it except that it involves girls powersliding tanks
Backstory: In Real Life, certain Japanese martial arts are considered highly compatible with traditional womanly ideals, including kyuudou
. In this show, one of those martial arts is sensha-do
— the "Way of the Tank", or Tankery for short.
The story: Miho Nishizumi is a sixteen-year-old scion of a legendary Tankery family who, due to a past trauma, has become reluctant to pilot tanks and transferred away from Kuromorimine Women's College, where her family has made a name, into Ōarai Girls' Academy, a little-known school ship docked in a little town of the same name, which has not fielded a Tankery team for the last twenty years. As fate would have it, the Student Council decided to take advantage of the buildup to the upcoming National Tankery Championships to revive their Tankery elective... and push Miho into leading Ōarai's first Tankery class in two decades, whether she likes it or not.
Fortunately, she has new friends who are more than willing to help — boy-chasing Saori Takebe, gentle Hana Isuzu, tank fangirl Yukari Akiyama, and lethargic Mako Reizei. Together with them and a crew of over two dozen girls — including the Student Council, members of the recently-disbanded volleyball team, history buffs, and a group of freshmen — Miho will have to learn to love her sport once more and lead Ōarai to victory — because, as she will eventually learn, there's more at stake than just the school's prestige or her reputation.
Oorai: Panzer IV Ausf. D, Type 89 I-Go, StuG III, M3 Lee, Pz38(t)->Hetzer, Char B1 bis, Type 3 Chi-Nu, VK4501 (P)/Tiger (P)/Porsche Tiger
St. Gloriana Women's Academy: Matilda, Churchill, Crusader (expanded material shows a Cromwell)
Saunders University - High School: M4 Sherman, M4A1(76) Sherman, Sherman VC Firefly, M4A6 Sherman
Anzio Academy: Carro Veloce CV.33, M13/40 (only in the manga), Semovente da 75/18, Carro Armato P26/40
Pravda Girls High School: KV-2, IS-2m M1944, T-34/76 m1943, T-34/85 m1944
Kuromorimine Girls High School: Panzer III, Panzer IV, Panther, Tiger I, Tiger II and Maus
, as well as the Jagdpanzer IV, Jagdpanther, Jagdtiger, and Elefant
Chi-Ha Academy: Hasn't appeared yet
Alpacalypse wrote:Plus, I will personally invite you to join me and go down to Bovington Tank Museum, because I really want to go there but I have noone who will go with me because I'm sad and lonely and all my friends are relatively normal.
I would love to go to the Bovington Tank Museum, or the Kubinka Tank Museum (but that would involve giving my money to Russians >.>)