Girls Und Panzer DVD Review

Director: Tsutomu Mizushima

Starring: Ai Kayano, Jessica Calvello, Ikumi Nakagami, Rebekah Stevens, Mai Fuchigami, Meg McDonald, Mami Ozaki, Caitlynn French, Yuka Iguchi, Molly Searcy

Running Time: 300 minutes

Certificate: 12

The idea of girls and tanks could have easily sparked a creative flourish of voluptuous fanservice and gratuitous violence. It comes as a great surprise that Girls Und Panzer gives us neither. This is a very gentle show which focuses on friendship in much the same way as other innocent schoolgirl focused anime such as K-on! The transformation of tank warfare into a sporting event, where tactics and hard work are rewarded over death and destruction, makes this both an unexpectedly uplifting show that has plenty of action, without being inappropriate or unsuitable for most audiences (pretty sure that 12 rating is just for the use of tanks and not how they are used).

Miho (Fuchigami/McDonald) transfers to a new school that
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