October 24, 2012
Girls und Panzer is getting a lot of love from other blogs. I don't seem to be the only one who is pleasantly surprised by the show.
Girls und Panzer seems to be the very definition of what you would call a ‘sleeper' or a ‘dark horse.'
Sea Slugs wins:
"Bridge over the River Kawaii"
This episode was pretty fun and I'm slowly getting enamoured with this show.
THAT is running an episode behind, but is runner up:
There are few things that show as much contempt for something than running it over with a main battle tank.
Folks, I think we got a winner.
I think the reason why the series is working so well is that it's in the standard anime-viewer's wheel house (we've all seen at least a few moe series), doesn't treat its audience as stupid, knows what it wants to be (and sticks to that), and, lastly, it doesn't get in the way of everyone getting their WW2 Tank geek on. You can make an argument that it's a Tank-moe series. Thus hitting 2 major Otaku categories at once, without pissing either off.
Which is normally how a genre-splitting series pulls off being popular.
Posted by: sqa at October 24, 2012 02:07 PM (iWwXY)
I did, and was going to use it in a promo post I was going to write tonight. Not anymore I'm not. *sigh* Damn work anyway.
Posted by: Wonderduck at October 24, 2012 03:07 PM (JTE1l)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 24, 2012 03:59 PM (+rSRq)
When I saw "Bridge over the River Kawaii" at Sea Slugs, I really wanted to have come up with that line.
When I was making this post, I almost said "I wish I thought of that".
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 24, 2012 04:31 PM (+rSRq)
Sea Slugs FTW!
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at October 24, 2012 07:11 PM (e9h6K)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 24, 2012 07:39 PM (+rSRq)
So I'll celebrate with Colonel Bogey's march.
Posted by: wahsatchmo at October 24, 2012 08:52 PM (ofymw)
It would be hard to be worse than Upotte, which was trash.
And I'd like to say that I fully agree with the director's decision to leave out the panchira. Frankly, I think it would have spoiled the show.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 24, 2012 09:27 PM (+rSRq)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
At Chizumatic, we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately.
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