July 09, 2014

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Added 55 grabs from the Girls und Panzer OVA. Total number of images is now 3096.

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This girl's nom de guerre is Pepperoni and she's third in command of the Anzio team, and commands all the tankettes.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Site Stuff at 02:24 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 I'm really amazed that no one has brought out a sub yet. I've been eagerly looking.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 10, 2014 05:46 PM (+rSRq)

2

OK, a sub by AK-Submarine (who?) just showed up. And it's even more fun now.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 12, 2014 07:27 AM (+rSRq)

3 This is random, but I realized that the GnP character designs are really quite perfect for the content.  They're not too "appealing" on the sexual aspect, but they're not supremely moe.  Somehow the wider heads end up working really well for the story they are telling.
Which is still an insane story, but it's awesome.

Posted by: sqa at July 12, 2014 12:27 PM (KlQ5M)

4

It's a fantasy, and it doesn't make sense in lots of ways. One fundamental, undefendable rule is "No one ever gets hurt."

They play games with the cannons and ammo, for instance. Anko's gun was powerful enough to penetrate the rear armor of a Tiger and make a really nice, BIG hole, and yet they never penetrate the crew compartments of any tank. The tanks sometimes have accidents of various kinds where they roll, or run into things, and those ought by any rights to cause insane injuries to the crew, but they never do. One of the Anzio tank destroyers somersaults twice at the end of this battle, but everyone walks away. And the kind of things that were happening to the tankettes should have killed their crews even if it didn't set off a white flag, but it never did.

It's handled nicely; they sneak it in. The very first shot in the series that hits is in ep 2 when Anko (not called that then) hits the STuG, and it sets off a white flag -- but doesn't explode. It acts like the round was made of ceramic, and just shatters.

As the show goes forward, the rounds get more and more powerful. No one comments on it; it's just snuck in, until you get that shot into the rear of the Tiger in ep 12.

And I've never seen any fan complain about it, because they pull you in. The school ships, the whole concept, is so weird, and so wonderful, that the audience reaches the point where they'll forgive anything. It's masterful story telling.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 12, 2014 02:46 PM (+rSRq)

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There's another sub out now, by "loligeddon". It's better.

I think it's a better translation, and they translate things like signs and text on computer screens. It's also a larger file and I think the video might be slightly cleaner.

It's on Nyaatorrents and it was announced on TokyoTosho.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 13, 2014 09:59 PM (+rSRq)

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