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    Sentai Filmworks Licenses GIRLS UND PANZER

    Coming this November to Anime Network Online Source: Sentai Filmworks, Anime Network press releases Official Site: (Japan) Special Thanks to David Williams and Toni Brown

    © GIRLS und PANZER Projekt

    You’re cordially invited to find out if size really does matter in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: GIRLS UND PANZER (????&?????, Gaaruzu ando Pantsaa, 2012). Directed by Tsutomu Mizushima (ANOTHER, BLOOD-C) with series composition by Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, KALEIDO STAR), sound direction by Yoshikazu Iwanami (THE WORLD ONLY GOD KNOWS, HAKUOKI) and music by Shiroh Hamaguchi (TARI TARI, ONE PIECE). 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. It’s mad, it’s metal and mayhem is guaranteed! So marching band and drill teams take cover, ‘cause the parade ground’s about to be rock and rolled under in the extra-curricular, armored vehicular spectacular that delivers in every particular: GIRLS UND PANZER! GIRLS UND PANZER will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow in 2013. The series will also be streamed on the digital distributor Anime Network starting in November (schedule to be announced). Episodes will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles and will be available to watch on Anime Network Online for FREE!

    About Sentai Filmworks

    Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD, TOWANOQUON, SAMURAI GIRLS, GUIN SAGA, NEEDLESS and ANGEL BEATS as well as high profile theatrical films such as GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES and APPLESEED. Sentai Filmworks’ programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23 Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network, Android Market and YouTube.

    About Anime Network

    Celebrating its 10th year, Anime Network is a leading broadcast and digital distributor of Japanese animation and Asian cinema in North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Anime Network was founded in 2002 and launched as one of the first VOD networks on most major cable providers. Anime Network’s mission is to bring the best in anime programming to every household in North America. In addition to our VOD network, consumers can access our Online Streaming Service on our official website. This dynamic website, featuring an ever growing anime community, includes a subscription service that mirrors the VOD network and allows viewers to catch up on episodes they may have missed on broadcast.

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