Though Garupan as we know it is nearly over, the world of Sensha-do will continue to live on.
Earlier today, the official Girls und Panzer website updated with a new promotional video for the first Girls und Panzer das Finale anime title. the 105-second trailer features theme song Long and Shining Road by the Anglerfish Team as a background track.
The trailer ends with an announcement for an upcoming PlayStation 4 game by Bandai Namco, titled Girls und Panzer Dream Tank Match. The title, which hits retailers this winter, will take the world of Sensha-do to fans’ living rooms this winter. Furthermore, the game will support online play.
Bandai Namco also started streaming a short-form teaser for the film, which you can check out below:
The first episode of Girls und Panzer das Finale will make its theatrical début on December 9. Fifty-nine theaters will carry the episode in its run. Two-episode MX4D and 4DX “immersive” screenings will kick off after the second episode’s theatrical run.
Girls und Panzer is an original project from studio Actas. The original anime series, which aired in the Fall 2012 broadcst season, was helmed by Tsutomu Mizushima (Blood-C, Shirobako). Isao Sugimoto (Bakuon!!, Ultimate Otaku Teacher) provided character designs for the project, while Reiko Yoshida (Bakuman, D.Gray-man) took charge of series composition.
Three manga spinoffs, as well as a sequel movie and OVA were produced since the show’s début. The film, Girls und Panzer der Film, grossed 2.3 billion yen ($22,550,456.65 USD) during its 40-week theatrical run.
Sentai Filmworks holds the North American rights to Girls und Panzer. They describe the series as:
Forget track and field! At Oorai Girls Academy, they practice Shensha-do, the art of tank combat! But Miho transfers there believing it to be the one school where Shensa-do isn’t offered. She’s in for a rude awakening, however, when the student council president demands her participation in the sport. Together with four friends, she learns to face her fears, find herself, and have a whole lot of fun along the way. Get ready for tank fighting mayhem in Girls Und Panzer!