History Awesome / GirlsUndPanzer

18th Jan '17 7:20:20 AM dlchen145
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* The series penchant for scenes being ''both'' a HeartwarmingMoment and an AwesomeMoment is not surprising, given that its very point seems to be [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped to drive home the notion]] that you CAN be a {{Badass}} without being a {{Jerkass}}. This is actually {{Discussed}} ''and taken UpToEleven'' in one such moment in episode 11: When the Rabbit Team's tank gets stuck in the middle of a river crossing and begins to tip over, they [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown unanimously ask Miho to go on without them]] even though they are in real danger of eventually being dragged down the river by the current (because [[spoiler:they need to win or else the school will be disbanded and [[TrueCompanions the whole team]] will all be separated]]). Even in the face of [[spoiler:the risk of the school being closed]], Miho [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind refuses to leave them]].Much to Ōarai's credit, [[TrueCompanions there's no talk in the team of doing otherwise]]: All of her teammates see it as proof of why they follow her. Then Miho [[TakeAThirdOption Takes A Third Option]] and ''[[LittleMissBadass jumps across the other tanks]]'' to bring a towline to the Rabbit Team's tank, much to the amazement of all of her teammates and the spectators, enabling all the tanks to escape the river before Kuromorimine. It's not only an impressive feat, but it's an instance in which Miho to successfully practices her way of Sensha-do, saving her teammates without jeopardizing the match.

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* The series penchant for scenes being ''both'' a HeartwarmingMoment and an AwesomeMoment is not surprising, given that its very point seems to be [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped to drive home the notion]] that you CAN be a {{Badass}} badass without being a {{Jerkass}}. This is actually {{Discussed}} ''and taken UpToEleven'' in one such moment in episode 11: When the Rabbit Team's tank gets stuck in the middle of a river crossing and begins to tip over, they [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown unanimously ask Miho to go on without them]] even though they are in real danger of eventually being dragged down the river by the current (because [[spoiler:they need to win or else the school will be disbanded and [[TrueCompanions the whole team]] will all be separated]]). Even in the face of [[spoiler:the risk of the school being closed]], Miho [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind refuses to leave them]].Much to Ōarai's credit, [[TrueCompanions there's no talk in the team of doing otherwise]]: All of her teammates see it as proof of why they follow her. Then Miho [[TakeAThirdOption Takes A Third Option]] and ''[[LittleMissBadass jumps across the other tanks]]'' to bring a towline to the Rabbit Team's tank, much to the amazement of all of her teammates and the spectators, enabling all the tanks to escape the river before Kuromorimine. It's not only an impressive feat, but it's an instance in which Miho to successfully practices her way of Sensha-do, saving her teammates without jeopardizing the match.



** Firstly, [[spoiler: the five teams bring the Maus to the road outside the town after some further combat, line up, and charge it. Turtle's Hetzer barrels right towards the Maus, ''rams'' it, and ''lifts the heaviest tank in history clean off the ground''[[note]]Bonus awesome points for the Hetzer [[ShownTheirWork having been the basis of a heavy tank recovery vehicle]], showing that the above is not an AssPull but the little Czech tank being ''that'' BadAss[[/note]], preventing it from moving. Rabbit and Leopon provide distracting fire so the Maus turns its turret towards them, and Duck ''ramps the [[TheAllegedCar Type 89]] up the Hetzer's back'', landing on the front of the Maus and preventing its turret from rotating back forwards, exposing the air slits on the rear. As Turtle and Duck struggle to keep the Maus in place, Team Anglerfish angles their Panzer IV on a hill, and Hana proceeds to fell the Maus with just one shot to said identified weak point. The Hetzer, placed under the full weight of the behemoth, walks away... at least for a few hundred meters.]]

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** Firstly, [[spoiler: the five teams bring the Maus to the road outside the town after some further combat, line up, and charge it. Turtle's Hetzer barrels right towards the Maus, ''rams'' it, and ''lifts the heaviest tank in history clean off the ground''[[note]]Bonus awesome points for the Hetzer [[ShownTheirWork having been the basis of a heavy tank recovery vehicle]], showing that the above is not an AssPull but the little Czech tank being ''that'' BadAss[[/note]], badass[[/note]], preventing it from moving. Rabbit and Leopon provide distracting fire so the Maus turns its turret towards them, and Duck ''ramps the [[TheAllegedCar Type 89]] up the Hetzer's back'', landing on the front of the Maus and preventing its turret from rotating back forwards, exposing the air slits on the rear. As Turtle and Duck struggle to keep the Maus in place, Team Anglerfish angles their Panzer IV on a hill, and Hana proceeds to fell the Maus with just one shot to said identified weak point. The Hetzer, placed under the full weight of the behemoth, walks away... at least for a few hundred meters.]]
27th Oct '16 6:29:18 AM erana
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** Helps put in context exactly how awesome this is, that in a much later chapter we learn this level of competence isn't part of the regular Sensha-do training when we see a similar operation done in an amateurish way (no recon, no plan, "just barge in") by other [[spoiler:adult]] players, which are plainly [[AdultsAreUseless far less well trained]] for [[UsefulNotes/TheModernDayRambo that kind of operations]] than Duck Team.



** Helps put in context exactly how awesome this is, that in a much later chapter we learn this level of competence isn't part of the regular Sensha-do training when we see a similar operation done in an amateurish (no recon, no plan, "just barge in") way by other [[spoiler:adult]] players, which are plainly [[AdultsAreUseless far less well trained]] for [[UsefulNotes/TheModernDayRambo that kind of operations]] than Duck Team.
4th Jun '16 12:30:18 PM Inceptor57
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* The KV-2's usage in the opening battle is shown to the extreme with its [[{{BFG}} 152 mm howitzer]] ''demolishing buildings''. Mind you, this is suppose to be a competitive match.
** The movie also puts away any doubt that [[PintsizedPowerhouse Nina's strength]] is anything to joke about. She and her fellow co-loader (who looks just as young and short as her) have no problem reloading a gun that uses ''40 kilogram'' (''88 lbs.!'') shells . Comparing to historical notes, a 152 mm gun will be good enough to shoot 3-4 rounds in a minute, these two loaders manage to load three rounds in ''30 seconds!''.
* [[spoiler:Rosehip's match-saving]] TakingTheBullet in [[spoiler:the opening battle]]. Not only had she managed to crash and almost completely wreck her tank, she managed to keep it going just long enough to [[spoiler:intercept the potentially game winning shot]].
** [[spoiler:Actually, the shot would have missed anyway; [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy Momo-chan]] was gunner, and you can actually ''see'' the Hetzer's gun pull up and to the right just as she fires. This goes a long way to explain why her aim is so poor. Chalk it up to [[WorldOfTanks World of Tanks]] style RNG madness.]]
** The actual game-winning TakingTheBullet moment was when [[spoiler:Katyusha's T-34-85]] appeared at the top of the stairs instead of the [[spoiler:Churchill, allowing Darjeeling to beat the Panzer IV's reload.]]
* [[spoiler:Saunders']] rescue of ''all'' the [[spoiler:Ōarai's tanks]] that were about to be [[spoiler:"taken into MEXT custody" after closing down Ōarai school]]: they ''landed a'' [[spoiler:''[=C-5=] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-5_Galaxy#C-5_AMP_and_C-5M_Super_Galaxy Super Galaxy]]'' in the schoolship's gardens, loaded all tanks]], somehow managed to take off again (despite the load surpasing the plane's stated maximum capacity - [[spoiler:Saori]] was worried they couldn't manage it) and flew them all to safety - only to return [[spoiler:a few days later to the Ōarai girls' provisional lodging]] and deliver them via an [[spoiler:''eight'' tanks [=LAPES=] drop]].
** They topped themselves with their stated reason of why they were doing that.\\
[- [[spoiler:'''Arisa:''']]''This favor won't come cheap! To repay the favor, you have to keep practicing Senshado!''-]\\
As mentioned up in the episode 10's AwesomeMoments, anyone with even a passing experience in any sort of competitive sport or martial art will understand what makes that line awesome.
* [[spoiler:[[AbusiveParents Shiho Nishizumi]]]], [[OOCisSeriousBusiness of all people]], standing against the dissolution of Ōarai is a sight to behold. Granted, she claims she's doing it so that Kuromorimine can have a chance to defeat them in a rematch, but when the {{Jerkass}} CorruptBureaucrat ordering the liquidation claims that Ōarai won out of luck, she slams her cup down and snaps back with the grace and sharpness of a katana.
--->'''[[spoiler:Shiho]]''': ''[[WorthyOpponent There is no luck in Sensha-do!]] [[BadassBoast There is only skill!]]''
* The arrival of [[spoiler:Ōarai's backup! They managed to gain the support of every team they had faced throughout the series and even some that they hadn't,]] turning what would have been an [[spoiler:8v30 stomp]] into a full, thrilling match.
* '''Operation: Kill Serve''', [[spoiler:the sole operation to ever outdo the trick against the Maus in the main anime.]] ''All of it''.
** Everything to do with Continuation High and their BT-42. [[spoiler:They managed to take one of the least well- performing tanks of WWII, and made it run literal circles around the University Team's more advanced Pershings, proving to be possibly the craziest drivers in the series yet]]. All to the tune of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8bEZcw3-wM Säkkijärven Polkka]].
*** With a nod to GeniusBonus as well! First we see their BT-42 [[spoiler:lose both of their tracks and fall over a cliff, making us think they are written off. Then Mikko brings out a ''steering wheel''.]]
** Taking down the [[spoiler:Morser-Karl. The small group of Ōarai vehicles couldn't possibly dent it in any way. So what do they do? Flip the [=CV33=] upside and have the Hetzer use it as ramp to ''fly up to the Morser-Karl's barrel and get a critical hit!'']]
* Rabbit Team's plan to [[spoiler:force back the University's tanks after they corner most of Ōarai]]. Shooting the supports on [[spoiler:the ferris wheel to turn it into a rolling wheel of destruction]] is probably one of the craziest plans in the series, and is all thanks to the rabbit's film knowledge.
* Anzio's "Operation T-Square" involves [[spoiler:skipping their little [=CV33=] tankette across a body of water with their speed]]. They manage to make this work against a Pershing with assistance from Mallard Team.
** Pepperoni's statement before T-Square just points out how absurd it is, yet it still works!
-->'''Pepperoni:''' This has never worked!
* Despite being on the enemy team, once [[spoiler:Alice]] enters the battle properly she shows why she's spoken so highly of.[[spoiler: She takes on half of Ōarai's fighting force by herself and takes them all out one by one]].

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* The KV-2's usage in the opening battle is shown to the extreme with its [[{{BFG}} 152 mm howitzer]] ''demolishing buildings''. Mind you, this is suppose to be a competitive match.
** The movie also puts away any doubt that [[PintsizedPowerhouse Nina's strength]] is anything to joke about. She and her fellow co-loader (who looks just as young and short as her) have no problem reloading a gun that uses ''40 kilogram'' (''88 lbs.!'') shells . Comparing to historical notes, a 152 mm gun will be good enough to shoot 3-4 rounds in a minute, these two loaders manage to load three rounds in ''30 seconds!''.
* [[spoiler:Rosehip's match-saving]] TakingTheBullet in [[spoiler:the opening battle]]. Not only had she managed to crash and almost completely wreck her tank, she managed to keep it going just long enough to [[spoiler:intercept the potentially game winning shot]].
** [[spoiler:Actually, the shot would have missed anyway; [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy Momo-chan]] was gunner, and you can actually ''see'' the Hetzer's gun pull up and to the right just as she fires. This goes a long way to explain why her aim is so poor. Chalk it up to [[WorldOfTanks World of Tanks]] style RNG madness.]]
** The actual game-winning TakingTheBullet moment was when [[spoiler:Katyusha's T-34-85]] appeared at the top of the stairs instead of the [[spoiler:Churchill, allowing Darjeeling to beat the
See [[Awesome/GirlsUndPanzerDerFilm Girls Und Panzer IV's reload.]]
* [[spoiler:Saunders']] rescue of ''all'' the [[spoiler:Ōarai's tanks]] that were about to be [[spoiler:"taken into MEXT custody" after closing down Ōarai school]]: they ''landed a'' [[spoiler:''[=C-5=] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-5_Galaxy#C-5_AMP_and_C-5M_Super_Galaxy Super Galaxy]]'' in the schoolship's gardens, loaded all tanks]], somehow managed to take off again (despite the load surpasing the plane's stated maximum capacity - [[spoiler:Saori]] was worried they couldn't manage it) and flew them all to safety - only to return [[spoiler:a few days later to the Ōarai girls' provisional lodging]] and deliver them via an [[spoiler:''eight'' tanks [=LAPES=] drop]].
** They topped themselves with their stated reason of why they were doing that.\\
[- [[spoiler:'''Arisa:''']]''This favor won't come cheap! To repay the favor, you have to keep practicing Senshado!''-]\\
As mentioned up in the episode 10's AwesomeMoments, anyone with even a passing experience in any sort of competitive sport or martial art will understand what makes that line awesome.
* [[spoiler:[[AbusiveParents Shiho Nishizumi]]]], [[OOCisSeriousBusiness of all people]], standing against the dissolution of Ōarai is a sight to behold. Granted, she claims she's doing it so that Kuromorimine can have a chance to defeat them in a rematch, but when the {{Jerkass}} CorruptBureaucrat ordering the liquidation claims that Ōarai won out of luck, she slams her cup down and snaps back with the grace and sharpness of a katana.
--->'''[[spoiler:Shiho]]''': ''[[WorthyOpponent There is no luck in Sensha-do!]] [[BadassBoast There is only skill!]]''
* The arrival of [[spoiler:Ōarai's backup! They managed to gain the support of every team they had faced throughout the series and even some that they hadn't,]] turning what would have been an [[spoiler:8v30 stomp]] into a full, thrilling match.
* '''Operation: Kill Serve''', [[spoiler:the sole operation to ever outdo the trick against the Maus in the main anime.]] ''All of it''.
** Everything to do with Continuation High and their BT-42. [[spoiler:They managed to take one of the least well- performing tanks of WWII, and made it run literal circles around the University Team's more advanced Pershings, proving to be possibly the craziest drivers in the series yet]]. All to the tune of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8bEZcw3-wM Säkkijärven Polkka]].
*** With a nod to GeniusBonus as well! First we see their BT-42 [[spoiler:lose both of their tracks and fall over a cliff, making us think they are written off. Then Mikko brings out a ''steering wheel''.]]
** Taking down the [[spoiler:Morser-Karl. The small group of Ōarai vehicles couldn't possibly dent it in any way. So what do they do? Flip the [=CV33=] upside and have the Hetzer use it as ramp to ''fly up to the Morser-Karl's barrel and get a critical hit!'']]
* Rabbit Team's plan to [[spoiler:force back the University's tanks after they corner most of Ōarai]]. Shooting the supports on [[spoiler:the ferris wheel to turn it into a rolling wheel of destruction]] is probably one of the craziest plans in the series, and is all thanks to the rabbit's film knowledge.
* Anzio's "Operation T-Square" involves [[spoiler:skipping their little [=CV33=] tankette across a body of water with their speed]]. They manage to make this work against a Pershing with assistance from Mallard Team.
** Pepperoni's statement before T-Square just points out how absurd it is, yet it still works!
-->'''Pepperoni:''' This has never worked!
* Despite being on the enemy team, once [[spoiler:Alice]] enters the battle properly she shows why she's spoken so highly of.[[spoiler: She takes on half of Ōarai's fighting force by herself and takes them all out one by one]].
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4th Jun '16 9:48:07 AM Inceptor57
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** The movie also puts away any doubt that [[PintsizedPowerhouse Nina's strength]] is anything to joke about. She and her fellow co-loader (who looks just as young and short as her) have no problem reloading a gun that uses ''40 kilogram'' shells. Comparing to historical notes, a 152 mm gun will be good enough to shoot 3-4 rounds in a minute, these two loaders manage to load three rounds in ''30 seconds!''.

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** The movie also puts away any doubt that [[PintsizedPowerhouse Nina's strength]] is anything to joke about. She and her fellow co-loader (who looks just as young and short as her) have no problem reloading a gun that uses ''40 kilogram'' shells.(''88 lbs.!'') shells . Comparing to historical notes, a 152 mm gun will be good enough to shoot 3-4 rounds in a minute, these two loaders manage to load three rounds in ''30 seconds!''.
4th Jun '16 9:40:53 AM Inceptor57
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* The KV-2's usage in the opening battle is shown to the extreme with its [[{{BFG}} 152 mm howitzer]] ''demolishing buildings''. Mind you, this is suppose to be a competitive match.
** The movie also puts away any doubt that [[PintsizedPowerhouse Nina's strength]] is anything to joke about. She and her fellow co-loader (who looks just as young and short as her) have no problem reloading a gun that uses ''40 kilogram'' shells. Comparing to historical notes, a 152 mm gun will be good enough to shoot 3-4 rounds in a minute, these two loaders manage to load three rounds in ''30 seconds!''.
4th Jun '16 8:35:32 AM Inceptor57
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* Anzio's "Operation T-Square" involves [[spoiler:skipping their little [=CV33=] tankette across a body of water with their speed]]. They manage to make this work against a Pershing with assistance from Mallard Team.
** Pepperoni's statement before T-Square just points out how absurd it is, yet it still works!
-->'''Pepperoni:''' This has never worked!
4th Jun '16 8:16:47 AM erana
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* [[spoiler:Saunders']] rescue of ''all'' the [[spoiler:Ōarai's tanks]] that were about to be [[spoiler:"taken into MEXT custody" after closing down Ōarai school]]: they ''landed a'' [[spoiler:''[=C-5=] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-5_Galaxy#C-5_AMP_and_C-5M_Super_Galaxy Super Galaxy]]'' in the schoolship's gardens, loaded all tanks]], somehow managed to take off again (despite the load surpasing the plane's stated maximum capacity - [[spoilers:Saori]] was worried they couldn't manage it) and flew all to safety - only to return [[spoiler:a few days later to the Ōarai girls' provisional lodging]] and deliver an [[spoiler:eight tanks [=LAPES=] drop]].

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* [[spoiler:Saunders']] rescue of ''all'' the [[spoiler:Ōarai's tanks]] that were about to be [[spoiler:"taken into MEXT custody" after closing down Ōarai school]]: they ''landed a'' [[spoiler:''[=C-5=] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-5_Galaxy#C-5_AMP_and_C-5M_Super_Galaxy Super Galaxy]]'' in the schoolship's gardens, loaded all tanks]], somehow managed to take off again (despite the load surpasing the plane's stated maximum capacity - [[spoilers:Saori]] [[spoiler:Saori]] was worried they couldn't manage it) and flew them all to safety - only to return [[spoiler:a few days later to the Ōarai girls' provisional lodging]] and deliver them via an [[spoiler:eight [[spoiler:''eight'' tanks [=LAPES=] drop]].
4th Jun '16 8:11:36 AM erana
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* [[spoiler:Saunders']] rescue of ''all'' the [[spoiler:Ōarai's tanks]] that were about to be [[spoiler:"taken into MEXT custody" after closing down Ōarai school]]: they ''landed a [[spoiler:[=C-5=] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-5_Galaxy#C-5_AMP_and_C-5M_Super_Galaxy Super Galaxy]] in the schoolship's gardens, loaded all tanks]], somehow managed to take off again (despite the load surpasing the plane's stated maximum capacity - [[spoilers:Saori]] was worried they couldn't manage it) and flew all to safety - only to return [[spoiler:a few days later to the Ōarai girls' provisional lodging]] and deliver an [[spoiler:eight tanks [=LAPES=] drop]].

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* [[spoiler:Saunders']] rescue of ''all'' the [[spoiler:Ōarai's tanks]] that were about to be [[spoiler:"taken into MEXT custody" after closing down Ōarai school]]: they ''landed a [[spoiler:[=C-5=] [[https://en.a'' [[spoiler:''[=C-5=] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-5_Galaxy#C-5_AMP_and_C-5M_Super_Galaxy Super Galaxy]] Galaxy]]'' in the schoolship's gardens, loaded all tanks]], somehow managed to take off again (despite the load surpasing the plane's stated maximum capacity - [[spoilers:Saori]] was worried they couldn't manage it) and flew all to safety - only to return [[spoiler:a few days later to the Ōarai girls' provisional lodging]] and deliver an [[spoiler:eight tanks [=LAPES=] drop]].
4th Jun '16 8:09:47 AM erana
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* [[spoiler:Saunders']] rescue of ''all'' the [[spoiler:Ōarai's tanks]] that were about to be [[spoiler:"taken into MEXT custody" after closing down Ōarai school]]: they ''landed a [[spoiler:[C-5=] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-5_Galaxy#C-5_AMP_and_C-5M_Super_Galaxy Super Galaxy]] in the schoolship's gardens, loaded all tanks]], somehow managed to take off again (despite the load surpasing the plane's stated maximum capacity - [[spoilers:Saori]] was worried they couldn't manage it) and flew all to safety - only to return [[spoiler:a few days later to the Ōarai girls' provisional lodging]] and deliver an [[spoiler:eight tanks [=LAPES=] drop]].

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* [[spoiler:Saunders']] rescue of ''all'' the [[spoiler:Ōarai's tanks]] that were about to be [[spoiler:"taken into MEXT custody" after closing down Ōarai school]]: they ''landed a [[spoiler:[C-5=] [[https://en.[[spoiler:[=C-5=] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-5_Galaxy#C-5_AMP_and_C-5M_Super_Galaxy Super Galaxy]] in the schoolship's gardens, loaded all tanks]], somehow managed to take off again (despite the load surpasing the plane's stated maximum capacity - [[spoilers:Saori]] was worried they couldn't manage it) and flew all to safety - only to return [[spoiler:a few days later to the Ōarai girls' provisional lodging]] and deliver an [[spoiler:eight tanks [=LAPES=] drop]].
4th Jun '16 8:08:56 AM erana
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* [[spoiler:Saunders']] rescue of ''all'' the [[spoiler:Ōarai's tanks]] that were about to be [[spoiler:"taken into MEXT custody" after closing down Ōarai school]]: they ''landed a [[spoiler:[C-5=] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-5_Galaxy#C-5_AMP_and_C-5M_Super_Galaxy Super Galaxy]] in the schoolship's gardens, loaded all tanks]], somehow managed to take off again (despite the load surpasing the plane's stated maximum capacity - [[spoilers:Saori]] was worried they couldn't manage it) and flew all to safety - only to return [[spoiler:a few days later to the Ōarai girls' provisional lodging]] and deliver an [[spoiler:eight tanks [=LAPES=] drop]].
** They topped themselves with their stated reason of why they were doing that.\\
[- [[spoiler:'''Arisa:''']]''This favor won't come cheap! To repay the favor, you have to keep practicing Senshado!''-]\\
As mentioned up in the episode 10's AwesomeMoments, anyone with even a passing experience in any sort of competitive sport or martial art will understand what makes that line awesome.
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