Fanfic Recs / Girls und Panzer

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Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Girls Und Panzer Quest by BlackJack
  • Recommended by: Rei Kusanagi
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: in an Alternate Universe where the US has its own tanking, one team ends up at Oorai when Ami Chono tries to buy their tank. Now the leader of this team has to contend with both his teammates (which has a tomboy and a womanizer among them) and the students at the school.

Boys Und Senshado by Stellar Magic
  • Recommended by: InfiniteFreedom01
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The Ōarai Girl's School victory in the Sensha-do Championships keeps it from closing, but financial problems still need to be solved. In desperation, the Student Council decides that the easiest way to increase enrollment is to make the school coed. Unfortunately, how many other electives would appeal to boys?

Mauskateers by Sduffy
  • Recommended by: Ala Alba
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An Original Flavor oneshot of St. Gloriana. Witnessing the insane maneuver of Ōarai shows against Kuromorimine's Maus, Darjeeling was inspired to do the same with their Mark VI; much to the delight of the hotblooded Mark VI's crew and dismay of Gloriana's automotive club.

Innocence Need Not Apply by Guardian54
  • Recommended by: Valiona
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: A retelling of the story with a more traumatized, snarky, cynical and pragmatic Miho, from an author who doesn't think she would turn out to be so innocent while growing up under Shiho's thumb. Miho reluctantly joins tankery, as while she's bitter about what it's done to her family, she wants to protect her teammates, being willing to use any means necessary to do so (including tactics that are even less conventional than the ones she used in the show).
  • Comments: Valiona: The premise sounds fairly dark, but Miho's snarky narration is often quite funny, and unlike certain characters who have become more cynical, Miho retains some of her noble goals (protecting her friends) while acquiring new ones (wanting to free her sister from her "mental slavery). Do be warned, however; some of the flashback nightmares are extremely gory.

Girls Und Panzer: Lafayette Girls Academy Quest by GermanSchteel
  • Recommended by: SayuriUliana
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Inspired by Oarai's victory in the Japanese National Tournament, Sophomore Class President Gertrude Pool revives her school's Tankery club to save her schoolship in danger of closing down. Does she have what it takes to form a Tankery team that'll lead them to victory in the International Tournament?

Born of Iron by Tabac Iberez
  • Recommended by: Tabac
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A deep look into Ooari's future. One championship won't spare Ooari from the breaking yards, so the Student Council has to get creative. In a desperation maneuver, they sign on to participate with another school in the South American Continental Tankery Tournament. With POV characters being assorted members of the Quartermaster's Corps, the group that keeps the supplies coming for the adventures in South America; and various Tankery members, the story is a steady one in both improvement of style and in content.
  • Comments: The writing at the beginning is not terribly well done in a technical sense, but it picks up as the story progresses. The author has stated he's got a lot more to write, and plans on including the reason Ooari shut down it's Tankery program in the first place. Fairly OC heavy, but it works.

A Friend Amongst Enemies by Joannes808
  • Recommended by: S7alker117
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Maho is an unlikely addition to the Wehrmacht, but in spite of it she finds herself in the command of a tank and heading to the grisly crucible of Stalingrad. On the other side of the fence is Nonna, conscripted into the Red Army and also thrown into the infamous battle. Theirs is a tale of violence and comradeship as two soldiers from opposing sides form an unlikely bond.
  • Comments: S7alker117: This story is quite good and for the most part historical-accurate. The action is well-written but should be noted that it isnít suited for impressionable audiences. Still unfinished.

Heimatfront Series by CaptainDavidBlake
  • Recommended by: S7alker117, Valiona
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: This is a retelling of the Girls und Panzer plot but solidly set in the final months of World War II in Europe.
    • Episode One: The Girl And Her Tank: Southeast Germany, March 1945 - World War II in Europe is coming to a grisly end. In a distant farming complex a group of girls is given the task of repairing some old tanks to help in the last ditch defense of the Fatherland. The task is harder than it sounds and it's up to a newcomer to make her new friends into a working team while also dealing with their own innermost secrets. (Complete)
    • Episode Two: Baptism of Fire: Central Germany, early April, 1945 - After having repaired the tanks as they were ordered to, the girls from Baderberg receive a new and potentially dangerous mission: deliver them to a Panzergrenadier unit defending Germany from the Allied onslaught. This apparently simple task will bring the girls into a collision course with Fate. (Complete)
    • Episode Three: The Great Hunting: Central Germany, April 15, 1945 - After having gone through hell once, the newly formed Baderberg Panzer Squadron is once again called into action to face the unyielding Allied advance over their Fatherland. This time the girls will have to face the hardened American troops, as well as an unexpected and fearsome new foe. (Complete)
    • Episode Four: Man of War: Eastern Germany, April 16, 1945 Ė The final Soviet assault begins, the massive army swarming over Germany's last lines of defense. While the girls from the Baderberg Panzer Squadron wait for the moment when they will be once again thrown into the hellfire, they will need to come to terms with their new reality, and the recruits replacing those they have lost. (Ongoing)
  • Comments: S7alker117: It is told in episodes of 12 to 15 chapters each, and the series as a whole is still in progress, although all episodes less the current one are finished. It portrays most factions of the war, focusing on the German girls, but also featuring American, British and Soviet characters. Mind that the combat is portrayed realistically and there are instances of graphic violence.

Girls und Panzer: Open Warfare by HereticalShinigami
  • Recommended by: Valiona
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After Oarai's victory in the national tankery tournament, they enter into another tournament along with four foreign military academies. One of those academies, Wellesley Academy from Britain, is led by a commander who has a great deal to prove and was once friends with Riko "Erwin" Matsumoto.
  • Comments: Valiona: This fic does many things noticeably better than many others like it. The protagonist, Sam Pearce, is quite talented, but he's also portrayed as a rounded and flawed character who undergoes Character Development in order to become a better person and leader. His teammates are similarly well-developed and interesting, and while Oarai receives less focus than Wellesley, it's also used well, particularly Hippo Team, which has depth beyond their love of history.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Blasting Through by Cytrus
  • Recommended by: Screwy Sqrl
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Before, Yukari was afraid, really afraid that she would back down after getting this far. But now the momentum of the instant carried her forward, stripping away unnecessary thoughts.
  • Pairing: Miho/Yukari
  • Other: This seems to have been the very first English language fanfic for this series.

Azumanga und Panzer! by Technomad
  • Recommended by: Eoppen
  • Crossover with: Azumanga Daioh
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After a disaster destroys their town, the Azumanga girls transfer to Oarai, and decide to join the Sensha-do team.

Necessary To Win by Theralion
  • Recommended by: Jonakhen
  • Crossover with: Saki
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Doorstopper-length completed fanfiction that re-tells the story as a crossover with Saki. The structure of the tankery championships is changed around, giving Oorai different opponents and helping to keep things interesting for readers who know the anime and manga by heart. Also notable for its realistic emotional depth.
  • Other: Has a prequel, a sequel, and a collection of companion short stories; the links can be found on the page.


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