Fanfic Recs: Girls und Panzer
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General FicsGirls Und Panzer Quest by BlackJack
- Recommended by Rei Kusanagi
- 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. Updates twice a week.
- Recommended by Infinite Freedom 01
- 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?
- Recommended by Ala Alba
- 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.
- Recomended by Valiona
- 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.
- Recommended by SayuriUliana
- 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? - Completed.
Crossover FicsAzumanga und Panzer! by Technomad
- Recommended by Eoppen
- Crossover with Azumanga Daioh.
- Synopsis: After a disaster destroys their town, the Azumanga girls transfer to Oarai, and decide to join the Sensha-do team.
- Recommended by Jonakhen
- 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.
- Now has a tvtropes page. - Completed.
- Blasting Through by Cytrus
- Recommended by Screwy Sqrl
- Synopsis: Yukari x Miho, as only tank-obsessed Yukari could! This also seems to be the very first English language fanfic for this series.
Historical Fiction FicsA Friend Amongst Enemies by Joannes808
- Recomended by S7alker117
- 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.
- Recomended by S7alker117
- Synopsis: This is a retelling of the Girls und Panzer plot but solidly set in the final months of World War Two in Europe. The girls from the Baderberg farming complex, near Dresden, receive a newcomer who has uncanny knowledge about tank warfare to help them repair some old machines they have stored so they can be sent to defend Berlin in those last desperate days. Unbeknownst to them, this will trigger a series of events that will pull them into the fighting as the desperate battles come in quick sequence.
- Comments: S7alker117: It is told in episodes of 12 to 15 chapters each, all in the author's page, 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.