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** The audio drama plays it UpToEleven when the Chi-Ha-Tan girls debate strategies and drills, with gems like [[ItMakesSenseInContext "full-speed charge to the side", "rotational charge", "expanding charge to the left and the right", "double-encirclement charge, and then all forces enter into an encircling-eradication charge"]], and even [[ItMakesEvenLessSenseInContext "Stationary charge!"]] Nishi can't help but {{lampshading}} it herself:

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** The audio drama plays it UpToEleven when the Chi-Ha-Tan girls debate strategies and drills, with gems like [[ItMakesSenseInContext "full-speed charge to the side", "rotational charge", "expanding charge to the left and the right", "double-encirclement charge, and then all forces enter into an encircling-eradication charge"]], and even [[ItMakesEvenLessSenseInContext [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext "Stationary charge!"]] Nishi can't help but {{lampshading}} it herself:


** "The logo on the side of Saunders' C-5M Super Galaxy is a shout-out to a {{Series/Thunderbirds certain classic (British) TV series}}.

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** "The logo on the side of Saunders' C-5M Super Galaxy is a shout-out to a {{Series/Thunderbirds certain classic (British) TV series}}.''{{Series/Thunderbirds}}''.



** The film the Rabbit team appears to be watching prior to the match is ''Film/1941'', so it's no surprise where they got the idea for the Ferris wheel from.

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** The film the Rabbit team appears to be watching prior to the match is ''Film/1941'', ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', so it's no surprise where they got the idea for the Ferris wheel from.

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* ImpossibleTask: In order for [[spoiler: save their school from closure again]], Ooarai's Sensha-do team has to win a MEXT sanctioned match. However, their opponent is revealed to be the collective best teams of the University-level. To stack the odds further, they are to face 30 tanks which is 10 more than what Kuromorimine fielded in the tournament finals. Finally, the match is set to annihilation rules, meaning in order to win, Ooarai has to eliminate ''every single enemy unit''. [[spoiler: Then it is revealed that among the 30 units of the University team, two units are illegally classified as tanks and were only allowed specifically for the match.]]


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** Azumi of the Bermuda Trio gets eliminated by being lured by Maho inside a tunnel and stopped on the other end, allowing Miho to deal the killing blow from above the tunnel entrance.

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** The film the Rabbit team appears to be watching prior to the match is ''Film/1941'', so it's no surprise where they got the idea for the Ferris wheel from.


** "The logo on the side of Saunders' C-5M Super Galaxy is a shout-out to a [[Series/Thunderbirds certain classic (British) TV series]].

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** "The logo on the side of Saunders' C-5M Super Galaxy is a shout-out to a [[Series/Thunderbirds {{Series/Thunderbirds certain classic (British) TV series]].series}}.
** The radio messages used by Darjeeling to summon the other schools to help Ooarai are taken from the film ''Film/TheLongestDay''.


* {{Hypocrite}}: The Head of of MEXT School Carriers Department (Mentioned in CorruptBureaucrat) calls the TheCavalary moment where the other schools reinforce Miho "underhanded", yet he made the match an 8v30 ''annihilation'' match and [[spoiler:approved the ''Morser-Karl'' and T28]] specifically to give the University Team an upper hand. Not to mention he was also the who renegades on a verbal promise that [[spoiler:Oarai would not be closed down if they won the tournament]]. It's probably why exactly none of the other officials give his concerns much thought.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: The Head of of MEXT School Carriers Department (Mentioned in CorruptBureaucrat) calls the TheCavalary TheCavalry moment where the other schools reinforce Miho "underhanded", yet he made the match an 8v30 ''annihilation'' match and [[spoiler:approved the ''Morser-Karl'' and T28]] specifically to give the University Team an upper hand. Not to mention he was also the who renegades on a verbal promise that [[spoiler:Oarai would not be closed down if they won the tournament]]. It's probably why exactly none of the other officials give his concerns much thought.


* RefugeInAudacity: There are many of shamelessly outrageous taken, both on the battlefield and off it. [[spoiler: Who expects a bloody ferris wheel to come loose and roll towards your encirclement?]]

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* RefugeInAudacity: There are many instances of shamelessly outrageous action taken, both on the battlefield and off it. [[spoiler: Who expects a bloody ferris wheel to come loose and roll towards your encirclement?]]


* BigDamnHeroes: There are many instances in the movie.
** During the opening exhibition match, Team St. Gloriana is pinned by Ōarai and Chi-Ha-Tan. After Ōarai's defense lines fall however, Pravda and a platoon of Crusader tanks swoop in and extract Gloriana from their position.
** Ōarai is forced into an ''[[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill 8 vs 30 annihilation battle]]'', against a professional team. The attempt to curb-stomp them fails when [[spoiler:''all'' the other schools send tank crews to [[LoopholeAbuse "temporarily]] [[RefugeInAudacity transfer"]] into Ōarai to help them overcome those insuperable odds, actually stating ''over the open radio'' that [[LampshadeHanging yesterday's enemy is today's friend]]: to drive the point home, the soundtrack for that scene is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7DikyoJ2N4 medley]] of all the schools' {{Leitmotif}}s, finally mixing up in the very own [[TrueCompanions Sensha-do March]] itself]].
** PlayedForLaughs when Ooarai's main force is completely encircled and Chi-Ha-Tan Academy performs its trademark LeeroyJenkins in an attempt to drive a wedge into the enemy's formation and allow their allies to get out. Unfortunately, all that the enemy's tanks have to do is to nonchalantly move slightly to the side and let the momentum of Chi-Ha-Tan's tanks drift them into the killzone.



* TheCavalry: There are many instances in the movie.
** During the opening exhibition match, Team St. Gloriana is pinned by Ōarai and Chi-Ha-Tan. After Ōarai's defense lines fall however, Pravda and a platoon of Crusader tanks swoop in and extract Gloriana from their position.
** Ōarai is forced into an ''[[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill 8 vs 30 annihilation battle]]'', against a professional team. The attempt to curb-stomp them fails when [[spoiler:''all'' the other schools send tank crews to [[LoopholeAbuse "temporarily]] [[RefugeInAudacity transfer"]] into Ōarai to help them overcome those insuperable odds, actually stating ''over the open radio'' that [[LampshadeHanging yesterday's enemy is today's friend]]: to drive the point home, the soundtrack for that scene is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7DikyoJ2N4 medley]] of all the schools' {{Leitmotif}}s, finally mixing up in the very own [[TrueCompanions Sensha-do March]] itself]].
** PlayedForLaughs when Ooarai's main force is completely encircled and Chi-Ha-Tan Academy performs its trademark LeeroyJenkins in an attempt to drive a wedge into the enemy's formation and allow their allies to get out. Unfortunately, all that the enemy's tanks have to do is to nonchalantly move slightly to the side and let the momentum of Chi-Ha-Tan's tanks drift them into the killzone.



* CrazyEnoughToWork: Almost all of the plans the high school teams pull off are, to put mildly, very insane. Notable examples are...

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* CrazyEnoughToWork: Almost all All of the plans the high school teams pull off are, to put mildly, very insane. Notable examples are...



* GenreShift: The [[Anime/GirlsUndPanzer original series]] was a fairly realistic [[GamingAndSportsAnimeAndManga sports anime]] about a fictional martial art played with tanks. However, the movie turned RuleOfCool UpToEleven at the expense of realism, turning it into a {{Wuxia}} movie. With tanks.

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* GenreShift: The [[Anime/GirlsUndPanzer original series]] was a fairly realistic [[GamingAndSportsAnimeAndManga sports anime]] about a fictional martial art played with tanks. However, the movie turned RuleOfCool UpToEleven at the expense of realism, turning it into a {{Wuxia}} movie. With movie, with tanks.



* HappyEndingOverride: The film basically makes all of the events of the series irrelevant since the MEXT decides to [[spoiler:close Ooarai anyways]]. Thankfully, the students get a second chance to [[spoiler:save the school]].

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* HappyEndingOverride: The film basically makes all of the events of the series Oarai's victory irrelevant since the MEXT decides to [[spoiler:close Ooarai anyways]]. Thankfully, the students get a second chance to [[spoiler:save the school]].school together with all the friends/rivals they made during the tournament]].



** When Company "Sunflower" gets encircled on the hill and attempts to breakout, the majority of [[spoiler:Pravda]] volunteered to stay behind to stave off the incoming enemy tanks. RuleOfDrama plays up real high in this scene to make it more intense than it should be.
** [[spoiler:Darjeeling pulls one off in order to destroy the T28 Super Heavy Tank]].
* HonorBeforeReason: Chi-Ha-Tan's reason behind their [[LeeroyJenkins attacking method]], saying it is their tradition.

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** When Company "Sunflower" gets encircled on the hill and attempts to breakout, the majority of [[spoiler:Pravda]] volunteered to stay behind to stave off the incoming enemy tanks. RuleOfDrama plays up real high in this scene to make it more intense than it should be.
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** [[spoiler:Darjeeling pulls one off in order to destroy the T28 Super Heavy Tank]].
Tank; hitting the weak spot meant leaving themselves unable to dodge]].
* HonorBeforeReason: Chi-Ha-Tan's reason behind their [[LeeroyJenkins attacking method]], method]] is saying it is their tradition.



* {{Hypocrite}}: The Head of of MEXT School Carriers Department (Mentioned in CorruptBureaucrat) calls the BigDamnHeroes moment where the other schools reinforce Miho "underhanded", yet he made the match an 8v30 ''annihilation'' match and [[spoiler:approved the ''Morser-Karl'' and T28]] specifically to give the University Team an upper hand. Not to mention he was also the who renegades on a verbal promise that [[spoiler:Oarai would not be closed down if they won the tournament]]. Probably why exactly none of the other officials give his concerns much thought.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: The Head of of MEXT School Carriers Department (Mentioned in CorruptBureaucrat) calls the BigDamnHeroes TheCavalary moment where the other schools reinforce Miho "underhanded", yet he made the match an 8v30 ''annihilation'' match and [[spoiler:approved the ''Morser-Karl'' and T28]] specifically to give the University Team an upper hand. Not to mention he was also the who renegades on a verbal promise that [[spoiler:Oarai would not be closed down if they won the tournament]]. Probably It's probably why exactly none of the other officials give his concerns much thought.



** The tanks in the University Team have trouble firing at tanks that are ''right in front of them''. Justified during their LuredIntoATrap strategy in the Theme Park however.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Anzu, once she takes over the gunner seat, creates literal miracles with her Hetzer.

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** The tanks in the University Team have trouble firing at tanks that are ''right in front of them''. Justified However, it is justified during their LuredIntoATrap strategy in the Theme Park however.
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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Anzu, once she takes over the gunner seat, creates literal miracles with her Hetzer.



** In the Theme Park hedge maze, she manages to blind shot a M26 Pershing through the hedges. The hedges are tall enough that they can completely conceal the Pershings on the ground view and she still hits it! [[JustifiedTrope She probably knows the Pershing's location due to Anchovy's reconnaissance however]].

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** In the Theme Park hedge maze, she manages to blind shot a M26 Pershing through the hedges. The hedges are tall enough that they can completely conceal the Pershings on the ground view and she still hits it! [[JustifiedTrope She probably knows the Pershing's location due to Anchovy's reconnaissance however]].reconnaissance]].



* LoopholeAbuse: Executed to the upmost degree, [[spoiler:students from Kuromorimine, Saunders, Pravda, St. Gloriana, Continuation, and Chi-Ha-Tan temporarily transfer into Oarai in order to help them with their battle against the University Team. Also, they are allowed to bring their tanks because their tanks are considered "private property".]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: LoopholeAbuse:
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Executed to the upmost degree, [[spoiler:students from Kuromorimine, Saunders, Pravda, St. Gloriana, Continuation, and Chi-Ha-Tan temporarily transfer into Oarai in order to help them with their battle against the University Team. Also, they are allowed to bring their tanks because their tanks are considered "private property".]]



** And earlier in the film, the Student Council takes advantage of of a loophole to retain ownership of their tanks by writing them all off as "lost" and handing them over to Saunders for safekeeping.

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** And earlier in the film, the The Student Council takes advantage of of a loophole to retain ownership of their tanks by writing them all off as "lost" and handing them over to Saunders for safekeeping.



* MultiTrackDrifting: Holy crap, its almost as if this became a standard strategy for tanks after what Miho did in the tournament.
** The movie makes a token attempt at justification by having the last half of the FinalBattle happen entirely over a paved surface after a [[ContinuityNod heavy rain]], but ''still''.

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* MultiTrackDrifting: Holy crap, its almost as if this became a standard strategy for tanks after what Miho did in the tournament.
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tournament. The movie makes a token attempt at justification by having the last half of the FinalBattle happen entirely over a paved surface after a [[ContinuityNod heavy rain]], but ''still''.rain]].



* {{Ramprovisation}}: [[spoiler:How Turtle team uses Anzio's [=CV33=] to take down the Morser-Karl]].
* RefugeInAudacity: Way too many in the movie in comparison to the show, but the most notable is Operation: Kill Serve.

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* {{Ramprovisation}}: [[spoiler:How Turtle [[spoiler:Turtle team uses Anzio's [=CV33=] to jump a bridge gap and take down the Morser-Karl]].
* RefugeInAudacity: Way too There are many in of shamelessly outrageous taken, both on the movie in comparison battlefield and off it. [[spoiler: Who expects a bloody ferris wheel to the show, but the most notable is Operation: Kill Serve.come loose and roll towards your encirclement?]]



* ShownTheirWork[=/=]RealityIsUnrealistic:

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* ShownTheirWork[=/=]RealityIsUnrealistic: ShownTheirWork



** The lone tanks jumping the channels pale next to the tale of the British tank column that came under surprise heavy fire in a forest road next to a 15 feet wide channel. Its lead tank, seeing no other exit, revved up the engine and jumped the channel. ''The entire column'' followed suite.

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** The lone tanks jumping the channels pale [[RealityIsUnrealistic next to the tale of the British tank column that came under surprise heavy fire fire]] in a forest road next to a 15 feet wide channel. Its lead tank, seeing no other exit, revved up the engine and jumped the channel. ''The entire column'' followed suite.



* TanksButNoTanks: Despite being nowhere classified as a tank, and its status as an AFV is debatable, [[spoiler:the Morser-Karl siege mortar in the University Team]] is still accepted in the Senshado competition. Similarly, the [[spoiler:T28 Super Heavy Tank]] fielded by the same team is more accurately described as a self-propelled gun rather than a tank, and was even reclassifed to a "Gun Motor Carriage" on that rationale before being reclassified yet again on account of it having unusually heavy armor and armaments compared to the US Doctrine of a "[[FragileSpeedster Gun Mot]][[GlassCannon or Carriage]]".

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* TanksButNoTanks: Despite being nowhere classified as a tank, and its status as an AFV is debatable, [[spoiler:the Morser-Karl siege mortar in the University Team]] is still accepted in the Senshado competition. Similarly, the [[spoiler:T28 Super Heavy Tank]] fielded by the same team is more accurately described as a self-propelled gun rather than a tank, and was even reclassifed to a "Gun Motor Carriage" on that rationale before being reclassified yet again on account of it having unusually heavy armor and armaments compared to the US Doctrine of a "[[FragileSpeedster Gun Mot]][[GlassCannon or Motor [[GlassCannon Carriage]]".



* TankGoodness: TheMovie! Of course!

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* TankGoodness: TheMovie! Of course!Out of a 2 hour film, about 1.5 hours are focused on tank combat.



* {{Tsundere}}: Katyusha, arriving later than Maho and Kay, pulls this act in an attempt to maintain her composure.

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* {{Tsundere}}: Katyusha, arriving later than Maho and Kay, pulls this aloof act in an attempt to maintain her composure.composure. Nonna points out how she wanted to arrive first and was so eager to help.



* {{Wuxia}}: Senshado is a martial art. Everybody is doing impossible, reality-defying, jumps and leaps. The action scenes are deliberately depicted in fast camera. Martial artists band together due to honor and duty. Masked fighters attack from ambush. Heirs to rival martial arts styles have an epic showdown. Yes, that's right. If the [[GirlsUndPanzer anime series]] was a sports anime with tanks, [[GirlsUndPanzerDerFilm the movie]] is [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot a Wuxia movie with tanks]].

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* {{Wuxia}}: Senshado is a martial art. Everybody is doing impossible, reality-defying, jumps and leaps. The action scenes are deliberately depicted in fast camera. Martial artists band together due to honor and duty. Masked fighters attack from ambush. Heirs to rival martial arts styles have an epic showdown. Yes, that's right. If the [[GirlsUndPanzer [[Anime/GirlsUndPanzer anime series]] was a sports anime with tanks, [[GirlsUndPanzerDerFilm [[Anime/GirlsUndPanzerDerFilm the movie]] is [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot a Wuxia movie with tanks]].

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** When Anzu and Instructor Chounou try to convince the Federation chairman about Ooarai's plight, [[https://imgur.com/AMpcOUf there's a news article written about it at the center]]. At the other corners, there are several other news article like Anzio is doing a donation drive to fix their P-40 (which explains why it isn't there to aid the Ooarai Compound Team), Pravda's KV-1 was stolen by Jatkosota, and a school named Neutrality High School decides to join the rank of Federation-recognized tankery school teams.

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** "The logo on the side of Saunders' C-5M Super Galaxy is a shout-out to a [[Series/Thunderbirds certain classic (British) TV series]].


* DiegeticSwitch: Mika plays "Säkkijärven Polkka" on her ''kantele'' along with the non-diegetic soundtrack.


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* DiegeticSwitch: Mika plays "Säkkijärven Polkka" on her ''kantele'' along with the non-diegetic soundtrack.

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* DiegeticSwitch: Mika plays "Säkkijärven Polkka" on her ''kantele'' along with the non-diegetic soundtrack.


* DreamTeam: [[spoiler:The match against Unversity Team has Oarai consisting with all the commanders, vice-commanders, and other important people from their rival schools to build up a team of 30 tanks.]] The University team is similarly described as being formed from the cream of the crop of different University tankery teams, but by this point in the film, the audience has only seen their Commander.

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* DreamTeam: [[spoiler:The match against Unversity Team has Oarai consisting with all the commanders, vice-commanders, and other important people from their rival schools to build up a team of 30 tanks.]] The University team is similarly described as being formed from the cream of the crop of different University tankery teams, but by this point in the film, the audience has only seen their Commander. Commander.]]



* {{Hypocrite}}: The Head of of MEXT School Carriers Department (Mentioned in CorruptBureaucrat) calls the BigDamnHeroes moment where the other schools reinforce Miho "underhanded", yet he made the match an 8v30 ''annihilation'' match and [[spoiler:approved the ''Morser-Karl'' and T28]] specifically to give the University Team an upper hand. Not to mention he was also the who renegades on a verbal promise that [[spoiler:Oarai would not be closed down if they won the tournament]].

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* {{Hypocrite}}: The Head of of MEXT School Carriers Department (Mentioned in CorruptBureaucrat) calls the BigDamnHeroes moment where the other schools reinforce Miho "underhanded", yet he made the match an 8v30 ''annihilation'' match and [[spoiler:approved the ''Morser-Karl'' and T28]] specifically to give the University Team an upper hand. Not to mention he was also the who renegades on a verbal promise that [[spoiler:Oarai would not be closed down if they won the tournament]]. Probably why exactly none of the other officials give his concerns much thought.


* DreamTeam: [[spoiler:The match against Unversity Team has Oarai consisting with all the commanders, vice-commanders, and other important people from their rival schools to build up a team of 30 tanks.]]

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* DreamTeam: [[spoiler:The match against Unversity Team has Oarai consisting with all the commanders, vice-commanders, and other important people from their rival schools to build up a team of 30 tanks.]]]] The University team is similarly described as being formed from the cream of the crop of different University tankery teams, but by this point in the film, the audience has only seen their Commander.


The movie was originally [[https://twitter.com/garupan/status/328412701674049536 announced]] for release in 2014, but got pushed back to Summer 2015 and then finally ''Girls und Panzer der Film'' was released on November 21, 2015 in 77 theaters across Japan. In keeping with this anime's surprising popularity, in spite of a relatively limited release, [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-08-14/girls-and-panzer-film-tops-2.5-billion-yen-at-box-office/.120102 the movie's current gross is over 2.5 billion yen with over 1.4 million tickets sold at the Japan Box Office as of August 13, 2017]]. It's currently ranked 3rd highest grossing late-night TV anime based movie behind Love Live! The School Idol Movie and Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Movie.

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The movie was originally [[https://twitter.com/garupan/status/328412701674049536 announced]] for release in 2014, but got pushed back to Summer 2015 and then finally ''Girls und Panzer der Film'' was released on November 21, 2015 in 77 theaters across Japan. In keeping with this anime's surprising popularity, in spite of a relatively limited release, [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-08-14/girls-and-panzer-film-tops-2.5-billion-yen-at-box-office/.120102 the movie's current gross is over 2.5 billion yen with over 1.4 million tickets sold at the Japan Box Office as of August 13, 2017]]. It's currently ranked 3rd highest grossing late-night TV anime based movie behind Love Live! ''Anime/LoveLive The School Idol Movie Movie'' and Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Movie.
''Anime/SwordArtOnlineTheMovieOrdinalScale''.

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