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* RealLife example. The town of Ōarai was heavily hit by the Tsunami in 2011 and even had to receive humanitarian aid from relief organizations for a time. They understandably latched upon the series popularity and tried to milk it for every penny they could through merchandising; the entire town became a tourist trap of ''tremendous'' proportions for the episode 12 preview show (trust us, there's tourist trapping, there's overkill, and then there's Ōarai). The fans reaction to this was... getting infuriated? Naaah... Poking fun at them? Neither. They ''gushed about how nice and polite the Ōarai townsfolk were and acknowledged that they '''did''' need every penny''. This happened even on websites with horrible reputations as {{Jerkass}}es[[note]]4chan, of all places[[/note]]. Ōarai remains an anime pilgrimage site to this day, noted in ''Anime/AnimeGataris.'' The city is included in an 28-city tour for foreign (anime) tourists to Japan.

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* RealLife example. The town of Ōarai was heavily hit by the Tsunami in 2011 and even had to receive humanitarian aid from relief organizations for a time. They understandably latched upon the series popularity and tried to milk it for every penny they could through merchandising; the entire town became a tourist trap of ''tremendous'' proportions for the episode 12 preview show (trust us, there's tourist trapping, there's overkill, and then there's Ōarai). The fans reaction to this was... getting infuriated? Naaah... Poking fun at them? Neither. They ''gushed about how nice and polite the Ōarai townsfolk were and acknowledged that they '''did''' need every penny''. This happened even on websites with horrible reputations as {{Jerkass}}es[[note]]4chan, of all places[[/note]]. Ōarai remains an anime pilgrimage site to this day, noted in ''Anime/AnimeGataris.'' The city is included in an a 28-city tour for foreign (anime) tourists to Japan.


* In Comic Anthology Volume 2, chapter 1, we are shown that Erika was a senshado prodigy during her elementary school time. Its until she meets Maho when attending Kuromorimine Youth camp Erika suffer [[NormalFishInATinyPond her first loss]]. And no matter how she tried, she seemed never able to win against Maho. [[DespairEventHorizon Already despairing because these losses,]] Erika accidentally overhear her teammates badmouthing her in her back. At this moment Maho appears [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and berates the girls for laughing behind Erika's back.]] Maho's speech not only lifting Erika's spirit back, its also encourage her to find her own senshado [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe together with Maho.]]

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* In Comic Anthology Volume 2, chapter 1, we are shown that Erika was a senshado prodigy during her elementary school time. Its until she meets Maho when attending Kuromorimine Youth camp Erika suffer [[NormalFishInATinyPond her first loss]]. And no matter how she tried, she seemed never able to win against Maho. [[DespairEventHorizon Already despairing because these losses,]] Erika accidentally overhear her teammates badmouthing her in her back. At this moment Maho appears [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and berates the girls for laughing behind Erika's back.]] Maho's speech not only lifting Erika's spirit back, its but also encourage encouraging her to find her own senshado [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe together with Maho.]]


** The [[GoalInLife volleyball]] team plays a [[ShowDontTell intense]] match among [[TrueCompanions themselves]] ([[FridgeBrilliance likely]] with victory in that match having a similar meaning), with katsu sandwiches for aftermatch dinner.

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** The [[GoalInLife volleyball]] team plays a an [[ShowDontTell intense]] match among [[TrueCompanions themselves]] ([[FridgeBrilliance likely]] with victory in that match having a similar meaning), with katsu sandwiches for aftermatch dinner.


* Maho and Miho's conversation after the match. While previous meetings between them were awkward, in large part because of [[spoiler:Maho's JerkassFacade]], it's touching to see Maho accept Miho's own way of Tankery, [[spoiler:which she had hoped Miho would find all along]], especially when both of them are possibly the happiest they've been in the entire series.

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* Maho and Miho's conversation after the match. While previous meetings between them were awkward, in large part because of [[spoiler:Maho's JerkassFacade]], {{Jerkass}} facade]], it's touching to see Maho accept Miho's own way of Tankery, [[spoiler:which she had hoped Miho would find all along]], especially when both of them are possibly the happiest they've been in the entire series.


* And then there's Momo's CryCute breakdown while trying to thank Miho for winning the tournament and saving the school.
-->'''Momo''': "Nishizumi. I can't express enough gratitude for all you've done. I... I'm really... I'm really grateful..." ''(breaks down crying)''
-->'''Yuzu''': "Momo-chan, you're crying too much."



-->'''Maho''': ''(smiling)'' Good.

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-->'''Maho''': ''(smiling)'' Good.That's good.


* Chapter 40 of ''Motto Love Love Sakusen'' has a flashback to 8 years prior to the start of the series showing Shiho actually dressing up as Boco to surprise a young Miho. Her husband (Miho and Maho's father) also shows up as wrll, dressed up as one of Boco's enemies. When he can't beat up Shiho dressed up as Boco like what's supposed to happen (due to Shiho's tankery training kicking in), Maho simply states that Boco isn't himself because he's fighting to protect Miho.

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* Chapter 40 of ''Motto Love Love Sakusen'' has a flashback to 8 years prior to the start of the series showing Shiho actually dressing up as Boco to surprise a young Miho. Her husband (Miho and Maho's father) also shows up as wrll, well, dressed up as one of Boco's enemies. When he can't beat up Shiho dressed up as Boco like what's supposed to happen (due to Shiho's tankery training kicking in), Maho simply states that Boco isn't himself because he's fighting to protect Miho.


* Chapter 40 of ''Motto Love Love Sakusen desu'' has a flashback to 8 years prior to the start of the series showing Shiho actually dressing up as Boco to surprise a young Miho. Her husband (Miho and Maho's father) also shows up as wrll, dressed up as one of Boco's enemies. When he can't beat up Shiho dressed up as Boco like what's supposed to happen (due to Shiho's tankery training kicking in), Maho simply states that Boco isn't himself because he's fighting to protect Miho.

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* Chapter 40 of ''Motto Love Love Sakusen desu'' Sakusen'' has a flashback to 8 years prior to the start of the series showing Shiho actually dressing up as Boco to surprise a young Miho. Her husband (Miho and Maho's father) also shows up as wrll, dressed up as one of Boco's enemies. When he can't beat up Shiho dressed up as Boco like what's supposed to happen (due to Shiho's tankery training kicking in), Maho simply states that Boco isn't himself because he's fighting to protect Miho.


* Chapter 40 of ''Motto Motto Love Sakusen desu'' has a flashback to 8 years prior to the start of the series showing Shiho actually dressing up as Boco to surprise Miho.

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* Chapter 40 of ''Motto Motto Love Love Sakusen desu'' has a flashback to 8 years prior to the start of the series showing Shiho actually dressing up as Boco to surprise a young Miho. Her husband (Miho and Maho's father) also shows up as wrll, dressed up as one of Boco's enemies. When he can't beat up Shiho dressed up as Boco like what's supposed to happen (due to Shiho's tankery training kicking in), Maho simply states that Boco isn't himself because he's fighting to protect Miho.

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* Chapter 40 of ''Motto Motto Love Sakusen desu'' has a flashback to 8 years prior to the start of the series showing Shiho actually dressing up as Boco to surprise Miho.


* In Chapter 12 of Little Army 2, faced with am Ooarai ambush, Emi decides give up on pursuing and having a one on one fight with Miho to help save her team. However, the rest of the Bellwall team tell her that it's going to be fine, and that she should go and chase after Miho.

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* In Chapter 12 of Little Army 2, faced with am an Ooarai ambush, Emi decides give up on pursuing and having a one on one fight with Miho to help save her team. However, the rest of the Bellwall team tell her that it's going to be fine, and that she should go and chase after Miho.


* In Chapter 7, when Sheska confronts Emi with her abandonment of their old team in Germany, the entire Bellwall team stand stands behind Emi to back her up against Sheska's accusations.
* Chapter 9 of Little Army, when the four friends from the original Little Army reunite, with the knowledge that because [[spoiler:they both lost the second round]], they'll be facing each other in a tankery match soon.

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* In Chapter 7, 7 Little Army 2, when Sheska confronts Emi with her abandonment of their old team in Germany, the entire Bellwall team stand stands behind Emi to back her up against Sheska's accusations.
* Chapter 9 of Little Army, Army 2, when the four friends from the original Little Army reunite, with the knowledge that because [[spoiler:they both lost the second round]], they'll be facing each other in a tankery match soon.soon.
* In Chapter 12 of Little Army 2, faced with am Ooarai ambush, Emi decides give up on pursuing and having a one on one fight with Miho to help save her team. However, the rest of the Bellwall team tell her that it's going to be fine, and that she should go and chase after Miho.
** Even when they eventually do lose, the rest of Emi's team tell her that it's fine because she got to have her duel with Miho.
-->'''Emi''':"Sorry everyone..."
-->'''Neko''':"What's your deal? You're smiling, aren't ya?"

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* In Chapter 7, when Sheska confronts Emi with her abandonment of their old team in Germany, the entire Bellwall team stand stands behind Emi to back her up against Sheska's accusations.


--> (*pans to starry-eyed girls watching the Cauldron) [[DareToBeBadass Maidens of war gather here]]!

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--> '''Darjeeling''': Ooarai Girls' Academy started the wind. A new encounter which was blown by the wind, and came to us. (...) The Cauldron is a beacon of light to the world. A written challenge which I have sent arrogantly. (*pans to starry-eyed girls watching the Cauldron) [[DareToBeBadass Maidens Girls, why don't you play your heart out with tanks? Go, stop following the adults! You must merely mix yourself with this fun! Here I tell all of war gather you tank maidens out there! You are welcome here]]!

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* ''Ribbon Warrior'' seems at the first glance a darker depiction of tankery from the point of view of an AxCrazy wannabe samurai and her thirsty doormat of a girlfriend fighting against try-hard failures of the national tournaments. But as the manga goes on, it becomes apparent that these 'try-hards' are the people who were inspired by Miho and Ooarai's victory against all odds, against all stacked decks, against all the regulations that cripple those without any mean of procuring better hardware in the national tournament. In a tournament where everyone only have their skills to fall back to, the tankathlon gives these underdogs a chance to prove themselves to their hearts' content without sneering old people dismissing their tankery, where 'enemies' are friends competing instead of bitter rivals divided by caste and wealth.
--> (*pans to starry-eyed girls watching the Cauldron) [[DareToBeBadass Maidens of war gather here]]!


** [[FanNickname Kampfgruppe Miho]] goes full YamatoNadeshiko mode [[TrueCompanions together]] and they eat Saori's traditional Tonkatsu, at Miho's home, with flowers arranged by Hana... while Miho [[LoveConfession confesses]] her love to [[TrueCompanions them all]] (She meant "[[TheFourLoves as loving friends]]", you yuri crowd). [[FunnyMoments Cue]] Yukarin {{Squee}}ing.

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** [[FanNickname Kampfgruppe Miho]] goes full YamatoNadeshiko mode [[TrueCompanions together]] and they eat Saori's traditional Tonkatsu, at Miho's home, with flowers arranged by Hana... while Miho [[LoveConfession confesses]] her love to [[TrueCompanions them all]] (She meant "[[TheFourLoves as loving friends]]", you yuri crowd). [[FunnyMoments [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Cue]] Yukarin {{Squee}}ing.



** The [[{{Moe}} Freshmen]] team (seen in the [=OVAs=] to be movie fanatics) gather to [[TrueCompanions watch]] and [[TenderTears cry together]] over a bunch of girly movies: [[FunnyMoments Kelly's Heroes, Patton, Battle of the Bulge, Skylark T-34...]]. Oh, and to eat katsu.

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** The [[{{Moe}} Freshmen]] team (seen in the [=OVAs=] to be movie fanatics) gather to [[TrueCompanions watch]] and [[TenderTears cry together]] over a bunch of girly movies: [[FunnyMoments [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Kelly's Heroes, Patton, Battle of the Bulge, Skylark T-34...]]. Oh, and to eat katsu.



* Anzio, and Anchovy in particular, become a HeartwarmingMoment for their new reactions in their OVA, which arguably fits better with the series than their original presentation in the manga. The lesson shifts for Miho, from the commander needing to be the one to bring victory no matter what, to knowing that they should always be proud of their team's accomplishments.

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* Anzio, and Anchovy in particular, become a HeartwarmingMoment SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} for their new reactions in their OVA, which arguably fits better with the series than their original presentation in the manga. The lesson shifts for Miho, from the commander needing to be the one to bring victory no matter what, to knowing that they should always be proud of their team's accomplishments.

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