Ōarai: Ōarai Girls' Academy (Anglerfish Team, Duck Team and Hippo Team, Rabbit Team and Turtle Team)
Rival Schools: Rival Schools (St. Gloriana Girls Academy, Saunders University High School, Anzio High School, Pravda High School, Kuromorimine Girls High School)
Others: Der Film Characters | Das Finale Characters | Other Characters
Team D/Rabbit Team
A team of six freshmen driving the American M3 Lee tank. The girls themselves form the single largest concentration of cuties in the show. They are also fans of old movies and TV shows.
- Badass Adorable: While all the girls in this show (particularly the Ōarai squadettes) certainly fit the bill, special mention goes to the Rabbit girls for leaning more on the "adorable" part. The Kuromorimine match proves the "badass" part of Badass Adorable).
- Butt-Monkey: They get more than their share of bad luck.
- In Episode 3, they try to run, but their track happens to be on a slick patch - this is on a ship where even a wooden suspension bridge is specifically covered with steel plate for tank usage and tough enough to take direct shell hits - causing the track to get stuck and snap.
- In OVA 2, their attempt to sneak in dinner a little early turns into a conflagration.
- In Episode 5, they demonstrate reasonable basic skills in reconnaissance for their first try, but fall victim to Alisa's radio-interception (and also Alisa's skill in coordinating the movements of the two converging platoons). They also made the correct fire distribution decision when engaging Saunder's "Charlie" and "Dog" tanks, but it is nullified because they missed the other tank. (After this, the enemy tanks' armor and firepower rapidly increase, so that was their last chance to get a conventional kill).
- In Episode 7, they find the Tiger(P), but they get lost first.
- In Episode 11, while everyone is trying to cross a river, the engine stalls halfway across, forcing Miho to choose once again whether to sacrifice her comrades (and potentially risk their lives) for the sake of victory. Miho luckily manages to Take a Third Option and brings them a towline to carry them across until they get their engine working again.
- In the movie, they attempt the same tactic against Nonna's IS-2 that they performed against kuromorimine's jagdtiger. She doesn't fall for it.
- The Chick: Their symbol is a pink bunny holding a pair of knives.
- The Team: The only Ōarai crew besides Anglerfish which has 5 or more members, and their roles somewhat:
- The Chick: Yuuki - Talks about her ex quite a bit and is the most enthusiastic about receiving relationship advice from Saori-senpai, who is the communication officer for the squadron's commander. Also she gets hit on by an Anzio student one time.
- The Driver: Karina - The panicky and impulsive tank driver.
- Friendly Sniper: Ayumi - The tallest and most tomboyish of the bunch, and gunner of the larger 75 mm gun.
- The Leader: Azusa - The level-headed tank commander who eventually rises to Ōarai's vice-commander in Little Army 2.
- The Smart Girl: Two of these are present of different kinds.
- I Will Only Slow You Down: Tried this when their tank's engine failed while crossing a river during the battle against Kuromorimine. Operative word being "try". It really shows how far they've come since their first battle; rather than run away at the first sign of trouble they were willing to let themselves be sacrificed rather than be a burden to the team.
- Killer Rabbit: Their logo, along with taking out two late-war heavy tank destroyers by themselves in the final episode.
- The Movie Buff: All six of them. See Shout-Out.
- Shout-Out: Given their hobby, they make lots of them. It's unclear if they are intentional by the girls or not. A partial list includes:
- Jaws — Their choice of swimsuits in OVA 1.
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail — Their Killer Rabbit logo.
- Monty Python's Flying Circus — The *PAM scene in OVA 2.
- Kelly's Heroes — Episode 10's "bonding night" and "Operation Kelly's Heroes" in Episode 12.
- Jackie Chan films — Karina's Car Fu over a rival tank at close quarters in Episode 12, with Chan's old "mutual toe stepping" gag.
- Operation Petticoat — PINK tank vs PINK submarine.
- 1941 (1979) — "Operation Mifune" in the film.
- Taking You with Me: Pulls one against Kuromorimine's Jagdtiger by luring it to a ditch, knowing full well that they will be most likely be shot down but decided to do it anyway, in order to not let the enemy tank get to Anglerfish team's Panzer IV.
- Theme Naming: All named after members of the Japanese Nadeshiko Japan women's football team who won the 2011 World Cup.
- Took a Level in Badass: Their courage and performance (or lack thereof, in both cases) in the first two battles are a joke. However, come the tournament they have become brave and effective, culminating in their takedown of two of the heaviest tank destroyers in history during the finals.
The tank the the first years find during their search for additional units for Ōarai's Sensha-do team and ultimately given to them as their unit. Like the Panzer IV, its firepower, armor, and speed are decent and is usually used as a backup for the more heavy hitting tanks.
- Boring, but Practical: Historically, the M3 Lee was only an interim design to quickly get a 75mm-armed tank on the field as soon as possible, but managed to attain remarkably good performance, given its limitations. Within Ōarai, it is used as a "poor man's StuG III", sometimes joining the latter in tank hunting (even dealing the final blow to the first Saunders tank to get caught in an ambush), plus taking over when the StuG III is taken out in the Final Battle.
- Companion Cube: The reason it's given an entry in the characters page. This is best exemplified by the following lines, uttered after it is damaged in battle:"The poor tank!""Should we put a band-aid on it?"
- Dual Wielding: The M3 has two guns; a forward facing gun and its smaller turret.
- Haunted Technology: Implied to be haunted in Motto Love Love Sakusen Desu on a couple of occasions, where Ayumi and Yuuki have told stories of seeing or feeling a ghostly presence.
- Jack of All Stats: The M3 has decent firepower, armor, and speed, making it very useful for a lot of Ōarai's strategies.
- Pink Means Feminine: The reason the girls paint it solid pink early in the series. Doesn't last except for the small patch where their pink bunny mascot is.
Tank commander of Rabbit Team.
- The Leader: Of the levelheaded variety. Her command demeanor is once likened to Miho's in the Anzio OVA.
- It says a lot that her "badass development" along the series fits almost entirely under this trope. We watch her learning to be a truly badass tank commander.
- In Little Army 2, she's seen beside Miho when Ooarai and Bellwall's commanders have their pre-match greeting, which means she became Ooarai's vice-commander and Miho's heir-presumptive somewhere prior the manga.
- Mama Bear: Described by Yukari as the "protective mother" to The Team. She is shown to be it in Episode 12.
- Only Sane Man: Basically her role for the entire Rabbit Team:
- When she was fixing the tank in Episode 9, the others were debating putting a band-aid for the broken gun instead of helping her.
- During the Second OVA, she was the only one to react at the *pam chants by three of her teammates.
- During the Seventh OVA, she calmly reined her crew into focusing on the Semoventes they were targeting, instead of making rather off comments.
- Took a Level in Badass: She volunteers her team for a search-and-destroy mission against late-war German heavy tank destroyers. Miho wisely agrees.
The erratic driver of Rabbit Team.
- Badass Driver: When you can do Jackie Chan style movies in a tank, you qualify.
- Car Fu: Of the Jackie Chan variety, to boot. Unsurprising, given the team's hobbies.
- The Ditz: Such as when she says tanks are strong but no match for monsters like Godzilla as though it is a deeply profound thought.
- Don't Think, Feel: In Motto Love Love Sakusen Desu, Miho tries to teach her some driving techniques, which go in one ear and out the other. When they get into the tank, Karina does a good job and comments that she didn't think about it.
- Drives Like Crazy: This is how she started. Her competence dips when she panicks.
- Gun Fu: Of the "use your gun to move their gun aside" variety.
Radio operator for Rabbit Team.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She ranks among Ōarai's fastest loaders.
- Even the Girls Want Her: One of the Anzio girls is seen openly flirting with her, explicitly because of admiration for Rabbit Team.
- No Guy Wants an Amazon: Her boyfriend broke up with her because of Sensha-do.
One of the two loaders and gunners for Rabbit Team.
The quiet, enigmatic one of Rabbit Team and one of its two loaders.
- Attention Deficit... Oh, Shiny!: In der film, she's more than once distracted by a passing butterfly.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She ranks among Ōarai's fastest loaders.
- Frozen Face: In Motto Love Love Sakusen Desu, She is told by Saori to maintain her smile until she met with her crush, who was actually Shinobu. She did so, with Azusa commenting that she kept the same smile even while eating and taking a bath. It is also implied that she kept that same smile beyond the "fated" meeting.Karina: "Eh? The truth is that your face didn't go back to normal since then?"
- Lap Pillow: To Karina in Motto Love Love Sakusen Desu.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: She's shown to be a very good observer. That one time she decided to share the information was a literal Pre-Asskicking One-Liner.
- The Voiceless: Until the final episode, she had no lines, and is described as "a good listener". She doesn't even have a voice actress listed in the credits in both the original Japanese version and the English dub.
One of the two gunners for Rabbit Team.
- Bespectacled Cutie: As a member of the team that emphasizes the "adorable" part of Badass Adorable, her large, thin, circle-framed glasses do well to highlight her particular cuteness.
- Girlish Pigtails: Sports two big ones thicker than Anzu's and just as long.
- Only Sane Woman: During the (manga only) fight against Anzio, she takes the Char B1 along with Yukari and Erwin. With two Large Ham history-buffs who spout historically doomed expeditions when they're caught in a bad situation as teammates, she's definitely the most sane girl in that tank.
- Precision F-Strike: It may just be an artifact of translation, but when facehugging the Jadgtiger..."That 128mm is f***ing scary."
- The Gadfly: Revealed to be something of a prankster in Motto Love Love Sakusen Desu, where she's shown to switch her regular glasses for broken ones whenever the M3 Lee is hit or do voices behind Karina's back to convince her one of the rabbits the team takes care of talks.
- Troll: After posting a question on a message board about how to steer a tank, she received answers like "Google it, dumbass" and or that the first step is to take off her clothes. Luckily, she did get a real answer later.
- Took a Level in Badass: Scores many direct hits in the Final Battle.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: Played with. Her attempts to get tank driving instructions off the internet failed spectacularly- one person told her "Google it, dumbass." and another tried to trick her into taking her clothes off. At least she was smart enough to ignore the suggestion given to her.
Team E/Turtle Team
- Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Nice Girl Yuzu, laid-back schemer Anzu, hot-tempered Momo.
- Edible Theme Naming: All named after fruits; see their individual entries.
- Impersonation Gambit: What they pull off to put Kuromorimine's siege line in the Final Battle in disarray.
- The Lancer: Within Ōarai's teams, as the de facto second-in-command in battle, and overall team commander outside of it. They are also able to kick some ass — if Anzu is feeling like it.
- Nice Mean And In Between: Yuzu, Momo and Anzu. Yuzu is a pleasant and well-mannered girl, Momo is hot-tempered and belligerent, while Anzu is well-intentioned but lazy and manipulative. It's also shown in their choices of honorifics for Miho- Yuzu politely calls her "Nishizumi-san," Momo rudely calls her "Nishizumi," and Anzu uses "Nishizumi-chan."
- Nonindicative Name: Hilariously, for a Turtle team, 38(t) is reasonably fast and thin-skinned. No longer the case after they upgrade to a Hetzer.
- Secret-Keeper: Until Episode 9, only they know that the school's survival depends on them winning the tournament.
The second tank to be found during the search for additional units for Ōarai's Sensha-do team. Initially found by Miho's group, but the student council decides to take this unit as their own. It then gets upgraded to a "Hetzer" tank destroyer for the final battle.
- Artistic License Engineering: As Nicholas Moran points out in his video about the 38(t), the ability to convert the 38(t) from its tank form straight to its Hetzer form is actually impossible. This is because the Hetzer uses a different suspension design than the original, namely stronger springs and larger wheels.
- Companion Cube: The reason it's given an entry in the characters page.
- Bling-Bling-BANG!: Taken to a ludicruous extreme in Episodes 2 to 4, where the tank is painted shiny solid gold, complete with multiple lens flares and "shaheen!" noises. Lampshaded mercilessly in Episode 3, where the tank is shown to shine so much it tints the screen yellow... while Momo is pontificating about the virtues of stealth.
- Fragile Speedster: The 38(t) is constantly portrayed as such, even though its top speed is only 2 km/h greater than the Panzer IV's, and its armor is comparable to that of the Panzer IV D's. This no longer applies when it upgrades to the Hetzer.
- Glacier Waif: The turretless Hetzer is even smaller than the original 38(t), yet carries a much larger gun (a 7.5 cm PaK 39 vs the 38 T's 3.7 cm UV vz. 38) and almost as much armor as the Stug III.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: The 38(t) gets upgraded to a Hetzer prior to the Finals.
- Mortal Wound Reveal: The Hetzer shuts down from damage sustained from driving itself under the Maus.
- Powerup Full Color Change: Played completely straight when it receives its final upgrade for the Final Battle, it's given that model's most common historical paint pattern instead of keeping its usual color.
Student Council President of Ōarai and the chief architect behind its Sensha-do class's revival after two decades of inactivity, as well as the tank commander and radio operator of Turtle Team.
- Absurdly Powerful Student Council: As President, she can threaten Miho, Hana and Saori with expulsion for refusing to participate in Sensha-do. After all, when your beloved alma mater is on the verge of a shutdown, there's nothing you won't do to save it; in truth, the threat was much less of a threat and more of a statement of fact about the future of their school, though the others weren't aware of it at the time.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the manga, she isn't shown pressganging Miho into joining the Sensha-do team.
- Blunt "Yes": When asked if she doesn't know where the tanks might be found, she cheerfully says that she does not.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: A very active girl in her position, who somehow always seems to be the least busy in any scene. However, it's implied that this is at least partly an act designed to give others an opportunity to rise to the challenge and discover things about themselves.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Invites Miho to dinner to tell her that Ōarai will be shut down unless they win the tournament, but can't bring herself to do so.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: Her reaction to her tank throwing out a track under fire? Offhandedly lecture her teammates about that being a recurrent problem in an otherwise reliable tank.
- Catchphrase: "We're done for!" everytime her tank gets taken out.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Always seen slouching and munching sweet potatoes, but is quite capable behind the Panzer's guns.
- Curse Cut Short: Her reaction upon being fired upon as she was trying to attack Kuromorimine for the third time in a row.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments, such as in Episode 2, "Tanks, We Ride Them":Caesar: Where do you think we might find [the other tanks] them?Anzu: We're looking for them, because we don't know where they are.Azusa: You don't have any idea at all?Anzu (*cheerfully): Nope.
- Didn't Think This Through: She admits that she overestimated Ōarai's available tanks and other resources for winning the tournament, but couldn't think of any other ideas to keep the school open.
- Do Not Go Gentle: Part of her reason for making the deal to keep Ōarai open if it wins the tournament is that she doesn't want to spend an entire year moping and waiting for Ōarai to shut down, but to be able to have hope. She likely didn't believe that they had a realistic chance until the win against Saunders.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Has them at times in the manga in more serious moments, such as confirming Momo's statement that the tournament determines Ōarai's fate.
- Edible Theme Naming: Apricot.
- Exact Words: Her threat to have Miho expelled was really about the school being closed. Her statement to Miho that "it could be arranged it so that you won't be here next year" was really just a veiled reference to the school's impending closure.
- The Extremist Was Right: In order to revive a Sensha-do program 20 years dead, she resorts to extreme actions such as offering tremendous incentives (just one of them is 200 excused absences) and drafts Miho (the only Sensha-do veteran) despite her trauma, even letting her think that she'll be expelled if she doesn't. She is vindicated by enough new members to fill four tanks and Miho becoming invaluable to The Team in addition to reclaiming her love of Sensha-do. If your beloved school was threatened with shut-down, you'd resort to extreme action too.
- The Gadfly: If her grin in Chapter 8 of the Motto Love Love Sakusen spin-off is to be taken into account, she may have masterminded some of the gifts that Kuromorimine's Sensha-do team received for Christmas.
- Girlish Pigtails: In keeping with her relaxed nature and in contrast with her serious position.
- Giver of Lame Names: While Momo laments the nicknames given to their various tanks, which are named after animals, Anzu simply says the names sounded cute and rolls with it.
- In The Real Anzio Battle OVA, she nicknames Anzio's Carro Armato P40 as "piyopiyo"* . She even calls Anchovy as "Lil' Chovy", prompting the latter to correct her by insisting that she be referred to as Anchovy.
- The Glomp: Anzu glomps Miho at the end of the anime when she thinks they've saved the school.
- She does it again in the movie when they really do save the school.
- Hope Bringer: In the movie, when she literally brings the news that she brokered a (this time written) new deal to reopen the school before it is actually scrapped. She arrived just in time to bring Momo and the Sodokos from the depths of a Despair Event Horizon.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: When she takes over the Hetzer's gun in Episode 9, she hardly misses!
- In-Series Nickname: She gets called as "Angie" by Kay prior to Ōarai's match against Saunders.
- Jerkass: Comes off as this when she's introduced by pressuring Miho to take Tankery, despite Miho's dislike for it due to recent traumatic events. It's unclear how much Anzu knows about Miho's departure* , but she makes it clear that she isn't taking no for an answer, even after Miho says she specifically chose Ōarai because it didn't have a tankery program.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Acts manipulative and high-horsed at first, but deep down she shows genuine concern for her schoolmates and their alma mater.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: The first time she does something during a match proves she can hold her own against the best. A slightly less obvious example is the way her tone of voice becomes very clipped and to the point when discussing important matters, rather than her normal languid, lazy tones.
- Master of the Mixed Message: She remarks to Miho that she "won't be attending school for long" unless she joins Sensha-do class, which Saori and Hana interpret as expulsion. Turns out she is referring to Ōarai itself, which would shut down unless it wins the upcoming tournament, thus Anzu badly needed Miho's experience and training. In a later conversation with Miho, Anzu admits that she had to be vague because she doesn't want Miho to worry too much during her first year at Ōarai. Depending on the translation, though, her statement is sometimes rendered as an explicit threat of expulsion.
- Nerves of Steel: Anzu takes everything in stride and never lets anything take away her relaxed grin. Whether she's doing the Anglerfish Dance or charging four Pravda tanks without any support, nothing can break that cool demeanour of hers. This is possibly why she's such a good gunner — unlike Momo, she can keep an extremely cool head in battle and calmly pick her shots.Anzu: *Upon being shot at from point-blank range* That's pretty scary... alright~"
- One of the most egregious case of this is when Ōarai's attack of Maus begun by Turtle's Hetzer jamming itself under the giant. As the carbon coating of the tank starts to drizzle down the roof, Momo and Yuzu panic while Anzu laughs it off. When it's obvious that they're really in danger, Anzu lost her smile and instead starts patting the crying Momo's head to calm her down with a resolute face.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Lampshaded in the manga by Yukari when Anzu stopped smiling and said that defeat is not an option.
- Perpetual Smiler: She's always optimistic and cheerful. Ultimately, it turns out that she is also a Stepford Smiler, because she has to be to avoid falling to despair at the insurmountable challenge of saving the school.
- Petite Pride: Possibly one of the reasons why she took the Humiliating Wager of doing the Ankou Dance in skintight costumes pretty well, despite doing it with Anglerfish team.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Doesn't seem to do her jobs, either in the student council office or inside the tank. When she does takes the helm, she shows how effective she can be...
- Pintsized Powerhouse: While she's the shortest Ōarai team member at a mere 142cm tall, she's also very strong, and can lift the obviously taller and heavier Yuzu over her head with a conspicuous lack of effort.
- Stealing from the Till: Some of her uses of school resources are fairly questionable when one considers how much she benefits from them - such as her choice of first prize for the Sensha-do Club's "Hidden Talent" Competition, which is a year's supply of dried sweet potatoes. Guess who wins...
- Student Council President: Her status as this makes her the nominal leader of the Sensha-do team starting off. It's also how she was able to swing the deal to save the school. Also manages to gain the support of three high-ranking government and tankery officials against the MEXT Obstructive Bureaucrat in The Movie, although her school's status as national champions certainly helps a lot.
- Super Strength: In the 6th OVA, Anzu is able to lift Yuzu high above her head during their ballet routine without breaking a sweat, despite the latter easily being taller and heavier.
- Supreme Chef: As mentioned in Episode 8 and shown in OVA 2, she's a great cook. She tries to pass on a recipe to Miho but she wasn't interested.
- Token Mini-Moe: The shortest Ōarai team member at a mere 142cm tall.
- Took a Level in Kindness: In spite of her initial laziness and seeming abuse of her authority, she, after putting a Humiliating Wager on Anglerfish team, joins in it as well after they lose, since she admits she's also responsible for their loss. She also decides not to tell Miho about what is at stake because she doesn't want Miho to feel burdened.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Always seen eating dried sweet potatoes.
Yuzuko "Yuzu" Koyama
The much put-upon Vice-President of Ōarai's Student Council as well as the driver of Turtle Team.
- Badass Driver: Rivals Mako when cornered. During the match against Pravda, she puts speed into Sensha-do!
- Beleaguered Assistant: She's the only one doing any physical work at the council while Anzu lounges around and Momo barks orders.
- Edible Theme Naming: Yuzu is an East Asian citrus fruit.
- Nice Girl: She's polite and courteous to others, is visibly uncomfortable with Anzu's attempt to pressgang Miho into the Sensha-do team even if she knows why Anzu is doing it, and is openly appreciative of Miho's more compassionate approach to Sensha-do.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: She's openly referred to by the cast as "Yuzu", despite her real name in the official character sheet being "Yuzuko".
- Running Gag"Momo, you've missed!"
- Saying Too Much: When Miho remained adamant about her refusal to join Sensha-do class even with pressure from Anzu, Yuzu hysterically says that their school "will be wiped out". Neither Miho nor her friends pick up on that, possibly thinking she meant that their brand-new team would be "wiped out" in the tournament against the veteran schools. Eight episodes later, Miho finally learns what Yuzu really meant.
- Secret-Keeper: The Motto Rabu Rabu Sakusen manga shows that she has a number of files on things that, if they ever saw the light if day, could spell doom for Ooarai. Ribbon Warrior shows that Yuzu, with help of Momo and Centipede Team, burned several piles of documents before the transfer of power to the new Student Council was officiated.
- Tareme Eyes: Her eyes are round which highlight her nice, pleasant personality.
Public Relations Manager and loader and (incompetent) gunner of Turtle Team.
- A Day in the Limelight: All of Girls und Panzer das Finale centers around Momo. Her time as Commander is hoped to get her a scholarship to college.
- A-Team Firing:
Yuzu: "Momo, you missed!"
- Missed all over the place in the battle with St. Gloriana, including a miss from 3 feet that, improbably, goes in the narrow gap between two tanks.
- As a tank gunner, this is her defining trait.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Taller and more stoic than her fellows in the Student Council. Also the only one with dark hair. However, the stoic part goes away as soon as she steps into a tank.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: Momo's preferred method of combat, though she's not very good at it."Fire back! Fire till the tank falls apart!"
- Berserk Button: Several.
- Someone (other than her siblings) calling her "Momo-chan".
- Students saying they don't think they can win the tournament or that they don't care whether they do.
- The Berserker: Momo is... Trigger-Happy. Aiming is optional and friendly fire is a possibility.
- Blind Obedience: To Anzu, who heaps many indignities on her (using her as a footstool to climb into the 38t, and demoting her to vice-captain in the third episode) with seemingly no complaint or even wisp of irritation from Momo.
- The Comically Serious: Her poor aim wouldn't be as funny if she weren't so serious.
- The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: She seems to be a workaholic and at least a competent head of PR...despite being rather hot tempered and intimidating in her interpersonal relationships.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has her moments. When Miho uses a similar plan to the one she originally proposed in the St Gloriana match:Miho: ...we shall call this plan "Operation: Sneaky Sneaks".Momo: It sure snuck up on us.Yuzu: Isn't it yours?Momo: (*glares)
- Death Glare: Gives several. The effect is enhanced by her monocle, which may be why she wears it.
- Despair Event Horizon: She took her school closure and sale as scrap quite worse than most of the other girls. Fortunately, Anzu had been doing what she best does...
- Edible Theme Naming: Peach.
- Establishing Character Moment: When she screws up Miho's carefully planned ambush.
- High-Class Glass: Wears half a pair of glasses as a monocle.
- Hot-Blooded: She's hot-tempered and fiercely determined to win the tournament.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: See the Running Gag about her marksmansip, the A-Team Firing, and the Epic Fail. With a grand total of zero hits in combat, Momo has a solid chance of becoming the AFV teacher at the Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy if her other options don't pan out.
- Knuckle Cracking: In the sixth OVA, as Hippo Team kept on inserting historical references into their production of Little Women in violation of the talent show's rules.
- Let's See YOU Do Better!: Snaps at Miho for pointing out an error in her strategy against St. Gloriana and stating that if she's so smart, she can be the squad commander. It turns out that Miho was right.
- The Load: While she isn't a bad person, Momo is practically useless in tank combat. Her abysmal aim basically means that Turtle Team is a non-factor in combat unless Anzu is manning the gun and her hysterical outbursts are bad for morale. This comes to bite her in the Das Finale OA Vs as she is the only Senior who has practically zero chance of entering University. The Zany Scheme this time is to name her as the Commander when they win a tournament so that she can matriculate into a university via a sports scholarship. Who knows what will happen when they assign her to lead a university grade team given that Momo cannot run a tank, let alone command a squadron - her only long-term hope is to truly grow into the role of Commander during the Winter Cup. She appears to be a competent loader, at least.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Das Finale Part 2 reveals shew has 4 younger siblings all in elementary school or younger.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Momo blows Ōarai's careful ambush by firing at Miho instead of the St. Gloriana tanks. This tips off the latter to the ambush, and they respond in kind.
- Not So Stoic: She tends to become really excitable (particularly when behind the gun) and is prone to crying a lot.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: She's typically either stoic or flying off the handle about something. She rarely gets genuinely upset unless the subject of the school possibly shutting down comes up.
- Perpetual Frowner: In contrast to Anzu, who never stops smiling, she always looks unhappy.
- Pungeon Master: When not in battle — and lame ones, at that.
- The Stoic: She usually appears as a no-nonsense and taciturn girl.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: In the movie, she finally gets her first kill shot in the exhibition match against St. Glorianna and Pravda. It wasn't the tank she was aiming at, but she was still overjoyed.
- Trigger-Happy: Not only does she start an ambush early, before the enemy are in the killzone, she fires on a friendly tank.
- Tsurime Eyes: Her eyes are sharp and upturned in accordance with her serious personality.
- Wham Line: She delivers one in episode 8:"What are you saying? Our school's gone if we lose!"
- When She Smiles: In Episode 8, Anzu shows a picture of her with a big grin on her face and Yuzu immediately finds it cutely nostalgic. She also smiles in OVA 2, prompting a reaction from Yuzu that results in Momo immediately trying to deny that she did.
- You Are in Command Now: Miho steps down as commander in favor of Momo for the purpose of trying to get her a sensha-do scholarship in Das Finale. Becomes more direct at the end of Episode 3 when Anglerfish team is knocked out.