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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.

Dust Devils - A Girls Und Panzer Story by AAHW

  • Recommended by: Web Worm 20
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  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: From the sands of the Mojave, Valarie Woodlin of Mojave Rose High School is a longtime fan of tankery. For most of her life, she could only be a fan. That was to change. In the span of 24 hours, Valarie goes from a passionate fan to a dedicated participant as her school revives its tankery team. Follow her alongside her friends as they embark on the journey of a lifetime
  • Tags: Original Characters, Adventure

Always Advancing by (Civilis)

  • Recommended by: SSgt_LuLZ
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2018
  • Synopsis: Yukari awakens to find herself in an alternate world, where the events of the series didn't happen. Still, she's like a tank, Always Advancing, and she will find her friends in this alternate reality, even if it means blasting through Sensha-Do like an Armor Piercing shell. Can the spirit of Oarai triumph without the school?
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  • Tags: Alternate Universe Fic

Boys und Sensha-do! 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?

A Friend Amongst Enemies by Joannes808

  • Recommended by: S7alker117
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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 isn’t suited for impressionable audiences. Still unfinished.

Heimatfront Series by CaptainDavidBlake

  • Recommended by: S7alker117, Valiona
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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 – 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. (Complete)
    • Episode Five: The Red Tide: Eastern Germany, Late April, 1945 – A new foe descends upon Maria and her companions while the Battle for Berlin envelops the city in a storm of fire and death. As the German Army opens a corridor to allow their comrades and civilians to escape to the West, the girls and their friends form the 77th Panzergrenadiers will have to assist in holding the flank against impossible odds. (Dormant; last updated April 2019)
  • 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: Dormant (last updated June 2017)
  • 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.

Going Over This by SCE2AUX

  • Recommended by: wolfpack101
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's hard to be hard on your friend, but sometimes it's the best thing you can do. One-shot featuring two shots.
  • Comments: Valiona: A well-written one-shot that expands on Kay's promise to give Alisa a talking-to about her use of a radio interception balloon (as well as lying to Kay), and shows the more serious side of Kay's personality. The only strange part is that Kay apparently waited until the finals to give Alisa the lecture, rather than doing so immediately after the match.

For Glory, Praise and Honor by Anime Psychologist

  • Recommended by: wolfpack101
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Events are placed after the Girl und Panzer movie. It's set three months after the University match and the girls are preparing for the nationals, once again. Miho has shown signs of mental fatigue that has affected her performance on the grounds. She seeks help from a visiting counselor from another country. Will she be able to come to grips with her past? WILL BE LESS TANKS.
  • Comments: wolfpack101: A lot more drama than epic tank battles, but the author dives into a topic that is barely touched on in the series: The Big, Screwed-Up Family that are the Nishizumi.

Cold Steel by KonigstigerAce334

  • Recommended by: Appletank
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A few years after the finals in which Ooarai won, Kuromorimine Girls High School has been invited to Abashiri, Japan for a friendly match against their long-time rival, Pravda GHS. But when a mysterious anomaly brings historical forces into play on the battlefield, the two teams must forget their past and band together to save themselves and prevent disaster from striking.
  • Comments: Appletank: Very well written story on what do you do when a century old war suddenly appears on your porch, and think you're the enemy.

Well, at least they have tanks.

Has a dormant sequel

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Blasting Through by Cytrus

  • Recommended by: Screwy Sqrl
  • Status: Complete. One-Shot.
  • 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.

Erika The Radical by (zaochron333)

  • Recommended by: SSgt_LuLZ
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: After the defeat of the 63rd National Sensha-do Tournament, Shiho Nishizumi saw there're flaws in the Nishizumi Style along with Kuromorimine's rigid strategy. She'd need someone to take charge and change it, but who will she entrust such task for the new future of Kuromorimine? Maho Nishizumi? No. It's Erika Itsumi, the Radical!
  • Pairing: Erika/Maho, Komue, OC, Miho
  • Comments: Mostly just a comedy-focused fic with some action and drama with tons of memes, but there is enough Ship Tease and romantic hijinks to justify the category.
  • Tags: Continuation, Comedy, Reference Overdosed, Yuri Genre

Azumanga und Panzer! by Technomad

  • Recommended by: Eoppen
  • Crossover with: Azumanga Daioh
  • Status: Hiatus
  • 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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