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  • Yes, the ammunition is specifically designed to not pierce the tanks, so it's a safe sport if everyone stays inside the tank. However, very often the tank commanders sit outside with an open hatch while shells are flying around. How is that supposed to be safe?
    • As explained by the Chieftain, this is actually Truth in Television, most tank commanders, especially NATO ones actually prefer fighting with their heads out. They just get a better view of the battlefield this way.
    • Since it's shown that the shells carry electronics with them, maybe they detect when they're about to hit an exposed crew member, self destruct before that and cause the victim's tank to pop the white flag.
  • Where do they get funding for all this stuff? Somebody is compensating the towns for all the stuff the tanks break, not to mention fuel, arms and replacement parts for the tanks.
    • A world which can afford to build all of those Academy Warships is obviously far richer than our world.
      • Implying, among other things, that the Japanese economy was much better managed in the universe of Girls und Panzer than in ours, and/or that certain catastrophic economic events, such as the OPEC oil embargo of 1973-4, the energy shock of 1979, the early-1990's recession, and the crash of 2008, either never happened or were much less severe in their effects.
    • It's been mentioned in the show that damages caused by the tank battles are compensated by the League. As for the maintaining the tanks, the costs are probably figured into the school budget.
      • The owner of an Õarai (the city, not the school) shop overrun by a Matilda positively Squees at the oportunity to remodel it with the insurance money, prompting the fellow shop owner sitting next to him to pray for HIS shop also to be demolished
      Shop owner 1: "My shop! (beat) Now I can have it renovated!"
      Shop owner 2: "It's a good omen."
      Shop owner 3: "Fingers crossed they'll also crash into mine!"
      • That does nothing to explain where the League gets its funding from, since the prohibitive cost of those giant city-ships alone would bankrupt most smaller nations.
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    • When in the movie his shop is not overrun, but BLOWN UP IN FLAMES in the movie, he jumps, hollers and cheers while his friends complain it's always his shop that gets blown up.
    • I have a weird feeling it's because the writer of the series wasn't really aware how costly all this stuff (tanks, ships, ammunition, etc.) is and this overestimated the Japanese insurance system (quite a robust one in real life, I admit) and their ability to get funds seemingly without a hassle. Not surprising considering it's fairly accurate to say that Japan doesn't really have real army now, so their spendings on all matters military are fairly low and thus can mislead people who don't do the prerequisite research by reaching into foreign (for the Japanese) sources. Thus, "they get enough money by fishing for it in that plot hole because Writers Cannot Do Math" is the answer.
      • Japan's military budget is the 5th largest in the world, slightly ahead of France.note  If the writers really don't understand military expenditure, it definitely isn't because Japan is too pacifist to understand how much tanks cost. More likely they have the money because this is a setting where the government pumps enough cash into the education system to afford city-sized aircraft carriers just for high schools. Buying a dozen decommissioned WW2 tanks for their national sport isn't exactly reaching.
      • It's not exactly a national sport, since we have no indication that the sport exists in a college or professional format. It's the equivalent of shelling out billions of dollars to fund junior varsity basketball when the NBA doesn't exist.
      • Then again, there are also fan theories about the show being set long after an apocalyptic war, and the adults are just making sure they have another generation ready to fight.
  • The Volleyball Team finds their tank in a cave in the side of a cliff. They managed to get there by climbing down with ropes. But how did the tank get there?
    • It most likely fell in mid battle, a better question is how did they get it out?!
    • Forget all of that. How the hell did they get the mountains that the cave was in on the ship in the first place?!?
      • Shipyards. Optional with the multizone bridge air conditioning.
  • Why is the Student Council so un-serious about the game before the Pravda fight when they knew the school was closing if they don't win from the start? They know a little bit about tank tactics from the start, yet they still paint their tank Gold. And they let Momo be the gunner even as she keeps missing.
    • It was pointed in the discussion pages (not repeated here because it's not a trope) that Anzu's style of management is much of the "let them do as they want, as long as it more or less suits what you want them to do, but take matters in your hands if they don't" variety. (Look at the whole of episode 1 for an example). With that in mind, it's not weird that she objected not against the weird colour schemes back when it was all training, fun and games (but look at how the Bling of War went away right before the very first important game). Also, in the Saunders battle it was of marginal relevance if Momo did or did not hit the Shermans' frontal armour with that 37mm peashooter; but when against Pravda it WAS vital to make good use of the gun, she was ready to take matter into her own hands.
  • This might be addressed in the last two episodes, but Miho and Maho's mother came with Maho to Miho's match against Pravda "for the express purpose of casting (Miho) out of this family", but when Oorai's trapped in the building, she decides to leave, thinking it's a waste of time to continue watching, and after Miho's victory, leaves without apparently talking to her. Why didn't she even talk to Miho during this time, if it seemed as though she had made up her mind about disowning her?
    • It's been pretty much established that Miho's mother is a massive Jerkass. Whether she has a heart of gold hidden in there somewhere is another matter entirely.
      • I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for her to stop being a Jerkass. She's just a mustache twirling away from being a Card-Carrying Villain...
      • This is anime. People have been forgiven for worse.
      • Finally revealed... not; the extent of her good will is a private (NOT in front of her daughters) claping and a smirk. Enough for her not crossing the Moral Event Horizon into utter Jerkass of Jerkasses, but well short of any metallurgical qualities. An unsurprising (for a first season ending) lack of resolution.
      • Congratulations, Shiho, you get to keep both your daughters, which is more than you deserve. If it were me, I would have at least felt like telling you to ahead and not wait for the outcome, because by making such an ultimatum, you'd have lost me already.
    • In the manga, Kikuyo informs Miho that she will be disowned if she loses against Pravda. In that case, Miho winning means her mother won't have to follow through.
  • Why is Maho still in high school at age 19?
    • She may have turned 19 during the school year (entered 1st grade at the age of 7) or possibly suspended one year of her studies due to some tankery related business.
    • It's possible that her birthday falls in such a time that she's old for her grade; my brother ended up entering school later than he would because his birthday is in November, meaning that he became old enough for kindergarten just after the cutoff
    • It's possible that her birthday falls in such a time that she's old for her grade; my brother ended up entering school later than he would because his birthday is in November, meaning that he became old enough for kindergarten just after the cutoff period for enrollment. (Let me know if I'm wrong; I'm unsure whether Maho's birthday is revealed, or where she's said to be 19, although it seems to be indicated that she's a year ahead of Miho)
    • From what I remember Maho's school is refered to as a college...
      • That seems to be an issue with translation and an odd choice of terms for the school; remember that it's also Miho's former school. Saunders is also called "Saunders College High."
      • Translators might be British or learned English in Britain; "College" is a rare-but-not-unusual term for a high school in the UK, especially specialized "Sixth Form Colleges" in England, for students in their final year.
  • Darjeeling says that St. Gloriana won't use "dirty tactics" unlike Pravda and Saunders. While Pravda most likely counts, at least if you consider firing on Miho's tank while she was rescuing the tank that had fallen in the water, Kay, as we see in the following two episodes, values fun and fair play to the point where she scolds Alice for her intercepting radio transmissions (not just because it backfired), and pursues Oarai with fewer tanks to make things more fair. Did Darjeeling somehow find out about the radio interceptions, or what is she referring to?
    • Perhaps the previous Saunders captain had a reputation for underhandedness that hadn't vanished yet? Alternately, perhaps she knows that Kay wouldn't, but others in Saunders might do so without her knowing, which is exactly what happened.
      • In the Japanese, Darjeeling actually said gehin no tatakai-kata. This is literally "low-class way of fighting" and is a bit
  • What were Maho and Erika doing close enough to Miho's group to overhear them talking about Mako's grandmother being hospitalized? In most cases, this might be dismissed as a coincidence, but given that Maho secretly cares for Miho and the area was remote, one has to wonder why she was so close to them.
  • How do they power the school carriers? Those things require a lot more energy than a Nimitz class supercarrier due to their comparative size. Now you can freak out at the prospect of a crew of children operating a fleet of nuclear reactors on each ship.
    • 3rd OVA shows us. It's a combination of multiple factors, and the Nimitz only uses nuclear reactors not because of their power, but because of how little uranium is needed to keep the thing working, the nuclear reactor can be replaced with pretty much any other fuel engine, they just need more fuel.
      • Nuclear of science fiction handwave-reactors are the ONLY possible power source nothing else would have the density to move such a monster even ten feet before refueling (which would take roughly five years and require several super tankers).
    • The ships are simply fuelled with plotholium. Because really, it's already clear that the author has no knowledge about things military and related—including knowing how difficult it is to move ships of this size—even before we take a look at the carriers in the series. I recommend MST3K Mantra.
  • Why do, according to the tournament participation roster, none of the girls like the tank that they're using the most? Miho, Yukari and possibly Erwin seem to be the only ones with familiarity with tanks, and as for the others, it would seem most likely that the tanks they or the others were using would grow on them- even the Type 89 is useful for some things, and Noriko at least initially had no idea how unfavorably it compared to the others.
    • It's very likely that many of the answers were given prior to the tournament proper and, given how few of the Ooarai girls actually had backgrounds in tanking, were more based on aesthetics rather than actual performance. Hana for example, chose the Carro Veloce because it apparently looked cute.
    • More than a few of the tanks listed aren't eligible for tankery tournaments, due to being post WWII designs. Also, plenty of people drive cars that aren't their favorite either, due to any number of reasons.
    • Also, at this point Ooarai is extremely short on funds and are basically stuck with what they have.
  • How was Arisa able to bring and set up a radio balloon without Kei knowing?
    • A bit of a stretch, but Kei is not exactly a Type A personality. Saunders clearly travels with a lot of stuff, so another couple of crates and a few girls disappearing to set up that particular gear might not register on her radar when she's looking forward to the fun that is a tankery match.
  • Why don't the Tankery teams have standardized rosters? The different lineups are extremely jarring. Tankery is a sport, and thus should be won by skill alone. Allowing teams to have tanks in greater numbers and/or quality is just plain unfair.
    • Rule of Drama. It just won't be as exciting if everybody was evenly matched. Plus, regular sports today are inherently "unfair", since some of teams will have more talented or skilled players than others. The sad fact is that in the real world the richest teams can hire the best players, while in GuP the richest teams can buy the best tanks.
      • Except you can't regulate skill. However, you can regulate equipment. For example, in NASCAR, the cars are all exactly the same. As such, the drivers must rely on their skills to win. Another example is the fact that recumbent bicycles were banned from mainstream cycling because they gave their user an unfair advantage. Why is this not the case for Tankery?
      • NASCAR isn't a good example. Other motorsports allow teams to bring in cars of their choice, tuned the way they want, as long as they fit into the rules. Think Formula 1 or spirtscar racing where technology and equipment matters as much as skill.
    • Part of it might be that tanks are fairly expensive, so a standard roster could exclude poorer schools from the competition completely. As it stands, there are restrictions on what tanks a team can use and the tournament at least imposes a numerical restriction.
    • It was mentioned by some characters that there is an ammunition limit per match. Perhaps each team receives, for example, 200 rounds per match. The team that brings 20 tanks gets on average 10 rounds per tank, while the team that brings only 10 tanks gets 20 rounds per tank. A pretty good equalizer considering the amount of ammunition fired to achieve a single hit.
  • If they're always speaking Japanese why do subs in several languages put words in German?
    • Because one particular circle's translator is an idiot.
      • Or a tank fetishist. Though that does not rule out idiocy.
      • Or it's because, like the series' name itself, Germanic terms permeate the anime and the manga. They don't say 'Tanks forward', they say 'Panzer Vor'. In the same way, Anglicising Miho's tank is to call it the 'Armour IV' rather than the 'Panzer IV'.
      • The full name is "Panzerkampfwagen IV", literally meaning "Armoured Fighting Vehicle Type 4". In English, AFV is the catch-all term for tanks, tank-destroyers (like the Stu G and Hetzer), APCs etc, but in German "Panzerkampfwagen" specifically means "tank" while "Panzer" is the catch-all term. This is an excellent illustration of the difference between transliteration and interpreting.
      • An inversion of this is seen in the Panzerkampfwagen 38(t), which was originally called "LT vz. 38" (Lehký tank vzor 38) - in Czech, of course. It can safely be assumed that most Germans would have had trouble pronouncing the latter.
      • There's a rather strange inversion in the English dub with the Stu G III, which is always referred to as the "Assault III". While it isn't technically wrong to refer to it as such, seeing as Stu G is a shortening of "Sturmgeschütz", which means "assault gun", you'd hardly hear anyone with the smallest interest in German AF Vs refer to it using that name. The puzzling thing is, it's the only name in the English dub that's been anglicised.
      • Some of the dialogue is in German, anyway.
  • We know Hana's mother is outraged to learn that she's taking tankery (the large box on top of the form) as an elective. But how would she react if Hana instead chose Incense (bottom row, on the left) to be with Miho, when Flower Arrangement- the art the Isuzu family practices- is offered as one of the electives at Oarai (second row, on the left)?
    • She'd probably be equally pissed-off - I got the impression that her hatred of Tankery was more to do with the fact that her daughter was doing it and not flower arranging - but Hana didn't pick Tankery just because she wanted to do it. She picked it because Miho was doing it, just as she picked Incense because Miho was doing that. She didn't care what her mum thought, she just wanted to be with her friend.
      • One might say that she'd be... nah, too easy. But it does seem that her mother came to be fine with it after she found that Hana could do both just fine.
  • Miho was considered the disgrace of her family for essentially abandoning competition to save lives when she was still in Kuromorimine. Considering the tankery competition seems to frown upon taking lives, wouldn't neglecting the lives of rival teammates make the school seem immoral for essentially leaving members of the rival team to die just for the sake of a competition?
    • Maybe people in the series expect those who would die to magically not die "because it's just a sport". Considering how lacking the author's knowledge appears to be in many areas (military, finance, sports, at the very least those three) I would not rule out the option that their knowledge of medicine and/or human mortality is also lacking. Though honestly, the whole "tankery is a sport" thing baffles me; it's much easier to disable tanks by killing the crew than it is by damaging the tank beyond usability.
      • Whereas I... well, I wouldn't have lost respect for Miho if she'd decided the other tank's crew was completely lost and went on to maybe win the tournament, and later mourned the loss of, well, life, regardless of how close they might have been, but she earned a ton of respect from me for putting lives above winning. And Yukari, who gushes over tanks at every turn, seems to agree.
      • It's actually explained in supplements, but apparently there ARE standby medical crews just for cases like this. However, it's likely Miho decided they wouldn't get there in time.
  • Why does Saori (who is seen usually wearing contacts) only wear glasses at dinnertime (as seen in episodes 2 and 10)?
    • Fanservice? Or it might be because she is using eye drops which require her to stop wearing contacts for a few minutes, and she uses them before dinnertime because it's a convenient time to switch to glasses.
    • Vanity? At most other times we see her, she's either at school or in public, whilst when she has dinner in Miho's flat, she's just alone with her friends.
  • Speaking of Saori, exactly what is so repulsive about her? Doylist answers aside (if she had a boyfriend, it could interfere with the plot), you'd think that a cute, cheery girl who's good at cooking and actively interested in having a boyfriend would have had one at some point. If I lived in this alternate universe that they occupy, were roughly her age, and I knew she was interested in me, then provided that I didn't already have one, I like to think I'd at least give her a chance. Maybe she comes on too strong or something... (Note: I haven't read the manga or light novels yet, and I won't expect to be able to read even the first volume for a few months, and I haven't seen the light novels available at all where I purchase such things.)
    • One has to wonder where exactly she would find a boyfriend, if Oarai is all-girls and, by all indication, it's the only school for the ship.
      • Oarai makes regular stops at ports if I remember correctly, maybe she's hoping to pick one up while on a shopping trip. It's also possible that at least a few young men would be staffing some of the ship's shops.
    • Look at how much she chokes up when she meets Shinzaburou after the match with St Gloriana. She talks big when it comes to guys but the second she meets one she's incoherent. Her problem is almost certainly that she's actually really nervous around guys and tries to cover it up with tough talk.
      • ...Which would mean that she took up tankery either to attract boys or to develop her courage.
  • In the encounter with Erika and Maho in the tank cafe, why does Hana call Erika, who is the same age as her, "ma'am"?
    • Erika's natural imperiousness?
    • Hana's just trying to be civil and stay reserved, and overcompensated on the politeness.
    • Hana seems to have had a very traditional upbringing, so I don't find her politeness odd. Anyway, can someone make out what Japanese word, phrase, or honorific was translated "ma'am" and give us a better sense of what's actually being conveyed here?
      • In the original japanese dialogue or rather Hana's outburst at Erika she doesn't call her by name or any honorifics, so "ma'am" was an addition by the english subs.
  • Not a serious headscratcher, but it is something that's bugging me as I search, what's the name of the school's cub reporter that appeared in episode 10?
    • Ou Taiga (a bit of Japanese/Engrish mix for Great Tiger. The Japanese name for the Tiger II.)
  • How is Anzio a poor school? From what I've seen, they can spend enough money to have a lot of food stalls every day, and Anchovy points out that in order to buy their P40, she only had to cut the school meal times from three to two. Heck, if she wanted, she could probably replace all the Carro Veroces with decent Semoventes or a full regiment of P40s by cutting the meal times from three to one. Sure, they may not be as rich as Saunders or Black Forest Peak, but I'd reckon Anzio will still be better off than Ooarai which is on the verge of being shut down.
    • Anzio isn't a very poor school. Simply isn't a rich one - poor in comparison with powerhouses like Saunders. The school seems to have enough funding to run itself and to provide for its students, but not to indulge in unlimited budget for every single school club - and for them, tanks seem to be just one more club, not a school priority like in Glorianna or Saunders. That's the reason Anzio clubs have food stalls everywhere to earn club money. Also, priorities: Pasta first, fuel and ammo later - budget-permitting.
  • According to Miho in the Panzer IV's POV scene at the battle against St. Gloriana, Mako was asleep and just woken up and still able to immediately start the tank and move it on, how could Mako wake up that quickly and well enough to drive that well when it's normally so hard to wake her up?
    • This is because she was taking a nap and had been shown to be awake prior to the match, making it easier to get back in the swing of things.
    • This is actually something that is fairly realistic. Given how well she can operate any tank (not just the Pz IV), it's likely that prior to that battle she had devoted some time to letting her muscles memorize the movements needed to start the tank. Real tank crews, and fighter pilots train themselves to do the same thing in the event they need to get moving fast. It normally can take up to about 90-180 seconds to start a tank of that era. However, there have been people who have been able to get a tank from cold to moving in only the time it takes the engine to turn over.
  • Why did Ooarai play all their official matches as visitors?
    • Well, as far as I can remember they were not visitors per se, but the match places were chosen at random (it's mentioned at some point of the series, can't remember the episode right now). And truthfully, the only place that we could consider Ooarai as visitors and their opponents as locals would be in the match against Pravda.
      • It's Episode 8, in a conversation between Darjeeling and Pekoe.
  • Why doesn't Sensha-do have timeouts? Or refs? Or any kind of emergency response, really? Sensha-do is a sport, not real warfare. Miho's choice to save her teammates at the expense of the match shouldn't have even been a should've been suspended while emergency responders saved the girls in the sinking tank.
    • This is because there wasn't time for First Responders to arrive and rescue the crew. Pravda likely didn't see the tank in question go into the water, and saw a chance to hit the flag tank, and took it before any referries could call a ceasefire. Even in real world sports, plays go on even when a player is injured. The only exception is when a safety issue directly impedes play. An example is in a race where a wreck happens that blocks the track, forcing a halt until the track is cleared. As the emergency in this case was happening well outside of the line of fire, play could continue unimpeded.
  • In the post-movie drama CD, the Bermuda Trio drunkenly worries about the kind of influence someone with a "bad" home life like Miho would have on Alice, until Alice reassures them that she only thinks of Miho as her friend. Considering that Miho hasn't told even her friends much about her family (since they don't really grasp why she doesn't want to go home), how would these three girls know about what kind of mother Shiho is?
    • They don't. They consider Miho a bad influence because Alice is likening her to Boko, and the Bermuda Trio are so drunk they are conjuring outlandish scenarios based on their limited understanding of both Miho and Boko.
  • I'm sorry, but if the Anzio OVA is canon, how exactly was Duce planning to win? Her tankettes could not have done any damage at all since they only had machine guns. Even assuming that her ruse had worked, her guns are too light to take out Ooarai's tanks before they rallied. Was she just hoping to rush everything at the enemy flag tank?
    • The best guess looks like misdirection and distraction. By carving up the Oorai tanks, rushing them with the tankettes, and cornering them with their own assault guns, they might have had a chance to confuse Oorai long enough for Anchovy to close in on and 86 the flag tank. The tankettes were a distraction in conjuction with the dummy targets. Unfortunately, as we know, Pepperoni is just too overzealous.
  • In the movie after the T28 shows up, couldn't they have simply shot it in the side after it had ditched its outer tracks? The thing only had about 50mm of armor there.
  • Two related ones from der Film. First, why does Yukari seem excited at the possibility of visiting Miho's home and seeing "the birthplace of the Nishizumi style," if she's primary a fan of Miho herself, largely because of Miho saving the tank? Second, why would Chiyo Shimada urge her daughter to crush the Nishizumi style in her battle against Oarai, given that at the time, no one's aware that Maho will be participating? It seems Maho might be the only character who both understands and fully appreciates the difference between the Nishizumi style and Miho's style of leadership at Oarai.
    • The answer to the first is that Yukari is a fan of everything related to tanks, WW 2 and military parafernalia (she goes as far as to collect military foods, including modern MREs). Nishizumi style is widely considered the heart of Japanese Sensha-do, of course she would fangirl about Miho's family. As for the second, Chiyo was just approached by Shiho herself to set up a match between her team and Miho's. Even if Shiho personally sees Miho as not a practitioner of Nishizumi style, she is stil part of the Nishizumi family and Chiyo wouldn't make such disctinction, specially under the circumstances.
  • How exactly is playing this sport supposed to net anyone the attention of boys, as is the stated goal of several characters? As seen in real life, female counterparts of most sports are not nearly as popular, and in the few cases where they are as popular or moreso, such as women's volleyball, it's because the skimpy uniforms provide eyecandy. In Sensha-do, unless you want to get your head blown off by a stray round, you're going to be buttoned up at all times in combat (not that this stops people from doing so anyway), and wearing a full uniform to boot. Unless there are cameras mounted inside the tanks with imagery being broadcasted to spectators, the girls would be lucky if any guy even recognizes them.
    • In contrast to most fan fiction, there doesn't seem to be a "male counterpart" of tankery. The part about not having much face time is true, as while Maho seems to be somewhat famous, it's probably because she's the daughter of a respected tankery instructor, her school's commander and won the tournament once and got to the finals two other times. Saori probably didn't consider that as the radio operator, she's less likely to have such exposure.
      • Kind of veers into WMG territory, but I had always assumed that boys had some sort of mock infantry sport in place of tankery. You can overhear a girl in the first episode say that they just can't imagine a boy participating in tankery, and my best guess as to why is that it's not considered dangerous enough. The girls may be driving multi-ton behemoths and firing ammunition at each other, but the most amount of danger anyone is ever really in is when that tank slid into the water in one of Miho's previous battles. For the most part they're hidden away safely in heavily armored machines, and rarely if ever actually engage in hand-to-hand combat. Boys in their society likely partake in something similar to trench warfare, where they're out on the front-lines actually engaging in physical battle.
  • More of a cultural headscratcher, it mentions under Yuri Isuzu's character entry that her disowning Hana and then welcoming her back is truth in television. What's the context for this?
    • Possibly that parents and children have conflicts, potentially bad enough to cause a permanent rift, but can come to their senses and reconcile.
  • Is Mako really the only Oarai student who didn't like the time for the match with St. Gloriana? I can't see many high school students being happy with having to get up at 5 a.m. on a day off of school for a tankery match.
    • Probably not, but consider that Mako's difficulty waking up has netted her "the highest number of days late to school", according to the manga. Having to get up even earlier than the usual time when she already complains about the usual time is a recipe for her to be ready to quit.
  • The most powerful vehicles in Saunders' garage are the Firefly, and some regular Shermans with updated turrets carrying long 76mm's. Why isn't there anything like a Jumbo or an Easy 8 to beef up the line, or an M10, M36 or M18 to flank and hunt big game?
    • Can't explain the absence of M4A3E2 or Easy Eight, but team captain Kay's favourite tank is given as "M4 Sherman (all variants)", and she doesn't seem hell-bent on winning. If she has enough influence, it's possible she put together a team she'll love playing with, instead of the most optimal lineup her school could afford (or even put together out of tanks they have).
  • Christ almighty I regret reading this page. Okay. Literally every headscratcher here can be answered via:
    • Rule of Fun
    • Rule of Cool
    • Rule of Drama
    • Applied Phlebotinum
    • Lampshade Hanging
    • A basic understanding of Japanese culture and etiquette
    • A basic understanding of people in general.
    • Watching the OVAs and reading support material.
    • Watching the show itself. And I mean actively watching, not just viewing while you're playing with a phone during the quiet parts of the show.
    • The creators were more than certain anyone who was interested in a show about high school girls driving tanks would probably not give a shit about their Willing Suspension of Disbelief. It's just some good silly action with a good coating of comedy and sprinkling of drama and slice of life.
  • Does Kuromorimine, the top tankery school in the world, not understand the concept of cross-training? It only makes sense to have every member of a tank crew capable of pulling a secondary job in case a hit causes someone to knock their heads against a wall and get knocked out. But when Miho left her tank to rescue the other crew, her tank appeared to have been rendered completely unable to function without her. If Kuromorimine's crews are so badly trained that a tank can't continue routine operations while the commander is briefly unavailable, they deserved the loss.
  • Is it ever mentioned if the tanks are actual WW 2 tanks modified for Sensha-do or reproductions? Because while most of the tanks used seem common enough to have been military surplus, and the Maus and T28 could be explained by Shiho's influence and the MEXT representative's pulling strings, Oorai's original team apparently managed to get an almost as rare Tiger(P). And none of these are Japanese tanks which likely only made them even harder to come by for Japanese based schools to aquire if they're supposed to be originals.


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