Girls und Panzer – 05.5
「紹介します！」 (Shoukai Shimasu!)
Ahhh recap episodes.
I’ve never been a fan of recap episodes – it always feels like a waste. On the plus side, this particular one wasn’t created at the expense of a proper episode so I can forgive Girls und Panzer for its existence. It was originally intended as a Bluray extra, but due to certain circumstances, the sixth episode had to be pushed back a week and this was aired in its place. I’m saddened that it’ll be another whole week before we have the conclusion of the battle with Saunders, but not nearly as much as I would’ve been had they intended to include this from the start.
As recap episodes go, it’s pretty standard fare, so you’ll excuse me if this is a rather brief post. We had the reintroduction of the entire main cast with a small segment of their biographies recited at us, Rommel’s love of WW2 history and Kondo Taeko’s jump serving skills being some examples of the titbits given in Miho’s narration. I’d say that the only really interesting part that came up over the course of the episode was the additional tank exposition served by the ever knowledgeable Yukari. At least we got an episode six preview!
ED: 「Enter Enter MISSION !」 by 渕上舞、茅野愛衣、尾崎真実、中上育実、井口裕香 (Fuchigami Mai, Kayano Ai, Ozaki Mami, Nakagami Ikumi, Iguchi Yuka)