Girls und Panzer – 10.5
「紹介します2！」 (Shoukai Shimasu 2!)
“I’ll Introduce 2!”
While I generally don’t like recap episodes, I have to admit that Girls und Panzer at least manages to make them interesting. This episode was handled in pretty much the same way as the previous recap episode, albeit with more information on the new additions to the cast of characters and the various tanks fielded since. We also had some light shed on a few of the rules of the nationals, including the differing victory conditions (between the practice battle with Gloriana and the nationals themselves to be specific) and the number of tanks that can be fielded. I’m pretty happy to see the nod they gave to the fact that it’s not entirely safe rather than dismissing the danger entirely – even if they’re protected from shells, other factors such as fire and drowning still present a serious threat.
Other than the varying information about favourite tanks and some profiles for the girls from outside of Oarai, we actually had a proper intro to the Mechanics team (aka the Leopon team), whose identities we didn’t really know before now. They are Nakajima (Yamamoto Nozomi), Hoshino (Kanemoto Hisako), Suzuki (Ishihara Mai), and Tsuchiya (Kitamura Eri). I may be mistaken, but it would seem they’re all nicknamed after famous racing drivers (which would make sense given their hobby!). Interesting to note is that all but Yamamoto Nozomi already voice another character in the series!
Beyond this, it’s pretty much just standard recapping fare. I’m a little sad we’re going to have to wait three months now for the final two episodes,
but interestingly enough, a proper sequel is apparently tentatively planned, so fingers crossed for that! It seems this was denied, but there’s still hope! I hope you’ll all rejoin me for the last two episodes in three months, but until then, panzer vor!
ED1: 「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)