「クィーン・オブ・ネーデルラント」 (Kuiin obu Neederuranto)
“Queen of Nederland”
Like flowers? Enjoy girls driving mainstay American military machinery? Well you might just like the latest
Girls und Panzer Strike Witches episode. As expected it was the usual return to the unique quirks of specific witches (now with added tsuntsun), but don’t let that stop you from taking time to smell the roses. Er, tulips.
Pretty much as guessed earlier Yoshika’s magic problem was succinctly wrapped up this week thanks to a combination of change in mindset and gentle encouragement. Perrine made a good driver for the needed shifts, with her stature and personality (not to mention Sawashiro Miyuki’s voice acting – the Pancakes soft spot for her is real) providing the needed oomph to approach Yoshika’s problem from a different way. Not to discredit the help of Shizuka mind you (gotta love her spunk!), but as is all too often, sometimes the solution becomes blatantly obvious after a simple change of scenery. Not all effort is useful effort after all.
On the other side of things it was more or less typical Strike Witches in action. Besides featuring a young Queen Wilhelmina stand-in (in real life she was 64 in 1944), we also got a surprise tank appearance courtesy of an M4 Sherman and the ubiquitous Neuroi shenanigans that ended in toasts and happy times all around. Why was a Neuroi buried at the bottom of a water well? Your guess is as good as mine, but hey, cannot fault it giving Perrine a better understanding of what her family did in the past. Also playing up the difficulty of breeding blue tulips for more fun trivia knowledge to smugly showcase with your friends (as they don’t actually exist in real life) since no Strike Witches episode would be complete without that kind of random fact. Well that and the usual airborne scenery, because reasons. All the reasons.
Best enjoy the downtime while you can boys and girls, because next week it looks like we’re back to shooting flying aliens. Western front best front didn’t ya know?.