Learn Japanese with Anime: “Girls Und Panzer” (Proficiency Level)


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87% Brilliant

Girls Und Panzer is a popular tank animation in Japan. In spite of the rare setting that tanks are one of women's accomplishments, the other settings that make up that worldview are wonderfully realistic. Animations of the battle scenes of tanks and the sound of gunfire bring us the highest level of excitement. In addition, while girls are unique and cute, they don't have any eccentricities and are realistic in character, and through the first part of the animation, light sound and background music succeeded in converting a dark weapon called a tank into a clean sports machine. I am one of the fans who bought a lot of Girls Und Panzer goods!

  • Story/Worldview 90 %
  • Character 80 %
  • Animation/Background 90 %
  • Songs/Sound 85 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 90 %
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1. Information

Title (Eng)Girls Und Panzer
Title (Jpn)ガールズ&パンツァー
Aired Year2012
GenresDrama, Sci-Fi
SequelThis is the Real Anzio Battle!



2. Synopsis

“Senshadou” is a traditional sport using World War II era tanks in elimination-based matches. Widely practiced by women and girls alike, it’s advertised as a form of art geared towards making ladies more prominent in culture and appealing to men. Becoming a worldwide phenomenon over time, the influence of senshadou leads to the creation of a world championship which will soon be held in Japan.

Miho Nishizumi, who comes from a lineage of well-respected senshadou specialists, is at odds with the sport after a traumatic event led to her retirement and eventually a rift to form between her and her family. To steer clear of the practice as much as possible, she transfers to Ooarai Girls High School where the senshadou program has been abolished. However, with the news of the upcoming championships, the school revives their tankery program, and Miho is pushed into joining.

Now, with the aid of some new friends, she must overcome her past and once again take command of a squadron of tanks in an effort to save her school from closure, all while proving to her family that the Nishizumi-style of senshadou is not solely about victory.

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/14131/Girls___Panzer



3. Proficiency can Learn Japanese with This Anime

The frequency of occurrence of difficult words is relatively low at 2.8 words. However, as there are many military jargon and characters with distinctive speech, the level of difficult words is the highest. Moreover, many of the difficult words in this work are not usually used. Therefore, if you learn Japanese in this work, it will be biased learning, so I would like those below Elementary to study in other works first. If you are a Japanese learner at the Intermediate level or higher, you can recommend this work because there are few words to prepare.


Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 12.6 terms/episode= 151 / 12
Difficulty Level20th grade= Graduate
Total Difficulty Score252.0 points= 12.6 * 20
Comprehensive JudgmentVery Hardover 310.0 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerProficiency 




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