The official website for the six-film Girls und Panzer das Finale anime project revealed the five new Shark Team characters for the first film on Wednesday. They are Ōarai Girls High School's sensha-dō members who come from Bar Donzoko (Bar Lower Depths) in the school ship's deepest part.
Ayane Sakura as Ogin
Natsumi Takamori as Rum
Yō Taichi as Murakami
Madoka Yonezawa as Flint
Ami Nanase as Cutlass
Sakura's character was previously revealed as "Mysterious New Character."
The website also revealed the Shark Team's Mark IV tank and BC Freedom High School's ARL 44 tank.
The film opened in Japan on December 9 in 59 theaters. Theaters will begin distributing the fourth-week bonus postcards, which feature Shark Team and BC Freedom High School students, on December 30. The film sold 118,798 tickets and earned 145,981,740 yen (about US$1.28 million) to rank #4 at the Japanese box office in its first weekend. The anime dropped to #8 in its second weekend.
The new film features new characters from BC Freedom High School as they engage in a winter battle.
The Finale anime project will also have immersive 4DX and MX4D screenings, after the project's second episode ends its initial run of regular screenings. Each of the immersive screenings will combine two episodes; the first ones will combine the first and second episodes. The next set of immersive screenings will combine the third and fourth episodes, and the last set will combine the fifth and sixth episodes.
Sayaka Sasaki is performing the opening theme song "Grand symphony" for the first three episodes. Sasaki previously performed the "Anglerfish Dance" song that is part of the original television anime's story. ChouCho, who performed the opening theme song for the television anime and the 2015 film, is returning as the opening theme song artist for the project's last three episodes.
The earlier Girls und Panzer der Film anime opened in November 21, 2015, and continued playing in theaters for over a full year. The film shipped on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in Japan in May 2016, and the release came with a new OVA that takes place after the events of the movie, as well as an episode of the "Akiyama Yukari no Sensha Kōza" (Yukari Akiyama's Tank Lecture) shorts. The film will air in Japan on various channels on November 23 and December 2.
Sentai Filmworks licensed the 2015 film, and the company collaborated with Eleven Arts to release the film theatrically in the United States in November 2016 with an English dub. Sentai Filmworks released the film on home video on May 16.
The original television anime series aired for 12 episodes in 2012-2013. Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video.
The franchise also includes the upcoming Girls und Panzer Dream Tank Match PlayStation 4 game. Bandai Namco Entertainment will ship the game in Japan and in Southeast Asia (with English text) this winter.
Source: MoCa News