It has been confirmed today that North American anime distributor Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has licensed the Girls und Panzer film for North America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and a release in other territories as well. More information in regards to the distribution, release date and streaming offerings will be announced in due time as said by the company, they also confirmed that North America will be releasing the film in North American theaters as well. The movie which released November 21st 2015 is a sequel of a 12 episode anime series which released between the dates of October 9th 2012 and ended March 25th 2013. It would later get other spin offs for its anime and a manga adaption as well as a novel series, the novel series would tell the story from Saori’s point of view. A new project titled Girls und Panzer: The Final Chapter is also in the works. Below is a plot summary of the series quoted from ANN:
Imagine a world where humanity lives on enormous carrier ships. In Girls und Panzer, not only do these community ships support entire towns, they also host military-themed sports events that use tanks. Popular among high school girls, tankery, as the sport is known, claims to make young women strong, graceful, and popular with boys.Despite this, not every girl likes tankery. Miho Nishizumi comes from a long line of famous tankery practitioners, but a traumatic event drove her to abandon the sport. She even goes as far as to transfer to Oarai High School because it has no tankery team. Unfortunately, Miho joins the student body just as they’re about to resurrect the sport. Because she’s the only girl in the entire high school with prior tankery experience, the student council forces her to join the team. Can Miho’s new friends and teammates help her overcome her traumatic past experiences and go on to win the national tankery championships?