Girls und Panzer: Random Curiosity’s Exceeded Expectations Anime of 2012


-thanks to mathwizi2005 for image-


The Best of Anime 2012

via Random Curiosity


I’m not gonna lie. I was seriously considering not following anything this year. I was teased primarily with Upotte!! and Strike Witches, as well as Gundam. But I didn’t finish Amagami SS+, Mouretsu Pirates, etc. I have a six season backlog. I didn’t watch Jourmungand or Fate/Zero. Sword Art Online is slow going for me and only because I’m in a roleplaying forum based on SAO, etc etc. But GuP. Oh GuP, how you’ve kept me on the path.


I would like to say i would speak for a whole lot of the GuP fans.

But I won’t. I’m a drop in the bucket. If you look at our comments, they’re filled with either world of tanks antics, tank geekery, plot guessing, and so much more. I thought I would be the only one blogging the series. Especially since I’m a no-namer who started blogging primarily of my own interests (firearms, politics, cooking), so I was pleasantly surprised when Moomba started it.

Now it isn’t Fate/Zero. It’s not SAO. I doubt it has such a large and vocal following. But I believed I had the most fun this year in RC on the various Girls und Panzer posts. It’s nice to know you’re not alone. Especially when you don’t watch any of the other shows because you wanna be different, but because they do not remotely interest you at all. The only thing that interested me this year was Upotte!!, the Strike Witches movie, Gundam UC and GuP, and GuP delivered more in my eyes than most of the offerings.

I consider it my Anime Of The Year, due to it’s unique niche audience and well, show. A perfect storm of a series that had very good characters, and also existing in a crossroad that tied together many different things I have a great interest in.

I might’ve said some blasphemous things there, but no matter, I’ll take the downvotes with pride.

In essence: GuP is what kept me from dropping anime altogether this year.

Jusuchin (Military Otaku)

About Jusuchin (Military Otaku)

Conservative, Patriotic and an Otaku. Recent grad of George Mason University. I am interested in firearms, politics, Japanese Anime, and military tech.
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1 Response to Girls und Panzer: Random Curiosity’s Exceeded Expectations Anime of 2012

  1. kaleido says:

    Conservative and an otaku eh? Makes me curious about the political ideologies of most otaku, guessin most don’t even care though.

    I love GuP too and just wanted to give a shoutout. It’s unfortunate how it went under most people’s radars because they think it’s just more moe ero stuff, not that there’s anything wrong with that. I felt it was a step in the right direction for the genre actually. Plus I blogged about it too despite never blogging before, but I guess that’s a testament to how good it is.

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