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"It's Game Over!"
―Anteater Team
Anteater Team (アリクイさんチーム, arikui san Chīmu) is one of the teams of Ooarai Girls High School's team, commanded by Nekota, operates the Type 3 Chi-Nu and one of the supporting protagonists's teams in Girls und Panzer.

Background

The Anteater Team consists of online game fanatics from Ooarai Girls High School. The team operates a Japanese Type 3 Chi-Nu which was found by Miho and the Rabbit Team on a parking lot, having been earlier ignored because it seemed non-functional; it was later painted with an image of an anteater. Together with the Leopon Team, they became the last-minute addition to Ooarai's lineup prior to the final round of the Sensha-Dō tournament.

About Type 3 Chi-Nu

The Type 3 Chi-Nu is a Japanese medium tank with a 75 mm gun, built as a stopgap defense of the Home Islands of Japan against the M4 Sherman. It never saw actual combat, as clearly referenced by the fact that Anteater Team was the first team eliminated in the Finals, without even firing a shot.

Against Kuromorimine

During the final round match against Kuromorimine Girls High School, the Anteater Team's tank suffered from serious transmission problems, exacerbated by its crew's inexperience. It accidentally reversed its course, but luckily this accident saved Ooarai's flag tank (Anglerfish Team) by getting in the way of a shot fired by Kuromorimine's Königstiger (Tiger II) commanded by Erika Itsumi; thus, they suffered an early exit from the match.

Against St. Gloriana - Pravda Compound Team

Anteater Team participated in the exhibition match, where it fought primarily against Pravda's tanks. It was able to lure one T-34 to a route under a bridge where Mallard Team was able to take it out. Anteater Team would eventually be knocked out when chasing the St. Gloriana flag tank, hit by a shot from Pravda's heavy tanks moving along a parallel road.

Against Selection University

Prior to the Annihilation match against Selection University, Anteater Team made use of their spare time to practice, work out and build the muscle needed to operate their tank at a passable level. When the match came, their work is shown to have paid off. In the chase through the wild west setting, Anteater Team were able to outmanoeuvre an enemy Pershing, reload quicker and traverse the tank fast enough to put the shot in first, all of which was only possible due to their improved physiques.

Unfortunately, the Type 3 Chi-Nu retained its crippling transmission problems, and the controls broke whilst Anteater Team was trying to escape from Alice Shimada, which only hastened their inevitable destruction.

Members

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The Anteater Team consists of three online game fanatics from Ooarai Girls High School.

Nekota

Main Article: Nekota

The tank commander and radio operator of the team.

Momoga

Main Article Momoga

The driver of the team.

Piyotan

Main Article Piyotan

The gunner and loader of the team.

Trivia

  • While not mentioned, it is heavily hinted that the game they play is an online game similar to World of Tanks. Suplementary material used at one point the name "WoP" ("World of Panzers"?). WoT is explicitly mentioned in a several fan-made English subtitles.
  • Their experience driving the Chi-Nu is the first time that the members of Anteater Team have met face-to face.
  • The Chi-Nu is designed for a crew of five. Anteater Team make do with only three crew members.

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