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Early events



  • The Tank Rally event occurs at Monte Carlo.[2]


  • The film "Introduction to Sensha-dō" is released.[3]

20 Years Before GuP

  • Ooarai Girls High School Sensha-dō club is disbanded and their tanks sold or scrapped.[4]

Around 17 Years Before GuP

  • January 1st: Anzu Kadotani is born in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture.[5]
  • January 17th: Kay is born in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture.[5]
  • January 31st: Katyusha is born in Abashiri, Hokkaidō Prefecture.[5]
  • May 5th: Momo Kawashima is born in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture.[5]
  • July 1st: Maho Nishizumi is born in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture.[5]
  • September 17th: Darjeeling is born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.[5]
  • September 23rd: Chiyomi Anzai is born in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture.[5]
  • October 3rd: Yuzu Koyama is born in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture.[5]
  • Unspecified:
    • Galette is born.[5]
    • Hoshino is born in Shimotsuma, Ibaraki Prefecture.[5]
    • Madeleine is born.[5]
    • Midoriko Sono is born in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture.[5]
    • Piyotan is born in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture.[5]
    • Naomi is born in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture.[5]
    • Nonna is born in Abashiri, Hokkaidō Prefecture.[5]
    • Satoko Nakajima is born in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture.[5]
    • Suzuki is born in Oyama, Suntō District, Shizuoka Prefecture.[5]
    • Tsuchiya is born in Motegi, Haga District, Tochigi Prefecture.[5]

Around 16 Years Before GuP

Around 15 Years Before GuP

Around 10 Years Before GuP

Between 10 & 5 Years Before GuP

  • Mako has a big dispute with her mother, just before her parents die in an accident.[10]
  • Takako meets Hina in elementary school.[11]

6 Years Before GuP

Miho's first Friendship

  • Little Army 1 Arc
    • Kuromorimine Girls High School led by Maho Nishizumi defeats the German team during the international summer tournament.[12]
      • During the match against Germany Maho shoots the opposing team's flag tank when it came to rescue one of Kuromorimine's tanks, which was in danger and out of range of the rescue teams.[13]
    • Miho attends an elementary school in Kumamoto City.
    • Emi confesses to Miho that she hates Maho revealing her that her sister was in the tank that Maho shot and she becomes distant to Miho.[15]
    • Emi announces that she will return to Germany due to her sister ending the exchange program because of her defeat in the summer tournament, but she can't leave until the end of the academic year.[16]
    • Miho proposes to Emi a match against Maho to understand her better, but Emi only sees an opportunity to avenge her sister by defeating Maho.[17]
    • Miho and her friends lose the duel against Maho. After the match Emi confronts Maho about her actions against Germany. Later Maho is confronts by her sister about what Emi said, responding that she only applied the Nishizumi Style.[18]
    • Miho then confronts her mother, asking if Maho's actions were necessary. Much to Shiho's disappointment she answers that is the way of the Nishizumi Style.[19]
    • Maho explains to Miho that as long as she is the inheritor of Nishizumi Style she will carry the burden as Miho can practice her own style. Emi overhears the conversation and began to change her opinion about Maho.[19]
    • A few days later Maho leaves Kumamoto City aboard Kuromorimine's Schoolship.[19]
    • Miho and her friends continue to practice sensha-dō on the Nishizumi's grounds until Emi finally leaves Japan back to Germany.[20]
    • Emi Nakasuga returns to Germany to pursue Sensha-dō. She vows to find her own way and to ride tanks with Miho once more.
    • Miho Nishizumi decides to pursue Sensha-dō, despite her disagreements with the Nishizumi Style.

4 Years Before GuP

  • 59th Sensha-dō Tournament
  • Maho stops bathing with her mother.[22]

3 Years Before GuP

  • 60th Sensha-dō Tournament
  • Miho stops bathing with her mother.[22]

Around 2 Years Before GuP

  • Anzu, Momo & Yuzu join the Student Council.[23]
  • 61st Sensha-dō Tournament

1 Year Before GuP

Erika's first year at Kuromorimine

  • Phase Erika Arc
    • Erika Itsumi attends Kuromorimine Girls High School.[24]
      • She is reunited with one of her elementary school friend Leila Rou.[24]
    • All newcomers attend the Entrance Ceremony and are taken care of by the Vice Commander Maaru Ren.[24]
      • All first-years take part in a Training Match.[24]
    • Maaru Ren resigns as the Vice-Commander, being replaced by Miho Nishizumi.[24]
    • Erika contests Maho's decision of naming Miho the Vice-Commander.[25]
    • Maho proposes a match between Erika and Miho for the place of Vice-Commander.[25]
    • Erika wins the match, but steps down on Maho's proposition of becoming the Vice-Commander.[27]

Ending the previous Tournament

4 Months Before GuP

Maginot's Internal Struggle

  • Maginot Arc
    • Eclair, a second year student of Maginot Girls Academy, tired of all the school's consecutive losses, confronts her commander Madeleine blaming Maginot's defense doctrine that discourages more mobile tactics.[30]
      • She challenges Madeleine to a duel for the head of the Sensha-dō Team, telling her that Maginot will continue to lose if they keep using those tactics. Madeleine accepts the duel.[30]
    • Eclair wins the duel against Madeleine and thus the leadership of the Sensha-dō Team.[30]
    • Eclair faces internal struggles from other students that don't accept neither her command or her tactics.[31]
      • Fondue, another Maginot student, comes to Eclair's office and nearly self-proclaims herself as the Vice-commander, Eclair accepts.[31]
    • Madeleine visits Eclair in her office to announce that she is quitting Sensha-dō.[31]
      • Madeleine's departure causes many students (especially 3rd years who remained loyal to Madeleine) to quit, leaving the team in shambles.[31]
    • Eclair doesn't let this drawback affect her and promises to make Maginot great again.[31]


Miho's Desertion

  • Anime Arc
    • Miho runs away from Kuromorimine Girls' High School and from sensha-dō.
    • Miho chooses to transfer to Ooarai Girls High School because it doesn't have a Sensha-dō club.

Anime events

Before the Tournament

Ooarai's Girls High School on the Razor Edge

  • Anime Arc
    • The MEXT plans to consolidate schools and shut down those with poor performances first, in order to alleviate the strain on their budget.[32]
      • Ooarai Girls High School has lost many students recently. Additionally it has failed to distinguish itself from others schools, and thus is a prime candidate for being shut down by MEXT.[32]
    • The Ooarai Student Council is summoned to the MEXT office by Renta Tsuji to be informed of the upcoming closure of their school.[32]
      • The Student Council President, Anzu Kadotani, as a last resort, bargins with Tsuji by saying that she will reactivate the Ooarai Sensha-dō team. Anzu claims that the MEXT wouldn't close the school that won the next Sensha-dō Tournament.[32]
        • Renta Tsuji acknowledges the agreement, but never explicitly accepts it, nor is it documented.[33]
    • Ooarai Sensha-dō club is reactivated after 20 years of inactivity.

You can't escape Sensha-Dō Miho !!!

  • Anime Arc
    • April 8th: Miho transfers to Ooarai Girls High School.[34][35]
    • On her first day Miho befriends Saori Takebe & Hana Isuzu.[34]
    • Once the Student Council learns that an heiress of the Nishizumi Style is among the students, they try their best to enlist Miho in Sensha-dō club.[34]
      • Anzu Kadatoni approaches Miho Nishizumi and instructs her to select Sensha-dō as her extracurricular activity, much to the dismay of the latter.
    • The time for students to choose an Extracurricular Activity arrives.[34]
      • Sensha-dō is introduced to students by the Student Council in a presentation at the gymnasium, in order to recruit members.[34]
        • The promotional film makes an impact on several future members.
    • Miho is summoned by the Student Council for not choosing Sensha-dō.[34]
      • Ultimately Miho decides to join first due to the (implied) threat of reprisal from Student Council and second by seeing how her friends defended her.[34]

Rebirth of Ooarai's Sensha-Dō

St. Gloriana Training Match

  • Anime Arc
    • St. Gloriana Girls High School accepts a challenge match from Ooarai Girls' High School.[37]
    • During the briefing for the upcoming match Miho Nishizumi is appointed Overall Commander of the Sensha-dō team. If she fails she will have to do the Anglerfish Dance at the Summer Festival.[37]
    • St. Gloriana's carrier docks at Ooarai Habour.[37]
    • The friendly match opposing St. Gloriana and Ooarai begins.[37]
      • St.Gloriana wins the match without suffer heavy losses.[38]
    • July: As they lose the match Miho and her friends (joined with the Student Council under Anzu's decision) have to perform the Anglerfish dance during the Summer Festival.[38][39]
    • Mako goes to see her grandmother.[38]
    • Hana meets her mother, who faints when she learns that her daughter is practicing Sensha-dō.[38]
      • Hana is expelled from her house by her mother due to her refusal to quit Sensha-dō.[38]
    • Darjeeling sends to Miho a tea set that she only sends to her most valuable opponents.[38]

Maginot Training Match

  • Maginot Arc
    • Maginot Girls' Academy loses a training match against Saunders Girls High School.[40]
    • After losing to St. Gloriana, the Student Council launches other requests for a training match, but all are unsuccessful due to the Nationals approaching.[40]
    • In order to keep the team fresh the Student Council organises 2 vs. 2 mock battles while Miho is summoned to their office.[40]
      • Miho's first impression is that the rest of the team will not improve if they keep training within the school: They need to fight real opponents.[40]
      • During the mock battle the Panzer IV is constantly shot down without Miho's leadership and Saori's inability to act as a tank commander.[40]
    • Once the mock battle is finished the Student Council announces to the rest of the team that they plan to do another training match.[40]
    • The Maginot's Sensha-Dō club change of policy 4 months ago caused massive disturbances that still last in the present days.[41] -- ED note: Move to four months earlier?
    • Eclair's authority is often undermined especially by Galette, a follower of the former Sensha-Dō commander who never accepts her authority.[41]
    • Eclair, wondering why her style doesn't work, keeps watching the footage of their previous training match against Saunders to find out what's wrong. She tasked Fondue to find her another training match before the Nationals begin.[41]
    • Fondue returns to Eclair with a training match request from Ooarai Girls High School.[41]
      • Eclair, eager to show the values of her Saint-Cyr style (a mobile strategy opposed to Maginot's traditional defensive tactics) in real combat, accepts Ooarai's offer of a training match.[40]
    • Momo announces the rest of the Student Council that Maginot Girls' Academy has accepted their training match offer.[41]
    • Ooarai girls keep training for the upcoming match.[42]
    • Fondue gives Eclair the data she gathered about Ooarai, this gets her more and more excited when she learns that a Nishizumi Style relative attends the school.[42]
    • Eclair summons a strategy meeting with all tank commanders for the upcoming match against Ooarai.[42]
    • During training Eclair begins to be aware of the limits of Mobile Warfare (especially from Galette) as French tanks aren't suitable for mobile tactics.[42]
    • Ooarai's schoolship departs from Ooarai's harbor.[43]
    • Ooarai's schoolship docks at Maginot's harbor (in Shizuoka Prefecture), then reach Maginot's training fields (in Yamanishi Prefecture).[43]
    • Eclair meets Miho as part of the greetings.[43]
      • After leaving, Eclair swears to defeat Nishizumi Style.[43]
    • Each team have their strategy meeting before the match.[43]
      • Miho, thinking that Maginot still use defensive tactics, plans to encircle them and strike their back armor.[43]
      • Eclair intends to make Ooarai think that Maginot hasn't change their tactics.[43]
    • The match between Maginot and Ooarai begins.[43]
      • Maginot loses the match, but not without inflicting heavy losses to Ooarai.[44]
      • Eclair congratulates Miho, but is still frustrated by her defeat.[45]
      • Ooarai owns their first victory.[45]

En route for the Tournament

Tournament's Premise

  • Anime Arc
    • The 63ʳᵈ National High School Sensha-dō Tournament begins.[38]
    • While enjoying a pleasant moment in the Leclerc Tank Café, Anglerfish Girls gets into a quarrel with Kuromorimine's Vice-Commander Erika Itsumi.[47]
    • Yukari use a Sunkus supply ship to infiltrate Saunders Girls High School's carrier as a student to gather information. Her mission is a success, but her cover is blown has to flee.[47]
    • Miho, Hana, Saori and Mako worry about not seeing Yukari at school nor being able to contact her on their way back home.[47]
      • They meet Yukari's parents in their barbershop and then discover her room.[47]
      • They learn from her mother that she hasn't any friends due to her tank geek attitude.[47]
      • Yukari finally gets home and shows her intelligence data to the others.[47]
    • Ooarai girls keep training for the 1st round.[47]
      • Hana, Saori, Yukari and Mako keep training without Miho, thinking they're a burden to her.[47]
      • Before their match against Saunders, the Ooarai girls go buying swimsuits and spend a day to the beach. Unfortunately a heavy rain foils their plans.[48]
      • The Student Council rents the East Fuji Training Camp for camping, barbecue and training for the coming match.[49]
      • Ooarai Girls High School get their Sensha-Dō uniform and definitive Team names.[47]

National Tournament Matches

Tournament - 1st Round

1st Round & Quarter-finals Interlude

  • Anime Arc
    • Hana, Miho & Yukari pay a visit to Mako and her grandmother.[59]
      • On the way back to the carrier, Saori tells Miho the story about Mako's parents.[59]
    • On their lunch on the tank hangar, Miho explains to her teammates why she quit Sensha-Dō back at Kuromorimine.[59]
    • Ooarai girls train for the upcoming match against Anzio.[59]
      • After their training everyone solicits Miho for everything and nothing, her teammates offer their help to lighten Miho's burden:[59]
        • Yukari takes care of all mechanical questions.[59]
        • Mako takes care of all driving questions.[59]
        • Saori takes care of all relationship questions.[59]
        • Hana helps Yuzu with administrative tasks.[59]
          • Hana discovers records that show Ooarai had more tanks than they have now.[59]
    • A search for new tanks is launched.[59]
    • Miho, Hana, Yukari & Mako form a rescue team to retrieve Saori & the 1st Years.[59]
      • They retrieve Saori and the Rabbit Team in Reserve Vault 17 alongside a new tank.[59]
    • Saori asks Yukari about the nickname Erwin gave her and chooses the her own soul name to be "Cinderella".[60]
    • Anzio Girls High School makes budget cuts to acquire their new secret weapon.[61]
      • Anchovy's introduction of their secret weapon is cut short by the lunch bell.[61]
    • Student Council learns rumors that Anzio acquired a new tank and sends Yukari to infiltrate their carrier (like she did with Saunders).[61]
    • During the Strategic briefing Yukari storms into the Student Council's room and shares her findings.[61]
    • Miho pays a visit to Hippo Team in their house searching for information on the P26/40.[61]
      • Caesar manages to translate some Italian books to gather P26/40 specs.[61]
      • Miho and the rest of Hippo Team learns that Caesar knows someone in Anzio.[61]
    • Ooarai girls engage in a mock-up training where Panzer IV emulates the P26/40 and the Type 89B stands for CV.33.[61]
    • Nekota makes her first attempt to join the Sensha-dō team and fails...[61]
    • Anzu assigns Sodoko, Gomoyo & Pazomi to the newly found Renault B1 Bis after it gets repaired.[61]
    • Automotive Club cause substantial damage in the process of retrieving the Tiger(P) from the depths of the carrier. They promise that once they're done repairing it, they'll drive it.[61]
    • Just before match the whole Sensha-Dō team is summoned to a final briefing.[63]

Tournament - Quarter-finals

Quarter-finals & Semi-finals Interlude

  • MLLSD Arc
    • Once returned to their Schoolship Anchovy tries to find out what gone wrong in the match against Ooarai.[68]

Tournament - Semi-finals

  • Anime Arc
    • The match between Kuromorimine Girls High School & St. Gloriana Girls High School occurs.[69]
      • Kuromorimine eliminates St. Gloriana and goes to finals.[70]
    • Darjeeling pays a visit to Katyusha in their schooship after St.Gloriana's defeat.[71]
      • While tasting tea and Russian cakes they talk about the upcoming match.[71]
    • Automotive Club finish maintenance on tanks.[71]
    • Sodoko, Gomoyo & Pazomi joins the Sensha-Dō team as Mallard Team and are assigned to the Renault B1 Bis.[71]
    • Anzu summons Miho to the Student Council room.[71]
      • Student Council share with Miho their last year memories.[71]
      • Student Council can't tell Miho about the stakes of the tournament, not wanting to not put a heavy burden on her shoulders.[71]
    • Shiho learns about Miho being part of Ooarai's Sensha-dō team and fighting Pravda in the semi-finals.[71]
      • Shiho decides go to the semi-finals to tell Miho that if she loses she will be disinherited so as to not disgrace Nishizumi family.[71]
    • Yuri Isuzu intends to watch the semi-finals with Shinzaburo.[71]
    • Ooarai's Schoolship docks somewhere in Russia.[71][72]
    • Katyusha and Nonna arrive on site for the greeting.[71]
    • The match between Pravda Girls High School & Ooarai Girls High School begins.[71]
      • Ooarai are besieged in a church. They are given 3 hours to surrender.[71]
        • Momo & Anzu reveal to other members that the school will be close down if they lose.[71][73]
        • Two teams are sent to scouting the enemy.[73]
          • Mako & Sodoko due to their 20/10 vision spot several tanks before being detected and spot many others while fleeing.[73]
          • Erwin & Yukari gather intel about the flag tank from Nina by impersonating Pravda students.[73][74]
        • Ooarai rejects Katyusha surrender proposal.[73]
      • After being hit Aya switches her glasses with broken ones.[75]
      • Ooarai eliminates Pravda and goes to finals.[76]

Semi-finals & Finals Interlude

  • MLLSD Arc
    • Nina is severely reprimanded by Katyusha & Nonna for leaking intel to the enemy.[77]
    • Leopon Team after repairing all tanks, relax in their "drum bath" near the old clubs room buildings but forgot to take spare clothes. [78]
      • They try their best to reach a safe place naked without being exposed but fail to do so and were on headline of Ooarai School's newspaper the next day.[78]
  • Anime Arc
    • The Tiger(P) is restored by The Automotive Club.[76]
    • Mallard & Rabbit Team scout the town in search of new tanks.[76]
    • Using donations Turtle Team buys a "Hetzer Upgrade Kit".[76]
    • Nekota (gathering all her courage after a failed attempt) ask Miho to join Sensha-Dō team.[76]
      • She reveals the location of an abandoned tank in a parking lot.[76]
    • Newcomers join the team.[76]
    • Anglerfish and Turtle Team upgrade their tanks.[76]
    • August 10th: Saori obtains her Amateur Radio Operator License.[79]
    • Mako's Granny leaves the Hospital.[76]
    • Hana takes part in an Ikebana exhibition in which she reconciles with her mother.[76]
    • August 15th[80]
      • All teams spend their last night before the Finals.[76]
        • Turtle Team goes to the "Cook Fan" to eat "Tankatsu".[76]
        • Anglerfish Team gather at Miho's place for dinner.[76]
          • Saori reveals to her friends that she got (with Mako's help) her Amateur 2nd-class Radio Operator license (instead of a boyfriend as everyone thought).[76]
        • Duck Team play Volleyball.[76]
        • Hippo Team have a dinner on the School ship's upper deck.[76]
        • Leopon Team are fixing the Tiger(P) while Hoshino takes care of food.[76]
        • Anteater Team is seen dining on their tank.[76]
        • Mallard Team is seen eating while Sodoko writes some school regulations on paper.[76]
        • Rabbit Team is seen watching the war movie "Kelly's Heroes" while dining.[76]

Tournament - Finals

  • Anime Arc
    • August 16th
      • Anchovy and Anzio girls arrive on site early in the morning to have a good places to watch the match.[81]
        • After an all night party, all Anzio girls fall asleep exhausted and will sleep during the entire match.[81]
      • Ooarai's Schoolship docks in Shizuoka Prefecture and the girls travel to the East Fiji Training Grounds by train.[76]
      • Taiga Ou from Ooarai Broadcast Club is seen covering the event.[76]
      • Miho is visited and encouraged by all her former rivals: Darjeeling, Orange Pekoe, Kay, Alisa, Naomi, Katyusha and Nonna.[76]
      • During the greetings Miho is harshly taunted by Erika.[76]
        • Koume Akaboshi reunites with Miho and thanks her for saving her life during the previous year's finals.[76]
      • The match between Ooarai Girls High School & Kuromorimine Girls High School begins.[76][82]
        • The StuG is immmobilized... Anzio girls are still sleeping.[81][82]
        • The Maus is immmobilized... Anzio girls are still sleeping.[81][83]
        • The Tiger(P) is immmobilized... Anzio girls are still sleeping.[81][83]
        • Ooarai eliminates Kuromorimine and wins the tournament... Anzio girls finally wake up, but too late to see the match.[81][83]
      • Judge Kanon Sasagawa asks to switch with one of the other judges, fearing she cannot be impartial anymore as she is attached to Ooarai girls...[84]
        • ...only to find them crying in joy.[84]
      • Miho is acclaimed by all her team members (especially Anzu). Ooarai Girls High School won't close... for now.[83]
      • Sodoko erases all Mako's absences and late arrivals.[83]
      • Maho congratulates Miho for her victory and finding her style outside Nishizumi's one.[83]
      • Shiho Nishizumi applaudes for her daughter's victory.[83]
      • All the of Sensha-Dō team parade in the streets of Ooarai and return to their Schoolship.[83]
  • MLLSD Arc
    • August 16th
      • Hana and Saori try to offer Onigris to judges but are declined by head-judge Kanon Sasagawa for fear of implicit bribery.[65]
  • Anime Arc
    • After returning home, the Ooarai Sensha-dō club celebrate their victory.[85]
    • The student council makes announcements and reads several congratulatory letters.[85]
    • They then quickly dispense with formalities and organise a team competition, named the "Hidden Talent Contest", wherein each team must put on a performance without resorting to their respective area of expertise.[85]
      • Mallard Team goes first, using the identical Morals-Committee-regulation hairstyles of their members to perform illusions.[85]
      • Leopon Team does a magic show, with their grand finale being to 'convert' the Type 89B into a Tiger(P), which outrages members of Duck Team.[85]
      • Anteater Team puts on an A Cappella song, but are booed off the stage for its musical inadequacy.[85]
      • Rabbit Team performs a gymnastics routine.[85]
      • Duck Team does impersonation of other characters.[85]
      • Hippo Team acts out a selection of scenes from the book Little Women, but repeatedly digress into historical content, and are hence disqualified.[85]
      • Anglerfish Team carries out a performance as the 'Panzer 5', a Super-Sentai-style group defending Ooarai from the clutches of the evil student council, until Anzu Kadotani gets over-competitive and hits back.[85]
      • Turtle Team does a performance of the ballet Swan Lake.[85]
        • Yuzu posing as Odette/The White Swan.[85]
        • Anzu posing as Prince Siegfried.[85]
        • Momo posing as Odile/The Black Swan.[85]
      • 3rd place is awarded to Rabbit Team. 2nd place goes to Anglerfish Team. Finishing in 1st is the student council, a biased decision that is initially met by outrage.[85]

Anime & Film Interlude

  • MLLSD Arc
    • Kanon, Hibiki and Remi dine and drink at Oji-san's booth.[65]
      • Hibiki and Remi share their stories of playing Ooarai & Pravda kids.[65]
      • Kanon is frustrated that only Sensha-Dō tank girls became popular.[65]
      • Kanon imitates Captain Ami Chōno, only to have her appear during the impersonation.[65]
      • Ami finally retains the judges for all-night drinking.[65]
  • Drama Arc
    • Klara is accidentally transferred from a Russian school to Pravda due to a paperwork mischief.[86]

Film events

  • Film Arc
    • Unspecified
      • Selection University's team under the command of Alice Shimada crushed an adult Sensha-dō.[87]
      • Anzio's P-26 is broken down during a practice match and Anzio search funds to repair it.[87]
      • Pravda complains about a lent KV-1 to Jatkosota that they didn't return.[87]

Exhibition Match & Closure

Compound Team Battle

  • MLLSD Arc
    • Kinuyo Nishi announces to her teammates that they will have a mixed-team match with Ooarai against St. Gloriana and Pravda.[88]
    • Tamada suggests to go meet Ooarai with their "traditional tankery" uniform (Anglerfish costume) which Nishi totally.[88]
    • Much to the Ooarai girls' astonishment the Chi-Ha-Tan girls arrive in Ooarai wearing the Anglerfish costume.[88]
  • Film Arc
    • August 25th[89]
      • The match between Chi-ha-Tan/Ooarai and St.Gloriana/Pravda occurs.[90]
        • St.Gloriana/Pravda win the exhibition match.[90]
      • All teams spend the after match in hot bath or sauna... except Anteater Team who goes to the arcade.[90]
      • Anzu is urgently summoned to the school.[90]

Operation "I Shall Return"

  • Film Arc
    • August 25th[89]
      • One returning to school Anzu is confronted by MEXT representative Renta Tsuji telling her that school will close despite the arrangement of having win the tournament and their tanks will be sized by the MEXT. Tsuji threatens her that if someone tries to oppose the closure everyone will be fired.[90]
      • All Ooarai girls return to the school only to find the gate sealed. They find Renta Tsuji telling them that they're not students anymore and ask Anzu to tell them why.[90]
      • Anzu announces to them that the school with be closed at the end of Summer Vacations on August 31st and the carrier will be sent to scrap and as there were no trace of any signed agreement the promise to not close the school is null and void[90]
      • Every student wants to rise against the decision but Anzu dissuades them from do so unless they want to everyone being fired explaining them Tsuji's threat[90]
    • Between August 25th and August 30th
      • Every single person on the ship packs their thing and prepares to leave the ship.[90]
    • August 30th
      • Anzu secretly launches an joint operation with Saunders to prevent their tanks for being seized by the MEXT called Operation "I Shall Return" while Yuzu fill papers attesting that tanks have been lost.[90][91]
      • Operation "I Shall Return" 1805 hours - A C-5M Galaxy from Saunders' Airlift Division, with Naomi, Alisa and Kay onboard, takes-off from Saunders' carrier in Nagasaki Prefecture to Ooarai's carrier.[91]
      • Operation "I Shall Return" 1925 hours - The C-5M flies over Ooarai to maneuver and angle for a landing.[91]
      • Operation "I Shall Return" 1930 hours - The C-5M dumps fuel near Ooarai's ocean to decrease weight before landing.[91]
      • The members of the Sensha-dō team decide to camp on the training grounds for their last night on the carrier.[90]
      • Operation "I Shall Return" 2005 hours - The C-5M successfully lands on Ooarai's training ground, where all Ooarai Sensha-dō club members load their tanks inside the C-5M.[90][91]
      • Yuzu reveals that the tanks have been officially lost.[90]
      • Operation "I Shall Return" Around 2100 hours - A KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft take-off from Saunders' to rendezvous with the C-5M on its detour.[91]
      • Operation "I Shall Return" 2215 hours - The C-5M after being loaded takes-off from Ooarai with the promise from Saunders' commanders to return them when Ooarai has gotten a new safe haven.[91]
      • Operation "I Shall Return" Around 2235 hours - The C-5M makes the rendezvous with the KC-10.[91]
      • Operation "I Shall Return" 2245 hours - The KC-10 performs an air refueling of the C-5M.[91]
      • Operation "I Shall Return" 2310 hours - The KC-10 performs a second air refueling of the C-5M.[91]
      • Operation "I Shall Return" 2345 hours - Both planes arrive safely at Saunders' carrier with their precious payload.[91]

Saving Ooarai

Bye-bye Carrier & Relocation

  • Film Arc
    • August 31st
      • Ooarai's schoolship leaves Ooarai's harbour amidst the rain and the sad eyes of their students.[90]
      • All Ooarai students are grouped according to their clubs and transported by bus to various camps around the city of Ooarai waiting to be transfered into other schools.[90]
      • After being installed into their provisional camp Anzu contacts Saunders to return their tanks and launches Operation "I Have Returned".[91]

Operation "I Have Returned"

  • Film Arc
    • August 31st
      • Operation "I Have Returned" 1745 hours - The C-5M takes off Saunders' carrier at Nagasaki followed by two KC-10 Extenders refuelling aircraft. Destination: Ooarai[91]
      • Operation "I Have Returned" 1810 hours - The first KC-10 performs an air refuelling of the C-5M.[91]
      • Operation "I Have Returned" 1830 hours - The first KC-10 performs a second air refuelling of the C-5M.[91]
      • Operation "I Have Returned" 1855 hours - The first KC-10 performs a third air refuelling of the C-5M.[91]
      • Operation "I Have Returned" Around 1900 hours - The first KC-10 changes course back to Saunders.[91]
      • Yukari cooks some diner to raise the moral of her mourning friends before spoting Saunders' C-5M on approach. All Sensha-dō members run to the nearby bridge to witness the return of their beloved tanks.[90]
      • Operation "I Have Returned" 1910 hours - The C-5M piloted by Naomi arrives at the Ooarai camp, while in the cargo hold Kay and Alisa proceed with the air drop of Ooarai's tanks using the LAPES system in a civilian avenue.[90][91]
      • All tanks are transported back to Ooarai's camp.[90]
      • Operation "I Have Returned" 1920 hours - The C-5 rendezvous with the second KC-10 and performs an air refueling.[91]
      • Operation "I Have Returned" Around 2010 hours - The first KC-10 arrives at Saunders.[91]
      • Operation "I Have Returned" 2030 hours - The C-5M and the second KC-10 arrive at Saunders.[91]

Get back to routines

  • Film Arc
    • September 1st
      • Anzu suggests that, to prevent morale from plummeting, it is better to act as if they were still on the schoolship, such as doing the roll call every day at least until the transfer is over.[90]

Anzu's Negotiation Attempts

  • Film Arc
    • September 2nd
      • While driving to the convenience store with other girls, Miho finds a run-down Boko Museum.[90]
        • Inside the museum, Miho encounters Alice Shimada whom she gives the only remaining Boko Super-rare toy.[90]
      • 12:05 PM:[93]Anzu argues with Renta Tsuji about the agreement, the latter saying that a verbal promise isn't an agreement.[90]
      • Yuzu is amused that Momo has gotten back to school routine instead of bursting out crying... Much to Momo's annoyance.[90]
      • Once negotiation with the MEXT ended in a failure, Anzu takes her chances with Captain Ami Chōno to convince the Sensha-dō Federation's director, Shichiro Kodama.[90]
        • Ami tells the director that allowing the school that won the tournament to close down is against the policy of encouraging Sensha-dō and could make the Federation lose face.[90]
        • Kodama says the MEXT won't even bothering with them as they are occupied with the future World Tournament and scouting contestants for the "Pro League". This gives Anzu and Ami an idea.[90]
      • Miho travels from Ooarai to Kunamoto City on a steam boat, in order to get her transfer documents signed by her mother.[90]
    • September 3rd
      • Yukari goes back to her parents to get her transfer documents signed.[90]
      • Hana goes back to her mother to get her transfer documents signed.[90]
      • Mako goes back to her grandma to get her transfer documents signed.[90]
      • Saori goes back to her parents to get her transfer documents signed.[90]
      • Miho arrives to the Nishizumi household in Kunamoto and is welcome by her sister.[90]
        • While Miho is being nostaligic, Maho duplicated her mother's signature.[90]
        • Maho then accompanies her sister to the train station.[90]
      • Ami Chōno arrives at Nishizumi household to visit Shiho Nishizumi and explains Ooarai's situation to her.[90]
      • At Renta Tsuji's office, Shiho threatens to step down the position of Chairperson of the Pro League Committee if the MEXT closes Ooarai School.[90]
        • Tsuji says that if Ooarai wins against the University Team he may reconsider the school's closure.[90]
        • Anzu, learning from her previous mistakes, forces Tsuji to sign the agreement.[90]
      • Shiho Nishizumi visits her rival, Chiyo Shimada, to propose an exihibition match against Ooarai, she accepts the challenge.[90]
      • Alice Shimada is seen training under the supervision of the Bermuda Trio.[90]
      • Chiyo Shimada informs her daughter about the upcoming match and tells her to crush the Nishizumi Style, in return Alice asks her mother if she can become the sponsor of the Boko Museum that will soon close down. She accepts her daughter's request.[90]
      • Anzu returns to the camp and is welcomed by a crying Momo.[90]
      • Yuzu assembles all Sensha-dō team to announce that the MEXT agreed to prevent Ooarai from closing if they defeat the University Strengthened Team.[90]

En route to the match

  • Film Arc
    • September 4th
      • Ooarai girls travel to Hokkaidō on board the Sunflower Sapporo.[90]
      • Noon: Having arrived on site, Ooarai girls learn from Tsuji that the upcoming match will be an annihilation match.[90]
      • Night: The teams occupy themselves before the upcoming match.[90]
      • Night: Darjeeling sends an SOS to support Ooarai to other schools using Verlaine's poem.[90]

Rivals are a Treasure

  • Film Arc
    • September 5th
      • Before the match, Mika "borrows" some food and gear from the University's supplies.[94]
      • While en route for helping Ooarai, Anchovy dreams of Minizio High School.[95]
      • The beginning of the match is delayed by reinforcements for Ooarai from Kuromorimine, Saunders, Pravda, St. Gloriana, Anzio, Jatkosota and Chi-Ha-Tan. Alice Shimada shows no objections to the last minute arrival.[90]
      • The match for saving Ooarai begins.[90]
        • The Selection University is defeated. Ooarai Girls High School will not close.[90]
        • Alice gives Miho the limited Boko, which she herself had received at the Boko Museum, as a Medal.[90]
        • Chiyo Shimada proposes no-stakes rematch to Shiho. She agrees.[90]
      • Mika, Aki and Mikko are seen leaving Hokkaido on their boat.[90]
      • The after match party occurs.
        • Miho & Maho share their memories when they use to play with the Panzer II... alongside a pissed off Erika.[9]
        • Katyusha mistakes Erika and Shiho Nishizumi for Nonnaand tries to get a piggyback.[96][97]
      • Students from each school go back to their respective towns.[90]
    • Unspecified
      • Despite the fact that her daughter lost, Chiyo sponsors the Boko Museum's restoration.[90]
      • Ooarai girls returning to their town are amazed to see their beloved schoolship docked at the port.[90]


  1. Episode 7 (mentionned by Yuzu)
  2. Anzio OVA (on the book the Saemonza read)
  3. Episode 1 (during the introduction on the lower right part of the film title)
  4. Episode 7 (mentionned by Hana)
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 All these girls are 3rd years so technically 17yrs old
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 All these girls are 2nd years so technically 16yrs old
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 All these girls are 1st years so technically 15yrs old
  8. Girls und Panzer der Film (Miho & Maho Flashback)
  9. 9.0 9.1 MLLSD (Web Edition) "That Kid"
  10. Episode 7 (Saori mentions that Mako's parents were killed in a accident when she was in elementary school) (as Mako is in High School 2nd grade (11th Grade in total) Elementary School is between 1st and 6th Grade so between 5 and 10 years ago)
  11. Anzio OVA (Caesar mention that she knew Hina in elementary school) (as Caesar is in High School 2nd grade (11th Gradel) Elementary School is between 1st and 6th Grade so between 5 and 10 years ago)
  12. Little Army Chapter 1
  13. Little Army Chapter 5
  14. Little Army Chapter 1&2
  15. Little Army Chapter 4
  16. Little Army Chapter 4&5
  17. Little Army Chapter 5&6
  18. Little Army Chapter 6
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Little Army Chapter 7
  20. Little Army Chapter 8
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Gekkan Senshado Magazine (mentionned at the end of the match. Saying that Chi-Ha-Tan CHARGE tactic brought them nothing but defeat in 1st round for the last 4 years)
  22. 22.0 22.1 MLLSD Vol.6 - Chapter 36 - Ah, The Mothers' Side? Desu! (Shiho accidentally reveals that she bathed with her daughters till their 13th year.)
  23. Episode 8 (Yuzu mentions to Miho that their on the Student Council since their 1st year so as they're 3rd years it happens 2 years ago)
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 Phase Erika Chapter 1
  25. 25.0 25.1 Phase Erika Chapter 2
  26. Phase Erika Chapter 3
  27. Phase Erika Chapter 4
  28. Fierce Fight! It's the Maginot Battle! Chapter 4 (mentionned by Eclair)
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Episode 7 (Miho Flashback)
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Fierce Fight! It's the Maginot Battle! Chapter 4
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 Fierce Fight! It's the Maginot Battle! Chapter 4.25
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 Episode 9 (Flashback)
  33. Girls und Panzer der Film
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 Episode 1
  35. In Japan the academic year begins in April.
  36. 36.00 36.01 36.02 36.03 36.04 36.05 36.06 36.07 36.08 36.09 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 Episode 2
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 Episode 3
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 Episode 4
  39. Ibaraki Summer Festival begins in July
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 Fierce Fight! It's the Maginot Battle! Chapter 1
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 Fierce Fight! It's the Maginot Battle! Chapter 2
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 Fierce Fight! It's the Maginot Battle! Chapter 3
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 Fierce Fight! It's the Maginot Battle! Chapter 5
  44. Fierce Fight! It's the Maginot Battle! Chapter 6 to 10
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 Fierce Fight! It's the Maginot Battle! Chapter 10
  46. MLLSD (Web Edition) "Minimum"
  47. 47.00 47.01 47.02 47.03 47.04 47.05 47.06 47.07 47.08 47.09 47.10 47.11 Episode 5
  48. OVA 1
  49. OVA 2
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 Episode 6 (on Student Council bracket. We can assumes that these matchs occurs before the one with Saunders. The matches' order isn't revelant)
  51. 51.0 51.1 Gekkan Senshado Magazine
  52. 52.0 52.1 Gekkan Senshado Magazine
  53. Gekkan Senshado Magazine (this match take place just before Ooarai's one because once she defeats BC Freedom, she rushed to see the match Ooarai vs. Saunders)
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 Episode 6
  55. 55.0 55.1 Episode 6 (mentions after the match by Momo "Pravda High's 1st match is tomorrow and Black Forest Girls' School's the day after")
  56. 56.0 56.1 Episode 6 (on Student Council bracket. We can assume that these matches occur after KMM's one as there's no designated winner. The matchs' order isn't revelant)
  57. Anzio OVA (mentionned by Momo and on the white board)
  58. Gekkan Senshado Magazine
  59. 59.00 59.01 59.02 59.03 59.04 59.05 59.06 59.07 59.08 59.09 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 Episode 7
  60. MLLSD (Web Edition) "Soul Name"
  61. 61.00 61.01 61.02 61.03 61.04 61.05 61.06 61.07 61.08 61.09 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 Anzio OVA
  62. Anzio OVA (in the film "Akiyama Yukari's Great Anzio Infiltration")
  63. MLLSD (Web Edition) "Gourmet High"
  64. MLLSD (Web Edition) "Today's #1 Crisis"
  65. 65.0 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 MLLSD Vol.3 - Omake 4 - It's Judgement!
  66. 66.0 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 Gekkan Senshado Magazine
  67. 67.0 67.1 Gekkan Senshado Magazine
  68. MLLSD (Web Edition) "Important Lesson Learned"
  69. Gekkan Senshado Magazine
  70. Episode 8 (mentionned by Darjeeling)
  71. 71.00 71.01 71.02 71.03 71.04 71.05 71.06 71.07 71.08 71.09 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 Episode 8
  72. Momo mentionned they passed the 50th North parallel. The match take place somewhere in Russia (maybe Kamchatka).
  73. 73.0 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 Episode 9
  74. OVA 5
  75. MLLSD (Web Edition) "It's an Act"
  76. 76.00 76.01 76.02 76.03 76.04 76.05 76.06 76.07 76.08 76.09 76.10 76.11 76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31 Episode 10
  77. MLLSD Vol.1 - Omake 2 - It's the Melancholy of Nina!
  78. 78.0 78.1 MLLSD Vol.4 - Chapter 21 - After Maintenance, It's Gotta be a Bath! (Tsuchiya mentions about the repairs "This time was really tough, right." The Pravda match is the one where Ooarai tanks were the most heavily damaged.)
  79. Episode 10 (written on Saori's Licence, it has been delivered on August 10th)
  80. Episode 10 (Saori's license was issued on August 15th, can be distinguished on the shot after Saori's license)
  81. 81.0 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 Anzio OVA Epilogue
  82. 82.0 82.1 Episode 11
  83. 83.0 83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 Episode 12
  84. 84.0 84.1 MLLSD (Web Edition) "But I'm a Judge"
  85. 85.00 85.01 85.02 85.03 85.04 85.05 85.06 85.07 85.08 85.09 85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14 85.15 85.16 85.17 OVA 6
  86. GuP Drama CD5 - Clara's Secret
  87. 87.0 87.1 87.2 Girls und Panzer der Film (on paper, ads and websites)
  88. 88.0 88.1 88.2 MLLSD (Web Edition) "Chi-Hatan Arrives on Scene!"
  89. 89.0 89.1 In Japan the High School Academic Year in Japan 2nd trimester starts around September 1st and Yukari announces the next (wrongfully called) semester next week.
  90. 90.00 90.01 90.02 90.03 90.04 90.05 90.06 90.07 90.08 90.09 90.10 90.11 90.12 90.13 90.14 90.15 90.16 90.17 90.18 90.19 90.20 90.21 90.22 90.23 90.24 90.25 90.26 90.27 90.28 90.29 90.30 90.31 90.32 90.33 90.34 90.35 90.36 90.37 90.38 90.39 90.40 90.41 90.42 90.43 90.44 90.45 90.46 90.47 90.48 90.49 90.50 90.51 90.52 90.53 90.54 90.55 90.56 90.57 90.58 90.59 90.60 90.61 90.62 90.63 90.64 90.65 90.66 90.67 90.68 Girls und Panzer der Film
  91. 91.00 91.01 91.02 91.03 91.04 91.05 91.06 91.07 91.08 91.09 91.10 91.11 91.12 91.13 91.14 91.15 91.16 91.17 91.18 91.19 91.20 Saunders' Airlift Division
  92. The clock behind Sodoko show it's midday.
  93. The clock in Tsuji's office.
  94. GuP Drama CD5 - Summer Vacation for Continuation!
  95. MLLSD (Web Edition) "Alltogether Now!"
  96. MLLSD (Web Edition) "Mistaken Ride"
  97. MLLSD (Web Edition) "Mistaken Ride Chapter II"

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