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"You are an important person in this match! Your ambitions are higher than the Ural Mountains and your wisdom deeper than Lake Baikal. So please pull back! Even when I'm gone, you'll definitely win."
―Nonna
"Nonna trusts me completely! If I say that snow is black, she wouldn't dare call it white! Right?" "Yes."
―Katyusha

Nonna (ノンナ, Нонна, Nonna), also known as "Blizzard" Nonna, is one of the supporting characters of Girls und Panzer.

Profile

Nonna is a student from Pravda Girls High School. She's the vice commander of her school's Sensha-Dō team, as well as its sniper and she mainly operates a Soviet T-34-85 tank, although she can operate an IS-2 as well. In the anime, she only missed one shot when she served as the gunner of IS-2.

Appearance

Nonna is a tall, elegant girl with long, straight black hair and a pair of light blue eyes. Her composure is absolute, and she is never seen to raise her voice or lose her temper. Everything she does is with the same measured grace and calculated resolve.

Personality

Nonna is well known for her calm and gentle personality and for her loyalty to Katyusha; she does everything Katyusha asks of her, usually without hesitation or protest, most notoriously giving her a piggyback ride to compensate her small height. Despite this, she is not above making fun of her on occasions; it is fairly clear that only Nonna could get away with such behavior without inviting Katyusha's wrath, as their relationship is very close, very similar to that of a mother and daughter, despite the fact that Katyusha is ultimately in charge. Aside from Katyusha the only known friendship Nonna has is with Klara, a transferred student from a Russian school to which she dialogue in her mother-language, often annoying Katyusha since she cannot speak Russian.
Nonna's Shot

Nonna is a crack shot

In the official spin-off manga Motto Love Love Sakusen Desu!, she's also shown to be very protective of Katyusha and literally acts like Katyusha's mother, confirming herself to be Katyusha's parent when others mistook her for so, much to Katyusha's frustration (Darjeeling later imitated this behaviour towards Orange Pekoe). She's also the only one in the series who Katyusha actually fears when she thinks Nonna is angry, as Katyusha literally begged for forgiveness when she accidentally poked Nonna's eyes when having her piggyback ride, after finding out Nonna was keeping some sort of "Katyusha Diary" (though based on the series itself, it's most likely just a log of Katyusha's cute, baby-like moments).

This MLLSD! manga also shown the reason why Nonna carrying Katyusha in piggyback, that is when Katyusha (not yet a commander) failed to get her strategy proposal brought to The Commander, because the staffs thought of her as a little girl. Nonna then lift Katyusha in her shoulder and saying, "By this way, no one will think of you as little girl anymore."

Background

During the match against Ooarai Girls Academy Nonna fought alongside Katyusha, helping her to trap Ooarai's tanks in a dilapidated church; she stood by her side during the three hours' truce. When the battle restarted, she was the one who stopped the Turtle Team's tank after it wreaked havoc on Pravda's vanguard, with a well-aimed shot. Nonna then switched, on Katyusha's instructions, into the school's IS-2 and began taking down the fleeing enemy, aiming for Ooarai's flag tank. Proving her skills as a sniper, she did manage to take out both Rabbit Team and Mallard Team, but, despite her efforts, Ooarai's flag tank (belonging to Duck Team) miraculously survived her shot, while at the same time, Pravda's flag tank had been hit and defeated by Hippo Team.

She later reappeared in the finals together with Katyusha to observe the match.

In the manga Pravda Senki. Nonna and Katyusha met when she found Katyusha beaten down near the gym storage room. Their friendship began after Nonna helped Katyusha recover in the infirmary room.

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Beginning of a new friendship

Trivia

  • Her favorite flower is Sunflower and her favorite tank is the Soviet SU-100.
  • Her name was taken from the Russian SPG called the 2S9 NONA, fitting her role as sharpshooter.
  • When she operated the T-34/85, she served as the commander, but while operating the IS-2, she also took the role of gunner.
  • When Nonna makes her last stand in der Film, she rams an M26 Pershing so that its gun is unable to hit her while leaving her gun free to fire at the other Pershings, imitating the same move that was used against her earlier by Rabbit team in the exhibition match.
  • She is the tallest student seen in the anime series.
  • Nonna means "grandmother" in Italian, which kinda resemble the maternal relation she has with Katyusha.
  • Part of her daily routine includes writing about Katyusha.
  • In the 3rd CD Drama it is revealed that Nonna knows every place of Pravda's school carrier, something that Katyusha doesn't.
  • In an anime episode from Genshiken, two extras characters can be seen cosplaying as Katyusha and Nonna and their piggyback ride.

Gallery

Main article: Nonna/Gallery
Characters
Ooarai Girls High School Anglerfish Team Miho NishizumiSaori TakebeHana IsuzuYukari AkiyamaMako Reizei
Duck Team Noriko IsobeTaeko KondouShinobu KawanishiAkebi Sasaki
Hippo Team ErwinCaesarSaemonzaOryou
Rabbit Team Azusa SawaAya OonoAyumi YamagouYuuki UtsugiKarina SakaguchiSaki Maruyama
Turtle Team Anzu KadotaniMomo KawashimaYuzu Koyama
Mallard Team Midoriko SonoMoyoko GotouNozomi Konparu
Leopon Team Satoko NakajimaHoshinoSuzukiTsuchiya
Anteater Team NekotaMomogaPiyotan
Shark Team OginMurakamiCutlassFlintRum
Miscellanous Taiga OuSadokaMazoe
St. Gloriana Girls High School DarjeelingOrange PekoeAssamRosehipRukuririNilgiri ♦ Vanilla ♦ Cranberry ♦ Earl Grey
Saunders Girls High School KayAlisaNaomiHelmet-Chan
Anzio Girls High School AnchovyCarpaccioPepperoniAmaretto ♦ Gelato ♦ Panettone
Pravda Girls High School KatyushaNonnaKlaraNinaAlina
Kuromorimine Girls High School Maho NishizumiErika ItsumiKoume Akaboshi ♦ Leila Rou ♦ RitaikoGeshikoSangouMaukoSheska
Chi-Ha-Tan Academy Kinuyo NishiFukudaHaru TamadaHosomiNaguraHamadaTeramotoIkeda
Jatkosota High School MikaAkiMikko ♦ Touko ♦ Lili
Tatenashi Girls High School Shizuka TsurukiRin Matsukaze ♦ Haruka Endou
Bonple High School JajkaUszka
BC Freedom High School Ribbon Warrior Asparagus ♦ Moules ♦ Bordeaux
Das Finale MarieAndouOshida
Maginot Girls Academy Éclair ♦ Fondue ♦ Galette ♦ Madeleine ♦ Colombier
Tategoto High School Aung
Maple High School Trout ♦ Amber ♦ Oleo
Kebab High School Bosphorus
Bellwall Academy Tiger I Crew Emi NakasugaHitomi YuzumotoKitaTakamiNagisa Shiratori
Jagdpanther Crew Neko Yamamori ♦ Yano ♦ Koharu Sakai ♦ Kanbara ♦ Hirono
Elefant Crew Chifuyu Doi ♦ Terauchi ♦ Wakasugi ♦ Kunihiro ♦ Nogata ♦ Enami
T-44 Crew Youko Minami ♦ Saionji ♦ Azuma ♦ Hokuto
Panzer II Crew Kashiwaba Sisters
West Kureouji Grona Academy Kiri Shiratori
Selection University Alice ShimadaAzumiMegumiRumi
Japan Sensha-dō Federation Ami ChōnoShiho NishizumiRenta TsujiChiyo ShimadaShichiro KodamaKikuyo IdegamiKanon SasagawaHibiki InatomiRemi Takashima
Non-Affiliated Yoshiko AkiyamaJungorou AkiyamaHisako ReizeiShinzaburoYuri IsuzuChihiro YusaBoko