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"We must save our School!"
―Anzu Kadotani

Ooarai Girls High School (県立大洗女子学園) is one of the schools in Girls und Panzer. The school operates assorted World War Two tanks from many nations, including German Panzerkampfwagen IV, Czechoslovakian Panzerkampfwagen 38(t), German Sturmgeschutz III Ausf.F, Japanese Type 89B I-Go, American M3 Lee, French Char B1-Bis, German Tiger (P), and Japanese Type 3 Chi-Nu. All of the protagonists are students from Ooarai and members of its Sensha-dō team while divided into teams with their own respective tanks.

The Background

Ooarai Girls High School is a school originating from Ooarai Town, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

Ooarai Girls High School is the new school of the main protagonist Miho Nishizumi. Its sensha-dō team had been long disbanded but was revived by Anzu Kadotani because of the school's financial difficulties. Anzu forced Miho to join the school's sensha-dō team and later appoints her as its leader because she is the only one with adequate sensha-dō experience. At first Miho hesitates because of unpleasant memories she had experienced with sensha-Dō, across her life, and she wants to avoid it. With the support of her new friends and a new resolve, however, Miho decides to join. She wins the trust of her teammates because of her decisive leadership. Because of Miho's leadership, Ooarai reached the sensha-dō finals for the first time, facing and defeating Kuromorimine Girls High School.

Teams

Ooarai Student

This is Our Sensha-dō!

Ooarai Girls High School's sensha-dō club consists of eight teams :

Anglerfish Team

Main Article: Anglerfish Team

Commanded by Miho Nishizumi, the Anglerfish Team (あんこうチーム Ankō Chīmu) comprises Miho and her friends. They operate a German Panzer IV Ausf.D, which is later converted to the F2 variant, and finally the H variant with spaced armour. The Anglerfish team was the most critical for the school's victory.

Turtle Team

Main Article: Turtle Team

Commanded by Anzu Kadotani, the Turtle Team (カメさんチーム Kame-san Chīmu) includes the leaders of the student council. They operate a German/Czech Panzer 38 (t), which is later converted to a Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer (only called Hetzer in the anime).

Ooarai Carrier

Duck Team

Main Article: Duck Team

Commanded by Noriko Isobe, the Duck Team (アヒルさんチーム Ahiru-san Chīmu) consists of members of the volleyball team. They operate a Japanese Type 89 I-Go.

Hippo Team

Main Article: Hippo Team

Commanded by Erwin, the Hippo Team (カバさんチーム Kaba-san Chīmu) are so-called "history buffs" (歴女, reki-jo). They operate a German StuG. III Ausf.F.

Rabbit Team

Main Article: Rabbit Team

Commanded by Azusa Sawa, the Rabbit Team (ウサギさんチーム Usagi-san Chīmu) are group of first year students. They operate an American M3 Lee. This is often confused with the M3 Grant, which is a slight variant of the same tank, employed by British forces via lend-lease.

Mallard Team

Main Article: Mallard Team

Commanded by Midoriko Sono, the Mallard Team (カモさんチーム Kamo-san Chīmu) are three members of Ooarai's public morals committee. Joined the team midway through the tournament, before the Pravda match. They operate a French Char B1 bis .

Anteater Team

Main Article: Anteater Team

Commanded by Nekota, the Anteater Team (アリクイさんチーム Arikui-san Chīmu) are a group of three online gamers. They operate a Japanese Type-3 Chi-Nu. They only joined in time for the finals since the team was one of the last ones to join the Ooarai sensha-dō team.

Leopon Team

Main Article: Leopon Team

Commanded by Nakajima, the Leopon Team (レオポンさんチーム Reopon-san Chīmu) includes members of the automotive club. They operate a German Tiger (P), this team was one of the last ones to join the Ooarai sensha-dō team.

Vehicles

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Tanks of Ooarai

Tanks

  • PzKpfw IV Ausf.D (used from the beginning up to and including the Anzio match)
    • PzKpfw IV Ausf.F2 (converted from the Ausf.D, used in semi-finals against Pravda)
    • PzKpfw IV Ausf.H (converted from the Ausf.F2, used in final against Kuromorimine)

Borrowed Tanks

Non-fighting vehicles

Trivia

  • The name Ooarai comes from the actual city of Ooarai in Japan. The town has since become aware of their highlight and tourism has been boosted because of the show.
    • The town is famous for its anglerfish (also known as monkfish) in real life, inspiring the dance and the name of their leading team.
  • Its logo is the kanji "Oo" (大) with the kanji for "arai" (洗) superimposed on top of it, stylised to resemble the Balkenkreuz (Bar Cross / Beam Cross) that served as the symbol of the Wehrmacht in WWII.
  • Ooarai was the first school that has been shown to employ tanks from more than one country, unlike the other competing schools that seem to focus on the tanks of a single nation.
  • Although it's not directly metioned, Ooarai Battle song is Sensha-dou Koushinkyoku! Panzer Vor!.
  • The academy ship is based on and is named after the Zuikaku, a Japanese aircraft fleet carrier of World War II which took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor and was later sunk on October 25th, 1944 during the battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • Ooarai's academy ship (Zuikaku) was shown to be a lot smaller than the one St Gloriana has (Ark Royal). But in real life, the Zuikaku was larger than the Ark Royal.
  • Ooarai was the school which has the least members participating in sensha-dō.
  • In the 9th Chapter of the spin-off manga Girls und Panzer: Ribbon Warrior, it is said that the Duck Team landed the most hits and was the most maneuverable amongst all.
  • It has been revealed in Chapter 9 of Girls und Panzer: Little Army Two that the Ooarai Girls High School lost to Jatkosota High School in the 2nd round of the Commemorative Cup Tournament.

Gallery

Tanks

  • Renault Char B1 Bis
  • Type 3 Chi-Nu
  • M3 Lee
  • Panzer IV Ausf. F2
  • Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
  • Panzer 38(t)
  • Panzer IV Ausf. D
  • VK 45.01 Porsche Tiger
  • Panzer IV Ausf. H
  • StuG III
  • Type 89B I-Go Otsu

Non-Fighting Vehicles

  • Daimler Dingo
  • Type 95 Kurogane
  • SdKfz 254

Others

Schools in Girls und Panzer
Schools in The Anime Anzio Girls High SchoolKuromorimine Girls High SchoolOoarai Girls High SchoolPravda Girls High SchoolSaunders Girls High SchoolSt. Gloriana Girls High School
Schools in The Movie Chi-Ha-Tan AcademyJatkosota High SchoolSelection University
Schools in The Manga BC Freedom High SchoolBellwall AcademyBonple High School ♦ Gilbert High School ♦ Maginot Girls' Academy ♦ Tatenashi Girls High School ♦ West Kureoji Grona High School
Schools in Supplemental Material Blue Division High SchoolCount High SchoolGregor High SchoolKoala Forest High SchoolMaple High SchoolViggen High SchoolViking Fisheries High SchoolWaffle AcademyYogurt Academy

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