- "I'm removing the speed limiter!"
- "Rosehip, come back!"
Rosehip is the Commander of St. Gloriana's Crusader Tank Platoon.
She is average height sized girl, she has pinkish red hair and a pair of orange eyes.
She is very energetic and is a speed runner, doing everything fast to complete tasks as soon as possible and in some situations, like eating, to finish first. She never restrain herself when going after something, not caring about failure or what others may say if she doesn't behave in a way that is social approved for them, according to Darjeeling that is something St. Gloriana's Sensha-Dō and it's members naturally lacks and sometimes she is jealous of that. However, Rosehip naturally lacks the gracefulness, elegance and manners of a St. Gloriana Student and because of that Darjeeling gave table manners class specially to Rosehip.
According to the Drama CD, Rosehip comes from a big family, with her great-grandfather, her grandfather, her grandmother, her parents, seven older brothers and sister, in total, two sister-in-law and their three children, making a family of eighteen members including Rosehip; making it the reason why she always removes the speed limiters for everything she does, to avoid being the last one.
Still in the Drama CD, it is mentioned that she witnessed the practicing match between Ooarai and St. Gloriana, the first actual match Ooarai had on the anime, for Rosehip, it was an honor to watch Darjeeling in action. After the match in the end of the episode, Darjeeling, Orange Pekoe and Assam have some tea, on the background it's possible to see the Churchill and Matildas deployed for the battle, it's also possible to see a Crusader Mk.II. Rosehip didn't participate on that battle because she wasn't matching the standards of a St. Gloriana student, as stated above.
der FilmIn Girls und Panzer der Film, she had a more active role as the commander of a Crusader Mk.III and the Crusader platoon, using speed as an advantage, in the exhibition match between Ooarai/Chi-Ha-Tan vs St. Gloriana/Pravda, she served as a back-up inside the town battle zone, she served good as a distraction, but the excessive speed made her tank lose control during driving maneuvers, hitting Klara tank and exploding, although she survived, which Klara's tank did not, she was about to rendezvous with the allied tanks when she was mistakenly got hit in mid-air by a terribly aimed shot by Momo, who was aiming at the enemy flag tank, the Churchill.
Later on the movie, she got temporarily transferred to Ooarai alongside her teammates to participate In the annihilation match between the Ooarai Compound Team vs Selection University. This time she was the only Crusader, in the initial phase of the battle she provided support to Morning Glory team. Later on the teams were split, she used speed to out the enemy, right before being taken out she performed a mid-air attack, taking out the enemy M24 Chaffee tank and being the last surviving one of her school in the match.
Motto Love Love Sasuken Desu!
She had a cameo on the manga during a visit to Ooarai right after their victory on the annihilation match, she was scolded by the Public Morals Committee for running in the corridors. She also had a talk with Klara, talking about what happened during the exhibition match.
- Like other students from St. Gloriana, she is named after a tea; based on the color, is the one she drinks while in battle.
- Implied to come from a "lower-class" family in many of the derivative works. Would explain her much less tactful personality in comparison to the majority of the St. Gloriana members.
- She is said to have seven other siblings, all male. This would also attribute to her personality.
- Roseship frequently displays aggression on an insanely reckless scale. She is not afraid to charge down any enemy, with or without support. Darjeeling's most common battlefield instructions to Rosehip are "Come back!".
- Rosehip's Crusader Mk.III has a speed governor on it, presumably to restrain her excitement from losing control of her tank. However, removing said governor during the match against Selection University allows her to take down the enemy Chaffee.