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"I'm removing the speed limiter!"
―Rosehip
"Rosehip, come back!"
―Darjeeling

Rosehip is one of the supporting characters in Girls und Panzer, she appeared in Girls und Panzer der Film, the spin-off manga Motto Love Love Sakusen Desu! and in the Drama CD.

Profile

Rosehip is a first year student at St. Gloriana and the Commander of their Crusader Tank Platoon.

Appearance

She is an average height sized girl, she has pinkish red hair and a pair of orange eyes. 

Personality

She is very energetic and is a speedy runner, doing everything fast to complete tasks as soon as possible and in some situations, like eating, to finish first. She never restrains herself when going after something, not caring about failure or what others may say if she doesn't behave in a way that is socially approved by them. According to Darjeeling this trait is something that St. Gloriana's Sensha-dō and its members naturally lack, and hence she is sometimes jealous of Rosehip. However, Rosehip naturally lacks the gracefulness, elegance and manners of a St. Gloriana Student and because of that Darjeeling gave her a special table-manners class.

Background

Drama CD

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, plus two sisters-in-law and their three children, making a total of eighteen family members including Rosehip - Hence 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 practice 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.

Darjeeling and Rosehip
Girls und Panzer der Film

Girls und Panzer der Film

In Girls und Panzer der Film, she had a more active role as the commander of a Crusader Mk.III and the Crusader platoon, where her speed was used 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's tank and exploding, although she survived (unlike Klara's T-34/85) and 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 actually 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 Team Morning Glory. Later on the teams were split, she used speed to fight the enemy, right before being taken out she performed a mid-air attack, taking out the enemy M24 Chaffee tank. Rosehip was the last surviving member of her school in the annihilation match.

Motto Love Love Sasuken Desu!

She has a cameo in the manga during a visit to Ooarai right after their victory on the annihilation match against Selection University. She was scolded by the Public Morals Committee for running in the corridors. She also had a talk with Klara about what happened during the exhibition match.

Ribbon Warrior

Rosehip commanded a Light Tank Mk.VII Tetrarch as part of Orange Pekoe's Chindits in a Tankathlon match against Rukuriri and the regular Sensha-Dō team's Matilda IIs, quickly eliminating their entire column from behind. She is shown wielding a Kukri, a Nepalese knife similar to a machete used by the Gurkhas of the British Army, to cut a path through the jungle-like vegetation for her tank and while charging Rukuriri's Matilda. In their match against Bonple, Rosehip was knocked out while attempting to shield Orange Pekoe's Tetrarch.

Trivia

  • Like other students from St. Gloriana, she is named after a tea; which is based on the color of 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 instruction to Rosehip is "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 allowed her to take down the enemy Chaffee.

Gallery

Main article: Rosehip/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
Miscellanous Taiga OuSadokaMazoe
St. Gloriana Girls High School DarjeelingOrange PekoeAssamRosehipRukuririNilgiri ♦ Vanilla ♦ Cranberry ♦ Earl Grey
Saunders Girls High School KayAlisaNaomiHelmet-Chan
Anzio Girls High School AnchovyCarpaccioPepperoniSiko
Pravda Girls High School KatyushaNonnaKlaraNinaAlina
Kuromorimine Girls High School Maho NishizumiErika ItsumiKoume AkaboshiRitaikoGeshikoSangouMaukoSheska
Chi-Ha-Tan Academy Kinuyo NishiFukudaHaru TamadaHosomiNaguraHamadaTeramotoIkeda
Jatkosota High School MikaAkiMikko
Tatenashi Girls High School Shizuka TsurukiRin Matsukaze ♦ Haruka Endou
Bonple High School JajkaUszka
BC Freedom High School Asparagus ♦ Moules ♦ Bordeaux
Maginot Girls Academy Éclair ♦ Fondue ♦ Galette ♦ Madeleine ♦ Colombier
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
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

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