Let a Girls und Panzer girl take all the tension out of Fury


A tank movie for tank otaku

[Update: It seems Kadokawa's taken down the video. We'll update the post with a new source as soon as we can find one.]

Far be it from me to tell people how to promote things, but the way Brad Pitt's new war movie Fury, about a tank crew stuck in Germany at the end of World War II, is a bit hilarious. As you can see in the commercial, they use narration from none other than Yukari Akiyama, Girls und Panzer's resident tank geek, to highlight the fact that the movie involved the use of actual M4 Sherman and Tiger tanks during the production. It's pretty funny, considering that some reviews call the film a "war horror story", with all the grim seriousness that implies.

As if their targeting of the military otaku demographic weren't obvious enough, nerds who buy advance tickets to Fury via Gamers, Shosen, and Animate (well-known geek stores) can get their paws on clear files featuring promotional art for Girls und Panzer, Kantai Collection, and Strike Witches, the Holy Trinity of military otaku anime. So precious.

It's actually kind of brilliant, come to think of it, like bundling tickets to see the upcoming sci-fi flick Interstellar with cool posters promoting Neil Degrasse-Tyson's Cosmos or the movie Gravity.

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