Girls und Panzer fans have been eagerly waiting for the premiere of Girls und Panzer das Finale. The 6-part theatrical OVA series will wrap up the saga that centers around girls battling in tanks – don’t worry, it’s totally safe!
However, animation studio Actas has a troubling history of production issues. The Girls und Panzer TV series had its final two episodes delayed three months, Girls und Panzer der Film saw its 2014 release date pushed back a year, and Long Riders! had its final two episodes delayed by two months.
Luckily for fans, director Tsutomu Mizushima announced that the first OVA is complete and ready for its debut – which will happen four days from now!
— 水島努 (@tsuki_akari) December 4, 2017
“Girls und Panzer das Finale: Episode 1 is completed. I really appreciate everyone who worked on this.”
It’s not too uncommon for any anime to be finished a few days or even hours before debuting. In fact, Makoto Shinkai and CoMix Wave Films completed Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) three days before its global debut at Anime Expo!
Fans and skeptics of Actas’ history can breathe a sigh of relief and get prepared for tankery action.