Girls und Panzer has done plenty of positive things for Japan’s Self Defense Force. From helping out in recruiting civilians to join to making Japanese citizens actually get even more interested in the JSDF, Girls und Panzer has been quite a huge boost to Japan’s security. During a performance at the Ibaraki Prefectural Cultural Center last year, the Self Defense Force Bandshowed some love to the series by playing the “Girls und Panzer Suite”

The anime has not only helped out the Self Defense Force, but most recently, Ibaraki Prefecture’s local Coast Guard. But perhaps their most famous achievement is catapulting the small fishing town of Oarai into the worldwide spotlight and rapidly boosting the small town’s tourism industry. In fact, the anime has become a centerpiece for the town’s annual Angler Fish Festival.

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