If you’re looking for a unique military/ school comedy series, you should watch Girls und Panzer online.

Because of its “girls doing military stuff” theme, the series might remind you a little bit of KanColle or Azur Lane. However, Girls und Panzer actually has a lot in common with more typical girls sports school club anime series or even K-On! These schoolgirls just happen to drive tanks, that’s all.

Sadly, Crunchyroll removed the series. But there are other options.

If you’re having trouble figuring out where to watch Girls und Panzer online, we can help. This article will also show you how to use a VPN to watch anime.

About Girls und Panzer

Girls und Panzer logo on Netflix - Girls und Panzer Projekt

Like Cowboy Bebop, FLCL, Kill La Kill, or Gurren Lagann, the Girls und Panzer anime came out first without a manga, light novel, or even a game.

The Girls und Panzer anime series started in October 2012. Technically speaking, a manga came out a few months ahead of the anime, but that was an adaptation based upon the anime.

The series was followed by several OVAs, including a couple which got short theater releases in Japan.

Since then, the Girls und Panzer story has mainly been told in films — Girls und Panzer der Film in 2015, followed by Girls und Panzer das Finale. Das Finale is actually a six-part film series. As of 2022, only the first three parts have been released, with the fourth in production.

List of Places to Watch Girls und Panzer Online

  1. Netflix
  2. HIDIVE
  3. Amazon Prime Video
  4. Hulu Japan
  5. ZenPlus

Note: All of the places listed are legal, licensed websites. You will find no pirate sites here.

Where to Watch Girls und Panzer Online

1. Netflix

Girls und Panzer on Netflix

Netflix Japan has Girls und Panzer (including the OVA This is the Real Anzio Battle), Girls und Panzer der Film, and the first two parts of Girls und Panzer das Finale in Japanese.

We tried Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Germany, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Canada, Australia, and Canada with no luck.

To watch Girls und Panzer on Netflix Japan, you will need to be in Japan or have a VPN.

How to Watch Girls und Panzer on Netflix via VPN

This method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets.

  1. Purchase (or start a free trial) of a VPN. I can confirm that NordVPN works for this purpose.
  2. In the settings, choose Japan as your location.
  3. Fire up the VPN and wait for it to do its magic
  4. Once you’re connected, navigate to Netflix (browser or app)
  5. Search “Girls und Panzer” in the Netflix search bar and you should see the anime pop up.

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Enjoy! Please note that if your Netflix library doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the Netflix cache first and try again.

To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Netflix -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your web browser.

I’ve had no trouble using this method and I still use NordVPN to watch anime from various Netflix country libraries daily.

Pros

  • A large library of anime and non-anime titles
  • Watch the series and a couple of movies

Cons

  • Limited language options

Language options: Japanese

Price: $9.99 basic; $15.49 standard; $19.99 premium.

Watch Girls und Panzer on Netflix.

2. HIDIVE

Girls und Panzer on HIDIVE

Sentai Filmworks’ HIDIVE has Girls und Panzer. It also has several OVAs, two parts of Das Finale, and a 2018 anime series compilation film, subtitled The 63rd National High School Sensha-Do Games. It doesn’t have the 2015 movie.

HIDIVE is available outside the United States in some areas. However, you can’t get HIDIVE in some nations (such as Japan). And other countries only have a limited amount of content. You may need a VPN in those areas.

Pros

  •  An interesting selection of anime not found at Crunchyroll (i.e. anything licensed to Sentai)
  • Includes the series, the OVAs, and a couple of movies
  • Somewhat international

Cons

  • Not available in all areas
  • Missing the first movie
  • The controls are awkward
  • Limited language options

Language options: Japanese with English subtitles, English dubbed

Price: 7-day free trial, then $4.99/ month (plus tax), or $47.99/ year (plus tax)

Watch Girls und Panzer on HIDIVE.

3. Amazon Prime Video

Girls und Panzer on Amazon Prime Video

If you already have Amazon Prime Video, you might want to watch Girls und Panzer this way. Otherwise, this just sounds like HIDIVE, but with extra steps.

Amazon serves as the middleman. You still have to subscribe to HIDIVE to get this.

Pros

  • Bundle your services under Amazon
  • Amazon has some exclusive content

Cons

  • You can subscribe to HIDIVE without bundling with Amazon

Language options: Japanese with English subtitles, English dubbed

Price: Prime: $7.49/ month for 3 months, then $14.99/ month after. HIDIVE: 7-day free trial, then $4.99/ month.

Watch Girls und Panzer on Amazon Prime Video.

4. Hulu Japan

Girls und Panzer on Hulu Japan

If you’re in Japan, you can get Girls und Panzer on Hulu Japan. It has the series, Der Film, two parts of Das Finale, and This is the Real Anzio Battle.

Hulu Japan also offers Das Girls und Panzer Symphoniekonzert, Girls und Panzer der Film Cinematic Concert, and Girls und Panzer: Herbst Musikfest 2015. These are live orchestra performances. You can find these by doing a search for Girls und Panzer on the website.

Note that Hulu Japan is not related to Hulu in the United States. The website is designed for a Japanese audience, but PayPal appears to be a payment option.

Pros

  • Live concert events
  • A lot of other Japanese content

Cons

  • Limited Language options
  • Designed for use in Japan

Language options: Japanese

Price: Two-week free trial, 1026 yen/month.

Watch Girls und Panzer on Hulu Japan.

5. ZenPlus

Girls und Panzer on ZenPlus

Technically, this isn’t a streaming site. But you can find a Girls und Panzer Blu-ray box set with the complete 12-episode series, plus two recap episodes.

ZenPlus also has cosplay items, figurines, manga, etc.

Pros

  • Get a physical copy of the series
  • North America and Japan are in the same Blu-ray region

Cons

  • Buying, rather than streaming

Language options: Japanese and English

Price: $41.69 for the box set

Search for Girls und Panzer Blu-ray discs at ZenPlus.

“Tanks” for reading this list of the best places to watch Girls und Panzer online.  If you liked this article, check out this guide to the laid-back girls of Yuru Camp. Or read my list of 10 most popular anime girls of all time.

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