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"This is the way Anzio fights!"
~ Anchovy

Anchovy (アンチョビ, Anchobi) is one of the supporting characters of Girls und Panzer, Motto Love Love Sakusen Desu!, Girls und Panzer: Ribbon Warrior and Girls und Panzer der Film.

She is voiced by Maya Yoshioka in Japanese and Kira Vincent-Davis in the English dub.

Appearance

Anchovy is a girl with long pale green hair tied into twin ponytails and red-brown eyes. She uses a contact lens during regular school time and sensha-Dō club meetings, she dresses the Anzio student uniform, a white long-sleeve T-shirt, a black pleated skirt, black tie and additionally a black mantle, which is her unique characteristic. During matches, she wears a uniform combining elements of the one of the Italian Fascist militia (Mvs.N, Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale), of the one usually worn by Benito Mussolini and the one of the Arditi WWI corps. She notably carries a crop, expressing anger when Peperoni used it to kill a fly, as seen on the spin-off manga Motto Love Love Sakusen Desu!.

  • She also dresses in the Anzio uniform along with glasses and without the ponytails to disguise herself among other Anzio students to the point of passing unrecognizable even by her Vice-Commanders. She is seen using this while when she was late to fulfill her duties as the Duce in order not to give a bad example.

Personality

In the manga, Anchovy is known for being hot-blooded (proven by her angry and loud reaction to defeat), arrogant, self-assured and very demanding; she strongly believes that the only thing that matters in Sensha-Dō is victory, and thus is very scornful to anyone who allegedly 'ran away' from battle. However, despite this, she does care about her subordinates and comrades; in fact, when Miho told her that her comrades are more important than victory, she countered that, if she cares that much, she should understand that the leader's duty is to bring her team victory, in her opinion. Also, as proved by her apology to Carpaccio, she views the loss as her own personal failure as the commander, instead of blaming her team.

In the OVA, her personality is rather different; while keeping her determination and a bit of her arrogance (bluntly stating to Miho that no matter if she was a Nishizumi, Anzio would win), she is not at all rude, wishing for a fair fight and gracefully admitting to her defeat in the end. In battle, she has proven to be a capable tactician, although when her plan failed (due to her subordinates' mistakes) she reacted rather impulsively and in the end, in the attempt of knocking out the opponent's flag tank, she walked blindly into a trap. Anchovy is also quite exasperated by her team's lack of focus and love of food, remarking to herself that she might have to work on that, despite her sharing this view to a point (remarking that it was their way of living Sensha-Dō).

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