Nina
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"Don't underestimate this monster!! (KV2)"
―Nina

Nina is a supporting character in Girls und PanzerMotto Love Love Sakusen Desu!, Ribbon Warrior and Girls und Panzer der Film.

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Nina is a first-year student at Pravda Girls High School; she is the loader of the school's KV-2, Katyusha's favourite tank. She is also the commander of Pravda's Tankathlon team called Katyusha's Volunteer Army.

Appearance

Nina is a small girl with brown hair braided in two pigtails and brown eyes. She is almost always depicted wearing a brown Ushanka hat with the Pravda Sensha-dō uniform and vest, both in the OVA and other derivative works such as MLLSD and Ribbon Warrior.

Personality

Shy and young, Nina is a rather innocent and naive girl, shown by how easily she falls for Yukari and Erwin's deception (in Episode 9 and OVA 5). The spin-off also depicts her as clumsy, as she knocks over Katyusha's grandiose statue, smashing it to pieces in the process, by leaning on it. She is also not very circumspect in voicing her opinions, and provokes Katyusha's ire in the spin-off by commenting on the commandr's short stature (despite herself only being taller than Katyusha because of the hat she is wearing).

Despite her timidness, and constantly being at odds with Katyusha and Nonna due to her clumsiness, Nina is one of the strongest disciples of the "Katyusha Doctrine", being able to fight exactly like how her commander would. She was highly competent in commanding the KVA during the Tankathlon match, but ultimately lost due to underestimating the enemy, much like Katyusha herself had with Ooarai.

Background

Pravda vs. Ooarai

While not seen in the anime, she appeared prominently in the fifth OVA, in which she was approached by Yukari Akiyama and Erwin, both disguised as Pravda students, as she was keeping the snow from accumulating on her tank's tracks. Thinking they were her upperclassmen, Nina fell for their charade. While sharing a cup of cocoa, she innocently revealed her commander's plans and the disposition of their forces, thus giving the pair from Ooarai the info they needed.

Der Film

During Der Film she is seen in her role as loader for the KV-2 team, first agreeing that they should use their tank to block the road against the All-Stars University Team's tanks, then serving her gun as the KV-2 fights a last-stand rearguard action to allow others of Sunflower Team to withdraw.

Katyusha Volunteer Army

During the Ribbon Warrior Arc, Nina was appointed as the commander of the Katyusha Volunteer Army alongside Alina. During this appointment, she was told by Katyusha that if she failed to win, she would be "deported to Siberia until her graduation." Her first battle was against Bonple High School, commanded by Jajka. During their first face to face encounter with Jajka, Alina and Nina were terrified of the enemy commander's imposing demeanor. After Jajka called Katyusha a child, the latter ordered the KVA to "totally murder and massacre them."

Nina, leading the KVA against Bonple.

In this battle Nina led 16 T-70s against Bonple's 8 7TP tanks and 2 TPS tankettes. As they advanced towards the enemy, several of Nina's tanks were ambushed and at least one was taken out. However, they continued to push into the forest, forcing the Bonple units to fall back even farther. When Nina's forces became bogged down in a swamp, 16 additional T-70s, led by Alina, surrounded the Bonple units, creating a double envelopment. With victory assured, Nina and several of her tanks fell back to ensure the safety of the flag tank. Unbeknownst to them however, Jajka and several of her forces had slipped through the envelopment, using camouflage. To Nina's horror, Bonple again ambushed Nina's group, quickly eliminating Nina's flag tank: thus winning the Pravda vs. Bonple Tankathalon match. As such, despite following Katyusha's doctrine, Nina and Alina's first tankathalon match resulted in a loss.

Katyusha understood that Nina had followed her doctrine during the match, and did not seem to punish her afterwards, understanding that there was nothing that could have been done even had Katyusha herself been leading the KVA forces.

Trivia

  • In the series "Motto Love Love Sakusen Desu", there is a follow-up to the OVA, detailing Nina's "punishment" for giving critical information to the opponent that ultimately lost Pravda the match.
  • She is both KV-2's warhead and black powder loader, as she is seen in the movie in different scenes holding both of them. She is one of the two loaders, alongside with Alina.
  • In the OVA, she states that whenever she turns the KV-2 turret, it hurts her hand.
  • It is also possible that she is the commander of the KV-2, as Nina is the one who responds when Katyusha calls KV-2.
  • She is an accurate gunner in a T-70 light tank as commander of Pravda's Tankathlon team.

Gallery

Main article: Nina/Gallery
Characters
Ooarai Girls High School Anglerfish Team Miho NishizumiSaori TakebeHana IsuzuYukari AkiyamaMako Reizei
Duck Team Noriko IsobeTaeko KondouShinobu KawanishiAkebi Sasaki
Hippo Team ErwinCaesarSaemonzaOryou
Rabbit Team Azusa SawaAya OonoAyumi YamagouYuuki UtsugiKarina SakaguchiSaki Maruyama
Turtle Team Anzu KadotaniMomo KawashimaYuzu Koyama
Mallard Team Midoriko SonoMoyoko GotouNozomi Konparu
Leopon Team Reira NakajimaKeiko HoshinoMaria SuzukiTsuchiya
Anteater Team NekotaMomogaPiyotan
Shark Team OginMurakamiCutlassFlintRum
Miscellanous Taiga OuSadokaMazoe
St. Gloriana Girls High School DarjeelingOrange PekoeAssamRosehipRukuririNilgiri ♦ Vanilla ♦ Cranberry ♦ Earl Grey
Saunders Girls High School KayAlisaNaomiHelmet-Chan
Anzio Girls High School AnchovyCarpaccioPepperoniAmaretto ♦ Gelato ♦ Panettone
Pravda Girls High School KatyushaNonnaKlaraNinaAlinaEkaterinaOlgaPolina ♦ Natalia ♦ Lisa ♦ Mo ♦ Zemlya ♦ Neba
Kuromorimine Girls High School Maho NishizumiErika ItsumiKoume Akaboshi ♦ Leila Rou ♦ Emi KojimaGeshikoSangouMaukoSheskaManami HimuroRuna Onizuka ♦ Kirishima
Chi-Ha-Tan Academy Kinuyo NishiHaru FukudaTamaki TamadaShizuko HosomiSetsuko NaguraNoriyo HamadaTomiko TeramotoEmi IkedaRin KubotaYasuko NishiharaChiyoko UenishiTatsu HasegawaHanako Hirai
Jatkosota High School MikaAkiMikko ♦ Touko ♦ Lili
BC Freedom High School Ribbon Warrior AsparagusMouleBordeaux
Das Finale MarieAndouOshida ♦ Sofue ♦ Isabe
Blue Division High School ElTristanaViridiana ♦ Andalusia
Koala Forest High School WallabyPlatypus
Bonple High School Ribbon Warrior JajkaUszka ♦ Pierogi
Das Finale Maiko
Maginot Girls College Éclair ♦ Fondue ♦ Galette ♦ Madeleine ♦ Colombier
Count High School Noemi KohiyamaAnna MasukuraNachigami SistersMarina ConstantinescuMizuki Ikarashi
Tatenashi Girls High School Shizuka TsurukiRin Matsukaze ♦ Haruka Endou
Tategoto High School Aung
Maple High School Trout ♦ Amber ♦ Oleo
Kebab High School Bosphorus
Bellwall Academy Tiger I Crew Emi NakasugaHitomi YuzumotoKitaTakamiNagisa Shiratori
Jagdpanther Crew Neko Yamamori ♦ Yano ♦ Koharu Sakai ♦ Kanbara ♦ Hirono
Elefant Crew Chifuyu Doi ♦ Terauchi ♦ Wakasugi ♦ Kunihiro ♦ Nogata ♦ Enami
T-44 Crew Youko Minami ♦ Saionji ♦ Azuma ♦ Hokuto
Panzer II Crew Kashiwaba Sisters
West Kureouji Grona Academy Kiri Shiratori
All-Stars University Team Alice ShimadaAzumiMegumiRumi
Japan Sensha-dō Federation Ami ChōnoShiho NishizumiRenta TsujiChiyo ShimadaShichiro KodamaKikuyo IdegamiKanon SasagawaHibiki InatomiRemi Takashima
Non-Affiliated Yoshiko AkiyamaJungorou AkiyamaHisako ReizeiShinzaburoYuri IsuzuChihiro YusaBoko
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