Waffle Academy (ワッフル学院) is one of the minor schools in Girls und Panzer
Behavior & Policy
At first specialized in industry and manufactury, after communication with Belgium broke down they changed to specialize in Belgian food in order to keep their school afloat. As their food became popular, so too did their school gain popularity.
Their students are conservative and hard working, but also innovative, as they didn't hesitate to switch their school's speciality in order to save the school.
Their force consists of the French AMC-35 and the Belgian T-15 (Belgian version of the Vickers Carden-Loyd 6-Ton). After much negotiation they have managed to acquire some M4(105) Shermans, but they seem to be having issues with the turrets. They also possesses a turretless M24 Chaffee.
Their key tactics are unknown.
It is known that Waffle bought and gave a second life to an American schoolship that had been meant to be dismantled, but its appeareance is unknown. They have various facilities to process meats and seafood. They also have a small arts division.
As no student has yet been seen, no description of their uniform is available.
Waffle is a smaller school with an interesting past. As Belgium as a nation has limited natural resources, their economy has developed around importing raw materials and selling finished products.
Ostensibly, the Kansai region formed its bonds with Belgium for no other reason than cultural exchange. In actuality, the local government wanted to poach their manufacturing technology. Waffle was originally called Belgian Industry Exchange School, and was successful in improving the manufacturing skills of the Kansai locals. However, when the war started, contact with Belgium broke down and the school shrank; their Sensha-dō elective ceased at that time.
Despite the school's future being uncertain, some members of the school refused to give up, and in order to save the school dramatically changed the school's focus from manufacting to Belgian culinary traditions. This was a hit with Kobe citizens and the school started growing again. The school changed its name to Waffle to reflect that it is no longer about manufacturing. When they began to run out of classroom space for new students, they purchased and refurbished an American school ship that was slated to be dismantled.
The increased popularity of the school meant they started running into cooking ingredient shortages, and thus have now started importing food products directly from Belgium. As it grew and became more stable, the school kept upgrading their facilities until they were able to process meats and seafood. They have even developed an arts division on the side. With the expanding school's greater student population, Sensha-dō was revived.
63ʳᵈ National High School Sensha-dō Tournament
- Main article: Yogurt Academy vs. Waffle Academy
Waffle participated in the 63rd National High School Sensha-Dō Tournament and faced Yogurt Academy as their first opponent. Their force was composed of four AMC-35, four T-15, and two M4(105) Shermans. Yogurt didn't give them time to draw breath, but instead stormed Waffle starting position. During the firefight Waffle managed to open a breach in Yogurt's lines, and might have sent in the T-15 to disrupt their opponant, but they missed the opportunity and lost all their tanks by attrition. They were eliminated in the first round.
Not enough has been seen of Waffle Academy to describe any students of note.
- Their logo consists of their name, "Waffle," written on a ribbon beneath a waffle with a yellow "W" on it.
|Schools in Girls und Panzer ☰|
|Schools in The Anime Series||Anzio Girls High School ♦ Kuromorimine Girls Academy ♦ Ooarai Girls Academy ♦ Pravda Girls High School ♦ Saunders University High School ♦ St. Gloriana Girls College|
|Schools in Der Film||Chi-Ha-Tan Academy ♦ Jatkosota High School ♦ All-Stars University Team|
|Schools in Das Finale||BC Freedom Academy|
|Schools in The Mangas||Bellwall Academy ♦ Bonple High School ♦ Gilbert High School ♦ Maginot Girls' College ♦ Tategoto High School ♦ Tatenashi High School ♦ West Kureoji Grona High School|
|Schools in Supplemental Material||Blue Division High School ♦ Count High School ♦ Gregor High School ♦ Koala Forest Academy ♦ Maple High School ♦ Viggen High School ♦ Viking Fisheries High School ♦ Waffle Academy ♦ Yogurt Academy|