Yukari Akiyama
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"Your humble Yukari Akiyama Tank Corner!"
―Yukari in her own special Tank Corner

Yukari Akiyama (秋山 優花里 Akiyama Yukari) is one of the five main protagonists of Girls und Panzer and the loader of the Anglerfish Team.  

Profile

Yukari is a second-year student from Ooarai Girls Academy. Yukari's parents are barbers and her house doubles as a barber shop and she is also the loader of the Anglerfish Team's Panzer IV.

The manga is told from Yukari's point of view. Through it, we learn that Yukari has been in love with tanks since she was little, but as other girls found interest in other things, she became isolated and ostracized by her classmates. When Ooarai reveals that its sensha-dō program is being revived, she wastes no time in joining, finally finding a sanctuary where she can be herself. She is even more overjoyed when she learns that Miho Nishizumi has also joined, though under very different circumstances.

Appearance

Yukari is a girl with curly chin-length dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.

Personality

Yukari has a cheerful personality and is a dedicated tank enthusiast. Her hobby is collecting scale models of tanks, as well as relics from tanks and wars like wheels, tracks, jerrycans, shells, and uniforms. She has a great respect for Miho, and habitually refers to her as "Nishizumi-dono". She even remembered Miho's vital statistics, such as her three sizes from Water War! OVA.

Background

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Yukari is the third new friend of Miho Nishizumi, since her transference to Ooarai Girls Academy. She admires Miho intensely, almost like a starstruck fan. Yukari followed Miho's exploits during the previous Sensha-Dō Finals, but respects her decision to save her teammates unlike Miho's mother, who didn't condone the decision.

During the mock-up match against the other girls from Ooarai's Sensha-Dō Team (which was supervised by their acting instructor Ami Chōno), Yukari acted as the gunner for Miho's tank team and managed to hit every other tank on the field. After they won the mock-up match, Yukari offered to be the team's loader to allow Hana Isuzu to use her new found skills as a gunner. Later, Yukari's tank team will be called "Anglerfish Team".

Unknown to the rest of her team, Yukari infiltrated Saunders University High School's ship disguised as a Saunders student to learn about their strategies for the upcoming match against Ooarai in the national tournament. She managed to learn which tanks Saunders planned to use, as well as their general strategy, shortly before being discovered and forced to flee. When Yukari returned, she was surprised to find Miho and the rest of the Anglerfish Team waiting for her in her room. They had come to visit her home as they were worried about not seeing her for the entire day. Yukari then showed the girls the self-made video of her Saunders' campus infiltration.

During the semi-final sensha-dō match against Pravda Girls High School, Yukari once again infiltrated an enemy territory along with Erwin in order to do reconnaissance and find the locations of Pravda's tanks, including their flag tank.

In the original manga, during the match against Anzio she commanded a B1 bis. During the battle, it was damaged by Anchovies P40 and never managed to knock anyone out. Yukari got upset by the fact.

Infiltrated School

Yukari is a notoriously spy and has infiltrated several schools (usually the next opponent of Ooarai) to find out about their strength and weakness as well as the tank deployments, with mixed results. Some of the schools infiltrated by her are:

Yukari's spy action inspired Shizuka Tsuruki to follow her paths when she infiltrating BC Freedom and Kuromorimine. Shizuka's infiltration to Kuromorimine got busted, though, by Erika Itsumi and Maho Nishizumi since they know every member of Kuromorimine's sensha-dō team.

Trivia

  • The name Yukari means "excellence, superiority, gentleness" (優) (yu), "flower, blossom" (花) (ka) and "village" (里) (ri).
  • Yukari's surname Akiyama means "autumn" (秋) (aki) and "mountain, hill" (山) (yama).
  • Yukari's favorite flower is the Dandelion and her favorite tank is the Polish 7TPdw (two turret version).
  • Yukari has her own Girls und Panzer special called "The Humble Yukari Akiyama's Tank Corner" (Fushou - Akiyama Yukari no Sensha Kouza), which is 6 episodes long.  Each episode comes with its respective Girls und Panzer BD/DVD like the OVA episodes. Each episode is roughly 5 minutes long, and has Yukari talking about the characteristics and history of certain tanks in the show, following a certain theme each episode (e.g. episode 3 was about American tanks).
  • In the anime, Yukari displays the best (shown) gunnery of any student: three kills for three shots fired in Team A's first practice match —100%.
  • When Yukari infiltrated Saunders University High School she calls herself 'Sergeant Oddball'. This was a reference to the Sherman tank commander of the same name played by actor Donald Sutherland in the movie Kelly's Heroes (1970).
  • Yukari's birthday is June 6th, the same date in 1944 as the start of Operation Overlord, commonly known as D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy.
  • It could be ironic that Yukari has messy hair while her father is a barber, but it is revealed in the Chapter 13 of Motto Love Love Sakusen Desu! that whatever the hairstyle her parents made, her hair would always return to her original fluffy form.
  • In spin-off manga Motto Love Love Sakusen Desu!, Hana considers Yukari's hair as perfect means for flower arrangement as she often arrange flowers in Yukari's hair.
  • When being threatened by Shark Team in their first encounter, Yukari prepared a Stielhandgranate (german for Stickhandgrenade) to defend herself and her friends.

Gallery

Main article: Yukari Akiyama/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 Satoko NakajimaHoshinoSuzukiTsuchiya
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 Himuro ♦ Runa Onizuka ♦ Kirishima
Chi-Ha-Tan Academy Kinuyo NishiFukudaHaru TamadaHosomiNaguraHamadaTeramotoIkedaKubotaNishihara
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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