The Oarai Anko Festival is held every year in Oarai to celebrate the famous anglerfish, the signature winter taste of the area. This year marked its 20th anniversary and it was held on November 13 in Oarai-cho, Ibaraki.
Because of the movie GIRLS und PANZER, the visitors exceeded the 130 thousand, twenty thousand more that the last year. The anime had several stages and events held throughout the festival.
There was a stage performance of Anko no Tsurushi Giri (cutting a hanged anglerfish) featuring the cast of the anime and an anime car contest related to GIRLS und PANZER that had a record number of 80 cars.
The cars joined a large-scale tank model that was available to use for photoshoots, and there was also a bus that was used as a makeshift art studio where people could draw.
During the events it was revealed that GIRLS und PANZER – The Last Chapter – will have six chapters in total, with the first chapter being released on December, 2017.
Enjoy the photos!