Since 2013, Girls und Panzer has been helping out Ibaraki Prefecture’s local Japan Red Cross Society with their Ibaraki Blood Drive. This tradition will be continuing this month as they team up once again for the 6th Girls und Panzer Blood Drive for the prefecture.
This latest collaboration is on-going, and will be running until 31st January. Those donatealte 400mL of blood will get two Girls und Panzer clear files and a special B5-size notebook, which means that you will not only be saving lives by donating your blood, you will also get special Girls und Panzer merchandise as well!
Every time the military anime teams up with the Japan Red Cross Society, the poster, as well as the goodies given away change. The humanitarian organization has also teamed up with several anime series, video games, and events, including Comiket and idol/farming anime, No-rin.
The anime has had a great relationship not only with the Red Cross, but also Ibaraki prefecture in general, as the anime has greatly improved the tourism of the small fishing village of Oarai, turning it from a sleepy small town to a bustling anime tourism hub.