Sensha Otoko: A True Tank Story (戦車男?, Tank Man) is a parody of Densha Otoko that was part of the moon.cinemas.jp 2009 April Fools' Day joke. ufotable later did an announcement for an anime adaptation as an April Fools' Day joke of their own. The TYPE-MOON 10th Anniversary Phantasm contained a manga based on the story by Haruno Tomoya.
The story is about a 212 cm military otaku with "Sensha Otoko" as his handle name. Despite his huge and imposing appearance, he is actually very shy, and thus had no girlfriends. One day, he saves a teenage girl from being harassed and promptly fell in love with the girl. However, because he has no experience in romance, he consults his otaku friends on the web-board Eirei Throne-Channel for advice. This is the beginning of a True Tank Story.
The characters are mostly from Fate/Zero, with a few appearances from Fate/Stay Night characters.
- "Tank Man" (Rider) - Iskander is the Protagonist of the story, he lives in a mansion with his household servants, who are his followers in Ionioi Hetairoi.
- "El-Melloi Girl" (Waver Velvet genderswapped) - Heroine.
Sensha Otoko's Friends From Eirei Throne ChannelEdit
- "Medea" (Caster) - a former model betrayed by her boyfriend.
- "Sasaki Kojiro" (Assassin) - "Medea's" male caretaker.
- "Gil" (Gilgamesh) - a cool hikikomori stalker. He is lazy and unmotivated, he stays indoor and collects Saber posters and figurines.
- "Enkidu-chan" (Enkidu) - "Gil's" childhood friend and next door neighbor, a girl who loves her dog. She is currently in love with Gil.
- Ryohgo (Named after Narita Rhohgo, the author of Fate/strange Fake) - He is Enkidu's pet dog.
- "U to O" (Berserker) - a helmet-wearing man who fears facial exposure and eye-contact. He uses his sketchbook to write his speech and thoughts and he's surpisingly a nice guy.
- "Danna" (Caster) - Criminal No. 1.
- "Ryuu-chan" (Ryuunosuke Uryuu) - Criminal No. 2.
- "Godbull" (a possible representation of Gordius Wheel) - an intelligent fighter bull who knows how to access the internet.
- Papa (Kayneth Archibald El-Melloi) - a man who loves his wife above all else, and despises his son.
- Mama (Sola-Ui Nuada-Re Sophia-Ri) - a woman who loves her eldest son above all else.
- Onii-chan (Lancer) - an older brother who loves his younger sister above all else. He becomes over protective of her when he realized Waver is in love with Iskander.
- Long Hair - Iskander household accountant. In Ionioi Hetairoi, he is the one who wears a black robe and has long, black hair.
- Bright Forehead - Iskander household driver. In Ionioi Hetairoi, he is the one who has blonde, standing hair and wears a white tunic with a black armor and carrying a long polearm.
- Mid-Length Hair - Iskander household gardener. In Ionioi Hetairoi, he is the one who wear a Middle-Eastern robe and a turban
- Erect Member - Iskander household specialist chef. In Ionioi Hetairoi, he is the one who wears golden-colored armor with a red sash on the shoulder and a golden helm.
- Kirei Kotomine - A housekeeper for the Tohsaka family who wears an apron as well as Gil's caretaker and seemly cooks his meals.
- Tokiomi Tohsaka - The landlord of the Tohsaka mansion.
- Aoi Tohsaka - The landlord of the Tohsaka mansion.
- Rin Tohsaka - Like her counterpart in Fate/stay night, she does not like Kirei and makes sarcastic remarks on Kirei.
- Kariya Matou - the hoodie-wearing, seemingly homeless man who attacks "El-Melloi" at the first time "Sensha Otoko" met her. He stalks Aoi and despises Tokimi. He lives with Sakura and Berserker.
- Sakura Matou - A silent girl who likes to eat Pocky.
- Matsuken -- a mysterious, wise English teacher.
- "Narrator" (Kiritsugu Emiya) - The narrator of the manga, he seemed to appear to be on a holiday with Irisviel von Einzbern as he is seen in a Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses.
- Unnamed Staff (Medusa) - Rider has a brief cameo, she is a librarian who witnessed Iskander beat up Kariya. She scolded both Iskander and Waver for the mess they created.
- Gráinne - She is one of the many stalkers in the neighbourhood, she stalks Diarmuid.