Yōjo Senki TV Anime's Promo Videos Preview 'Monster'/'Fairy' Protagonist
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for Yōjo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil, the television anime adaptation of author Carlo Zen and illustrator Shinobu Shinotsuki's Yōjo Senki (The Military Chronicles of a Little Girl) light novel series, began streaming the anime's "monster" and "fairy" promotional videos on Monday. Both videos feature the the opening theme song "Jingo Jungle" by MYTH&ROID.
The first video and the anime's website feature the tagline "That is a monster in little girl's clothing."
Aoi Yūki as Tanya Degurechov, the Imperial Military's aviation mage officer
Saori Hayami as Visha, the Imperial Military's aviation mage officer
Shinichiro Miki as Relgen, the Imperial Military General Staff Headquarters' service corps staff officer
Tesshō Genda as Ludeldorf, the Imperial Military General Staff Headquarters' tactical staff deputy director
Houchu Ohtsuka as Seetour, the Imperial Military General Staff Headquarters' service corps vice Chief of Staff
Yutaka Uemura (The Mystic Archives of Dantalian) is directing the anime as the first major project of the relatively new studio NUT. Yuji Hosogoe (Kiddy Grade) is adapting Shinobu Shinotsuki's original novel character designs for animation, and also serving as chief animation director with assistant director Kana Harufuji. Kenta Ihara (Ajin) is supervising and writing the series scripts, and Shūji Katayama (Overlord, Popin Q, Super Lovers 2) is composing the music.
The sub character designers are Hiromi Taniguchi, Takao Maki, and Haruhito Takada. Taniguchi also designed the clothes. Ryouma Ebata designed the mages' items, You Moriyama designed the props, and Denforword Hiyori Akishino and Nao Otsu designed the guns.
Other staff members include:
- Key animators: Shōsuke Ishibashi, Shinichi Kurita, Hiroyuki Horiuchi
- Effect animation director: Takashi Hashimoto
- Military researcher: Reiichirō Ōfuji
- Art director: Satoru Hirayanagi
- Color design: Chiho Nakamura
- Director of photography: Shinji Tonsho
- 3D CGI director: Masato Takahashi
- Editing: Yumi Jinguji
- Sound director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
The novel series centers on a young girl who fights on the frontlines in war. She has blonde hair, blue eyes, and nearly transparent white skin, and she flies through the air and mercilessly strikes down her opponents. Her name is Tanya Degurechov, and she speaks with a young girl's lisp and commands the army. Tanya used to be one of Japan's elite office workers, but because of a wrathful god, was reborn as a little girl. Tanya prioritizes optimization and career advancement above all, and she will become the most dangerous entity among the Imperial Army's mages.
The CD single for MYTH&ROID's song will ship on February 8. Yūki is also performing the anime's ending theme song "Los! Los! Los!" The song's CD single will ship on February 22.
The anime will premiere on AT-X on January 6 at 10:00 p.m. The series will also air on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, and BS11. AbemaTV will stream the series in Japan.
Zen and Shinotsuki launched the novel series in 2013. Kadokawa's Enterbrain brand published the sixth novel on June 30, and the seventh will ship on December 28. Chika Tojō (Code Geass: Oz the Reflection 02) is serializing a manga version in Kadokawa's Monthly Comp Ace magazine, and the first compiled book volume shipped on December 10.
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