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Saga of Tanya the Evil Film Will Be New Sequel to TV Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Movie to depict growth of Tanya's troops, changed relationship with commanding officers

The February issue of Kadokawa's Newtype magazine is reporting on Wednesday that the upcoming anime film based on Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki's Saga of Tanya the Evil (Yōjo Senki) novel series will be an brand-new work (as opposed to a compilation or recap film). In addition, director Yutaka Uemura told the magazine that the new film will follow from the events of the television anime. He noted that the movie will depict the change in relationship between Tanya and the top brass, as well as the development of her troops.

Uemura also noted that there were originally no plans to make a film after the series finished, but the film was green-lit thanks to the support of fans. He added that the film will allow him to focus especially on the sound work for the film to optimize it for a theatrical presentation. In addition, he mentioned that he had recently watched Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, and that it will definitely influence the presentation of the film.

Aside from Uemura, the magazine lists animation Studio NuT, and voice actresses Aoi Yūki (Tanya Degurechaff) and Saori Hayami ("Visha") as returning from the earlier television anime.

The official Twitter account for the television anime had teased on Tuesday that the re-run of the second anime episode will have an "ultra important announcement" on January 8 at 24:30 (effectively January 9 at 12:30 a.m.)

The television anime premiered in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Funimation streamed an English dub.

Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki launched the novel series in 2013, and the eighth novel shipped last June. The ninth novel will ship on January 12. Chika Tōjō's manga adaptation is serializing in Kadokawa's Monthly Comp Ace magazine, and Kadokawa shipped the seventh compiled volume in November 2016.

Yen Press licensed both the original light novel and the manga adaptation, and it describes the series:

High above the blood- and mud-soaked trenches, a young girl pits herself against army mages in high stakes aerial duels with bullets, spells, and bayonets. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff and she is the Devil of the Rhine, one of the greatest soldiers the Empire has ever seen! But inside her mind lives a ruthless, calculating ex-salaryman who enjoyed a peaceful life in Japan until he woke up in a war-torn world. Reborn as a destitute orphaned girl with nothing to her name but memories of a previous life, Tanya will do whatever it takes to survive, even if she can find it only behind the barrel of a gun!

A spinoff gourmet manga titled Yōjo Senki Shokudō by Kyōichi launched on November 25.

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