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Saga of Tanya the Evil Anime Film Reveals Trailer, New Cast

posted on by Karen Ressler

The official website for the anime adaptation of Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki's Saga of Tanya the Evil (Yōjo Senki) novel series unveiled a trailer for the upcoming anime film on Tuesday.

The website also announced the cast for new characters that will appear in the film:

The film will open in Japan on February 8, 2019. MYTH&ROID will return to perform the film's theme song.

The film's story follows from the events of the television anime. In 1926, Tanya and her battalion return home from defeating remnants of the Republic's army. However, when they arrive they receive word of a massive mobilization near the border with the Russy Federation, so the Empire's army must prepare. At the same time, a multinational army under the leadership of the Allied Kingdom moves into the Russy Federation. The enemy of an enemy is a friend, but among the Allied Kingdom army is Mary Sue, a girl who has sworn to exact justice against the Empire for the death of her father.

Director Yutaka Uemura told Kadokawa's Newtype magazine in January 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.

Most of the staff and cast are returning from the earlier television anime.

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

Sources: Saga of Tanya the Evil anime's website, Moca News

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