‘Saga Of Tanya The Evil’ Season 2 Teased: ‘Youjo Senki’ Movie Release Date Confirmed For 2018

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Update: The big announcement turned out to be the Youjo Senki movie, not a second season. This article remains as originally published except for the addition of the key visual art and the teaser trailer.

The Youjo Senki anime franchise just hinted heavily that Saga Of Tanya The Evil Season 2 could be announced in January of 2018. What’s more, director Yutaka Uemura recently announced that a Youjo Senki movie is slated to come out first.

On Tuesday, the official Twitter account for the series declared that the second episode of the Youjo Senki anime would get a re-run broadcast in Japan, but they also said there would be an “important announcement” 30 minutes past midnight in the early morning of January 9, 2018. The timing happens to coincide with the airing of the first episode of Overlord Season 2. The tweet did not specify whether the announcement was related to the second season or perhaps even a live-action movie, but there is a good reason to think they are referring to Youjo Senki Season 2.

The second announcement released today by Kadokawa’s NewType magazine came exactly one year after Youjo Senki first aired in Japan. Director Uemura announced that the Saga Of Tanya The Evil movie will be a direct sequel to the events of the anime TV series that aired between January and March of 2017.

“Relationships between Tanya and the upper level are changing and subordinates are also growing,” Uemura reportedly said, according to bloggers on Twitter. “I am excited to draw the interests of such sequels as I like them.”

Youjo Senki Movie Key Visual
A key visual for the upcoming movie.Featured image credit: Studio NuT'Youjo Senki' Movie Key Visual

The director spoke about the new sound for the film, saying he would like to optimize for theaters. Uemura also said his ideas for the upcoming Youjo Senki movie were inspired by watching the Dunkirk movie by Christopher Nolan, which depicted the major evacuation of the British during World War II.

Uemura also admitted that Studio NuT initially had zero plans to make the Saga Of Tanya The Evil movie, but the support of anime fans allowed the project to be greenlit. So, do not be too surprised if Saga Of Tanya The Evil Season 2 is announced next.

Youjo Senki Manga And Light Novels Coming Out In English

The story of Tanya Degurechaff started life in the Youjo Senki light novel series written by author Carlo Zen and illustrated by Shinobu Shinotsuki. The pair launched the books back in 2013, and the series is currently up to the eighth novel. Youjo Senki Volume 9 is scheduled for release in Japan on January 12, 2018.

Yen Press purchased the English translation publishing rights from the Japanese publisher, Enterbrain. The first novel was published in December of 2017, and the second book is scheduled for March 20, 2018. Book 3 will come out on July 17, 2018.

The books were adapted into an anime series that ran for 12 episodes during the winter of 2017. The ending of the current anime corresponds to Chapter 5 of Youjo Senki Volume 3, which is a light novel called “The Finest Hour.” There is also a manga adaptation of the story that will begin publishing in English in February of 2018, but the manga’s story (which is up to Volume 7 in Japanese) has not caught up with the anime yet.

For those wanting spoilers for Saga Of Tanya The Evil Season 2, previous articles from the Inquisitr have provided a summary of what happens next in the book series. Stay tuned for more news about Youjo Senki Season 2!