A live streaming special for the television anime The Saga of Tanya the Evil (Yōjo Senki) announced on Saturday that the production of a second season had given the go-ahead. The Saga of Tanya the Evil II season will feature the recurring cast and staff. The special revealed a preview video and key visual for the new season.
In addition, the illustrator of the original novel Shinobu Shinotsuki, character designer and chief animation director of the anime Yuji Hosogoe, and manga artist Chika Tōjō drew the following illustrations to celebrate the news:
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!Yen Press licensed both Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki’s original light novel and Chika Tōjō’s manga adaptation and describes the story
Zen and Shinotsuki launched the novel series in 2013, and the 12th novel was published on February 20, 2020. Tōjo published the manga in Monthly Comp Ace in 2016. Kadokawa published the 21st volume of the manga on May 26th. Yen Press released Volume 14 on June 8.
The TV anime adaptation of the novels premiered in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series while it was on the air and Funimation streamed an English dubbing. The anime also had a film that launched in Japan in February 2019 with a recurring staff and cast. Crunchyroll screened the film in the US in May 2019 and began streaming it in September 2019.