The official website for the anime adaptation of Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki‘s Saga of Tanya the Evil (Youjo Senki) novel series revealed a third visual on Friday for the upcoming anime film.
The site also revealed character visuals for the film. The characters from left to right include Tanya, Visha, Rerugen, Rudersdorf, Zettour, Drake, and Mary.
Saga of Tanya the Evil anime movie 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 Funimationstreamed an English dub.
Sources: Saga of Tanya the Evil anime’s website, Comic Natalie