The Saga of Tanya the Evil, known as Youjo Senki, is based on a Japanese light novel series by writer Carlo Zen and illustrator Shinobu Shinotsuki. Rather than being a hero and playing a positive role, Tanya is a villain who plays a negative role. This anime is one of those exciting series in which the villain is also the protagonist and main character.
The anime has become quite famous, and it is an insane show. Unlike cliché anime with an attractive main character in their late teens or early twenties, this anime’s main character is 9-year-old fighting like a devil of destruction on the battlefield. The anime has a unique storyline, and Tanya’s main character is a brilliant, evil-minded villain who’s very entertaining to watch.
What Happened So Far in the Saga of Tanya the Evil
The anime follows the story of a Japanese salaryman who refuses to believe in God. In 2013, in modern-day Tokyo, the man was pushed in front of a bus by a subordinate whom he had fired from the job. Moments before his death, he is confronted by a strange entity, who calls himself God or Being X, and he decides to punish him for his disbelief because God is right in front of him, and he still refuses to believe in his existence.
The Being X then reincarnates the person into a girl named Tanya Degurechaff in a world and era similar to WWI Europe. He is told that Tanya must have a natural death or be sent to hell to atone for her sins. Hence, Tanya tries her best to avoid punishment. During a test, Tanya is found with magic within her, and she enrolls in military service in Empire’s Mages Division. To achieve a happy life, Tanya must reach higher military ranks as soon as possible. During her last training, a battle starts, and Tanya becomes the second lieutenant instantly. She turns into a ruthless soldier, willing to crush any obstacle which comes in between her goals. She treats her inferior soldiers with dominance and cruelty and gives brutal punishments to anyone who disobeys her. Due to her behavior, she gets the nickname ‘Devil of the Rhine.’
What Is Going on With Nut?
After completing season 1, NUT studio remained active, worked on two more projects, and animated Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie. The studio has confirmed that it is currently working on the animation of Season 2.
What Do We Know About the Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2 So Far?
On June 19, 2021, in a live-streamed special of The Saga of Tanya the Evil anime adaptation, it was officially announced that there would be a Season 2. The special also unveiled the following key visual and preview video of Season 2.
What Are Fans Saying About the Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2?
After hearing the news of Season 2, fans all over various social media platforms became very excited and couldn’t believe that the anime was finally getting a sequel after four years. They thought that maybe it was a rumor but then found out that it had been officially announced. Fans are more hyped up than ever. If one word could describe a fan’s reaction to the news, it would be “yay.”
Will There Be the Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2?
Since its release, the anime has remained a top-rated show worldwide, and it is also streaming on Netflix. The light novel currently has 12 volumes, and the manga has 22 volumes; both are ongoing. The anime has been an enormous success. It has a large fanbase, and many critics appreciated season one. The anime received a good rating of 7.98 from 373,161 voters on myanimelist. Although the light novel sold only 25000 copies per volume, the anime sold well in BD copies which were 6111 in total. But the groundbreaker that truly showed how profitable The Saga of Tanya the Evil was its movie released on February 9, 2019, and earned 400 million Yen at the box office.
The success of the anime, the movie, and the high demand for a season 2 made the producers realize that the anime does need a sequel because the franchise is popular and profitable. Hence, in June 2021, it was officially announced that season 2 was coming.
When Will the Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2 Be Released?
Unfortunately, NUT has not announced the release date of season 2 yet. However, the release date can be expected to be January 2022 or April 2022, probably because anime series are usually released six to nine months after their announcement. So the good news is fans won’t have to wait too long for the release date announcement.
What Can We Expect in Season 2 of the Saga of Tanya the Evil?
The season one anime adaptation of The Saga of Tanya the Evil covered volumes 1-3, and the movie covered the 4th volume, which means season 2 will continue from the 5th volume. The total light novel volumes released in Japan are 12, and it is ongoing, which means there is more to the story. Season 2 will probably cover light novel volumes 5 to 7 or 8.
In the second season, Tanya will be fighting Mary Sioux, a girl who loses her family in the war due to Tanya’s actions. They have a clash because Tanya is an atheist, while Mary has a strong belief in God. Most members of the Tanya squad are expected to die due to being unable to survive the endless war, apart from her right-hand woman, the lieutenant. As the war ridges on, it can be possible more people who can utilize the power of God will emerge as enemies or allies to Tanya in the story.