Saga of Tanya the Evil
Yōjo Senki (JP)
Genre: Military, Drama
Season: Winter 2017
Premiere Date: January 9, 2017
Initially released as an online novel and later published by KADOKAWA, this popular story will finally be adapted into a television anime!
It is a little girl with blond hair, blue eyes, and translucent skin who stands on the front line. She flies in the sky, shoots down enemies relentlessly, and commands the force. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff. In the midst of an aggravating war, she makes great achievements one after another by making best use of her own wit and pursing efficiency uncompromisingly, and eventually she emerges as a flight witch navigator that the empire is proud of. A genuine fantasy of military history with the smell of gunpowder smoke has just begun!
That is the Evil disguising itself as a little girl.
In June 1923 of the “unity calendar,” Tanya Degurechaff–a youth with blond hair and blue eyes–works hard on the training at the third patrolling line in Norden battlefield of the northern military district as a part of her service in a military unit, which is the final curriculum of the imperial military academy she belongs to. The training would have been the first step for her illustrious career as a flight witch navigator and she was supposed to complete it without any problem.
However, the situation takes an unexpected turn. Stemming from the cross-border violation by the Entente Allies, war breaks out between the empire and Entente Allies. Due to the transition to wartime, she is assigned to an observation duty. However, a surprise attack by the Entente Allies forces Tanya to face the situation where she has to fight against the enemy witch troop by herself. They are so vastly outnumbered that she has no way of defending herself until her allies arrive. Even so, running away from there could only lead her to the hopeless circumstance where the death penalty is inevitable for her sin of deserting under enemy fire.
In order to survive at any risk and appeal to the top of the organization that she has tried her best, she intends to launch an operation. What will happen to her?
Voice: Aoi Yuki
A blonde, blue-eyed young girl with transparent, pale skin who serves as an Air Force Magic Officer of the Imperial Army. To escape a life of poverty in an orphanage, she underwent officer training as a military volunteer, and eventually became an officer. Her suitability as a magician is extraordinary and she is an exceedingly fine officer in the military, but her biggest objective is to survive at all costs, rise up in ranks in a safe, retreated area, and obtain a stable future.
Visha/Viktoriya Ivanovna Serebryakov
Voice: Saori Hayami
An Air Force Magician of the Imperial Army. After graduating from primary school, she was recruited into the front line platoon that Tanya is the squad captain of. Because she was recruited to become a magician, she somewhat lacks self-awareness as a soldier, but gradually matures under Tanya.
Erich von Rerugen
Voice: Shinichiro Miki
A staff officer at the Imperial Army’s staff headquarters. Under the command of Rudersdorf in the tactical division, he assists with the planning, operation, and completion of operations. As he was placed in the tactical division from the personnel division at headquarters, he is a generalist with a wide variety of knowledge in both administration and command. He is an elite who is proceeding through the course of an established career.
Kurt von Rudersdorf
Voice: Tessho Genda
The tactical staff deputy manager of the Imperial Army’s staff headquarters. A dynamic and active military man, he is involved in a majority of the commands. Not only is he in charge of instructing operational perspective based on grand strategies, he also has the flexibility to vigorously inspect tactical maneuvers. He is former classmates and friends with Zettour, an officer in charge of military service. They work in coordination for military affairs.
Hans von Zettour
Voice: Hochu Otsuka
Thetaff service deputy manager of the Imperial Army’s staff headquarters. He is a rationalist, proud of his vast amounts of knowledge. Unusually reticent for a military man, he is criticized as being too studious, but as a realist excelling at adjusting material flow and logistics, the officers at the staff headquarters give him their utmost respect. Originally from the tactics field, he coordinates with Rudersdorf–an officer in charge of operations–and assists in the planning and execution of military operations.
Where to Watch
Original Story: Carlo Zen (Yojo Senki published by KADOKAWA)
Original Character Designs: Shinobu Shinotsuki
Director: Yutaka Uemura
Character Designs/Chief Animation Director: Yuji Hosogoe
Series Composition/Screenplay: Kenta Inohara
Assistant Director: Kana Harufuji
Sub Character Design: Hiromi Taniguchi, Takao Maki, Haruhito Takada
Costume Design: Hiromi Taniguchi
Magic Tool Design: Ryoma Ebata
Prop Design: Hiroshi Moriyama
Weapon Design: Hiyori Denforward Akishino, Nao Ōtsu
Key Animators: Shou Ishibashi, Shinichi Kurita, Hiroyuki Horiuchi
Effect Director: Takashi Hashimoto
Military Consultant: Reiichiro Ofuji
Art Director: Satoru Hirayanagi
Color Coordinator: Chiho Nakamura
Filming Director: Shinji Tondokoro
3D CGI Director: Masato Takahashi
Editor: Yumi Jinguji
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Music: Shūji Katayama
Animation Production: NUT
Production: Yojo Senki Production Committee
Opening Theme Song: “JINGO JUNGLE” by MYTH & ROID
Ending Theme Song: “Los! Los! Los!” by Tanya Degurechaff (voiced by Aoi Yūki)
Animation Production: Doga Kobo
Produced by: Saga of Tanya the Evil PARTNERS
Aoi Yuki as Tanya Degurechaff
Saori Hayami as Viktoriya Ivanovna Serebryakov
Shinichiro Miki as Erich von Rerugen
Tessho Genda as Kurt von Rudersdorf
Hochu Otsuka as Hans von Zettour
©Carlo Zen,PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION/Saga of Tanya the Evil PARTNERS