Crunchyroll is teaming up with Fathom Events for Crunchyroll Movie Night with a theatrical showing of ‘Saga of Tanya the Evil – The Movie.’
Check out the trailer.
The movie follows Tanya Degurechaff as she is sent to hell and battles against the armed forces of the Republic Army. It is a direct sequel to the anime series, Saga of Tanya the Evil, which was inspired by thelight novel series written by Carlo Zen and illustrated by Shinobu Shinotsuki. Amanga adaptation was created with art by Chika Tōjō. The light novel and manga have seen over 3 million copies printed as of April 2018.
Here’s the official description of the film:
“The time is UC 1926. The Imperial Army’s 203rd Air Mage Battalion led by Major Tanya Degurechaff has won the battle to the south against the Republic’s stragglers. They expected to be given a vacation after returning victorious, but instead receive special orders from Staff HQ as soon as they get home. They are told that there were signs of a large-scale deployment near the Empire-Federation border.
Faced with the prospect of a new major enemy, the desperate Empire fans the flame of war.
Meanwhile, an international volunteer army spearheaded by the Commonwealth set foot in Federation territory. As they say, the enemy of an enemy is your friend. They suffer through misfortune purely out of national interest, and among them is a young girl.
She is Warrant Officer Mary Sue, and she takes up arms hoping to bring the Empire, who killed her father, to justice.”
The film is directed by Yutaka Uemura and during the special one night screening, he will provide fans a behind the scenes look at the film as well as reveal the inspiration for this new story arc.
Saga of Tanya the Evil – The Movie will screen in over 500 theaters on Thursday, May 16th at 7:30 PM local time. Tickets are on sale now.