The winter 2017Yojo Senki anime series, aka Saga of Tanya the Evil, has come and gone and the home video releases are about to start. Alongside that, MYTH & ROID is bringing out their first CD on April 26th that will have fourteen tracks of material as well as a CD/BD edition with some bonus materials. To promote the release, they’re leaning heavily on the anime side as expected coming from distributor TOHO and the new promo for the release is pretty fun.
Yutaka Uemura directed with Kana Harufuji as the assistant director working from the scripts by Kenta Ihara. Yuuji Hosogoshi served as the character designer and chief animation director with studio NUT producing the animation.
The Japanese cast includes Aoi Yuki as Tanya Degurechov, Saori Hayami as Visha, Shinichiro Miki as Relgen, Houchou Ootsuka as Seetour and Tessyo Genda as Ludeldorf.
The show is based on the light novel series from writer Carlo Zen and artist Shinobu Shinotsuki that began in 2013 and has six volumes to its name so far. The title translates as The Military Chronicles of a Little Girl.
MYTH&ROID performed the opening theme song with “JINGO JUNGLE”.
Plot concept: It is June of the year CE 1923. A young girl with blond hair and blue eyes, Tanya Degurechaff, has entered the final curriculum of the Imperial Military Academy and is training at the third patrol line in the northern military district, the Norden Theater, as part of her service to the force. Her training, the first step toward a brilliant career as an aviation mage, should have gone off without a hitch… but things took an unexpected turn. War broke out between the Empire and the neighboring Federation committed a border transgression in entering the Empire. During the transition into wartime, she was assigned to observation duty, but a surprise attack by the Federation forces Tanya to engage in battle with the Federation’s mage troops. She’s greatly outnumbered with no chance of waiting for allies to arrive, but if she tries to flee, she’ll be charged with the capital crime of deserting under enemy fire. In order to survive and convince the top brass that she did the best she possibly could, Tanya enacts a certain strategy…