17-minute short debuted on Saturday
Crunchyroll began streaming the Saga of Tanya the Evil: Operation Desert Pasta anime short on Saturday. The 17-minute short debuted during a livestreamed event for the franchise on Saturday.
The same event revealed on Saturday that production on a second season for the The Saga of Tanya the Evil (Yōjo Senki) television anime has been green-lit. The Saga of Tanya the Evil II season will feature the returning cast and staff.
High above the blood- and mud-soaked trenches, a young girl pits herself against army mages in high stakes aerial duels with bullets, spells, and bayonets. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff and she is the Devil of the Rhine, one of the greatest soldiers the Empire has ever seen! But inside her mind lives a ruthless, calculating ex-salaryman who enjoyed a peaceful life in Japan until he woke up in a war-torn world. Reborn as a destitute orphaned girl with nothing to her name but memories of a previous life, Tanya will do whatever it takes to survive, even if she can find it only behind the barrel of a gun!
Zen and Shinotsuki launched the novel series in 2013, and the 12th novel shipped in February 2020. Tōjo launched the manga in Monthly Comp Ace in 2016. Kadokawa published the manga’s 21st volume on May 26. Yen Press shipped the 14th volume on June 8.
The first television anime adaptation of the novels premiered in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Funimation streamed an English dub. The anime also had a film that opened in Japan in February 2019, with a returning staff and cast. Crunchyroll screened the film in the United States in May 2019, and began streaming it in September 2019.
Source: Crunchyroll (Humberto Saabedra)