During a live-streamed special for the anime adaptation of Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki’s The Saga of Tanya the Evil (Yōjo Senki) light novel series, it was announced that a second season is currently in development. Additionally, the anime’s character designer and chief animation director Yuji Hosogoe, and the manga artist Chika Tōjō drew illustrations to celebrate the announcement. A teaser trailer and visual were also revealed.
The anime’s returning main cast includes Aoi Yūki as Tanya Degurechaff,
Saori Hayami as Viktoriya Ivanovna “Visha” Serebryakov, and Shinichiro Miki as Erich von Rerugen.
The anime’s returning staff includes Yutaka Uemura as director, Shinobu Shinotsuki as character drafter, Yuji Hosogoshi as character designer and animation director, and Kenta Inohara as scriptwriter. The animation production will be from Studio NUT.
Crunchyroll also began streaming a 17-minute OVA short titled The Saga of Tanya the Evil: Operation Desert Pasta. The OVA premiered during the live-streamed event.
The Saga of Tanya the Evil novel launched in 2013, and the 12th novel shipped on February 20, 2020. The manga launched in Monthly Comp Ace in 2016, and Kadokawa published the manga’s 20th volume on December 26. The TV anime adaptation premiered in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Funimation streamed its English dub. The series also received an anime film in February 2019.
Yen Press licensed both the manga and light novels and describes the series as:
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!