Studio Nut comes back to deliver more of Tanya antics in another world
During the Saga of Tanya the Evil Roundtable special on Abema tonight, the presenters announced that the second season of the TV anime adaptation of Carlo Zen’s Saga of Tanya the Evil light novel series is in production. A teaser trailer and teaser visual for Saga of Tanya the Evil season 2 was released alongside comments from the original creators and anime staff.
Yutaka Uemura returns as the director for the second season of Saga of Tanya the Evil, with Yuji Hosogoe returning as the chief animation director and character designer, and Kenta Ihara once again writing the scripts for the series. Anime studio NUT will be returning to animate the second season.
All the lead voice actors from the first season and film will be reprising their roles for the second season.
Original creator and author Carlo Zen, along with director Uemura and scriptwriter Ihara commented on the announcement, while the original illustrator of the light novels Shinobu Shinotsuki, manga creator Chika Tojo, and animation director Hosogoe, drew celebratory images for the announcement.
Comment from original creator Carlo Zen:
“Thank you for waiting. At long last, I can finally inform you all about the second season. As with the first season, the director, the scriptwriter, the original author, and even NUT are returning. And even the former ENTERBRAIN continues to publish Saga of Tanya the Evil. So in other words, it's the exact same Tanya you know and love!”
Drawing from light novel illustrator Shinobu Shinotsuki:
Drawing from manga creator Chika Tojo:
Comment from anime director Yutaka Uemura:
“I have returned to the battlefield once again.
It's thanks to the support of fans that a theatrical version was confirmed after the first season of the TV series, as well as the decision to make a second season. So thank you all very, very much!!
I'm going to do my best with all my heart and soul again this time! Please look forward to the continuing adventures of Tanya and her comrades!!”
Drawing from chief animation director Yuji Hosogoe:
Comment from script writer Kenta Ihara:
“I remember the words from the late and great Kazuo Kasahara, 'The scriptwriter is like the Operations Chief.' The staff meetings for Saga of Tanya the Evil feel just like a military staff meeting with the chiefs of staff with the original novel is a map of the battlefield, and the director in command of the operation, leading the discussions that take place.
The order came down to produce a second season, so after the fierce battles of the first season and the film, I am overjoyed to take up arms and fight once again ... even though I can feel my heart pounding heavily.
I will put my full power to use and do my best!”
No date for Saga of Tanya the Evil season 2 has been confirmed at this stage, so keep an eye on Crunchyroll News for when that gets announced! Crunchyroll is streaming the first season of Saga of Tanya the Evil as well as the follow-up film.
Source: Supplied Press Release
©Carlo Zen, PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION/Saga of Tanya the Evil PARTNERS
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.