Saga of Tanya the Evil has been a big hit with fans recently as the light novel series takes such subjects as war, tyranny, and violence and puts them through the filter of a Japanese salaryman who suddenly wakes up as a young orphan girl.
The series has been such a hit, in fact, it's getting a film and the first teaser for it more or less shows why it was so popular. Reliving some of the series' more potent scenes, it's to get fans amped for the eventual sequel.
Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki's Saga of Tanya the Evil novel series is getting a film directed by Yutaka Uemura, and produced by Studio NUT. Voice actresses Aoi Yuki and Saori Hayami will be reprising their roles from the anime series as Tanya Degurechaff and Visha respectively.
The upcoming film has confirmed that it will be an all new work instead of a compilation film going over the events of the series. In an interview with director Uemura, he clarified that the film will follow the events of the anime and will show the change in relationship between Tanya and the top brass in the military alongside the development of her own troops.
Uemura also confirmed that a film originally wasn't planned after the series had wrapped, but thanks to being so popular with fans the film was greenlit. He also noted that fans should pay attention to the sound work in the film as the theatrical presentation will allow him to better emphasize its overall presentation. Uemura went on to say that he's also taken some influence from Christopher Nolan's latest World War II film, Dunkirk.
Saga of Tanya the Evil is currently streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation. Yen Press has licensed the manga and light novel series for an English language release and describes the series as such:
"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!"