Fans of the anime hit “Saga of Tanya the Evil” have been waiting a long time for new episodes. The show, which is also known as “Youjo Senki” in Japanese, originally premiered in Japan in 2017 and quickly amassed a large fan base. Sadly, after season one came out in 2017 — followed by the movie, which came out in 2019 — there had been nothing coming from the franchise. After such a long wait, it’s understandable that the show’s followers are excited about the recent confirmation that season two is coming. 

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With the release of a new season looming, you might be looking to find all the details you can, or maybe you’re just trying to catch up on a newly discovered show. Either way, BuddyTV is here to keep you updated on all the latest and greatest news about “Saga of Tanya the Evil” and its new season. We’ll get into it all, so keep reading — and keep coming back because we’ll update you here first as more information becomes available.

The Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2 Release Date

The confirmation of a second season for “Saga of Tanya the Evil” came on June 19, 2021, when Kadokawa released its first teaser trailer for the season. The announcement was also accompanied by illustrations done by the show’s character designer Yuji Hosogoe and manga artist Chika Tojo. 

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Most likely because it was such a recent announcement, the actual release date for season two hasn’t been announced yet. Rumors are swirling, with predictions being anywhere from the fairly standard for anime series to be released either six or nine months after the announcement — meaning we could see the show drop in January or April of 2022 — to much longer timelines. What we do know, though, is that fans can expect the same quality they’re used to because Studio Nut will be working on animating season two, just like it did for season one and the movie. 

When a release date for season two is confirmed, you’ll be able to find the latest information, spoilers, updates, and more here on BuddyTV, so keep checking back. 

Where Can You Watch Saga of Tanya the Evil?

While fans wait for season two to be released, they can rewatch or catch up on season one. The first season of “Saga of Tanya the Evil” is available in the United States on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Amazon Prime Video. 

The show is licensed by Crunchyroll, so when season two does premiere, fans will most likely be able to find it there, with an English dub version to follow later on Funimation.

About Saga of Tanya the Evil

The anime show is based on the light novel series under the same name written by Carlo Zen, with Shinobu Shinotsuki illustrating. The books and the show have an Isekai military fantasy setting. The premise of the show involves a Japanese businessman who is killed by his enemies and reborn. Having insulted God, whom he calls Being X, he is reincarnated as a child named Tanya Degurechaff. Tanya exists in an alternate universe Europe in the year 1910, where magic exists and Tanya is a child soldier. 

Tanya knows that if she dies an unnatural death or is unable to find faith in Being X, her soul will be sent to hell as retribution for sins in her previous life. As a soldier on the front lines, though, not dying proves difficult. In an attempt to avoid dying in battle, Tanya works to achieve a high-enough rank in the military so she is no longer on the battlefield. In doing so, she becomes a valued soldier known for her efficiency and ruthlessness, earning herself the title “Devil of the Rhine.” Despite her best attempts to earn a rank that gives her a desk job, she ironically finds herself too valuable to leave the field for long. Of course, Being X is trying to force Tanya to become one of his believers, and keeping her on the battlefield serves his purpose. Because of this, he plays an active role to ensure she doesn’t keep a desk job for long. 

Who Are the Main Characters of Saga of Tanya the Evil?

We can anticipate seeing many of the same characters in season two as we did in season one. Before season two premieres, you may want to take some time to remind yourself who the characters are in the series. They include:

Tanya Degurechaff


Voiced by Aoi Yuki: Tanya is the lead character who looks like a little girl but is actually the reincarnation of a ruthless businessman. She uses those skills to become an efficient soldier, trying to get off the battlefield quickly. 

Viktoriya Ivanovna Serebryakov

Viktoriya Ivanovna Serebryakov

Voiced by Saori Hayami: Viktoriya is a conscript mage for the Empire. She serves with Tanya. 

Hans von Zettour

Hans von Zettour

Voiced by Houchuu Ootsuka: The general is the Imperial Army’s chief of staff. He works with the chief of operations to put strategies in place. 

Erich von Rerugen

Erich von Rerugen

Voiced by Shinichiro Miki: After observing the departments during the War College conference, von Rerugen is able to see that Tanya is a monster. 

Mary Sioux

Voiced by Haruka Tomatsu: Sioux is an American soldier. Tanya killed her father and she is out for revenge, with the help of Being X. 

Kurt von Rudersdorf

Voiced by Tesshou Genda: Rudersdorf is the deputy chief of operations for the Imperial Army. He is known for well-orchestrated operations. 

Matheus Johann Weiss

Voiced by Daiki Hamano: Weiss is the vice commander and second company commander of the 203rd Aerial Mage Battalion. 

Being X

Voiced by Hideaki Tezuka: God, or Being X as Tanya refers to him, has sentenced Tanya for the sins of her previous life. 

Adelheid von Schugel

Voiced by Nobuo Tobita: As an engineer, von Schugel is responsible for inventing weapons that are used in the war. 

Anson Sioux

Voiced by Kenyu Horiuchi: Anson Sioux is the father of Mary Sioux. As the commander of the 5th Aerial Mage Wing of the Legadonia Federation, he battles repeatedly with Tanya.

Season one and the movie were both animated by Studio Nut and directed by Yutaka Uemura. Scripts are being overseen by Kenta Ihara.

What Can We Expect in Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2?

The book series of “Youjo Senki” currently has 12 volumes, and new books are still coming out. If you want to read the books while you wait for the next season to be released, they are published in English by Yen Press. The first season of the anime series covered volumes one through three, and the movie undertook volume four. It’s probably reasonable to assume that season two will pick up with volume five.

At the end of “The Saga of Tanya the Evil” movie, we saw Tanya lose the recently attained research position with orders to return to the battlefield. This time, she is a frontline commander testing the research she performed. With Being X still resolute that he will make Tanya believe in him and even giving aid to Mary Sioux in her revenge plot against Tanya, we know that season two will see Tanya once more battling to save her own life and avoid paying for previous sins.

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With the premiere of the second season of “The Saga of Tanya the Evil” likely coming out next year, this is a great time to catch up on everything that has happened during season one and in the 2019 movie. As we learn more about what to expect in season two, BuddyTV will keep updating our website to bring you everything you need to know. In the meantime, you can learn more about all of your favorite anime shows and movies on BuddyTV.

Heather Reinblatt

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV