What is the next anime movie that Crunchyroll will be delivering to the big screen? Is it a big-screen sequel to a TV series about a ruthless Japanese businessman atheist who is punished by “Being X” for not believing in him by being reincarnated in an alternate dimension as an orphan girl who is also an army commander in World War I and is still unrepentant but figures if she rises high enough in rank she won’t be killed in battle and sent to hell?
You bet it is!
“Saga Of Tanya The Evil” was the name of the anime series, and its sequel movie will see a US release across 500 theaters next month, courtesy of Crunchyroll’s partnership with Fathom Events. The movie’s plot promises to complicate things further, and you read correctly, it actually includes a character named “Mary Sue.”
The epic film follows the life of Tanya Degurechaff as she continues her misadventures, avoiding death and being sent to hell, while battling the forces of the Republic Army.
The time is UC 1926. The Imperial Army’s 203rd Air Mage Battalion led by Major Tanya Degurechaff has won the battle to the south against the Republic’s stragglers. They expected to be given a vacation after returning victorious, but instead receive special orders from Staff HQ as soon as they get home. They are told that there were signs of a large-scale deployment near the Empire-Federation border.
Faced with the prospect of a new major enemy, the desperate Empire fans the flame of war.
Meanwhile, an international volunteer army spearheaded by the Commonwealth set foot in Federation territory. As they say, the enemy of an enemy is your friend. They suffer through misfortune purely out of national interest, and among them is a young girl.
She is Warrant Officer Mary Sue, and she takes up arms hoping to bring the Empire, who killed her father, to justice.
Along with the movie, ticket-buyers will also get an exclusive interview with the film’s director, Yutaka Uemura, who will share lots of behind-the-scenes stories behind the creation of the new film. Saga Of Tanya The Evil: The Movie comes to theaters May 16, for one night only.