The Youjo Senki anime is coming back with Season 2, following the first season and a sequel movie. The producers have confirmed renewal, but the release date is yet to be announced.
Since its 2017 debut, The Saga of Tanya the Evil has gained a dedicated fan base, and Season 2 is expected to boost its popularity.
Originally met with decent reviews, the Isekai show’s success led to demands for a second season. It transports viewers to a fantasy world resembling a magically enhanced World War II period.
Youjo Senki began as a Japanese novel and later received a light novel adaptation with Carlo Zen’s illustrations. With fourteen volumes published so far, the light novel is going on strongly in 2023.
Youjo Senki Season 2 Overview
|Name of the Season
|Youjo Senki 2
|Action, Isekai, Military
|Season 1 Release Date
|Jan 6, 2017
|Movie 1 Release Date
|Feb 8, 2019
|Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2 Release Date
|To be announced
|Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2 Renewal Status
|Saga of Tanya the Evil Season 2 Light Novel Volumes
|Volume 4 & beyond
Youjo Senki Season 2 Release Date & Renewal Status
Season 2 of Youjo Senki has been confirmed and is in production as we speak. However, the production team hasn’t announced the release date, but it’s expected in 2024.
Season 1 premiered in January, suggesting Season 2 might follow suit in January 2024. Remember, this is just speculation. It is not confirmed that the show will air next January. It might even release around October, when most popular shows release.
Usually, it takes 12 to 18 months after the announcement for a new season to be released. So, it is pretty much guaranteed that The Saga of Tanya the Evil 2 will air in 2024. Which means Youjo Senki Season 2 won’t arrive in 2023.
The show’s director, Yutaka Uemura’s, involvement in FLCL: Shoegaze has caused the delay.
Is There Enough Source Material For A Sequel?
The Saga of Tanya the Evil series originally started as a novel series. It later got a light novel adaptation on October 31, 2013. The LN is still going on as of October 2023 and has a total of 14 volumes so far.
The anime’s first season and first movie covered only four volumes of the light novel. This leaves us with 8 more volumes available for production of Youjo Senki season 2.
So, yes, there is more than enough source material for a sequel. This is why Kadokawa finally decided to greenlight the production of the second season.
Since the movie didn’t cover the entire fourth volume, there is a good chance that season 2 will continue with the remaining chapters in volume 4. If they decide to skip those chapters, then the story will start from volume 5 of the light novel.
What Will Happen In Youjo Senki Season 2?
In the 2019 movie’s conclusion, Tanya shifts to research but unexpectedly gets command of the 8th Kampfgruppe, Salamander, combining tanks, artillery, and infantry, orchestrated by Being X.
Being X aims to make the atheist Tanya a believer. This relates to Season 2’s hinted conflict.
The Empire’s warlike reputation spawns enemies. There’s a plan to “rectify the mistake,” which involves eliminating an officer, possibly Tanya. With a target on her head, we will see Tanya survive the brutal world.
Season 1 covered the first three light novel volumes, and the 2019 movie followed Volume 4. Season 2 will likely continue from there, focusing on Salamander’s pivotal mission in Volume 5.
Which Studio Will Animate The Upcoming Season?
The producer, Kadokawa, has officially announced that Studio Nut will be responsible for Youjo Senki season 2. This is the same studio that worked on season 1 and the 2019 movie.
This is a relief for fans because it ensures the same animation quality and style for the sequel. It is very common in the anime industry to change studios, which ultimately disappoints fans.
If you have never heard about Studio Nut, I really can’t blame you. It is a relatively new Japanese animation company, established in 2017. They’ve only worked on eleven series so far, including the upcoming season of Saga of Tanya the Evil.
This studio has exclusively focused on the Youjo Senki, FLCL, Deca Dence, and Blue Gant series.
Cast & Characters Of Youjo Senki 2
|Viktoriya Ivanovna Serebryakova
|Erich von Lergen
|Kurt von Rudersdorf
|Hans von Zettour
Where Can I Watch Youjo Senki Season 2?
Season 1 of The Saga of Tanya the Evil is available to stream on Crunchyroll and Netflix. However, the movie is exclusively available on Crunchyroll.
So, when season 2 releases, we can definitely expect Crunchyroll to stream it. Netflix might add the sequel to its library, but we don’t know for sure as of now.
Once the second season finishes, we’ll also get a Blu-ray release. Fans who prefer watching offline and collecting DVDs can opt to buy them from Blu-ray.com or Amazon.
That’s it for now! These are the latest news stories surrounding Youjo Senki season 2. I’ll update when there’s news on the “Saga of Tanya The Evil 2” release date on the official website.