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On Friday, Crunchyroll announced that it will screen the Saga of Tanya the Evil (Yōjo Senki) anime film at over 500 theaters across the United States as apart of their Crunchyroll Movie Night event. The movie would be screened in theaters for only one night on May 16. Crunchyroll has also revealed the promotional trailer and a visual for the movie screening.
Crunchyroll has partnered with Fathom Events to the screen the English subtitled version of the popular Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie. The tickets are available for pre-purchase on Fathom Events website. Along with the movie, fans will get the chance to see an exclusive interview with the film’s director, Yutaka Uemura and get to know more about behind the scenes.
Synopsis by Crunchyroll
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.
Crunchyroll and Fathom Events have previously partnered together to bring the Mob Psycho 100 II theatrical premiere and the Yuri!!! on ICE marathon event to theaters across America.
The movie was first released in Japan on February 8 and earned 200 million yen (about US$1.8 million) as of February 23.