By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)
With just a week away from the premiere of the anime based on Carlo Zen and Shinobu Shinotsuki’s gender-swapping military strategy light novel series Youjo Senki (published by Enterbrain of Kadokawa Corporation), this commercial aired on Japanese television. It was made available for worldwide viewing today on Kodakawa’s anime YouTube channel. The commercial gives details on the dates, times and stations Youjo will broadcast.
According to the Youjo Senki anime website the story follows the blond hair blue-eyed young girl Tanya Degrechaf in the unified calendar of 1923 during her final course at the Imperial Military Academy. She is engaged in training at the third patrol line of the Northern military district Norden battlefield as part of the unit’s work. Training, which is the first step towards a brilliant career as an aviation magician. It was supposed to have finished without any problems.
But the situation will roll in an unexpected direction. Empire and trade union plunges into war as a result of a violation of cross-border collaboration. During the transition to wartime, observation missions are assigned. A surprise attack by the Coalition Allied Forces occurs and Tanya falls into a situation where she will have to engage with the enemy magician company alone.
Youjo Senki will premiere on the Japanese animation specialty channel AT-X on January 6, 2017.
Carlo Zen (“Young Girl Warfare” / published by KADOKAWA)
Character Design · General Drawing Director
Series Composition · Screenplay
Sub Character Design
Hiromi Taniguchi, Takao Maki, Haruhito Takada
Magical Guide Design
Akiho Denforword Sunashi, Otsu Naoshi
Shozu Ishibashi, Shin-ichi Kurita, Hiroyuki Horiuchi
Director of Photography
Shin Shinku Yumi
Young War Chronicle production committee
Viktoriya Ivanovna Serebryakov (Visha)
Erich von Regen
Hans von Zettour
OP / ED theme
MYTH & ROID
“Los! Los! Los!”
Tanya Degrechaf (CV: Yuki Aki)
Source(s): Anime Paw Facebook site and Youjo Senki Official anime site.
Video Source(s): KADOKAWAanime YoutTube channel.