In a cursed world, always engulfed in the flames of war, there was a nation with its vast and powerful industrial and military power known as the Empire. It possessed a large number of brilliant military minds and mages. But the Empire is surrounded on all sides by other nation which brought threats as potential enemies to the Empire. In order to keep the nation survive, the Empire military formulated plan 315, wherein border forces carried out delaying actions in all other battlefields buying time for a highly mobile, concentrated main forces to travel to each area and wiped all the enemies ahead. The Empire deployed the special forces in Rhinne Theatres to withheld the strike from Republican armies. That mage special forces was lead by second lieutenant Tanya Degurechaff who was also known as Tanya the Evil.
With no further useless explanation and narratives, the first episode of Youjo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil is opened with the epic war scene in Rhinne Theatres. This anime is packed with full of military action scene with some armies pointing their guns to the enemy, raid of military reinforcements and explosions from artillery bombardment in all the battlefield. The most interesting part of this anime is the combination between magic and military warfare to build the tense in this action-packed anime. The military warfare themed background music in this anime also plays a huge role to build up the tense.
Another point which pick my interest in this anime is how Aoi Yuuki casts as a cold-blooded and sadistic little girl, Tanya Degurechaff despite her usual role as cheerful girl character in other anime. If you look up for some awesome action anime in this season, you might not want to miss Youjo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil with its’ magical-military warfare and some sadistic cute girl.
Facts and Figures
|Alternative title||Saga of Tanya the Evil, 幼女戦記|
|Source material||Light novel written by Carlo Zen and illustrated by Shinobu Shinotsuki|
|Casts||Aoi Yuuki as Tanya Degurechaff
Houchu Ohtsuka as Hans von Zettour
Ryoukan Koyanagi as Severin Bientot
Ryuichi Kijima as Harald von Vist
Saori Hayami as Viktoriya Ivanovna “Visha” Serebryakov
Shinichiro Miki as Erich von Rerugen
Shinobu Matsumoto as Ihlen Schwarzkopf
Shusaku Shirakawa as Kurst von Walhorf
Taketora as Augustin Hosman
Tesshō Genda as Kurt von Rudersdorf
|Director||Yutaka Uemura (Dantalian no Shoka, PunchLine)|
|Character design||Yuji Hosogoe (animation), Shinobu Shinotsuki (original)|
|Opening theme||“Jingo Jungle” oleh MYTH & ROID|
|Ending theme||“Los! Los! Los!” oleh Tanya Degurechaff (Aoi Yuuki)|
|Broadcast date||6 January 2017 (1300 GMT, 2000 WIB, 2200 JST)|
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