Youjo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil Episode #01

Here’s an anime series based on a light novel by Carlo Zen, where it takes place in an alternate version of World War 1. In fact, the Great War continued where magic has become prevalent and the Empire (which is based on Germany) is being surrounded by 5 major powers under the banner of the Entente Alliance. Basically, the Empire is on a losing side!

Fortunately, the Empire has an ace on their sleeve in the form of Tanya Degurechaff, a second lieutenant and a commander of an assault mage company who is very ruthless and only cares about results. On the other hand, it seems that Tanya was once a salaryman but we’ll never know what her true origin is…

In any case, what Tanya truly shines is in the battlefield as the second lieutenant heads off to enemy territory together with her company.

Of course, the likes of Viktoriya Ivanovna Serebryakov won’t be joining the assault as Lt. Degurechaff told her teammates that they might become a nuisance…

…against destroying the Republican forces who are clearly based on France. Oh, and the reason why Tanya told Viktoriya (or Visha) and the others on not to follow her is because she can take care of the enemy by herself.

Thus, this is where Lt. Degurechaff shows her stuff by killing the Republican forces without getting hit by them.

By the way, she’s using magic to make her bullets explode like anti-aircraft cannon shells. But there’s more to that than just shooting down enemy mages…

In fact, Lt. Tanya Degurechaff has the audacity to kill the enemy commander right away with an evil smile on her face.

While she didn’t kill the commander out-right, this clearly shows that Tanya is feared by everyone that she was nicknamed as “The Devil of the Rhine”. Well, you can run away now!

With that said, looks like Tanya will have to destroy an enemy company with a single destructive magic… by shooting it of course.

And here’s the result as the enemy didn’t survive while her platoon survived the explosion. As much as capturing them as prisoners of war, Lt. Degurechaff’s decision on killing them off is the most efficient solution.

Anyways, I have to say that this show could be great if this continues like this! With that said, I’ll see you on the next episode…

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