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Saga of Tanya the Evil (2017)



So since being quarantined I have been able to watch various different series to occupy my time. I am currently watching Cat's Eye (1983) on Amazon Prime. Which Prime was been the goat with their recommendations for me. But I have been able to binge the following so far since my previous post:


Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu (2008) - I loved the relationship dynamics of the main characters and the comedy was entertaining.

Fruits Basket Season 2 (2020) - The new season just started so I am going to attempt to stay consistent to watch each episode on Monday during my lunch break or immediately after I log-out from work.


I am still reading my Ancient Magus Bride Manga and Princess Jelly Fish. I will have a few more Gundam reviews (sadly) since my brother decided to ball-out with his stimulus check and purchase two Gundam series, new Gundam depending on whether or not it is worth it, is Mobile Suit: Zeta Gundam (1985).


My last bit of news before I dive into Tanya, the voice of many characters and Shin Chan's dad, Hiro, or Keiji Fujiwara, passed away either today (April 16, 2020) or sometime yesterday.



I am unsure how he passed but I hope it was not due to COVID-19. I am also concerned on what does this mean for the Shin Chan sequel? Will the studios be able to finish the reboot or not? Or will there be a possibility of a voice actor change? Then there is the possibility that they have finished it's entirety prior to his death.

 

Unfortunately for this series, I do not have much to say about. I genuinely liked it. I will admit I do not watch many military genres besides the few Gundams and Hetalia: Axis Powers (2009). I did not understand half of the tactically jargon that was being used but I liked the magic and fantasy aspect that was added to the World War I setting.


A young soldier know and legendary for being a hard-ass, ruthless, tactical bitch of warfare, Tanya Degurechaff, also known as "The Devil of the Rhine," is the main character.



Despite her cute and short exterior, internally she is really a reincarnated 30-something year old man, who is atheistic and challenges God (aka Being-X). God made a deal with Tanya in the mist of his death in his past life, a battle of wits, he has to be survive until old age otherwise he will not be reincarnated again. So he was placed in a magically war that takes place around the time of WWI in "Germany." Being so determined to prove Being-X wrong and disprove his existence. So Tanya decides and achieves, ranking within the country's military. Unexpectedly, because she has studied this war prior, her perceived actions and combat style aids and initiates an unintended Empire, creating one of the most powerful nations.



The series does end open ended. That is because their is a movie and a second season that is pending to air next year, 2021 to show the adaptation of WWII. The movie is known simply as, The Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Movie (2019). The plot of the film follows directly after the events of the last episode of the anime TV series which did introduce her next foe. It is on my wish-list so I can watch it prior to the next season release.


I will say I would recommend this is if you favor Maria: The Virgin Witch (2015) or Izetta: The Last Witch (2016). Which I do believe were series inspired by each other since they follow the same concept of magic vs. machine warfare, with a hint of romance, although Tanya does not have any romance illustrated within its plot.


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