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Youjo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil

Winter 2017

Japanese Title: 幼女戦記

English Title: Saga of Tanya the Evil

Romaji Title: Youjo Senki

Jan 06, 2017 at 22:00


June 1923
For the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Tanya Degurechov’s final course at the Imperial military academy, she must serve as part of the third patrol line of the Northern military district of Norden’s battlefield.
Her training as an aviation mage, which was supposed to put her on her first step to a bright career, was supposed to go without any problems.

However, things take an unexpected turn

Due to the Allies crossing over the border, the Empire and the Allies are plunged into a state of war.
Tanya is moved into the military regiment and assigned to observation missions, but there is a surprise attack from the Allies!
Tanya has to independently fight the enemy mages.

Fighting against heavy odds, there is no way she can wait until her comrades arrive. However, it’s a miserable situation as she would be sentenced to death were she to try to escape.

She must survive no matter what, and in order to do her best to appeal to the higher-ups, she takes part in a certain strategy, but…

“That’s a monster wearing the skin of a little girl”


Youjo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil is based on a light novel series written by Carlo Zen with illustrations by Shinobu Shinotsuki. The series was available on web novel hosting site Arcadia before moving over to Enterbrain, Inc. There are currently seven volumes of the light novel series available via Enterbrain. A manga adaptation was serialized from 26 April 2016 in Kadokawa Shoten’s Comp Ace. There are currently three volumes of the manga adaptation available. The fourth volume is on sale from 10 April 2017, the fifth volume from 10 May 2017, and the sixth from 10 June 2017.


Episode 1: The Devil of the Rhine
Episode 2: Prologue
Episode 3: Deus Vult

It is a few weeks after the battle with the Entente Alliance. Tanya’s exploits have bought her praise and recognition as a great military mage. Still a young child, Tanya is assigned the Tactical Training Department. Her elation at coming close to the safe life away from the front lines that she had hoped for is short-lived, as she is assigned as a test subject for a dangerous new Operation Orb. The product she has been sent out to test is highly unstable and the tests continue to fail.

The Chief Engineer Schugel is a mad scientist who holds no qualms in sacrificing human subjects for the sake of scientific development. Tanya’s requests to stop the experiments fall on deaf ears and tests continue with a complete and utter disregard for health and safety.

Tanya’s life is soon at risk. Feeling in danger, she decides to submit a transfer request.

Episode 4: Campus Life

It is the year 1924 of the United Calendar. The battles continue with the Allied Army in the north and the Republic Army in the west. However, Tanya is happily enrolling as a student at the Military Academy in the safety of the capital. Although it is the Military Academy, the treatment there is just like at a regular university. She even gets payment from the government. How lucky!

Tanya utilises her previous knowledge and her principles of efficiency to perform well both academically and practically, earning a lot of respect from her teachers and classmates.

Meanwhile, the General Staff Office are hurrying to sent reinforcement to the west, where it seems the area army is about to be crushed thanks to an invasion from the Republic Army. As the poor prospects of military district become clear, the second Chief of Staff, Zettour, suggests the creation of a new reinforcement corps.

Episode 5: My First Battalion
Episode 6: Beginning of Madness
Episode 6.5: War Report
Episode 7: The Battle of Fjord
Episode 8: Trial by Fire
Episode 9: Preparations for Advance
Episode 10: Path to Victory
Episode 11: Resistance
Episode 12: How to use Victory

At the front of the line, a few days after the siege. The imperial army, who defeated the enemy’s main force, immediately took over the control of the capital, Parisee. Finally, a great victory. Tanya was pleased with the peaceful life that finally reached the capital when news reached her that the navy is retreating. Tanya pretends not to know that General De Lugo is giving up the mainland and seemingly try to flee with a part of the rebellion to the south and instead decides to start an attack on her own. But before she could start it, a cease-fire was ordered by the headquarters. The battalion is enjoying the brief break but Tanya, overwhelmed by disappointment because she has missed a chance to end the war, caves in and later heads to the headquarters.



Original Creator

Carlo Zen (‘Yojo Senki’ / KADOKAWA)

Original Character Design

Shinobu Shinotsuki


Yutaka Uemura

Character Design / Chief Animation Director

Yuji Hosogoe

Series Composition

Kenji Harafuji

Assistant Director

Kana Harafuji

Sub Character design

Hiromi Taniguchi, Takao Maki, Haruhito Takada

Costume Design:

Hiromi Taniguchi

Magical Instrument Design

Ryouma Ebita

Prop Design

You Moriyama

Arms Design

Denforword Hiyori Akashino, Nao Otsu

Key Animators

Shosuke Ishibashi, Shinichi Kurita, Hiroyuki Horiuchi

Effects Director

Takashi Hashimoto

Military Affairs Research

Reiichiro Ofuji

Art Director

Satoru Hirayanagi

Color Design

Chiho Nakamura

Photography Director

Shinji Tonsho

3D CGI Director

Masato Takahashi


Yumi Jinguji

Sound Director

Yoshikazu Iwami


Shuji Katayama

Animation Production



幼女戦記製作委員会 (Youjo Senki Production Committee)


Tanya von Degurechaff

Aoi Yuki

Viktoriya ‘Visha’ Ivanovna Serebryakov

Saoori Hayami

Erich von Rerugen

Shinichiro Miki

Kurt von Rudersdorf

Tessho Genda

Hans von Zettour

Hochu Otsuka

Key Visuals


Airing Date
Jan 06, 2017 at 22:00
Winter 2017


Theme Songs

Jingo Jungle by Myth & Roid, ending: Los! Los! Los! by Aoi Yuki as Tanya

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