Saga of Tanya the Evil

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  • 81 out of 87 people found this review helpful:
    Complex and Easily Misunderstood
    Saga of Tanya the Evil is one part thought experiment, one part modern tragedy, and one part subverted anime tropes.

    Thought Experiment
    If you read the novels for this series, you are already familiar with the complex ideas this series covers. For newcomers, this is a thought experiment that runs throughout the whole series which I would summarize thusly:

    Which is worse:
    1) An ...
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  • 59 out of 62 people found this review helpful:
    Quite an interesting show
    Well I'll first say that I was looking forward to this anime when I first found out about it. I do like military shows quite a bit. It's also set in a world where a war (definitely not World War I) between an empire (definitely not Germany) is fighting against a group of allies (definitely not France, Russia, etc.). This only furthered my interest in the show. I did hear certain summaries of the ...
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  • 32 out of 34 people found this review helpful:
    Much more appealing after the second episode
    After the first episode I was mildly interested, after the second I'm ready to watch it till the end. If the idea of WWI style warfare mixed with magic appeals to you, you should be happy to know that this has a interesting plot and main protagonist to go with it. It's to early to tell if the show will continue to hold my interest, but it seems off to a great start.
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  • 17 out of 20 people found this review helpful:
    Nice animation and a decent storyline so far
    My review is to anyone who might be thinking of avoiding this anime due to the multiple 1 star ratings calling it a WW2 anime that paints the germans as the good guys which is entirely false and shows a bit of ignorance on the side of those writing the review.

    Well the fact is that this is nowhere near a WW2 anime and it just show's peoples ignorance (Those with any historical sense will know ...
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  • 30 out of 47 people found this review helpful:
    Not WW2 or Nazis - learn your history you doofuses
    Just so everyone knows - this is a magical version of the WWI conflict - and unlike WW2, there was plenty of fault to go around. Looking back as a history buff, if you want to make them good guys/bad guys, the Germans were probably 55% of the bad-guys, but circumstances mostly pushed them into attacking a neutral country or two because they thought that it was the only way they stood a chance was ...
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  • 16 out of 22 people found this review helpful:
    "Good for episode 1"
    Tanya is a very basic character, but a very likable one she brings some intense devilish behavior and I can’t wait to see what more she can do. As for the other characters, you mostly overlook all the generals and high commanders as they are just old boring guys in a room far away from all events of interest and I don’t think you're even supposed to care about them. I think people looking for ...
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  • 12 out of 15 people found this review helpful:
    War buffs will love it
    So I went into this without knowing anything about it. All you need to know is it takes place during in an alternate world where world war 1 either started or lasted longer and mages are used in battle. If you liked Izetta I think you will like this as well. Another reviewer stated this starts in the middle of the manga but I had no problems picking up what was going on. Also Tanya is a ...
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  • 8 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    This is an interesting show, just keep watching!
    For starters, this is a pretty interesting anime with war, guns, and magic. It revolves around Lieutenant Tanya, which seems demonic to the enemies because of how powerful and talented she is already at a young age, but as of episode 1 it doesn't explain how Lieutenant Tanya got there. I understand that they might want the viewers to have a more impactful view of the anime at a glance, and wants ...
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  • 8 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    A quite good and interesting show.
    Although untill now the quality of the sound isn't so good the show is still very enjoyable.The graphics and the details on each character are very good.What also,is good,about this show is that it shows a type of -dere that is not shown much in anime.The fact that it takes place in 1923 is quite interesting too.The realationship between each character and how it (propably) evolves is also a good ...
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  • 16 out of 24 people found this review helpful:
    No clear good guys vs, bad guys in WWI, nonehtless Tanya is called evil
    This anime occupies the same genre as Izetta: The Last Witch, but with some notable changes. Tanya is fighting for the "Germans" in "WW I", and she is "evil". The flow of the combat is somewhat different in that there are a number of "mages" involved. and instead of a pretty grown witch, Tanya is an ugly little girl. In some ways, this is a braver reinterpretation of history than Isetta was, ...
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