What Is It?
The 2017 Japanese anime (animated) TV show Saga Of Tanya The Evil (Season 1).
Here is how The IMDb describes this anime TV show:
For having insulted God, an arrogant Japanese salary man in the moment of his sudden death is sentenced to be reborn in an alternate universe similar to 1910s Europe, in an empire torn apart by countless wars with all nearby countries. The salary man is reborn as Second Lieutenant Tanya Degurechaff of the Imperial Army, a 9-year-old soldier girl. Plus this, according to God’s words, if she’s not able to die a natural death, or she refuses to have faith in Him, her soul will leave the circle and be sent to hell for the countless sins that Tanya has committed in her previous life. In search for an escape, Tanya decides to enter into the Empire’s Mages Division, hoping to reach a high enough rank as fast as possible to remain far from the battlefield and in this way avoid the risk of being killed. Even if she’s now forced to speak with a young girl’s lisp, Tanya soon turns into a ruthless soldier who prioritizes efficiency and her own career over anything else. — Gadiel Philip
I watched this anime thanks to my brother GC and Gigguk.
It was an easy watch that I finished in one weekend, which is an almost record-breaking speed for me.
This anime has an interesting twist on reincarnation, God vs a stubborn man, and a world war with magic.
There were some cool action scenes of early world war combat / technology with flying mages shooting old style guns infused with their magic with explosive effect.
The aerial combat was unique and the highlights of this show, and the use of military tactics & strategies.
I am curious what will happen in the next season, and I would recommend watching this show.
I would give this show a 3.5 – 4 out of 5.
- John Jr