The BEST Episodes of Saga of Tanya the Evil

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2021

Network: AT-X

On the front lines of the war, there is a little girl. Blond hair, blue eyes, and porcelain white skin, she commands her squad with lisping voice. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff. But in reality, she is one of Japan's most elite salarymen, reborn as a little girl into a world of magical warfare after angering a mysterious being who calls himself God. Tanya resolves to ascend the ranks of her country's military as it slowly plunges into world war, with only Being X proving to be the strongest obstacle in recreating the peaceful life she once knew. But her perceptive actions and combat initiative have an unintended side effect: propelling the mighty Empire into becoming one of the most powerful nations in mankind's history.

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My First Battalion

#1 - My First Battalion

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2017

Tanya's new battalion is off the ground and running, and it's time for them to do their first mission: fight back a massive invasion by the Dakian Dukedom to the southeast. The enemy army numbers in the hundreds of thousands, but they've brought no air units at all, which makes them easy pickings for Tanya's highly trained force. After wiping out the enemy army, she heads straight for the enemy capital and launches an attack there.

star 8.32
167 votes
Writers: Kenta Ihara, Shinji Satô

#2 - Resistance

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 24, 2017

Tanya's diminished smaller company attack the battalion of Allied Kingdom mages rather than retreat. Their company use their altitude advantage but suffer heavy losses, especially when Colonel Sioux uses an illegal Trench Gun.

star 8.29
142 votes
Writers: Kenta Ihara, Yuzuru Tachikawa
How to Use a Victory

#3 - How to Use a Victory

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 31, 2017

Tanya just barely manages to restrain herself from disobeying her superior officers and attacking the Republic remanents. But the Republic forces have escaped overseas, and vowed to fight to the bitter end. The Empire has been victorious, but in its victory it has terrified the rest of the world and spurred them to action. Is true victory possible at all?

star 8.25
155 votes
Writers: Kana Shundou, Kenta Ihara
The Battle of the Fjord

#4 - The Battle of the Fjord

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 24, 2017

The Empire is launching a seemingly foolish attack on the Entente Alliance in the middle of winter. They lack the supplies to successfully invade. Tanya realizes that this attack is a feint intended to distract from a fjord landing mission. Sure enough, she is sent to lead the invasion of the fjords, and silence 20 cannon emplacements in time for the fleet to land and the Imperial forces to disembark.

star 8.25
157 votes
Writers: Kana Shundou, Kenta Ihara
The Path to Victory

#5 - The Path to Victory

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

Tanya's spectacular mission is a success, and the Republic is surrounded and crippled. But on her way back, she runs into a group of allied mages, lead by Anton Souix, the man she crippled once more. He's back, and powered by Being X, and his one mission in life is to take down the Devil of the Rhine!

star 8.20
147 votes
Writers: Kenta Ihara, Yutaka Uemura

#6 - Prologue

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2017

The secret of Tanya's birth is revealed. Tanya was a cold and unemotional Japanese salaryman who was pushed in front of a train by a man he laid off. An infuriated godlike creature named "Being X" sent him to this world, and reincarnated him as a baby girl... with no promise that he would ever be reincarnated again. Now Tanya has to survive, because this is all she's got!

star 8.01
177 votes
Writers: Hiromi Taniguchi, Kenta Ihara, Yutaka Uemura
Deus Vult

#7 - Deus Vult

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 2017

After her stunning success with her first mission, Tanya is assigned to test a new piece of technology: a highly unstable prototype calculation jewel. This jewel offers her unparalleled power, but just using it risks her life. Tanya is determined to get out of this project and on to someplace easier and safer (like the front lines of the war), but Being X has other ideas...

star 8.00
165 votes
Writers: Kana Shundou, Kenta Ihara
Beginning of Madness

#8 - Beginning of Madness

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 2017

After her easy victory over Dakia, it's time for a more difficult mission: aiding the destruction of the Entente Alliance to the north. The Alliance is being backed by the strong powers, and has equipment and training that in some cases rival the Empire. When Tanya arrives, the Alliance is striking a critical supply base with a bombing raid, and the local Empire force are too overwhlemed to defend against it. Can she get there to hold them off in time?

star 7.99
164 votes
Writers: Kenta Ihara, Yūji Kumazawa
Trial by Fire

#9 - Trial by Fire

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 3, 2017

The war with the Entente Alliance is done, and it's back to the Rhine for Tanya and her forces. The Republic troops are highly trained, well-equipped, and stronger than any she's faced before. And in a distant hospital, a former Kingdom officer wakes up, with a mission from God imprinted on his mind...

star 7.82
149 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Kobayashi, Kenta Ihara
Preparations for Advance

#10 - Preparations for Advance

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 10, 2017

The last enemy on the continent is the Republic, and the Empire has come up with a bold plan to take them out. Of course, Tanya is sent to the forefront of this operation, and is forced to take on the entire Republic army by herself while the Empire stages a faked withdrawl. Then it's off for a ride on a rocket as she heads straight into the heart of enemy territory!

star 7.78
143 votes
Writers: Hiromi Taniguchi, Kenta Ihara, Yûsuke Maruyama, Yutaka Uemura
The Devil of the Rhine

#11 - The Devil of the Rhine

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 2017

The Empire is a powerful military nation on a continent that looks much like early 20th century Europe. But in this world, magic is real. The Empire is involved in a war against the Entente Alliance, and fighting a poorly executed delaying action in the northern theater. Second Lieutenant Tanya Degurechaff leads a small platoon of mages. But there's something unusual about this lieutenant... she's only nine years old!

star 7.76
213 votes
Writers: Kana Shundou, Kenta Ihara
Campus Life

#12 - Campus Life

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 27, 2017

Tanya is now living life on easy street, as a highly-respected student at the military university. She's so highly respected, in fact, that one of the Empire's chief military planners asks her for her opinion on the course of the war. Eager to show off her intellect (and hopefully land herself a cushy job in the planning department), Tanya comes up with a plan of astonishing insight and intelligence. Her idea backfires, however, when she turns out to be a little too smart for her own good...

star 7.73
167 votes
Writers: Hiromi Taniguchi, Kana Shundou, Kenta Ihara, Yasuhiro Akamatsu, Yutaka Uemura