The BEST Episodes of Saga of Tanya the Evil

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2020

Network: AT-X

It is June of the year CE 1923. A young girl with blond hair and blue eyes, Tanya Degurechaff, has entered the final curriculum of the Imperial Military Academy and is training at the third patrol line in the northern military district, the Norden Theater, as part of her service to the force. Her training, the first step toward a brilliant career as an aviation mage, should have gone off without a hitch... but things took an unexpected turn.

My First Battalion

#1 - My First Battalion

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2017

Tanya is tasked with forming the rapid response mage battalion she suggested to General Zettour, but she keeps failing candidates due to her strict selection criteria. Zettour orders that the battalion be assembled even if safe training conditions are no longer the priority. Tanya rains down hellfire on her prospective subordinates in the hopes of discouraging them, but after a month the unexpected has come true. Her new unit, the 203rd Mage Battalion, is then assigned a mission of almost celebratory proportions.

star 8.26
144 votes
Writers: Kenta Ihara, Shinji Satō

#2 - Resistance

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 24, 2017

On the way back from the deployment into Republic territory, Tanya and her men are ordered to take part in the continuing encirclement operation to eliminate the trapped soldiers. However, it is at this time that the Allied Kingdom decides to take direct action in the war while having alongside them Anson Sioux, a man who vowed to God that he would kill the Devil of the Rhine.

star 8.23
120 votes
Writers: Kenta Ihara, Yuzuru Tachikawa
The Battle of the Fjord

#3 - The Battle of the Fjord

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 24, 2017

Tanya is brought in as advisor to the strategy meetings of the army's northern theater branch where, despite her lower rank, she strongly attempts to oppose military actions she considers dangerous. During a more private discussion with General Rudersdorf and Major Rerugen, she is questioned on hypothetical benefits of the plan she vetoed and accidentally stumbles on the actual strategy the officers kept secret. Thus, the 203rd is dispatched to execute this plan and enact a decisive blow against the Entente Alliance.

star 8.22
134 votes
Writers: Kana Harufuji, Kenta Ihara
How to Use a Victory

#4 - How to Use a Victory

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 31, 2017

After the signing of an armistice between the Republic and the Empire, Tanya grows restless and feels that something is amiss in the political move to end the war. Based on the knowledge from her previous experiences in dealing with men who have lost everything succumbing to folly, she petitions Strategic Command to use the victory they have achieved but falls on deaf ears until it is too late. Left with no choice, she recites a solemn prayer to God...

star 8.21
128 votes
Writers: Kana Harufuji, Kenta Ihara
The Path to Victory

#5 - The Path to Victory

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 17, 2017

The three strike teams selected from the 203rd have landed in Republic territory after a perilous flight aboard the prototype V1 rockets and move to decapitate the chain of command by destroying three targets potentially hiding the enemy strategic headquarters. As the opening act of the attack designed to end the war, Tanya fights to finally seize the life she dreams of.

star 8.15
126 votes
Writers: Hiromi Taniguchi, Kenta Ihara, Yutaka Uemura

#6 - Prologue

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2017

2013, Tokyo, Japan. An unnamed salaryman works with the utmost efficiency without regard to the personal circumstances of others in order to achieve his dream of having an easy life. It suddenly comes to an abrupt end one rainy afternoon after work... Or it should have, but an angered being calling itself God intervenes moments before his death. The salaryman however rebukes God's existence, preferring to refer to the apparition before him as "Being X." As the consequence of this insolence, X reincarnates the salaryman for the last time, choosing a life of misery befitting the blasphemer. Reborn as Tanya, he will do anything to survive...

star 7.97
152 votes
Writers: Hiromi Taniguchi, Kenta Ihara, Yutaka Uemura
Deus Vult

#7 - Deus Vult

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 2017

Ten years have passed since Tanya's birth in this world. After her performance in battle, she is awarded the commendation of the Silver Wings and allowed to choose a less dangerous assignment. Unfortunately, the military technology development division is ruled by the mad scientist Schugel, meaning that this undertaking only has the appearances of being less perilous. Tanya quickly writes another transfer request, but X suddenly imposes his will...

star 7.97
140 votes
Writers: Kana Harufuji, Kenta Ihara
Beginning of Madness

#8 - Beginning of Madness

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 2017

The 203rd is ordered to the north by strategic command to support the war against the Entente Alliance in Norden territory. Tanya suspects that other world powers or even powers not of this world are interfering in and watching the conflict with vested interests, since it should've been within the Empire's ability to end it with the troops already stationed there. The madness of a World War approaches, and Tanya's hope that it doesn't concern her more than it should might prove futile.

star 7.91
142 votes
Writers: Kenta Ihara, Yūji Kumazawa
Preparations for Advance

#9 - Preparations for Advance

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 10, 2017

The war on the Rhine front is dragging on and after Arene's railway is destroyed, the Empire cannot afford a long term stalemate. Strategic Headquarters forms a multi-stage plan designed to lure the enemy forward and strike their leadership through the use of a highly unconventional method. Should the plan fail however, it would mean the end of the Empire. It's up to Tanya to succeed despite the ridiculously unfortunate and unfair circumstances she's been forced in, in the hope of one day getting revenge...

star 7.72
125 votes
Writers: Hiromi Taniguchi, Kenta Ihara, Yūsuke Maruyama, Yutaka Uemura
Trial by Fire

#10 - Trial by Fire

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 3, 2017

The occupation of the Entente Alliance barely done and over with, Tanya and the 203rd are back on the Rhine front to the West. There, they are given the mission of quelling the rebellion in the former Republic city of Arene, which has been backed up by air dropped mages. Strategic Headquarters has a foolproof plan to deal with the city and the resistance, but Tanya's men do not realize who is the originator nor how far it will test their character.

star 7.71
127 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Kobayashi, Kenta Ihara
Campus Life

#11 - Campus Life

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 27, 2017

After her retirement from the front line, Tanya is enrolled in the military university to further her career and secure a future away from danger. A chance encounter with General Zettour gives her the opportunity to create a strong impression on the military elite and possibly open a door to such a future. However, after listening to her, Zettour brings forward his own plan at the next strategy meeting...

star 7.67
143 votes
Writers: Hiromi Taniguchi, Kana Harufuji, Kenta Ihara, Yasuhiro Akamatsu, Yutaka Uemura
The Devil of the Rhine

#12 - The Devil of the Rhine

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 2017

1923, in a world where magic exists, the Empire is at war with the Entente Alliance. Fighting a losing battle in the Rhine military theater, the Empire dispatches available troops haphazardly to delay the advance of the enemy. Second Lieutenant Tanya Degurechaff leads her platoon of aerial mages in skirmishes along the front, but is then assigned the mission of rescuing allied mages from artillery bombardment. At that time, she will come to be known in the Entente Alliance as the Devil of the Rhine...

star 7.67
187 votes
Writers: Hiromi Taniguchi, Kenta Ihara, Yutaka Uemura