Youjo Senki

Saga of Tanya the Evil

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English: Saga of Tanya the Evil
Synonyms: The Military Chronicles of a Little Girl
Japanese: 幼女戦記


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2017 to Mar 31, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Fridays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Studios: Nut
Source: Light novel
Genre: ActionAction
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.981 (scored by 377216377,216 users)
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Ranked: #5772
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Popularity: #173
Members: 707,496
Favorites: 9,467

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Protagonist is reincarnated middle aged man with great strategical mind, and his action that are meant for survival are frequently misunderstood by both underlings and enemies, painting him as a big bad - entertaining for the viewers, not so entertaining for those that that had war crimes commited against them. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
both anime tells about overpowered main character leading his/her troop winning combat after combat. both anime pay enough attention to the strategy of war. both main character also has this darkish feeling background. 
report Recommended by sora2eugene
Set during what is the beginning of a world war, the protagonists of those are powerhouse of military/fighting strenght with a curious set of morals which leads to them commiting ethically questionable acts by current standards. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both shows set in a was era Both shows feture similar magic Both shows are heavily based on militarism Both MCs are tactical geniuses 
report Recommended by oryouohagi
These shows have female characters with magic powers and they are set in similar "Alternate reality World War" setting.  
report Recommended by opasnimiki
Series that involve grown, accomplished men, being reborn into a new world. Other worlds are less technologically advanced than ours but have magic to compensate. These worlds are transformed due to the intervention on these main characters. 
report Recommended by Master10K
The main characters are very similar, both very smart and ready to kill... They are also both very dark with a lot of death 
report Recommended by Laurin
Both contain amazing animation, military tactics, political manipulations, and dark supernatural elements. 
report Recommended by maattthhhh
Both shows explore how religion fundamentally controls people and how this leads to the halting of progress within society. The correlation being that 'knowledge is power', and without scientific advancement this leads to systemic brainwashing via religion. If you are an atheist or think religious themes in anime are interesting to dissect feel free to compare the two.  
report Recommended by techstarz
Both series feature child soldiers engaging in warfare to survive and thrive in a war plagued time. 
report Recommended by GraviticF7L
Isekai. Tanya the Evil and MT both feature an iskeai'd protagonist making do with the new life they have, in a new reincarnation too. The trope is extremely common, so I will point out differences. Tanya the Evil is almost like a chess game with nations being in a realistic representation of war, MT being a story of one seeking to transform into a better human with their first life wasted as a neet. Both are pretty well known isekai anime. With one being an intriguing military genre, the other being an adventure that only knows of expanding such a trek.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Protagonists of both shows have similar personality, and they're being thrown into the action due to circumstances while neither of them would want to be a part of it, seeking for safe and comfortable life by (almost) any means, always preferring rationality over morality. 
report Recommended by avil
They both draw heavily from german military history. 
report Recommended by Turtlesticks
Both anime contain brutal battlegrounds where the fighting is portrayed with immense bloodlust. Unsettling situations are shown by beautiful artwork and animation. A child is the main character in both of these shows. 
report Recommended by Crystaldragon36
Both: heavily emphasize the nature of war, are strategy based, and have bad ass main character who seek the end goal of a peaceful life.  
report Recommended by Gabbachi
It's absolutely not same as genre or story or etc, but you will find one thing. The MC is crazy af. Yandere, yeah that's it. If Kakegurui means "let's gamble like crazy", then this anime means "let's war like crazy". 
report Recommended by Heika-
Main character dies and gets reincarnated to another world/timeline. Plus its's an adult man reincarnated (kinda) as a little girl. 
report Recommended by Cymus
The characters in both anime tell about unjust life & they also hate God. 
report Recommended by ilcre108
Both shows hook with a sadistic badass female lead and deal with themes of war, child soldiers, and morality of battle. 
report Recommended by Eoku
Both anime revolve around nihonjins reincarnated as little girls with innate magical powers, and detail their rise to fame and power. Both have leadership as one of their themes. However the atmosphere is completely different. One show is near-iyashikei wholesomeness with a little drama mixed in, the other is a brutal, inhumane masterpiece. 
report Recommended by carl49785
Tanya is young soldier who battles for Germans in WW. The nations war is similar with guilds. Tanya is apathetic equally as Quanzhi Gaoshou MC. 
report Recommended by Felix
-both mc are sent to another world against their will -same setting and genre  
report Recommended by joexjoe
Both series mix cute girls with a gritty, military aesthetic -- although in terms of mood, they're different as night and day; G&P is a cute heartwarming anime, while YS is a dark and cynical story.  
report Recommended by JudgeDeadd
World Wars in an alternative version of the real history, where there are flying witches with magic powers. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
Both Animes: - Have a Girl that can be considered Insane/Crazy - Have a Main Character that is willing to Kill for personal gain 
report Recommended by aenriq12
Lots of fighting in both animes. However, Youjo Senki is based on World War I, while GATE is a fantasy anime. Nevertheless, both are great animes and anyone interested in military based animes will enjoy them. For those who look for something lighter with more humor involved, I would recommend GATE. Those looking for pure badassery and exlposions, feel free to watch Youjo Senki. I can assure you that neither of the two will disappoint you. 
report Recommended by Caroline98
Op mc Calculating mc Cool mc Smart mc Both mc change body after death Both mc best grills 
report Recommended by LBestDetective
If you love the series itself then you gotta watch the movie, watch Tanya kick some ass in the bloody battlefield. 
report Recommended by SleepuTheWeeb
the world is on war too but its an isekai 
report Recommended by mrtami
In both main character are teleported to another world 
report Recommended by Shubham_81998
While they may look really different, both shows are situated in a war. The big diffrerence is that in Youjo senki the MC fights in the front, and in princess principal the MCs are spies. Both have action scenes and have some magical artifacts to help them fight. 
report Recommended by Elzombi47
Both have really similar setting and both have a young girl as the main character. War is also a main theme in both of them. 
report Recommended by Weebbe
Both are kind of similar, despite "86" lacking the "isekai" aspect. Following a trend of an alternate history where there is a powerful futuristic technology, using it to go to war with one another just for well... reasons. For reasons, I mean fictional nations being oppressed and desiring power that's why they go to war. Well, in this case, the two are essentially the two sides in one coin: "86" is about an oppressed nation while "Youjo Senki" revolves around a nation that desires power. With that said, I am positive that someone would find the one as equally enjoyable as the other, for the  read more 
report Recommended by Solaris-----
the stories aren't similar AT ALL but the MCs of both shows are underage blonde girls who are in the military bc of their good combat skills. 
report Recommended by ray1627
(shiki) Even though the hair is crazy the characters feel like real people and think like real people even the shiki do too BUT i warn you it's slow paced at the start and you may not like that (Youjo senki) germany in ww1 with magic and a crazy little girl that's actually a business man goes around shooting people and talking about how much she hates god lmao the only thing that really connects the two anime is that people die and that they both have psychopaths and that god doesn't give a damn  
report Recommended by Teto_lily5
These children challange godly stuff, they are intelligent and yea they are in weird universes. They are clever as hell, watch it.  
report Recommended by mini_panda
Both shows - are isekai; - are focused on mind games/tactics rather than pure fighting; - have a unique art style; - have a cool loli as one of the protagonists. 
report Recommended by NTaya
In the two animes we follow the adventures of a protagonist considered to be "evil". In Yuukoku no Moriarty our main character is a criminal and Tanya from youjo senki can do everything to achieve her goals. But throughout the anime there mentality is explained so well that you are forced to reassess your previous judgement. Both of the MCs are fighting against powerful entities thanks to their above average intellect : god in Youjo senki and the nobility in Yuukoku no Moriarty. But what’s the most enjoyable in those show is the attention to details just on example out of many: -Blue eyes for Holmes vs the  read more 
report Recommended by Moriarty_971
Because, Both of animes have some sadist characters and have psychological terms. I think, They are so good animes. I suggest both of two anime. 
report Recommended by Tugra_Enes_Bal
Despite Youjo Senki being a sort of Isekai, at the core there are strong similarities. Both are about a German Empire and a very intellectual focus on military strategy. Ginga Eiyuu is set in an interplanetary scifi setting, whilst Youjo Senki is set in an alternate history WW1/WW2 European front. In both anime, you have a German MC who is very strategic. Reinhard in Ginga, Tanya in Youjo. The art style is nearly identical too. Both anime are very enjoyable if you like a high brow intellectual MC who makes smart decisions and isn't some screaming shonen.  
report Recommended by Balder777
Having an heavy ballistic artillary does a lot of damage.. Especially without lending them a hand They are based on a historical character with a great leader.. Among the rest Neither has a cynical persona... 
report Recommended by HikiNEET021
tanya and kiritsugu are very similar imo, both psychotic, intelligent, pragmatic, sad middle aged man lol though tanya may be a little more umm energetic, if you enjoyed watching one, you should the other. both animu have war and magic 
report Recommended by nobeernolife
Both animes have a very similar character. Watch to find out which one. They both include 'war', but nobody really cares about that. It's the perfectly developed characters that make the series a masterpiece.  
report Recommended by Azzo67890
A blond(e) and haughty youngster must make their way into the military world and earn the respect of their superiors. Lots of talking about military strategy, powerful battles and struggles for power. 
report Recommended by Z_Tetriminos
- Both anime are set in a Alternative Reality (World war 1 with magic) and (Japan losing much of its area to submergence) - Both features a Protag with bad luck (Tanya and Mashiro) - Both features military weapons that are used for war - Both are based on militarism 
report Recommended by uchimaki131
Both shows has protagonist has been reincarnated to a different world agaisnt their will. Both shows has people who can use magic and who cannot In both shows the protagonist either doesnt believe/makes fun of the god. Both protagonist; smart and tacticalist. Both shows' protagonist often has bad luck. 
report Recommended by alperencpt
both are summon to alternate world if diablo summon from game Tanya summon to other world Isekai Maou base in game while Youjo Senki is base in war  
report Recommended by lesna02
A second chance to continue living after death, but with a condition: very hard fighting to survive. Main characters are being forced to kill enemies for their own lives. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
A middle-aged man who became a little girl, both Ryofuko and Tanya are female children in appearance, but are actually adult men. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
Both are stories of a company build up with people with superpowers in fictional versions of real life world wars. -Also, both have ridiculously strong protagonists from the start. 
report Recommended by DeidaraSanji
If you are in the mood for military uniforms, rifles, and warfare, these both give off similar tones (at times). Golden Kamuy is much more focused on comedy and adventure, but the military aesthetic is strong in both. They are also both set in historical wars (though the war in Tanya seems to be a parody/alternate version of the real world). 
report Recommended by Xaeveax
Loli and World War stuff, way less cute but more epic. 
report Recommended by Sebisu_chan
Although these anime are different as a genre, one is about fantasy world, another is about XX century world. HOWEVER! Both have same concept idea, and that MC was sent to another world via time travel by someone who is superior (P.S. this isn't a spoiler as long as you watch 1st episode of both). It is interesting to mention that even opening of Youjo Senki is also very similar to Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Issekai one. 
report Recommended by Imiran
Both animes deal with inherently dark plot and have similar feels. Though the general contents of the animes are quite different the mature content and smart combat focus is present in both.  
report Recommended by WolVesz
Both about ruthless blond haired aces rising through the ranks of their respective military factions.  
report Recommended by dancingvalkyrie
Both have fascist military carnage and an MC who is evil, psycho, and OP. 
report Recommended by ForsakenIcarus
In summary :3 Both of the main characters spawned in different world with their old memories. Also, Both of Tanya and Shiroe use magic to defeat their enemies. Finally both of the main characters (Tanya and Shiroe) :} make good strategies and think twice before talking to reach their goals. They both known as devils lol. A Lot of points but i used the most important, realized ones However, If you like. -Strategies. -Magic. -Stuck in game style. Then you Need to watch Youjo Senki and Log Horizon if you didn't watch it already. (Also log horizon is kinda bored beside Youjo Senki and not exciting that much but it got nice and friendship  read more 
report Recommended by Mgy
Because winter seasons are apparently great for short dark military animes, dark settings, grey characters at the best, "realistic" magic/mecha warfare accompanied by convetional war as setting. 
report Recommended by Martin_Taylor
Somewhat similar art style, gory, and equally, if not more crazed characters. Well, never really got the plot of it, but hey; mad people, acting out their madness. (Also, note that Higurashi, is part of a series.) 
report Recommended by hauken
This anime centers on war and magic, has a little blonde girl as the protagonist although is different in the development of the story Youjo being more mature and Junketsu being more innocent they're both great shows and fun to watch. 
report Recommended by Mike_Wazowski
the protagonists,tanya and guts fight against the world to settle the grudge on their enemies that have stripped them of everything. 
report Recommended by yabuki-kun
Nazi = Soviet Empire Takes place near and before WW2 Tanya and Alucard are quite similar judging by it's character Both are Hella Twisted with Pure Insanity.. as one to be defeat God (X) 
report Recommended by HikiNEET021
Seemingly cute lolis capable of some horrific things. 
report Recommended by Master10K
In summary. Both of the anime shows are in old second war style ( you will get it if you watch one of em lol ). Both of the main characters try to kill overpowered character to get their revenge because he/she made them poor af. Over exciting, action a-a-and killing with cold blood... you know. Tanya and Angelo use strategies to take care of people or get promotion in their corporation. Finally they got innocent kind of stupid supporting characters. A Lot of points but i used the most important, realized ones. However, If you like. -Action. -Guns. -Wars. -Strategies while wasting souls. -Revenge and anger mode. Then you Need to watch Youjo Senki and 91 Days  read more 
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