Youjo Senki: Sabaku no Pasta Daisakusen

Saga of Tanya the Evil: Operation Desert Pasta

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English: Saga of Tanya the Evil: Operation Desert Pasta
Japanese: 幼女戦記 砂漠のパスタ大作戦


Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 19, 2021
Producers: Magic Capsule, Kadokawa
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nut
Source: Light novel
Genre: ActionAction
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 16 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.391 (scored by 1580715,807 users)
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Ranked: #20092
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Popularity: #2990
Members: 35,789
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The 203rd Air Mage Battalion led by Tanya is forced to fight in the southern desert, the front line. In an effort to provide some food for the harsh conditions, Colonel Rerugen sent dried pasta to the battlefield. Will Tanya and the others be able to eat the delicious pasta under the conditions of water shortage?

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Uemura, Yutaka
Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Ihara, Kenta
Zen, Carlo
Original Creator


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"Los! Los! Los!" by Tanya Degurechaff (Aoi Yuuki)

Jun 20, 2021
KingShuloxx (All reviews)
Military advancements:

Weapons, armor, vehicles, strategies ❌

So Youjo Senki not only did announce season 2, they also gave us a pre-movie OVA. Well played. Objectively, it´s a very light episode with basic story and some poor drawings, which is normal considering they are working on S2. No OP or ED, same OST and limited character expressions also were there. But it was still enjoyable. Like the first dish that comes before the pasta (sorry I had to do it, don´t kill me)

Story: 6/10
Art: 5/10
Sound: 7/10
Character: 7/10
Enjoyment: 7.5/10 --> 8/10

Overall: 7/10
Should I watch it?: If you have 15 spare minutes, give it a try
Jun 19, 2021
3xTripple (All reviews)
Operation Desert Pasta.

It was not a choice, it was a necessity.

Stationed in the desert to rout their enemy and cut off their supplies, the 203rd battalion is running low on food, water, and spices--- they must conserve what little supplies they have left. Meanwhile, the top brass complains about their agonizingly bland food and recognizes the true need to ship some supplies to the main lines to boost the battalion's morale. There was only one problem with their sentiment, the "supplies" shipped weren't at all what the 203rd battalion needed!

There was only Dry Pasta.

Tanya and the 203rd battalion recognize there's only one read more
Jun 19, 2021
delta5 (All reviews)
This is just a nice, short comedic interlude that's not essential viewing...but it is a lot of fun. In short, Tanya and her unit are stationed in the middle of the desert, Water is scarce and their diet is monotonous. So, in a brilliantly stupid way to improve morale and vary their combat rations, the military high command ships in an incalculable quantity of dried pasta. The rest of the story involves the crazy lengths to which Tanya and her mages go to make said pasta tasty. Mayhem ensues.

If you like Youjo Senki then this is a nice treat while we all wait for the read more
Jun 20, 2021
C_y_a_ (All reviews)
What do you do when you have pasta but with no flavor?

You raid a bunch of supply depots of course. What a rather light hearted side story. You have command sending you pasta but you don't have water what do you do? You get water from raiding their supply depots of course. Then your cooked pasta tastes like flavorless garbage what do you do? You hit dozens of other enemy supply depots to get those supplies. When all said is done the enemy thinks you're some tactical genius hitting bases that are vulnerable but in reality you're being raided for your Italian goods and read more

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