Youjo Senki: Sabaku no Pasta Daisakusen

Saga of Tanya the Evil: Operation Desert Pasta

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 幼女戦記 砂漠のパスタ大作戦
English: Saga of Tanya the Evil: Operation Desert Pasta
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 19, 2021
Producers: Magic Capsule, Kadokawa
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nut
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, MilitaryMilitary, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 16 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.461 (scored by 3035030,350 users)
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Ranked: #20302
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Popularity: #2856
Members: 60,379
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Tsunoki, Takuya
Uemura, Yutaka
Director, Storyboard


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Ending Theme

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

Episode Videos


Dec 17, 2021
I don't think people understand what actually this OVA meant

Basically, want they want to show us (in my perspective of course) is that season two is going to be better at all aspects they worked on

You can hear new sound effects for shooting, flying etc.
Characters now have new face expressions (like Serebryakov when planning the attack);
Improved animation on some aspects like shooting, aiming, explosions and more;

THIS is exactly what I wanted, you may not know but, (in my limited knowledge) seems like studio nuts is a recent studio founded in 2017 that had its first anime adaptation be Youjo senki, so after that, they did ...
Aug 22, 2021
Mixed Feelings
These imbeciles actually use knives when eating penne al sugo. The Imperial Army always finds new ways to terrify me.

MAL insists on having me write a longer review, so I'll express more of my comments, but really this anime is just a joke used to bring back Tanya and show some good animations of the 203rd Magic Batallion flying in the desert. Story is really poor apart from the nice joke about them fighting for a good meal, but we're always glad to hear Tanya's speeches and technically the work is good.
They actually know how pasta should be cooked and, as an Italian, I really ...
Sep 11, 2023
Hungry? How about some pasta.

This is an OVA where Tanya is shipped way too many boxes of pasta in the desert and needs to find a way to make it edible for her men. It's entertaining enough and fans of Tanya the Evil will likely find enjoyment in it. I personally found it a little boring but not bad by any means. Everyone is back and has at least a single line. Serebryakov has a moment to shine though I've never particularly cared for her character. The performance for Tanya isn't as good as usual, likely because this is just a 15 minute OVA. I ...

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