Youjo Senki
The Saga of Tanya the Evil
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Youjo Senki

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Military Chronicles of a Little Girl
Japanese: 幼女戦記
English: The Saga of Tanya the Evil
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Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 31, 2013 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy
Themes: Isekai Isekai, Military Military, Reincarnation Reincarnation
Serialization: None
Authors: Shinotsuki, Shinobu (Art), Zen, Carlo (Story)


Score: 8.431 (scored by 50415,041 users)
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Ranked: #1952
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Popularity: #767
Members: 22,975
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Tanya Degurechaff is a soldier who has the appearance of an innocent young girl. But behind her cute facade lies the soul of a ruthless salaryman who challenged "Being X"—the self-proclaimed God who reincarnated the man into an industrial world of magic. By doing this, Being X hopes to prove that, if the situation were dire enough, even a non-believer like this man would pray for God's help.

Opposing Being X's desires to make her suffer, Tanya enlists in the military with the hope of living a peaceful life. She manages to impress the higher-ups with her aptitude for war, swiftly rising through the ranks. However, her country soon participates in the ongoing world war, quickly crushing her dream. In an attempt to return to her calm she starts using any merciless means to obliterate her opponents. Thus begins the saga of Tanya the Evil and the Empire as they seek world domination.

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Youjo Senki has been published in English as The Saga of Tanya the Evil by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint since December 19, 2017.

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Sep 11, 2016
Preliminary (4/? eps)
While the fan-translation effort is fairly slow for this light novel, the pure quality of both the actual content and the translation effort is nothing short of stellar. To get a good idea on how Youjo Senki reads, take a read of the prologue and the first chapter. Those two chapters sum up exactly how it is going to read. The language and concepts used can be a bit difficult to read through which unfortunately makes the fan-translation difficult.

The knowledge of the author shines through and the plot is very well thought out. Normally, in light novels with the 'reincarnation' trope, the character makes the ...
Nov 30, 2016
Preliminary (Unknown/? eps)
A very hardcore and concrete story among the vast amount of light novels which are 'sexually-polluted'.

This novel series is noteworthy for readers who have at least some interest in stories of wars and battles. The writer's comprehensive knowledge of war histories can be known through the detailed battle plans explained and the various examples of past battles quoted.

What makes this novel appealing to me is that the story has largely eliminated the popular 'naive' characteristic of most protagonists in other novel series. The realistic inclination of Tanya (Both male/female protagonist of this story) will be giving readers a feeling of fulfillment reading how ...
Apr 13, 2020
Preliminary (39/? eps)
I won't mince words, this is a deeply irresponsible work. I wanted to see it through, but I dropped it after much deliberation.

Youjo Senki is the tale of an objectivist who is reborn as a child soldier in a imperial nation that is a mix of WWI and WWII era Germany geopolitics and military, but technology is supplanted with magic. The main character, who is renamed Tanya, is the picture of Japanese neoliberalism and the central "punchline" of the story is that her result-oriented pragmatism is instead seen as fierce patriotism and ideal military prowess by her superiors. Tanya has the foresight of extensive knowledge ...

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