Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19 and having a great day. Netflix has some seriously good anime I’ll tell you that and though this one starts off the wrong way, it goes on to be one of the best someone can ever see. SPOILERS for episode 1 and 2 of the anime.
The story follows Tanya Degurechaff, a mage soldier in the army of the Empire fighting in a World War. The reality is that Tanya was a salary man in her previous life doing the job of laying off or firing bad workers for companies. Believing in free market principles and being an atheist, he lives his life as he wants that is until he dies. Moments before his death he is visited by the god of reincarnation who tells him to believe in the Creator in his last moments (something I found attractive because I also believe in the fact that if someone remembers the Creator or God at the end of their life, God takes them to heaven), refusing to do so the god now dubbed ‘Being X’ by Tanya decides to reincarnate him in a world where he is put in such a dire situation that he will have nothing to do except pray to God. Taking on the challenge he is reborn as Tanya in the Empire, a representation of a certain European Nation. Tanya now swearing to live an easy life as defiance to Being X begins using her past knowledge to be safe all while Being X makes moves from behind the scenes to make her life significantly harder than it should be. This battle leads to Tanya becoming an excellent soldier and constantly going into threats all to serve the Fatherland of the Empire and to defy Being X.
The first flaw I wanted to point out in this anime was that the first episode was confusing as heck and I only watched for the action and as the second episode cleared things up I was happy that I didn’t abandon it. The characters in the story aren’t that memorable since most of the time is focused on discussing war strategies and the like. The names are also difficult to remember but the characters do their job well in moving the story forward and bringing out more of Tanya’s character as the devil and a cold hearted person who stops at nothing to get what they want.
The show is comedic at the right times though the action sometimes feels too long drawn and the suspenseful scenes last long enough sometimes to take the feel out of it. The comedy however is good as it shows how Tanya despite working hard on her own cannot outsmart Being X who always manages to find a way to get her into trouble and for her to throw herself into combat and threatning situations. The action meanwhile is obviously worth it, the magic combined with World War 1 era equipment and warfare simply makes for a good fast paced action and combat which will keep you focused on the screen to watch each and every movement.
The main lesson from this anime is obviously the horrors of war but what I found more interesting than that was that humans have to submit to something eventually. Tanya who refuses to pray is forced to pray by Being X and though it doesn’t make her have faith in God she still has to follow the order showing that her earlier statement that ‘in a world so technologically advanced and matured there is no need to submit to a higher power’ is false as she herself cannot prevent her death but has to accept it with no other option. She claims to be fighting against Being X but instead gas to dance on his tunes so that she can survive. Eventually every human needs to submit. The problems Tanya faces wouldn’t have been there should she not have been such a stubborn person and simply prayed to God. The same goes for us, we wouldn’t need to suffer this much should we take shelter of God but at the same time we are also free to choose between that shelter and suffering that is what makes God great and merciful that even after choosing suffering if we decide to turn to him, he will accept us.
The anime is a must watch as a binge, if you’re looking for some action and you like World War vibes and tactics because that is all this anime has. Watch the devilish Tanya use her evil and stubborn nature to survive in a world torn apart by war. Great world building and the realities of the world shown in this anime make it a must watch for everyone who wants to have a good perspective on war and what it can cause as well as what happens when one defys God. Go watch The Saga of Tanya the Evil and if it intrigues you enough you can go ahead and read the Light Novels as well to complete the story.
Battlefield of the Rhine situation looks dire,
It’s a stalemate and now an ace they require,
One young girl takes rifle and goes on to fire,
She’s here to win the war not here to inspire.
So strict and deadly and she’s just a kid,
You’ll call her a monster once you know the things she did,
To people who did things that she forbid,
One sole magician taking over the grid.
She’s not fighting a war she’s battling an entity,
With God like powers who made her his enemy,
Who put her into this world as a penalty,
A good old salaryman is her previous identity.
She doesn’t believe in God and yet she prays,
To use her power so she can make her plays,
To make sure that her unit obeys,
As she’s making sure that Being X pays.
So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this. Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.