Youjo Senki
Title ID:
18803
Alt name(s):
  • Die Militärischen Aufzeichnungen eines kleinen Mädchens
  • The Saga Of Tanya The Evil
  • Военная хроника маленькой девочки
  • Колдунья в погонах
  • บันทึกสงคราม ของยัยเผด็จการ
  • 幼女战记
  • 幼女戦記
  • 유녀 전기
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Rating:
  • 9.24
  • 9.29
  • 2,534
Pub. status:
Ongoing
Stats:
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  • 36,408
  • 136
Description:
A young girl fights on the frontlines in war. She has blonde hair, blue eyes, and nearly transparent white skin as she flies through the air and mercilessly strikes down her enemies. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff and speaks with a young girl's lisp while she commands the army. Tanya used to be one of Japan's elite office workers, but because of a wrathful god was reborn as a little girl. Prioritizing optimization and career advancement above all, she will become the most dangerous entity among the Imperial Army's sorcerers.

Adapted from Light Novel of same name.

Manga and Light Novel Licensed in English by Yen Press as "The Saga Of Tanya The Evil."

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  • Chapter 0/?

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I'm gonna be honest -- loving this manga for the constant misunderstanding of the characters' intentions lol.
Thanks a lot to the scanlators~
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I think the history/reality aspect has the depth of this neoliberal shill MC. About the level of a Western propagandist. NotGermany über allies! Evil commies! Enemies only have numbers! Kind of stuff. Generic line after generic line.

The fights lack of impact is the writers fault.
The mangaka's put to writing, a power so great its been uncontested, but for the past 20 volumes. Regardless of the challenge, power of skill reigns supreme. This is worsened by lacking or absent explanations.
Its almost like a drawn out parable.
Consequently, there hasn't really been a compelling story for, you know, 20 volumes.
Its not just the MC, its their unit too. Generic manga, MC strong, kill all enemies without consequences.

The story isn't trying as hard, to convince you to like it, or to "play up" events, as other manga. It doesn't set up scenes stylishly, or with great care.

I think there is discord in the fundamental elements of the story. Such a powerful main character, but with "such human" misunderstandings. It seems to lack self awareness.
The characters are like cardboard cut outs. Composed almost solely of RPG character tropes. It'd be nice if its on purpose though.

I think its a good manga, but its not "LOTGH" tier. So, if the average is 7.5, then its a low 8?
To appreciate it properly, read the LN. The manga is missing too much.


There's an overarching message I'm not understanding. I think. Its just been exposition thus far? Idk


Tried to filter my comments on the matter, to be a bit more sympathetic.
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All the translations I've found aren't past novel two and don't update very quickly, but here's the link: http://skythewood.blogspot.com/p/youjo-senki.html?m=1
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@Gheloured I'm more accustomed to novels. I also like dense information.
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@azzalin I can definitely look but be warned that the novel is so d e n s e with info
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@YourTipicalMangaDexAccount - I see. I tried it before only reading a chapter or two before dropping it because I just thought she was an insane war lover and nothing more. I didn't know there was actually a story behind it as it just felt off to me back then. I'll give this a shot then considering it has been some time since I tried reading this.
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@darknesspker it is good, if you like:
-a recurring misunderstanding of an specific aspect (tanya being a war lover/pacifist)
-hystory (there's a lot)
-reading (one of the mangas woth most reading I've ever seen, always read everything tho, its great)
-war tactics and war scenarios
-characterization (all the characters are memorable and easily recognizable)
-and plot progression (it feels how the plot advances and we are reaching completion as the war advances)
Then you will probably like this
If you dont like any of that, then this manga isn't for you
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavrentiy_Beria

........ holy hell I understand why some villains just want to kill humanity and restart.
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I'm fucking confused reading the first chapter, the fonts getting smaller and smaller too... I guess my eyes and brain aren't ready yet to read this..
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hope it'll catch up with the raw soon
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@zeever
oof i dont really like the drawing... Tanya really different here from the Anime, i like all of the character from the anime


I mean... no arguing taste I suppose, but I do have to post this:

https://i.imgur.com/molOI5y.jpg

and for some laughs also this: (though I dont find the anime that bad...)

https://preview.redd.it/xybbd7duteo31.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=82440e93fb5d6bee4c3a8139b21042e1404c7757

Anyway what Im getting at... most people would disagree with you on what is the better design. And not just those two characters btw. Zettour looks odd in the anime, as does Reugen/Lergen. Its mainly the hairstyle. They are in the freaking MILITARY after all... in a WW1 setting and not some future scifi-punk aesthetic military ... letting girls keep longer hair I can see... but not the men. No way in hell that flies by regulations.
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My goodness! Tanya is adorable in chapter 5, in the footage captured by enemies and watched in briefing. No wonder she was so angry at Being X! I actually laughed.
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oof i dont really like the drawing... Tanya really different here from the Anime, i like all of the character from the anime
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@immortalartisan

Oh I certainly feel you man :D

Anime reviews on youtube etc have been particularly aggravating imo. Alot of it is down to the "12 episode syndrome" ofc, since the anime had to cut so damn much of the substance of the story that Tanya in particular becomes a very different character all together. But also in general people without any historical knowledge talking about a series like this ... ouch. Maybe they should stick to the more "standard" isekai tales with elves and undead ;P

Then again: If this story peaks their interest in learning about the actual real WWs thats a good thing...
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@daelyas thank you finally someone who fucking understands how history works!
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@immortalartisan
Hey I have question how is this nazis if there’s still a very rich royal family? Wouldn’t that mean it’s a monarchy and not dictatorship not that those are very different. I keep seeing people saying the empire is nazis which may I point out formed because Germany lost ww1


Well without wanting to sound mean about it... its because alot of people have very limited understanding of history. Ergo they see a German uniform and think: "Oh! Nazis!"
Always bugs me alot because its like looking at an american war of independence soldier and going: "Oh! American Civil War!"

But in all "fairness" I suppose considering the short amount of time between WW1 and WW2 the style of uniforms didnt change that much so if you only look at it superficially (and dont know all that much about the history ofc) people might not notice the differences.

Also I suppose "Nazi-loli" has a catchy ring to it and sticks with people...
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see you in April
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I WANT SEASON 2
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Hey I have question how is this nazis if there’s still a very rich royal family? Wouldn’t that mean it’s a monarchy and not dictatorship not that those are very different. I keep seeing people saying the empire is nazis which may I point out formed because Germany lost ww1
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And so begins the collapse of the Great Kaissereich, The great Empire! The grandest of Not-Europe's territories. Weep my brothers, for some twat's about to come and shoot us.