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Saga of Tanya the Evil Episode Guide


Episode 1: Devil of the Rhine

Saga Of Tanya The Evil Episode 1 – The Devil Of The Rhine

In Saga of Tanya the Evil episode 1, The Devil of the Rhine, we meet Tanya Degurechaff, a nine year old blonde girl who’s a flying mage ace who has no patience for incompetence or compassion. One of the newly graduated recruits in her company, Viktoriya Ivanovna Serebryakov, tries to keep up with her superior officer, with mixed results. Two undisciplined recruits try Tanya’s patience by disobeying orders — with unfortunate consequences. Tanya demonstrates to her platoon what a real aerial conflict looks like.

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Episode 2: Prologue

Saga Of Tanya The Evil – The Salaryman Reference Revealed!

In episode 2, Prologue, we learn Tanya’s true identity. Hint: it’s not a 10 year old girl, but it is someone who decided to go head to head with the planet’s controlling deity. It also has something to do with the “salaryman” reference Tanya made in the previous episode. Tanya learns about magic in the orphanage. Our hero learns the finer points of training soldiers. Terrifying first mission is terrifying! But there’s something even more terrifying awaiting Tanya after the battle…

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Episode 3: Deus Vult

Saga Of Tanya The Evil – Glorious Misunderstandings

In Deus Vult, the third episode of Saga of Tanya the Evil, we learn the consequence of Second Lieutenant Tanya Degurechaff earning the Silver Wings Assault Badge. We find out the lengths to which Being X will go in the quest to be acknowledged. Hint: it has something to do with why Tanya invoking the name of God in battles from the first episode. Tanya has to endure exploding experimental magical crystals. Plus: The timeline finally passes the first episode!

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Episode 4: Campus Life

Saga Of Tanya The Evil – Corporate Tactics != Military Tactics

In Saga of Tanya the Evil episode 4, Campus LifeTanya Degurechaff settles into a comfortable life as a college student. Hans von Zettour asks her for an assessment of the war effort, and Tanya naively gives an honest answer — with predictable results. Erich von Rerugen continues to raise alarms about Tanya, and his peers continue to ignore him. Tanya’s reunited with someone who’s as close to a friend as Tanya has — which is to say, not close at all.

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Episode 5: My First Battalion

Saga Of Tanya The Evil – The Allure Of Excellence

In Saga of Tanya the Evil episode 5, My First BattalionTanya Degurechaff tries to make the standards to enter her new battalion so high that no one can meet them. That plan fails. She tries to make training so brutal that even Viktoriya Ivanovna Serebryakov would want to quit. That plan fails, too. Then she leads her battalion on its first combat mission. How’s that plan go?

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Episode 6: Beginning of Madness

Saga Of Tanya The Evil – As The World Watches…

In Saga of Tanya the Evil episode 6, Beginning of Madness, the Imperial generals are desparate to break the stalemates on multiple fronts; can you guess who they order to help? Tanya Degurechaff begins to have suspicions about how the war is unfolding — and about who’s behind it. She and her battalion engage the enemy, and even with mages, the enemy doesn’t stand a chance. Yet, when trying to secure a prisoner, Tanya gets a visit from an old  unwelcome “friend.”

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Episode 6.5: War Report

Saga Of Tanya The Evil – Recap O-Rama!

No, literally.

This episode was a recap of the series to date. War Report, episode 6.5 of Saga of Tanya the Evil, contained no new material (that I saw).

According to comments in the Crunchyroll newsfeed announcing this episode (numbered 6.5 instead of 7), there was some kind of production issue with episode 7 (or the production process for the series in general). So, instead of new material this week, we got a series summary episode.

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Episode 7: The Battle of the Fjord

Saga Of Tanya The Evil – The War Against The World

In Saga of Tanya the Evil episode 7, The Battle of the Fjord, a mage with the Legadonia Federation sends his wife and daughter — who’s about Tanya’s age — to the United States for their safety. Tanya Degurechaff shares her best strategic advice with the generals, but one of them reacts violently to her critique. She later learned she was missing one key detail — until she figured it out and made someone else on the general staff angry. Tanya leads her battalion against the Norden Orse Fjord in a high-risk sneak attack. And who does she meet on this incursion? Does she even remember who he is?

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Episode 8: Trial by Fire

Saga Of Tanya The Evil – Tanya Clarifies Her Outlook

In Saga of Tanya the Evil episode 8, Trial by FireTanya Degurechaff receives orders to retake a city that had been under imperial occupation. Given how thin their resources are spread, she’s ordered to be creative with the international laws of war. The empire will order an evacuation of the city, which means that anyone who remains can be considered enemy combatants. Some of Tanya’s own mages question the tactic, and during the fighting, many have to make wrenching decisions. Guess who had come up with the creative interpretation of international laws in her war college thesis? Plus, an old enemy sees the light.

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Episode 9: Preparations for Advance

Saga Of Tanya The Evil – A New Paradigm

In Preparations for AdvanceSaga of Tanya the Evil’s ninth episode, Hans von Zettour convinces the Imperial command to try a new approach — a new paradigm — that he thinks can lead them to an unconventional victory. Tanya Degurechaff and her battalion are key to this plan, of course. Facing competent resistance from the ground and air, Viktoriya Ivanovna Serebryakov and others under Tanya’s command need all of their skills to even stay aloft. Tanya’s favorite scientist returns, and he wants to stuff Tanya in a rocket. The empire launches a new kind of attack on the Republic. It involves Tanya and a parachute.

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Episode 10: The Path to Victory

Saga Of Tanya The Evil – So Close, Yet So Far

In The Path to Victory, the tenth episode of Saga of Tanya the EvilTanya Degurechaff’s battalion begins their attack deep behind enemy lines. Can they strike before the Republican army discovers them? Meanwhile, Hans von Zettour stalls the ministers and business officials who are furious about the Rhine theater retreat. If the operation fails, he’s out of a job — and that’d only be the start of his misfortunes. As the strategy unfolds, Tanya’s battalion is ordered to provide air support, and they run into an “old friend”: Colonel Anson Sioux. He seems angry.

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Episode 11: Resistance

Saga Of Tanya The Evil – Brutal Aerial Battle And Shortsightedness

In Resistance, the eleventh episode of Saga of Tanya the EvilTanya Degurechaff’s companies face off against their most deadly enemy yet: the resurrected Colonel Anson Sioux and a battalion of Allied Kingdom mages. Can even Tanya stand up against one of Being X’s chosen ones? Meanwhile, the strategy unveiled in the last episode pays off for the Empire, and they win the battle. Is the enemy really defeated though? Is history about to repeat itself — with a lull like our world saw between WWI and WWII? Is an even greater conflict waiting just around the corner?

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Episode 12: How to Use a Victory

Saga Of Tanya The Evil – Throwing Down The Gauntlet

In How to Use a Victory, the twelfth and final episode of the first season of Saga of Tanya the EvilTanya Degurechaff struggles to convince Kurt von Rudersdorf, her old nemesis, of the danger facing the Empire. The Republican forces regroup on the Southern Continent in a grim affirmation of Tanya’s warnings. Colonel Anson Sioux’s daughter Mary makes a monumental decision. Tanya finally throws the gauntlet at Being X’s proverbial feet.

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