The Saga of Tanya the Evil Novel Volume 1

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About The Saga of Tanya the Evil Novel Volume 1

The Saga of Tanya the Evil Novel Volume 1 is written by Carlo Zen with illustrations by Shinobu Shinotsuki.

At the very edge of the front lines stands a young girl. She has golden hair, blue eyes, and pale, almost translucent skin. This girl soars through the skies, mercilessly cutting down her enemies. She barks crisp orders with the unmistakable voice of a child. Her name is Tanya Degruechaff.

But her true identity is that of a 40 year old Japanese elite salary-man who was forced by god to be reborn in the vessel of a little girl who must live in a tumultuous world racked by war. Concerned with being ultra-efficient and desiring self-promotion above all else, Degurechaff will join the ranks of the Imperial Army's Military Mages and become one of the most feared existences in this new world...


  • Publisher: YEN ON
  • Media: Novels
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Battles, Historical, Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 12/19/2017
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

Ratings & Reviews

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The Thinking-man's Isekai series

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Tanya the Evil is a great series for both isejai (other world) fans AND alternative history fans. It takes a page out if "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" and sends a 21st Century educated salaryman into WWI-era Europe, except he's now a girl and a powerful mage.

The novel is very comedy-light and takes itself seriously, mainly due to the no-nonsense attitude of Tanya. The way the story goes, it's better off for it though. At it's core it's a grim tale about surviving in a hostile and warmongering alternate world.

Covers until the Dacian 'live target exercise'

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I can't but give anything than 5 stars because I just ADORE this series. I was introduced into it by the anime and it was love at first sight.
This one have heavy references(and inspiration) with war history, especially WWI. I'm not a history fan by any means but I still I found this series vastly entertaining.
Reading the novels still give a unique perspective, and that's saying something because I've practically memorized the 12 episodes. The comedy is toned down (but still present) as well as the dynamic between Tanya and Visha (I ship the 2 <3). Also, Tanya's interrogation training was only mentioned -- I was looking forward on an expounded version of it just like in the manga but no go and Tanya casting spells lack imagery which are my only gripes in this version.

a saga of tanya the evil novel review

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i really like the book it's a great book for anime fans and book readers alike it also comes in a good package so it cont get damaged, if you like fantasy and/or action anime/books you should get the book weather or not you are a "saga of tanya the evil" fan and weather or not you watch the anime.

Inadvertently Recommended

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I had heard and seen an ad years back about this series. Liked the art. Came back to buying mangas and light novels. Saw the isekai series featuring Tanya among others from popular series. I loved her character more than the others. So I decided to venture into this series. It is very fun, in a rather macabre way, and dark at times as you see Tanya seemingly immerse herself, himself, into the venture to excel in military life.