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The Saga of Tanya the Evil Novel Volume 1

4.5 star rating out of 5
7 Reviews
SKU: 9780316512442

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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

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

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.

5 star rating out of 5

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.

5 star rating out of 5

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.

5 star rating out of 5

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.

2 star rating out of 5

Not for me

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I had some reservations about buying this, because, based on the title and cover art, it looked much darker than the light novels I normally read and enjoy, but I kept hearing about how well-written it was and decided to give it a shot. In the end this really wasn't my cup of tea. Tanya didn't work for me at all as a protagonist, even though I enjoyed the salaryman's cynical sense of humor. Also, while there were several good individual scenes, there were also several distracting stylistic choices (POV weirdness, the use of two scenes decades in the future to do something that served the same function as foreshadowing). And this was definitely military fiction written for hardcore World War geeks, which I'm not.

Like I said, I did enjoy the cynical humor, and the part where the Type 95 orb was finally perfected made for some weirdly fun black comedy. Overall, though, this just didn't work for me.

5 star rating out of 5

An Interesting Look at Full Scale Wars

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Tanya the Evil branches away from most other Isekai tropes by focusing more on a top-down view of the battlefield. You will find yourself intrigued at the absolute complexity it takes to fight a war, both on the field and off.

5 star rating out of 5

Enjoyable, Light Humor, Refreshing, Break from Life

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I own the entire collection of Saga of Tanya the Evil Novel series. And I can say without a doubt that every book in this novel series is ALWAYS entertaining. XD