The Saga of Tanya the Evil is an anime that I wasn’t expecting to be anything special. It seemed fairly generic at first glance, however by the time the premise reveals itself I can promise that it most certainly has one of the most intriguing stories of any anime I have seen. This story is most unique, and something that I’m glad and amazed to see explored in this manner.
The character development is not amazing, the fight scenes are nothing special, however the story is something you will not forget for a long time and I urge all my readers to give it a try.
Thematically the show is very deep, with meaning and symbolism strewn throughout every scene. Generally it’s an exciting ride, albeit with some predictability.
Technically this may be an “in another world” story, however I would not class this in the same category as others. This is more of a simulation in which to test out an interesting philosophical concept. Once again, this is not your average light novel.
The militaristic elements were a little dry, however I became invested enough in the story and Tanya’s character to see it through to the end.
The other characters were not very memorable or interesting, even the most important characters felt very much like cannon fodder. However this may have been an intentional effect.
The fantasy world contained within this anime is bizarre and hard to get a proper feel of, this is perhaps the greatest flaw within the show.
I must on this occasion particularly commend the art for fitting the atmosphere of the show uniquely and brilliantly, capturing some of the more twisted elements of the show with ease.
To sum it up, I hope more people give this show a shot and I can’t wait for season 2.