As the war comes toward what maybe the end, Tanya realizes there maybe an opening left which could ruin everything.
Episode Focus: We Won The Battle But Not The War (Tanya)
For the first time in, who knows when, Tanya is actually on the ropes. Her company-sized army is facing a battalion [note]According to Wikipedia, a company is usually 80-150 people and a battalion is 300 to 800[/note]. Thus leading to, so it seems, massive casualties, including some familiar faces and names.
But, alas, no one of note actually dies on Tanya’s squad. In fact, despite Anson Sioux having the blessing of Being X, and seeming immortal at times, he is defeated by trying to self-implode and take Tanya with him. However, he fails.
Thus leading to the belief of victory. That is, until it becomes quite weird how easily and willingly the Republic is giving up even before an armistice is signed. Some consider the willingness due to the Republic wanting to keep their aesthetics. For Tanya though, she thinks this reprieve is giving them the time to rebound. She wishes to deal one final blow but with everyone claiming victory, and war-weary, all of her requests for one final mission are denied. Especially once the armistice is officially signed.
In the last episode, a commenter noted that the Empire actually loses the war and it will be interesting to see if Tanya not getting to do the mission is what cost the Empire victory. For, if it is, so comes the question of what may happen to her? Will she be put up to be executed and then Being X appears, as before, asking her about her faith? Heck, could god interfere and put Being X in its place?
Theories about the finale aside, this was another episode which showed how much Tanya has changed. If only because she saved one of her subordinate’s life. It wasn’t shocking, cause we have seen her soften up, but it does really show that this young person is changing and while she may not be someone who is faith-filled and holy, Being X has put Tanya in the position to become a better person. Which, perhaps, was the key mission goal in the long run. Her gaining faith is just a bonus.
Youjo Senki (Saga of Tanya the Evil) Directory
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|Season/ Episode||Synopsis||Episode Information||Topics & Focused Characters|
|Season 1/ Episode 12 “How To Use a Victory” [Season Finale]||Despite this being the season, and likely series, finale, there is no end to the exuberant amount of time talking strategy with very little action or development of the characters. Pretty much, it is a new episode and the only thing that has changed is who the enemy is.|
|Season 1/ Episode 11 “Resistance”||As the war comes toward what maybe the end, Tanya realizes there maybe an opening left which could ruin everything.|
|Season 1/ Episode 10 “The Path to Victory”||As with the majority of the show, there isn’t much hardship for Tanya as multiple operations kick off. However, it seems the easy days maybe over as Anson Sioux reintroduces himself.|
|Season 1/ Episode 9 “Preparations for Advance”||With the end of the season coming upon us, so comes the question of how this war may end? Much less, with it being awhile since Being X has been around, but it reviving and speaking to Anson Sioux, you have to wonder what will come of Tanya? Will the devil of the Rhine be slain or live to terrorize another day?|
|Season 1/ Episode 8 “Trial By Fire”||As Tanya continues to exhibit why she is called The Devil of the Rhine, it seems Being X may have found a demon slayer.|
|Season 1/ Episode 7 “Battle of the Fjord”||After a recap episode, and two commentators thoroughly breaking down what has gone on, Youjo Senki is seen with new eyes and understanding as it picks up where it left off.|
|Season 1/ Episode 6 “Beginning of Madness”||At this point, as cool as the action scenes are and as Being X makes it seem that it’ll, one way or another, inspire true faith in Tanya, it all means very little if we are to never learn why the Empire is at war.|
|Season 1/ Episode 5 “My First Battalion”||This is a very weird episode. If only because it sort of goes against the grain when it comes to action anime. We aren’t presented some unbeatable force which our hero, well anti-hero, has to train and get stronger to defeat. Pretty much, Tanya is given the opportunity for a blood bath.|
|Season 1/ Episode 4 “Campus Life”||As Tanya continues to try to plan an easy life far away from the front lines, she talks herself into gaining a position which would place here there.|
|Season 1/ Episode 3 "Deus Vult"||As we catch up to where episode one left us off, we begin to see Being X make headway with converting Tanya.|
|Season 1/ Episode 2 "Prologue"||I had to double check if I was watching the right show when the episode started. The style looked different, we were in a different era and focusing on a different person. However, lo and behold (shout out to a commenter who said I was using it wrong), the person we meet in this episode is the true Tanya. Well, when she was a man in 2013.|
|Season 1/ Episode 1 "The Devil of the Rhine" [Series Premiere]||I want you to imagine Izetta: The Last Witch and up the violence while toning down how memorable some of the supporting characters are. In episode one “The Devil of the Rhine” that’s what you get. But believe me when I say this show will likely far surpass the best of what we got out of Izetta.|
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