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Youjo Senki (Saga of Tanya the Evil): Season 1/ Episode 12 “How To Use a Victory” [Season Finale] – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

by Amari
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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.


Community Rating: 79.6% (3)


 

Episode Focus: The Infinite War (Tanya)

As Tanya suspected, the Republic, now under the name “Free Republic,” has made a comeback. With General Du Lugo in charge and the world fearing the might of the Empire, it seems war may never end. Yet, despite peace so quickly stolen from Tanya’s grasps, she remains without heavenly faith. In fact, she gives an impassioned speech about replacing God, one which is disparaging to God, and with the way the camera cuts to us hearing Lt. Col Erich von Rerugen speak of her, you’d almost think Being X was using him to push Tanya closer and closer to flirting with death.

Of which, with Mary Sioux joining the war effort, maybe she might be the one to kill the Devil of the Rhine despite her father being unable to do so.

Commentary

If there is one thing this season has taught me is that I’m not into anime which is musical and while I like action and am someone who can appreciate a heavy amount of dialog, I have no fondness for heavy dialog in the form of military strategy. Which is one of the main reasons that, for a few episodes now, I feel like I’ve been watching this more out of habit than excitement and wanting to see what happens next. For, even without being told the end within the comment section of Episode 10, there remains this lack of build which is aggravating.

As noted in that same episode, there is no real sense of loss or struggle with the Empire and, despite some godly being acting against Tanya, she not only survives but thrives. We end things with her still having all the members of her battalion and not a single one who had the ability to speak being killed. On top of that, with her following international law and rarely being that crazy child we saw in the first episode, it has been a struggle to associate her with being evil or some kind of devil.

Thus leaving us with a show that seems like it could go on forever from one battle to the next, one war to the next even. All the while, thanks to Tanya’s “foresight and decisiveness” she comes out on top without a single scar or blemish. Making it so the only thing that perhaps changed was Tanya softening up when it comes to her subordinates. Outside of that, though, you could literally jump from episode 3 to 10, maybe even 12, and probably not feel like you really missed much. For, in truth, you kind of didn’t.

Youjo Senki (Saga of Tanya the Evil) Directory

Creator

Carlo Zen

Character Guide

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Current Status

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Amazon: DVD or Light Novel

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Season/ EpisodeSynopsisEpisode InformationTopics & 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.
  • The Infinite War (Tanya)
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.
  • We Won The Battle But Not The War (Tanya)
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.
  • The End of the War (Tanya)
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?
  • Ending The War (Tanya)
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.
  • The Battle in Arene (Tanya, Lt. Grantz, and Lt. Weiss)
  • Rebirth of Anson Sioux (Anson Sioux)
Season 1/ Episode 7 “Battle of the Fjord”After a recap episode, and two commentators thoroughly breaking down what has gone onYoujo Senki is seen with new eyes and understanding as it picks up where it left off.
  • The Battle of the Fjord – Tanya
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.
  • What Are We Fighting For (Tanya)
  • World War (Being X and Tanya)
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.
  • Delay No Longer (Tanya)
  • The Fall of Dakia (Tanya)
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.
  • Strategic Manipulation (Tanya)
  • The Mage Battalion (Tanya)
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.
  • Introducing the Computation Jewels (Tanya)
  • How To Convert an Atheist (Tanya)
  • Just When You Thought You Were Blessed (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.
  • Topic 1: Being X (Tanya)
  • Topic 2: Rising Through The Ranks (Tanya)
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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