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?
Episode Focus: Ending The War (Tanya)
It’s time for a setup. As noted in the last few episodes, all of those part of the empire’s war strategy grow tired of this war and want it over. Many of which thought it could be over by spring but now it is May. So, they plan to do as Napoleon and Hannibal did by drawing their lines back to surround the enemy’s main unit and then wipe them out. For it is becoming clear that the ways of war from yesteryear aren’t the ways it can be won today. There are no castles to storm and force a peace deal out of. You have to simply avoid defeat until you run out of soldiers. Which, long term, is the plan if this plan doesn’t work.
A plan which also includes sending Tanya, and her team, in a rocket-like vehicle which can do Mach 1.5 speeds, deep into enemy territory with the hopes she can destroy the enemy’s strategic HQ. For, with that, so comes the hope they will be in such disarray that the final blow can be given and so will end the war.
I find this show so difficult to write about since I see all the strategy meetings to be almost like filler. Plus, there isn’t much character development at all really. Everyone is but a soldier and even in terms of Tanya, she hasn’t changed much. She may have softened up a bit, which is notable, but you see that only in moments. There isn’t some clear consistent change which leads you to believe she is a completely different person vs. her just going easy on someone since she doesn’t have the time or resources to really deal out a punishment.
But, with that said, with Dr. Schugel returning and preaching about God and how that led to his newest project, perhaps we should expect Being X soon. Something which seems due to appear for usually Being X makes a cameo every 3-4 episodes. Thus foreshadowing what is to come next. Of which, I doubt is Tanya’s death so I fully expect one epic battle between her and Anson Sioux before the season likely ends on an unsatisfying cliffhanger.
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.|