Based on the light novels called “The Military Chronicles of a Little Girl”.

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We are mere hours before of the premier of the anime of “Saga of Tanya the Evil” and a preview for the first chapter has been uploaded. Enjoy:

At the same time a mini anime comedy spinoff has been uploaded also:

Crunchyroll and Funimation will be streaming the anime as it airs. Crunchyroll describes the anime as follows:

“It is June of the year CE 1923. A young girl with blond hair and blue eyes, Tanya Degurechaff, has entered the final curriculum of the Imperial Military Academy and is training at the third patrol line in the northern military district, the Norden Theater, as part of her service to the force. Her training, the first step toward a brilliant career as an aviation mage, should have gone off without a hitch... but things took an unexpected turn. War broke out between the Empire and the neighboring Federation committed a border transgression in entering the Empire. During the transition into wartime, she was assigned to observation duty, but a surprise attack by the Federation forces Tanya to engage in battle with the Federation’s mage troops. She’s greatly outnumbered with no chance of waiting for allies to arrive, but if she tries to flee, she’ll be charged with the capital crime of deserting under enemy fire. In order to survive and convince the top brass that she did the best she possibly could, Tanya enacts a certain strategy...”

Via: Anime News Network