Anime like Youjo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil (6 Similar Recommendations)
When you think of a little girl, Tanya is the last thing you’d imagine. Youjo Senki (幼女戦記) is the story of a Japanese salaryman reborn as a 9-year-old girl in a fantasy war-torn World War I like Germany with magic! It sounds crazy, but if you’ve seen it then this makes a lot more sense than if you’re just reading it!
It will be worth giving these similar anime a shot if you want to watch shows like Youjo Senki! They aren’t in any particular order but do share a few themes and character traits in common!
6. Senjou no Valkyria (Valkyria Chronicles)
Synopsis: Set in 1935 E.C. in the mythical country of Europa a war has broken out between the between the authoritarian East European Imperial Alliance and the smaller Atlantic Federation, a federation made up of several smaller countries. The war is spurred because of the lack of a necessary and precious mineral known as Ragnite, to obtain more of the rarity, the Alliance led by their crown prince, a man who desires power and wealth beyond all else decide to invade the Federation to take what reserves they have for their own.
Similarities: Both anime take place in a World War I like setting with fantasy and magical elements. Welkin is a tactician and his girlfriend is a magical powerhouse — Tanya is both of these in one.
5. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin (Alderamin on the Sky)
Synopsis: When the Katjvarna empire starts a war with the Republic of Kioka it ends in our main protagonist Ikta’s responsibility to take up arms and win the war. As the orphaned son of a celebrated war hero who fell in battle Ikta hates violence and wishes to avoid war. However, his reputation as a political strategist coupled with his bloodline draw him into a fight he does not want. Will he prove to be as victorious as his father or will he come out as the lazy womanizer everyone thinks him to be?
Similarities: In these shows, both main characters are tactical geniuses in war. Both shows are not only heavily militaristic but are in a comparable era and contain similar magic as well.