Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Youjo Senki (The Saga of Tanya the Evil). This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Youjo Senki (The Saga of Tanya the Evil)

10. Violet Evergarden
9. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
8. Schwarzesmarken
7. Ajin: Demi-Human
6. Quanzhi Gaoshou (The King’s Avatar)
5. Knight’s & Magic
4. Overlord
3. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
2. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
1. Shuumatsu no Izetta (Izetta: The Last Witch)

10. Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden
Synopsis – The Great War finally came to an end after four long years of conflict; fractured in two, the continent of Telesis slowly began to flourish once again. Caught up in the bloodshed was Violet Evergarden, a young girl raised for the sole purpose of decimating enemy lines. Hospitalized and maimed in a bloody skirmish during the War’s final leg, she was left with only words from the person she held dearest, but with no understanding of their meaning.

Recovering from her wounds, Violet starts a new life working at CH Postal Services after a falling out with her new intended guardian family. There, she witnesses by pure chance the work of an “Auto Memory Doll,” amanuenses that transcribe people’s thoughts and feelings into words on paper. Moved by the notion, Violet begins work as an Auto Memory Doll, a trade that will take her on an adventure, one that will reshape the lives of her clients and hopefully lead to self-discovery.

Similarity – Both: heavily emphasize the nature of war, are strategy based, and have a bad ass main character who seek the end goal of a peaceful life. They both feature child soldiers engaging in warfare to survive and thrive in a war-plagued time.

9. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

Gate Jieitai Kanochi nite Kaku TatakaeriSynopsis – Off-duty Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) officer and otaku, Youji Itami, is on his way to attend a doujin convention in Ginza, Tokyo when a mysterious portal in the shape of a large gate suddenly appears. From this gate, supernatural creatures and warriors clad in medieval armor emerge, charging through the city, killing and destroying everything in their path. With swift actions, Youji saves as many lives as he can while the rest of the JSDF direct their efforts towards stopping the invasion.

Three months after the attack, Youji has been tasked with leading a special recon team, as part of a JSDF task force, that will be sent to the world beyond the gate—now being referred to as the “Special Region.” They must travel into this unknown world in order to learn more about what they are dealing with and attempt to befriend the locals in hopes of creating peaceful ties with the ruling empire. But if they fail, they face the consequence of participating in a devastating war that will engulf both sides of the gate.

Similarity – Lots of fighting in both animes.
However, Youjo Senki is based on World War I, while GATE is a fantasy anime.
Nevertheless, both are great animes and anyone interested in military based animes will enjoy them.
For those who look for something lighter with more humor involved, I would recommend GATE. Those looking for pure badassery and explosions, feel free to watch Youjo Senki.
I can assure you that neither of the two will disappoint you.

8. Schwarzesmarken

SchwarzesmarkenSynopsis – The year is 1983. The Cold War is in full effect, and humanity is under attack. Strange aliens, given the name “BETA,” have descended to Earth with the goal of destroying all life. Soldiers have been tasked with piloting large combat suits called Tactical Surface Fighters (TSF) to repel the alien invaders, but the front line is slowly being pushed back towards the surviving cities.

Similarity – Because winter seasons are apparently great for short dark military animes, dark settings, grey characters at the best, “realistic” magic/mecha warfare accompanied by conventional war as the setting.

7. Ajin: Demi-Human

Ajin Demi Human

Synopsis – The story is about a student named Kei Nagai, who discovers he is an “immortal” “Ajin” when he is hit by a truck. He is wanted by the government because the Ajin are considered dangerous inhuman beings and the only person who is there to support him is his childhood friend, Kaito. While the government claims to help Ajin live in a safe environment, they are actually using them as subjects for cruel and inhumane experimentation. As a result, Ajins that have escaped are bent on revenge – with the exception of Kei, who wants no part in the Ajin conflict. Kei is initially shown to lack empathy for others, even the people closest to him, but as Sato’s actions become even more extreme, he eventually joins the fight to stop Sato’s violent campaign.

Similarity – Both characters were living somewhat perfect lives until they were just dealt a bad hand, albeit one could say a well-deserved hand, and now they have to adapt to what they were given in order to survive daily.
– Ajin involves a methodically thinking student who is thrown into a world of “terrorism and misunderstandings.”
– Youjo Senki involves a methodically thinking office-worker who is thrown into a “magical WW1-esque era.”

6. Quanzhi Gaoshou (The King’s Avatar)

Quanzhi Gaoshou (The King's Avatar)
Synopsis – In the multiplayer online game Glory, Ye Xiu is regarded as a textbook and a top-tier pro-player. However, due to a myriad of reasons, he is kicked from the team. After leaving the pro scene, he finds work in an Internet Cafe as a manager. When Glory launches its tenth server, he throws himself into the game once more. Possessing ten years of experience, the memories of his past, and an incomplete, self-made weapon, his return along the road to the summit begins!

Similarity – Tanya is a young soldier who battles for Germans in WW. The nation’s war is similar with guilds. Tanya is apathetic equally as Quanzhi Gaoshou MC. The MC of both shows are put in an apparently difficult situation, but they handle it easily because they are OVERPOWER.

5. Knight’s & Magic

Knight's and Magic
Synopsis – A mecha otaku is reincarnated into another world as Ernesti Echevarria, also known as Eru. In this world, huge humanoid weapons known as Silhouette Knights exist. Dreaming of piloting those robots, Eru and his friends, Archid Olter and Adeltrud Olter, aim to become Knight Runners

Similarity – Series that involve grown, accomplished men, being reborn into a new world. Other worlds are less technologically advanced than ours but have magic to compensate. These worlds are transformed due to the intervention on these main characters

4. Overlord

Synopsis – In the year 2126, a Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game or DMMORPG called Yggdrasil was released. It stands out among all other DMMORPG’s due to its unusually high ability for the player to interact with the game. After an intense 12-year run the game servers are about to be shut down. Within the game exists a guild, Ainz Ooal Gown, once consisting of 41 members and credited as one of the strongest guilds in the game.

Now only 4 of the members remain, the other 37 having quit the game. Of those 4 only one, an elder lich character named Momonga continues to play as the guild leader and maintaining their headquarters, The Great Tomb of Nazarick. He invites the remaining guild members but of those only one appears and only for a short while before leaving. While saddened by this, he accepts the reality that his friends have their real lives to take care of and decides to stay logged in until the servers shut down.

Similarity – Both anime are Isekai
– Both anime have great actions.
– Both anime have great character developments.
– Both MC are OP.
– Both MC were adult and salarymen in modern Japan before being transported into a new world.
– Both MC can do evil things for the sake of their plans.
– Both MC use their knowledge of the modern world to their advantage in the new world.

3. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on Titan
Synopsis – Over 100 years before the beginning of the story on an alternate world, giant humanoid creatures called Titans suddenly appeared and nearly wiped out humanity, devouring them without remorse or reason and only targeting them; they completely ignore other wildlife. What remains of humanity now resides within three enormous curtain walls: the outermost is Wall Maria; the middle wall is Wall Rose and the innermost is Wall Sheena. Inside these walls, humanity has lived in uneasy peace for one hundred years, many people grow up without ever having seen a Titan.

This all changes when one day, a giant 60-meter (200 ft)-tall Colossus Titan mysteriously appears after a strike of lightning and breaches the outer wall (which is 50 meters tall) of the Shiganshina district, a town at Wall Maria, allowing the smaller Titans to invade the district. An Armored Titan smashes clean through the gate in Wall Maria, forcing humankind to abandon the land between Wall Maria and Wall Rose, evacuating the remaining population into the inner districts. The sudden influx of population causes turmoil and famine.

Similarity – Both are anime set in a unique world, with a military style to them, as we follow young people in the midst of a war of sorts.
Tanya the evil is set in an alternate world, on the verge of starting world war one, similar to our own, but magic technology, and mages exist in this world, fighting in the war. We follow a very young girl, who is one of the strongest forces fighting in the war.
Attack on Titan follows people who are fighting back against giant humanoid man-eating creatures

2. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

Code GeassSynopsis – The story is set in an alternate timeline where the world is divided into three superpowers: the Holy Britannian Empire (the Americas; also called Britannia), the Chinese Federation (Asia), and the European Union (Europe and Africa; previously known as the Euro-Universe. Also known as Europa United in Akito the Exiled). The story takes place after the Holy Britannian Empire’s conquest of Japan on August 10, 2010 a.t.b., by means of Britannia’s newest weapon, the “Autonomous Armored Knight”, or “Knightmare Frame”. In turn, Britannia effectively strips Japan and its citizens of all rights and freedoms and renames the country Area 11 with its citizens referred to as Elevens.

Similarity – Both feature semi-similar lowkey crazy intelligent antagonist
-Both include superpowers.
-In both worlds, there is a war going on
It has /some/ of Code Geass atmosphere to it. I’ll update once the story progresses but so far I’d recommend you go watch CG if you haven’t already.

1. Shuumatsu no Izetta (Izetta: The Last Witch)

Shuumatsu no Izetta (Izetta The Last Witch)Synopsis – After Germania invaded a neighboring country in 1939, Europe spiraled into a devastating war. During the war, Germania set its sights on the weak alpine country of Elystadt. Boasting a far superior military and having achieved profuse success earlier in the war, it was expected that Germania would conquer Elystadt with ease.

Matters are only made worse for the small country when Germanian soldiers capture their princess, Ortfiné “Finé” Fredericka von Eylstadt, as she is heading to a crucial meeting with Britannia. Yet, when a concurrent Germanian transport mission goes awry, Izetta, the last witch alive, escapes. When she recognizes Princess Finé from her childhood, Izetta rescues her from the Germanian soldiers by making use of her magical abilities. Now reunited with the princess, Izetta pledges to protect Elystadt from Germania, and with the last surviving witch on their arsenal, Elystadt hopes to turn the tides against the imperialist war giant.

Similarity – The same setting where it involves, world war, young shoujos, magic and the kind of crimes that were fighting, were a Germanic army is involved, how the time settings were different and the kind of mages were also different. In Shuumatsu No Izetta, it was a classic good vs evil, while in Youjo Senki, it was more of a rise of an anti-heroine being worse by the minute.

Credits – MAL, Wikipedia


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