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Caught in the Croswynd: Youjo Senki and the Dichotomy of Cute Killing

Youjo Senki is an anime that, at first glance, seems incredibly at odds with itself when you consider the contradiction between its setting and main character. But while the show’s plot is ridiculous on the surface, this series still manages to work surprisingly well when translated to the medium of anime. Having a cute, little girl tasked with the killing of soldiers in a pseudo-World War I Europe is a dichotomy that is strangely fascinating to watch, and more than a little addicting once you give it a try.

Take a look below the break to see the rest of my write up on this wonderfully sadistic show.

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Youjo Senki and the Dichotomy of Cute Killing

If you’ve ever wondered why The Saga of Tanya the Evil (Youjo Senki) is so popular despite the main character being a small girl, you might be interested in this video where I discuss the strange dissonance that results from having a little loli like Tanya waging brutal war and committing violent acts of murder.

You can find that video below the break!

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