Crunchyroll began streaming The Saga of Tanya the Evil: Operation Desert Pasta anime short on June 19, 2021. The 17-minute short debuted during a livestreamed event for the franchise.
The story of the series is described as:
High above the blood- and mud-soaked trenches, a young girl pits herself against army mages in high stakes aerial duels with bullets, spells, and bayonets. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff and she is the Devil of the Rhine, one of the greatest soldiers the Empire has ever seen. But inside her mind lives a ruthless, calculating ex-salaryman who enjoyed a peaceful life in Japan until he woke up in a war-torn world. Reborn as a destitute orphaned girl with nothing to her name but memories of a previous life, Tanya will do whatever it takes to survive, even if she can find it only behind the barrel of a gun.
The first season of The Saga of Tanya the Evil premiered in Japan in 2017. Crunchyroll simulcast the series as it aired, and FUNimation Entertainment streamed an English dub. The anime also had a film that opened in Japan in February 2019. Crunchyroll screened the film in the United States in May 2019, and began streaming it in September 2019. A second season of the anime was announced during the livestreamed event on June 19, 2021.