The Record of the Lodoss War (1990– )
"Rôdosu-tô senki" (original title)

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A group of medieval adventurers must participate in a war against dark forces in the land of Lodoss.

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Series cast summary:
Hideyuki Tanaka ...
 Slayn (13 episodes, 1990)
Al Muscari ...
 Slayn (13 episodes, 1990)
Lisa Ortiz ...
 Deedlit (13 episodes, 1990)
Dick Rodstein ...
 Narrator / ... (13 episodes, 1990)
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 Parn (13 episodes, 1990)
Kappei Yamaguchi ...
 Etoh (12 episodes, 1990)
Norio Wakamoto ...
 Woodchuck (12 episodes, 1990)
Ted Lewis ...
 Etoh (12 episodes, 1990)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Parn (11 episodes, 1990)
Yumi Tôma ...
 Deedlit (11 episodes, 1990)
Jacques LeCann ...
 Woodchuck (11 episodes, 1990)
Ichirô Nagai ...
 Narrator (11 episodes, 1990)
Akira Kamiya ...
 Ashram (10 episodes, 1990)
...
 Ashram (10 episodes, 1990)
Chris Yates ...
 King Kashue, Orson / ... (10 episodes, 1990)
Shûichi Ikeda ...
 King Kashue (9 episodes, 1990)
Yoshisada Sakaguchi ...
 Ghim (8 episodes, 1990)
Takeshi Aono ...
 Wagnard (8 episodes, 1990)
...
 Wagnard (8 episodes, 1990)
Greg Wolfe ...
 Ghim (8 episodes, 1990)
Simone Grant ...
 Karla (7 episodes, 1990)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...
 Karla (7 episodes, 1990)
Karen Smith ...
 Shiris (6 episodes, 1990)
Shô Hayami ...
 Orson (6 episodes, 1990)
Bob Barry ...
 Emperor Beld (5 episodes, 1990)
J.W. Gunther ...
 King Fahn (5 episodes, 1990)
Tarô Ishida ...
 King Beld (5 episodes, 1990)
Osamu Saka ...
 King Fahn (5 episodes, 1990)
Meg Frances ...
 Pirotess (4 episodes, 1990)
Rei Sakuma ...
 Fianna (3 episodes, 1990)
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On the cursed island continent of Lodoss, a party of adventurers becomes caught up in the struggle against a plot to conquer Lodoss and revive a long-dormant ancient evil deity. This thirteen-part Japanese television series is based on a series of Japanese novels, and is notable among other things for its inclusion of elements from the Dungeons & Dragons (TM) role-playing game. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Episodes 1-8 of this series are based on original novel #1 of Record of Lodoss War by Ryo Mizuno, called "The Grey Witch". There are also manga and graphic novels by the same title based on this original novel available from CPM Manga. Episodes 9-13 are loosely based on the original novels #3,4,6,7 in the Lodoss War series. The story developed in these last episodes is unique to this animated series from the original story Mr. Mizuno developed. The later animated series "Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight" follows the original novels and "corrects the record" starting after the end of episode 8 of this series. See more »

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In episode two, Parn's shirt is torn and his arm his cut during his fight with the goblins in the forest, but in subsequent shots, the damage has disappeared, only to reappear later. See more »

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Slayn: [Slayn conjures a spell against attacking gargoyles] Omnipotent power, creator of all things, forged by the gods from eternal chaos, throw off these false garments and reveal thy true forms. Creators of all things, become a shield to protect me. Great protectors, do not allow those who would destroy your great works to do their bidding in this sacred place. Use me as your weapon against this evil.
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The credits are accompanied by a series of drawings featuring elves. Included among them is a picture of Deedlit and Parn. See more »

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Wonderful!
19 October 2002 | by (Swansea, Wales) – See all my reviews

Probably my fave anime series of all time (can you guess from my user name? :D) it's a classic fantasy series (13 episodes).

The story follows Parn, a young man desperate to be a brave Knight like his father, he leaves his home town to seek work in one of the great armies of Lodoss to fight the evil forces of the Marmo. Along the way he teams up with a Dwarf called Ghimm in search for a missing Priestess's daughter, a mage named Slayne, his old friend Atoh, not a Priest of Marfa, a thief named Woodchuck and a beautiful High Elf called Deedlit. We see them fight the forces of evil and eventually triumph for the side of good like in all fantasies :D It's got great animation and a wonderful story, for any anime or fantasy fan it's a must see.


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