Record of Lodoss War, is, simply the best anime series I've ever seen. Sure, it's old school, and some of the scenes and characters reflect that fact, but the story line and characters make... See full summary »
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Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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X (2001–2002)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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Adventure | Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A grim retelling of the television series "The Vision of Escaflowne".

Directors: Kazuki Akane, Yoshiyuki Takei
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Chrono Crusade (2003–2004)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The Roaring 20's a time of prosperity. Jazz is king, the Mob rules the streets, and Demons are running a mock. Enter Sister Rosette Christopher, of the Order of Magdaline, an elite group ... See full summary »

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Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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The Slayers (TV Series 1995)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The adventures of a teenage female mage and her companions as they quest for gold and glory (especially gold).

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Noir (TV Series 2001)
Animation | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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Scrapped Princess (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The adventures of a princess prophesized to destroy the world and her magic using sibling warrior bodyguards determined to protect her.

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Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (TV Series 2003)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Sousuke Sagara and Kaname Chidori return in this hilarious to Full Metal Panic! as they try to navigate the hurtles of high school, stubborn classmates, and plain old everyday life.

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X (1996)
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The story takes place in 1999, the Year of Destiny, and the beginning of the end of the world. The future of the universe rests on one young man, Kamui Shiro, who must destroy either the ... See full summary »

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Stars: Tôru Furusawa, Alan Marriott, Tomokazu Seki
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Lina Inverse and her overly-endowed associate Nagha the Serpent travel to Mipross Island, where they encounter an old sage who enlists them in his battle to defeat the demon Joyrock.

Directors: Hiroshi Watanabe, Kazuo Yamazaki
Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Maria Kawamura, Yuri Shiratori
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Record of Lodoss War, is, simply the best anime series I've ever seen. Sure, it's old school, and some of the scenes and characters reflect that fact, but the story line and characters make up for any shortcomings one may feel exist. Set in a world torn apart by the greed and jealousy of the gods and goddesses, Lodoss, The Accursed island, is inhabited by elves, trolls, monsters, Humans, and dragons, most working together towards and common goal: saving their world. The good guys, well, are good, and the bad guys: superb. Without spoiling the story for you, I'll just say that Lodoss Wat is A love story that is much more than a love story, an epic story with epic heros, and a real true pleasure to watch, Written by iMakeBoisCry

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This series is a remake/sequel to the Record of Lodoss War OAV series. Episodes 1-8 start after the 8th episode of the OAV series. They are based on the original Record of Lodoss War novels #3-4 by Ryo Mizuno entitled "The Dragon of Fire Dragon Mountain I & II". Episodes 9-27 follow the stories of the original novels #6-7 entitled "The Holy Knight of Lodoss I & II". Which in turn spawned the manga (18 issues) & graphic novels (6 books) available in English from CPM Manga entitled "Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight". It is that manga series that the name of this anime series comes. Some people believe that the writers and directors "rewrote" the story found in episodes 9-13 in the OAV series, where in reality the intent was to convey the story as it was originally written by Mr. Mizuno the Lodoss series author and creator. See more »

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Narrator: There once was a boy, who dreamt of living in a world of light. But light and shadow are the same and where once exists, so too must the other. When the boy learned this, he took the first step to becoming closer as a hero.
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Remake of The Record of the Lodoss War (1990) See more »

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This is what a sequel should be... minus the small loose ends.
16 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having just finished Cronicles of the Heroic Knight mere minutes ago I find myself extremely please but questions still loom over me. While it would appear that the first 7 episodes or so are actually a retelling of the events of the first Record of Lodoss War the truth is that they really aren't. It would appear that the creator of CotHK had a different vision as to how the original ended (and that may be the reason that the first 7 episodes occur) but I do not find that to be the case. CotHK does say it starts 5 years after the War of Heros which Parn was a part of. I think the director made the first 5 episodes seem so much like a recap of the original just to give the viewer a small reminder and an introduction to characters and their deeds done because they appear much less after the series kicks into Spark's story. Now, once the series does kick into Spark's portion we find ourselves kicked up another 10 years (15 years now since the War of Heros). Spark and his crew do, in some cases, resemble Parn and his crew once the journey kicks into gear, especially the love story that brews between Spark and Neese. I also thought several times throughout CotHK that I threw in the original series and if it wasn't for Spark's long blue hair I know I would've pressed stop more than once to make sure the right disc was in. By no means do I consider these major set backs however, the writers did a fine job in crafting believable characters and a remarkable storyline. The only thing that makes me hurt is that Ashram and Wagnard return. Ummmm... how??? Don't get me wrong both are great villains even though Ashram's only villainous trait is that he supports the Marmo. Perhaps I missed something during the coarse of the series that explained that part. As far as sequels go though, I highly recommend CotHK. I place both CotHK and, even more so, the original Record of Lodoss War far above the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Both of these are more epic than anything I've ever seen or read. I highly recommend this.


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