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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 »
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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"Record of the Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight" is an awesome 27 episode anime series. The first eight (or so) episodes are about the free knight Parn, his elven companion Deedlit, and many others who make a wonderful mercenary group. They cast spells, fight evil beings, and prevent a black knight from taking control of Lodoss, the Accursed Island.
The following 19 episodes are my favorite though. It's nine years later, and the knight-in-training Spark and his recruited soldiers must save the world from a dark sorcerer and cunning goddess. The animation is very colorful and clean. The dialogue could use some help, but the voices that speak it are very intelligible and appropriate. I loved the action, and I couldn't help myself from rooting for the the "bad guys" in some cases. This television series is a great find for anime fans and fantasy/adventure lovers. I cheered, laughed, cried, and even dreamed about this series.
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