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Record of the Lodoss War 

Rôdosu-tô senki (original title)
A group of medieval adventurers must participate in a war against dark forces in the land of Lodoss.

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1991   1990  


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Series cast summary:
Takeshi Kusao ...  Parn 13 episodes, 1990-1991
Yumi Tôma Yumi Tôma ...  Deedlit 13 episodes, 1990-1991
Kappei Yamaguchi ...  Etoh 13 episodes, 1990-1991
Hideyuki Tanaka ...  Slayn 13 episodes, 1990-1991
Ichirô Nagai ...  Narrator 13 episodes, 1990-1991
Al Muscari Al Muscari ...  Slayn 13 episodes, 1990-1991
Lisa Ortiz Lisa Ortiz ...  Deedlit 13 episodes, 1990-1991
Dick Rodstein Dick Rodstein ...  Narrator / ... 13 episodes, 1990-1991
Bill Timoney ...  Parn 13 episodes, 1990-1991
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...  Karla / ... 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Ted Lewis ...  Etoh 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Norio Wakamoto ...  Woodchuck / ... 11 episodes, 1990-1991
Jacques LeCann Jacques LeCann ...  Woodchuck 11 episodes, 1990-1991
Akira Kamiya ...  Ashram 10 episodes, 1990-1991
John Knox John Knox ...  Ashram 10 episodes, 1990-1991
Chris Yates Chris Yates ...  King Kashue, Orson / ... 10 episodes, 1990-1991
Shûichi Ikeda Shûichi Ikeda ...  King Kashue 9 episodes, 1990-1991
Yoshisada Sakaguchi ...  Ghim 8 episodes, 1990-1991
Takeshi Aono ...  Wagnard 8 episodes, 1990-1991
Bruce Winant ...  Wagnard 8 episodes, 1990-1991
Greg Wolfe Greg Wolfe ...  Ghim 8 episodes, 1990-1991
Simone Grant Simone Grant ...  Karla 7 episodes, 1990-1991
Shô Hayami Shô Hayami ...  Orson 6 episodes, 1991
Minami Takayama Minami Takayama ...  Shiris 6 episodes, 1991
Karen Smith Karen Smith ...  Shiris 6 episodes, 1991


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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1990 (Japan) See more »

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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 »


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 »


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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Crazy Credits

The credits are accompanied by a series of drawings featuring elves. Included among them is a picture of Deedlit and Parn. See more »


Spin-off Legend of Crystania: The Motion Picture (1995) See more »

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"I don't understand you humans at all... I guess that's what makes you so fascinating."
21 April 2000 | by JohnnyJohnHildegaardSee all my reviews

Record of Lodoss War is one of the greatest anime series of all-time (Well the OAV version). The presentation was done so well and the work has been put into it was outstanding. The characters were absolutely the best part of the entire series. Each of their emotions were done elaborately and thoughtfully while not straying far from the story. Who also can forget the awesome character designs of people. Such people as Deedlit, the high elf or Ashram, the Dark Knight. The only thing that's bad is it's only 13 episodes, and you wonder what will happen after the last one. As far as I'm also concerned the dub is just as good as the sub too. Nonetheless it's a great anime to buy on DVD, and while you're at it get the new TV series on it on video.

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