Record of Lodoss War

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Type: series in 13 parts on 6 tapes
Genre: Fantasy, fantasy role play
Dub/Sub: Subtitled
Length: T1 88 minutes; all rest 55 minutes
Copyright date: 1990-1991/1994-1995
Animation quality: 8.5
Why: v, mo
General overall quality: 9
Distributed by:U.S. Manga Corps

Record of Lodoss War is pure fantasy based on a role playing game and set of stories.

All the expected, typical character types are present. There are:

  1. Parn - young human fighter
  2. Deedlit - young, relativity speaking, magic using high elf
  3. Ghim - older Dwarf warrior
  4. Etoh - young human priest
  5. Slayn - a human wizard probably in his late 20s or early 30s
  6. Woodchuck - a human thief

Those who play role playing games will note that the above is Standard Adventure Party -- 1. The story line is also as expected.

Lodoss means "The accursed land". This would be an apt description and again the future of this land hangs in the balance and Parn and his new friends are caught up in it all.

In addition to the good guys there are a variety of nasties, including, but not limited to:

  1. Orcs
  2. Goblins
  3. Trolls
  4. Dragons of various colors
  5. Evil humans of various types
  6. Dark elves
  7. a undead lich queen

Record of Lodoss War is one of my favorite series. The animation is fairly good with a reasonable story line. Those who enjoy "high" fantasy should like Record of Lodoss War.

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