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The movie itself is very good. A lot of people were turned off by the animation, but I thought it suited the storyline well (a bit darker of a look then Lodoss). There are a lot of great action sequences and enough of a storyline to hold things together. If you're looking for another Lodoss War then I suggest you might want to look for the upcoming tv series, this is a different story and a different feel. Redon is a kid who will get emotional at times and is more naive then even Parn was. His goals at the start are FAR from pure and he is not noble at all, atleast at the start. And it is fairly brutal, although not anywhere near the real brutal anime movies like Fist of the North Star. And last but not least, Ashrom and Piroteuse are portrayed differently then in Lodoss (and I must note here that this is 300 years after the events in Lodoss and I would have to think the characters would change a bit, especially due to how much they care for each other). Purist fanatics need not apply to this movie. I would rate this 4 and half stars if it was avaiable, but since it isn't I'll mark it up to 5.
The bottom line is if you're the type of person who hates anything different from the established and are a purist Lodoss War fan, you'll probably despise this.Read more ›
The animation is average at best. The voice acting is somewhere between indifferent and poor, and the character depictions flat terrible. The dark elf acts nothing like any dark elf I've ever seen or read about. Another character is apparently meant to be a berserker, but is only a pale shadow of what he could or should be.
All these problems notwithstanding, the story somehow holds together and manages to retain the viewer's interest. By the end, you may actually find yourself hoping that Ashrom and Pirotess at last have a chance for mutual happiness. Weak as it is, Legend of Crystania does work.
If you approach this DVD hoping it will be a continuation of the Lodoss War saga, you will be disappointed. However, if you can set that preconception aside and accept Legend of Crystania as a sword and sorcery tale entirely its own, you may find it a surprisingly satisfying story.
Recommended, but just barely.
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wow it is excellent i love it is a great anime it is great especially if you love sword and soceryPublished 12 months ago by rogdrick jordan
This story takes place long after the Lodoss series. Ashram leads the Marmo to a new home and makes a deal with a god spirit to save them. Read morePublished on October 18, 2012 by KevinB
This review is coming from someone who came to this video independently and knows nothing of the Lodoss Wars. Read morePublished on December 8, 2009 by June
i thought at first i should try with this anime and i never expected to be such a great fun anime to watch :D im so glad that i bought it , this anime is way better and much more... Read morePublished on April 2, 2007 by AzureNoir
Legend of Crystania.....where should I begin? I'm not really sure...
If you are a fan of Lodoss, this will probably appeal to you. Read more
But let us be perfectly honest. What made Records of Lodoss Wars so great was it was a classic Fantasy with a few kinks thrown in and AMAZING art. Read morePublished on November 16, 2004 by Kindle Customer
Very bad... not much of character development... not much of a plot... Aviod this is you are a Lodoss fan.Published on November 12, 2003 by Abel Hernandez
That is all I can say. It's your classic good versus evil story, and what makes it so great is the wonderful acting, the emotion, the animation...! Barbas is totally cool! Read morePublished on January 8, 2003 by Junette Oscar
I found none of the previous reviews deal with this movie. They all refer back to Legend of Crystania - The Movie. This is the sequel to that movie. Read morePublished on October 13, 2002 by MacDuff
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