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Rune Soldier - Complete Collection (2005)

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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Format: Animated, Box set, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: September 13, 2005
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ADKWM8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,884 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Armed with Merrill's cunning, Genie's strength, and Melissa's prayers, this all-female band has no trouble raiding ancient ruins, unless a magic seals blocks the way. They set out to hire a magician, but all the magicians they meet prefer ereading to raiding-except Louie, a brash novice who seems to do better with his fists than his spells!

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
81 of 96 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A HUMBLE OPINION February 13, 2006
By Niko
Format:DVD
Ok, people this is my humble opinion about the specific anime. So you may ask why this guy gave the show 5 stars...

To begin with and to get out of the way the most obvious matter, I bought the shows when they came out separately and had to pay much-much more than the amount that people will have to pay for the complete collection.

To the story, it is mainly about three women - one a mercenary, one a priest and sort of white magician and one is a thief - and of course the main character Louie and his female friend. The previous mentioned women are adventurers but in order to succeed they need a powerful magician by their side. Well, imagine who this one will be, exactly no other than Louie. Well, the problem with this magician is that a) instead of studying magic he prefers to drink beer, b) instead of using magic he prefers his fists and kicks -especially when they encounter monsters for the first time I was laughing so much that I had started to cry, c) When he opens his mouth he is full of s..., what will make the viewer crack laughing with what comes out of his mouth...

However, as clumsy as he may appear at the beginning - the main reason why the three other women will "hate" him (during the first episodes, something that changes later on); but are forced to stick with him for the above mentioned reason - proofs itself to be as if the creator of the shows wanted to mislead us. Why am I saying this: Because there will be occasions (especially in the first episodes) when Louie says from time to time something so mature, and his magic from time-to-time proofs to be seriously strong, that the viewer will ask himself/herself, is there something more behind his, in many times, ridiculous and funny behaviour? The answer is yes, as it happened with Vash of Trigun...
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great addition to anyones anime collection December 29, 2005
Format:DVD
I was walking around the anime section of a nearby electronics store and this box set caught my eye. I looked it over a bit, and noticed the character design as well as the storyline was created by 'Ryo Mizuno'. Ryo Mizuno is also the creator of Record of Lodoss War and Legend of Crystania, which are both great animes 'especially Record of Lodoss War'.

I, of course, already started to have high expectations for Rune Soldier. It is awesome, it's pretty funny, and less serious than it's counterparts. The characters all have unique attitudes of their own, and while the story progression can be a little pointless, *find runes to find treasure* the ending is actually surprising, and makes this Anime an extremely wise purchase. I would recommend Rune Soldier to any Otaku.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun series at a great price! July 9, 2006
By Cedric
Format:DVD
At 24 episodes -- plus the box -- for just over $30, this is one of the best anime buys I've found. The series itself is joyfully mindless comedy, taking place in a Dungeons and Dragons-like world. It takes the harem formula and stand it on its head -- the three girls the main character joins would rather push him off a cliff. And the main character wants to prove himself -- except he's a tavern brawler trapped in a sorceror's profession. The series won't be recorded in the annals of otakudom as anything groundbreaking, but the series is certainly fun.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reprint only, Funny series anyway September 11, 2008
Format:DVD
A humorous dungeon crawl anime series.

According to info I've found on Anime News Network, this is not a continuation of the 2005 release from ADV, but a reprinting...so "Volume 2" is misleading.

Still, if you don't have Rune Soldier Louie already, this is a great anime series in a similar tone to Slayers
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "Adventure is not a game!" December 9, 2007
Format:DVD
When you feast your eyes on the gorgeously illustrated box that holds Rune Soldier's six slim cases (also gorgeously illustrated), you might assume that this series is an action-packed anime adventure masterpiece in the tradition of Record of Lodoss War. Unfortunately, Rune Soldier is light on action, and heavy on mean-spirited comedy. The target of most of the comedic cruelty is a brave but bumbling blue-haired magician named Louie. After the whiny purple-eyed priestess, Melissa, receives a revelation from Mylee (the god of battle), she dutifully but reluctantly accepts Louie as her "valiant champion"--even though she hates his guts--and the struggling Magic Guild student is allowed to join Melissa's heretofore all-girl adventuring party. The treasure-hunting team also includes the cold and combative warrior woman, Genie, and the greedy and irascible thief, Merrill--whose favorite pastime is bathing in giant jars of gold coins. While accompanying the ever-ungrateful vixens on their journeys, Louie must tolerate Melissa's incessant muttering and complaining and endure unending physical and verbal abuse from her nasty friends. The beautiful but belligerent battle babes relentlessly clobber the inept wand-wielder on the head, threaten him with knives and swords, and insult him with unkind epithets like "moron," "nutcase," and "stupid idiot." Sure, Louie's impetuous, and he can't tell a paralyzing magical item from an explosive one, but he's also courageous and good with his fists...plus he's got that cool blue hair, just like Max Sterling! Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious Fantasy Anime Series With A RPG-ish Feel
Do you like old school table top RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons? Or maybe you prefer old school fantasy anime like Record of Lodoss War OVA series? Read more
Published 2 months ago by HiroNotHero
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!
This was an awesome anime, with an awesome story. Great charecters and awesome animation. Highly recomended for fans of comidy anime. :)
Published 5 months ago by Kenshin333
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun story
Good light entertainment. There needed to be a little more interaction between Louie and Melissa and the ending seems a little rushed. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Def
5.0 out of 5 stars hillarious
dungeons and dragons meets anime! I really liked it so i bought it. it came early also. more words words
Published 11 months ago by Dia donaldson
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny, entertaining, and fun to watch!!
This anime takes place in the same world as "Record of lodoss war", Swords and sorcery, A little romance, but a lot of humor, (Some jokes are used to death). Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jason Burnham
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Fantasy
Genie the warrior, a priestess named Melissa and Merrill the thief comprise an all-female group of adventurers seeking a fourth member for their team, preferably a magician... Read more
Published 14 months ago by The Wiz
5.0 out of 5 stars Rune Soldier
This series is better than I expected. Glad I purchased it. Came in great condition. No issues playing. Included bonus material. Thanks.
Published 20 months ago by Brian Stamp
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this anime
Okay, so not a big surprise, since I'd seen this anime before I bought it. But it goes to say something that I liked it enough after seeing it to want to buy it. Read more
Published on March 15, 2011 by Miharu
4.0 out of 5 stars Louie is the Bomb
Once again something borrowed from my sister. This is a fun and loose cartoon that has fun with a lot of fantasy archetypes. Louie is down right entertaining. Read more
Published on November 10, 2010 by Dreamsbane
5.0 out of 5 stars Louie for the win.
This series was def worth what I spent on it. Because I didn't want to spend almost 60-70 bucks for a new boxset, I bought it used. Read more
Published on February 23, 2010 by A. Potts
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