The Tower Of Druaga: Box Set S.A.V.E.
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This box set includes both seasons, plus the bonus episode, which is really required viewing, since characters occasionally make running gags that refer back to it. There aren't a ton of special features, but some of them are interesting (especially the very goofy commentary on one of the comic episodes). Overall, this box set is well worth buying if you enjoy a good laugh along with a good story.
I was first introduced to The Tower of Druaga through the Funimation preview, which impressed me by being an actual preview (unlike most anime trailers), and a good preview at that. When I found it was based on a video game, I wasn't sure if that was a bad thing or not, but when I heard favorable reviews of the series, I decided to give it a shot.
The first episode had me in stitches - it was a parody of RPG games, and was really well done and entertaining. The second episode is where the story really starts. The parody element continue to show up through out the series, though is most common in the first half. The story itself isn't bad, though full of plot holes. Stuff is thrown in with little explanation and anything important is mostly ignored as long as possible. The characters are flat, and Jil is horribly annoying. The rest are just a little annoying. And if you expect a cool ending where everything comes together and all is explained, keep dreaming.
But for all of its many, many shortcomings, Tower of Druaga was fun to watch. The Tower has lots of cool things about it and I enjoyed the references to Babylonian mythology. I finished the first half of the series slightly impressed.Read more ›
Be aware that episode one is really misleading with its almost excessively wacky approach (very funny nevertheless) but when you get past it you find a really solid fantasy. Also, despite a continued thread of humor throughout the series, it comes across as a fairly mature show, not because of excessive fan service (minus the occasional bathing scene), language or violence but because it treats this epic fantasy with a touch of drama. I'm also an avid D&D fan and this show just conveys a lot of that same feeling and so I absolutely did NOT want to leave this world by episode 24. I was a leetle disappointed that the "bonus material" doesn't include any commentaries about the show but oh well... that sort of thing never affects my overall rating of a DVD anyway and besides, the opening song makes a great ring-tone so how's that for a bonus.
Please Gonzo... make another season of TOD!!! :o)
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Reminds me of an anime based on a video game,,, Wait, it is an anime based on a video game!Published 3 months ago by Bruce C.
Unfortunately, The Tower of Druaga is an ultimately bad series. That is not to say that individual episodes are bad in and of themselves, it is just that when viewed together, the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Martin Steffke