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The Tower Of Druaga: Box Set S.A.V.E. (2012)

Todd Haberkorn , J. Michael Tatum , Zach Bolton  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Todd Haberkorn, J. Michael Tatum, Travis Willingham
  • Directors: Zach Bolton
  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: September 18, 2012
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008D1RDLM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,073 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Scaling the sixty treacherous floors of the Tower of Druaga is no game. Infested with slimes, dragons, and tentacled beasts, very few survive its twisting corridors and lethal traps. Those who reach the top must face Druaga, the demon protecting the mysterious, treasured Blue Crystal Rod. It is a grueling campaign undertaken by only the bravest swordsmen and wisest sorcerers - and Jil. A young Guardian with little experience, Jil raises his shield to play the role of hero, battling his way up to the level where Druaga waits.

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Uneven, but lots of fun February 3, 2011
Format:DVD
Tower of Druaga is an unusual series. I enjoyed it very much, but I think it can only be recommended to the right audience. If you like epic fantasy and enjoy laughing at cliches, you might be part of that audience. The series begins with a pilot episode that brilliantly spoofs the conventions of fantasy fiction, but there's a serious plot here, too. Especially in the second season, there is a strong storyline which will keep you watching to find out what happens next. On the down side, much as I was invested in the developing plot of the second season, I found myself missing the comedy of the first season. Personally, I would have liked the show to continue the light touch with which it began. Part of what impressed me in the first season was the way that even the comic episodes could be used to seriously advance the plot or contribute to character development: they were NOT throw-a-way or breather episodes. However, I did find some of the relationship dynamics to be interesting, and these are developed most strongly in the second season. It's hard to criticize the show too heavily for trading the laughter for a little more depth, because the second season leads to a satisfying conclusion. I have to say, though, that the episodes I am most likely to rewatch are the comic ones from the first season.

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.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Climb to the Top! November 16, 2010
Format:DVD
The Tower of Druaga is a mysterious tower filled with riches and monsters and the god of evil residing at the top. Every 5 years, the Summer of Anu arrives and the monsters become weak. Jil and his friends are Climbers - people who climb the tower and whose goal is to defeat the evil god Druaga at the top and claim the mystical Blue Crystal Rod, which is said to have the power to grant wishes. But Jil and his friends aren't the only ones climbing the tower - there are many other groups of Climbers, and even the kingdom of Uruk sends its army to climb. The race is on!

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.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this anime February 24, 2013
By Keishi2
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
All but the first episode anyways. But I'm otaku so it takes a lot for me to dislike an anime ^_^
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great March 16, 2014
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This was a good anime. I had to have it to put in my collation. Good story I believe. I like it a lot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny movie March 6, 2014
By rilious
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As a gamer I was expecting a lot from a game movie and it didn't dissapoint, it had a lot of gamer scenes from the past which acts as a comedy for the show. the hero of the story line is a young kid with big heart and the side characters make the journey funny. I was happy with the series and had me laughing a lot
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes February 28, 2014
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These anime shows are awesome to watch. If you love a good anime series, then this is a show for you. This show will blow your mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Knight January 31, 2014
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THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER WATCHED! I highly recommend obtaining this treasure for it low price. It is worth it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok December 19, 2013
By GrayIce
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Not the best I've seen. Interesting story, some funny moments, and alot of action. I still think its worth watching.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Ya gotta love Todd...
The man of one voice and one face, in sooooooooo many series.
Seriously, I wanted Sun's father( from "My Bride is a Mermaid") to pop up in this and bellow... Read more
Published 4 months ago by jmchale1959
4.0 out of 5 stars A Rip Roaring Dungeon Adventure!
While I was not surprised by the ending I must give credit to the writers for this very well done series! Read more
Published 6 months ago by William Reger
3.0 out of 5 stars A two season
This item is in two parts. First part was a little hard to get into but once you start watching it towards the end, it does get your interest in the second part. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Gregory Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
The Tower Of Druaga is an awesome show the story was great and it was very funny and it's
for a great price. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Victor
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the show. Great deal.
If you love RPG video game, you will love this show. Plus the low cost for a full season of anime.
Published 8 months ago by Kei Tung Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars spectacular series
I ordered this series on a whim because of the low price and it greatly exceeded my expectations. I would recommend it to any anime fan
Published 8 months ago by squirrel009
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Entertaining!
Tower of Druaga took a farse adventure through a classic arcade videogame! It was one of the most entertaining slices of anime I've watched in a long time. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Zukiroh Tophuki
5.0 out of 5 stars Tower of Awesome
I know what you're thinking: "so...a show about heroes climbing a tower... sounds lame" but wait, that's just the central theme to a much larger fantasy saga representing a fusion... Read more
Published 9 months ago by The Wiz
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