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A HUMBLE OPINION,
This review is from: Rune Soldier - Complete Collection (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... And as the story evolves Louie becomes better and better all the time, in many aspects and ends up to ... the world...
(And are not fouled because, the story is not only about adventures but it deals with other aspects that become more clear later on, the adventures are basically something like the starting point of the story...)
To conclude, the story is funny, in other worlds people will crack laughing with what is Louie able to do or not to do, very enjoyable, has action, romance, and the storyline is not so bad (of course, please do not compare it with the philosophical meanings of Evangelion but for its genre as it is...)
Is it worth buying it? Yes, I can honestly recommend this show... Enjoy it...