Record of Lodoss War - The Complete Series (Collector's Edition)
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Top Customer Reviews
The first episode is a catcher episode, but takes place later in the plot. Aside from that, I found nothing confusing about it, even when the people split up and it skipped back and forth. The only annoying thing about it is the little commercial break thingy in the middle of the episode. If you sit down and watch all 13 in a row, you'll know what I mean.
I enjoyed this anime more than the others of it's type because it has character. You see progress with each character, as they become more proficient in their abilities. Another plus is that even though Good triumphs over evil, good isn't the unstoppable force that only takes a few scratches. Some major setbacks occur, and I almost had to watch a couple scenes twice to make sure that really happened, my mind woulnd't believe it. The storyline also includes several plot twists, that will make you actually reconsider who is good and who is bad.
The full VHS cost me almost twice the DVD cost. When I saw it for DVD for only 50 bucks, I ran out and bought it. This is most definately worth every penny I've spent, and I've seen the entire series 3 times and am still not tired of it. I highly recommend this not just for any anime fan, but for any fantasy fan as well.
Record of Lodoss War is my favorite Anime series to date. The animation is top-notch, colorful and intense, the story is complicated enough to keep you guessing, the characters are wonderful and lively, and the musical score is out of this world!! If you enjoy losing yourself in a fantastic world of heroes and heroines, wizards and dragons, castles and enchanted woods, raging battles and medieval festivals, and everything else you'd hope to find in a quality epic fantasy adventure, Lodoss War is for you!
Whether you're a hardcore Anime fan or just starting out, Lodoss War is not to be missed.
P.S. I've heard from a few people that they dislike Lodoss War because it's "too mainstream" and because "everyone thinks it's good". Don't listen to people who say this!--just because something is popular doesn't mean it is unoriginal or clichéd. Lodoss War is so popular because it sets a standard of quality in animated storytelling that commands broad and diverse respect.
As specific to the DVD, this version continues the ongoing, and very annoying, tradition of placing the episodes not in chronological order, but rather in production order. The result is that the first episode of the series actually takes place three or four episodes into the story. This has been a long time pet peave of mine with the various video releases of the series, and I wish someone would watch this before they released it and realize how stupid it is to start in the middle of the story (very briefly) jump to the beginning of the story, and then skip that piece in the middle without explaination.
This episode was produced first, to sell the show to producers because it was exciting and action packed. It was never intended to be aired in that order.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I first watched this as a kid. Brought back a wave of nostalgia and still loved it. It was pricey but the fact that I got to enjoy it again with my kids was great!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
First and foremost, I did like this series. The reason why? I always wanted to see the D&D Dragon Lance story brought to film. Not bad, but don't read into it too far. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Markus Fiumefreddo
I checked this one out at the library a while back and the dvd transfer was horrifically muddy and washed out, not to mention flat and pixelated. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Strategos
Through this animation of a Dungeons and Dragons story, it was a very good story that flows smoothly and was very nice to watch.Published 14 months ago by Lucas A. Morales
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