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Record of Lodoss War OVA

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In an ancient time of swords and sorcery,the struggle to rule the cursed land of Lodoss rages on, spilling the blood of monsters and men. With the threat of dragons and dark powers hellbent on destroying it, the only hope for Lodoss is a young swordsman named Parn and his comrades. Armed with determinination and sheer strength, the band of friends must join the forces of kings and elves to overcome the dark sorcerer Ashram and his mistress Pirotess, as the ultimate battle of good versus evil begins!

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Name Role
Yutaka IZUBUCHI Character Design
Nobuteru YUKI Character Design
Akinori NAGAOKA Director
Mitsuo HAGITA Music
Masao MARUYAMA Producer
Takeshi TAMIYA Producer
Kenshoo IKEDA Producer
Noriaki IKEDA Producer

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Record of Lodoss War OVA sothis 7.5/10 Aug 6, 2005

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Record of Lodoss War OVA roriconfan 5.5/10 Jul 30, 2012
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Scrapped Princess

Scrapped Princess

The god Mauser delivered unto a world of magic a prophecy: if the Scrapped Princess is allowed to live, she will destroy the entire world. But the knight who was to kill her could not end the life of a newborn child, and so she lived. Fifteen years later, her adopted brother and sister have sworn to protect her, and together they travel from town to town, searching for a life she can't have.

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lantis
Two wonderful fantasy anime once again. One old, one new, one borrowed... I mean.... Anyhow, Lodoss Wars and Scrapped Princess are two very awesome series for those of you looking for some spell slinging sword swinging action.
sublime
Swords, sorcery and some epic fantasy make Scrapped Princess and Lodoss War excellent watches. Lodoss war being of the more traditional staple doesnt detract fromt he fact that both series have great stories and great characters.
Tomte
Swords, magic, monsters and ... well "classical" fantasy tuff. Both series fit quite good into this desription. Scrapped Princess does have a comic side that is missing in Lodoss.
XMrNiceguyX
I could also recommend the TV, but since the OVA is soo much better than the TV, I'll only recommend this one. The main reason for picking this one is because both series play in afantasy world and have the traditional: Good vs Evil fights. While this isn't that appearant in Scrapped Princess, it IS there. Though Record of Lodoss War has been influenced clearly by Pen*Paper RPGs and have a much heavier Fantasy aspect: Ie: You'll find alot more wierd creatures in RoLW than in Scrapped Princess

Escaflowne

Escaflowne

Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.

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TheBurningCrow

Escaflowne is a bit more comical, and the fights are mostly in medieval style mecha, but it's a fantasy world with strange humanoid creatures and such like Record of Lodoss War. The tone is fairly serious and the story is epic, which makes it a great watch after Lodoss War.

lantis
Record of Lodoss Wars are both magnificent entries into high fantasy anime. And both are very good in their own right. Escaflowne, on the one hand, is an epic tale about conflict, humanity, destructive machinery, and fate. Record of Lodoss Wars has epic adventure, magic, and reawakening gods. Wee bit different, but both enjoyable.
freakzilla
Both Lodoss War and Escaflowne are action series set in the same environment, so you'll definitely like the other one.

Heroic Legend Of Arslan

Heroic Legend Of Arslan

Arslan is the prince of the Palse kingdom, a beautiful country which is located amidst the sand dunes. Peace in the land of Palse is soon disrupted when the Lusitanian army attacks, led by a man known as Silvermask who claims to be the true heir to the throne. After fleeing his home under siege with his only remaining general Daryoon, the young prince travels from kingdom to kingdom, gathering the support and loyalty of new friends, including Gieve the minstrel, Pharangese the warrior priestess, and Narsus the master strategist to help him reclaim his beloved Palse.

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APDS
wwith less magic but another solid serious fantasy setting it will leave a good feeling in your mouth after you finish
TheBurningCrow

The Heroic Legend of Arslan has the same serious tone as Record of Lodoss War OVA. The animation style is similar and the story is really good. It is also better than the OVA I might say, but I could be wrong.

sothis
Arislan and Lodoss War, though plot-wise are not similar, are very similar in every other aspect. The characters shine, the fantasy-like atmosphere is engaging and exciting, and the epic feel is quite noticable. I definitely think you'd enjoy one if you enjoyed the other.

Arion

Arion
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  • 1986

In the ancient time of the gods, a son of the titans was born: Arion, borne of Demeter and Poseidon, the lord of the sea. After being kidnapped to the realm of the Underworld by Hades, Arion is sent on a mission to destroy Zeus, the lord of the heavens, in retribution for causing his mother's blindness. In his quest, he will gain new friends and face the powers of the gods themselves as he struggles to strike down Zeus and save the one he loves from the evil Apollo.

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sothis
Arion is an epic tale of fantasy and mystery, and so is Lodoss War. Both are engaging stories which will intrigue and captivate you, while the lead hero shines and is determined to fulfill his mission. Although the plot might not seem to warrant this recommendation, give it a try.
herano

If you like epic fantasy with a retrolook, you can't go wrong with Arion or Record of lodoss War. While Arion has Greek myth as inspiration and Lodoss is more of a classic fantasy, both have a fast pace, great story and detailed, beautiful designs and a simular epic feel to them. If you like one you should try the other!

Bastard!!

Bastard!!

The Four Lords of Havoc have one terrible goal – to awaken the god Anthrasax and recreate the world. To stop them, Yoko, a maiden of Metallicana, awakens the ancient wizard Dark Schneider from within a 14-year old boy by bestowing upon him her virgin kiss. The only problem now is that the most chaotic, lecherous wizard in history resides inside the body of an innocent child. Even worse, he’s determined that neither hydras nor minotaurs should stand between him and his dream to conquer everyone and take the women for himself… all of which is less than convenient when trying to save the world!

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paladin
both are fantasy oriented. bastard plays the all powerful entity anti-hero...having the best of every aspect imaginable....looks, strength, and infinte magic... where as in ROLW you have a party of people distributing the different aspects of a well rounded powerful team... regardless of who contains the power, the both contain the same central themes. Dark is like a womanizing all powerful Parn w/out a party. If you liked ROLW you will like bastards twist and humor in the traditional D&D setting...its like a low level dungeon crawl, with a lvl 30 wizard lvl 30 fighter....Dark ownz all quickly, where as ROLW draws it out a bit. ehehe.
cerberus38

The similarities are clear in the settings of both anime: Dungeons and dragons-style fantasy with dark gods waiting to be resurrected. Bastard!! focusses more on action and is slightly comedic whereas Record Of Lodoss War is much more serious and has a superior storyline. The similar nature and artwork of both shows means that if you like one, you should try the other.