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!
For the past five years Orphen has been on a journey to find the Sword of Baltanders and Bloody August, a feared dragon who was once a human sorceress named Azelie. With his partner Cleao and apprentice Majic, he now travels the perils of the land in search of a way to free Azelie from her evil imprisonment. With only a small trail of clues to follow, Orphen must unlock the secrets to the Sword of Baltanders or everyone he cares about will be doomed to face the wrath of the Tower of Fang Elders, or even Bloody August herself!
Orphen is more focused on magic, but the tale is epic, just as Lodoss War is. The 'cause' is great, and the humor is also a little more apparent. However, the adventure and fun factor will make Ophen a good show to watch after the Lodoss War OVA.
Meet Lina Inverse, a mighty sorceress who fights evil in the name of... greed, gluttony and black magic?! When she meets Gourry, a swordsman whose skill with the blade is rivaled only by his stupidity, Zelgadis, a grumpy sorceror who's been turned into a golem, and Rezo, a priest known for his benevolence (with a dark secret), you know her adventures are just beginning!
Both anime portray broad fantasy worlds with plenty of the usual elements, such as sorcerers, swordsmen, elves, dragons and ogres.
The main cast is composed by a group of several quirky, motley characters who end up traveling together in order to accomplish their common goals, as they enhance their friendship bonds along the way.
Although there is a stronger comedic reliance in Slayers, the characters really remind of each other and there is a similar epic feel in the overall plot and storytelling, not to mention that both take place in a medieval-like world.
Yohko is nothing but ordinary. Throughout her life she has been considered an outcast, especially with a hair color not native to many in Japan, bright red. Things change for Yohko when a mysterious man named Keiki arrives and claims that she is his empress. Yohko and two friends are then taken through a vortex, and then abandoned.. in a world of demons and magic.
In the distant future, the world has become barren and dry with deserts encompassing most of the land, making water the most precious of resources. It is in this world that three travellers wander the land, wanting not much more than to survive. For Tieh, Lakushi, and Boice, the journey truly begins when they chance upon Azec Sistura, the legendary lost city of the dead. Unfortunately for them, they aren't the only ones to have found the city, and then there's the matter of the curse...
Both are shows about dark fantasy worlds and follow a small group of heroes. The character designs are quite interesting and similar in both and they also take place in torn apart worlds. In Weathering Continent this is literal as we see the aftermath of centuries of natural disaster, and in Lodoss War we witness the conflict between good and evil. Weathering Continent has a more unique flair, whereas Lodoss War is quintessential fantasy - dragons, kings, knights, sorcerers - however, both are executed fairly well for their given length. Check the other out if you want another fantasy world to escape into!
The distant land of Esteria, once known for its magic and beauty, has fallen under siege by a demonic force. Meanwhile, Adol Christin, a young swordsman from Promarock, sets off on a journey to find Esteria. For fame? Fortune? Neither, it seems. Young Adol travels because of a feeling, a feeling of great importance that tells him to find Esteria for an unknown purpose. Now, with danger around every corner and demons at every turn, Adol must search for the six books of the lost empire Ys in an effort to save Esteria from evil forces, as well as to save the world itself!