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!
Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?
Swords. Magic. Knights. Kingdoms. Medieval. War. Creatures.
These are some of the things you'll find in common between Lodoss and Berserk.
While Berserk is darker and Lodoss relies more on the fantasy elements to tell its story, both are engrossing, epic tales that take place in an age of war between territories, in which the protagonists get involved and fight for their own ideals and goals. Fans of one will most likely devour the other.
As a curious note, Berserk's Corkus and Lodoss' Woodchuck are very similar both in personality and character design.
In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?
While Claymore makes Record of Lodoss War look brighter than the sun on a summer day in both style and story, they both share many similiar qualities. Claymore and Record of Lodoss War touch on many of the beloved aspects of the fantasy world, highlighting even charismatic features from Dungeons and Dragons. Characters in both shows are unique and vibrant all the way down to the clothes they wear. I personally think the similarity between these two shows lies directly in the heart of the characters bonds with one another; ex: Deedlit/Parn and Clare/Raki.
Taking place after the second Magnificent World OVA, Mr. Fujisawa has finally married Miz, who has retired her position as Priestess of Water. In her stead, a young woman named Qawuul is brought in as the priestess, and in the tradition of the El Hazard series, falls for Makoto. However, the calm is yet again broken as the gang is transported into yet another alternate world by a mysterious man named Arjah, where new trials and mishaps as well as a new adventure awaits.
Ever been mistaken for a member of the opposite sex? For Makoto, this embarassing situation becomes reality when he and two classmates are inadvertently transported to a magical world full of castles, royalty, and giant armored bugs. There, he is mistaken for Fatora, a missing princess, and quickly becomes entangled in a seven day quest to find her, all the while fending off female advances and trying to clear his name!
The Joker Cluster is a group of 4 solar systems, inhabited by thousands of countries and millions of people. Amongst the kingdoms, men called Headd Liners pilot mecha known as Mortar Headd, which are also manned by fatima, android women who act as the bridge between the machine and its pilot. Ladios Sopp is a young man on his way to an android auction, where he hopes to retrieve a fatima from his past, Lachesis. But retrieving her will be no easy task, and along the way, he will meet new friends and make new enemies before reaching his goal.