Louie is a student at a mage’s school, but secretly yearns for adventure. One night he meets a group of treasure hunters: Melissa, a Mylee priestess; Genie, a warrior; and Merill, a thief. They are in need of a mage so Louie volunteers to join them, but they decline his offer when they witness his poor mage skills. The next day, Melissa prays to her god to guide her to the hero she should serve. Her god replies that the next man she sees will be her hero, after which Louie literally falls down from the sky! Against her will, Louie is the hero she should honor and thus, Louie is accepted into their group. He is now a treasure hunter, mage, warrior, and hero?! With little expertise in anything, he can't possibly be of much use!
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 series' storylines are woven around a group of adventurers on various quests. Slayers and Rune Soldier are full of light humour and will be appreciated by RPG players - quests and characters are very similar to those RPG "cliches". Jokes are also mostly situational - the kind of situations that happen a lot in RPG sessions.
Both series are amazing parodies of the fantasy genre with a cast of eccentric characters on a quest.If you like one, you'll probably like the other.
Both firmly rooted in a fantasy land, Slayers and Rune Soldier take a lighter look at what could easily be a role playing game. Battling monsters with almighty swords, the warriors roll through cities and towns collectin riches.
If you enjoyed the humour and setting of one adventurous romp, you will surely love the other.
Funny fantasy-themed anime parody, both done by great authors that also did well-known far less comical works.
Both Rune soldier and Slayers are fantasy comedy's that make fun of RPGs. Magic plays a big role, though Lina of the Slayers is a genius magican (Except on thát time of the month;)) and Louis the Rune Soldier rather uses his wand as a club. Both have a lot of stand alone episodes. Rune soldier is newer and has a bit more dirty humour. Slayers handles the story and drama parts better. If you like one, you should try the other out.
Ihrie and Fam are just two of the many explorers searching ruins for something called the 'ultimate power'. With the 'ultimate power' the owner has the ability to have any wish granted. Of course all the explorers have different motives for finding this relic, ranging from revenge on a curse-casting mentor, to saving a kingdom from utter destruction.
Treasure hunters, high fantasy, magic, slap-stick humor, and similar characters. I seem to be running out of things to say, liked one, try the other.
Both shows feature treasure hunting with a rag-tag party in a story which seems more a parody of the classic fantasy elements that an actual epic adventure.
And lots of fun :D!
MKR is a Clamp anime about three girls who are taken from Tokyo during a school field trip, and transported into a fantasy world. Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuzaaki, and Fuu Hououji must fight a slew of enemies, overcome trials and tribulations, and face their inner demons to save Cephiro, a wonderfully detailed world, from a dastardly evil and powerful Priest, Zagato.
Both anime are adventurous and reminded me of Role Playing Game's (RPG's) significantly. Rune Soldier Louie and Magic Knight Rayearth use a wide array of primary colours, and there are a number of comedic relief moments. Magic Knight Rayearth gives us many characters along with mecha battles, and cool swords - it's CLAMP, so it's full of design.
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.
The adventures of the fiery-haired, all-powerful and flat-chested Lina Inverse continue, as she and her crew of misfits find new friends, a mysterious and secretive priest and a vengeful and love-crazy princess! As they battle monsters that wish Lina dead, she and the gang search for a bible that may tell them how to defeat them, yet it eludes them at every turn. The secrets of the Claire Bible contain all the knowledge of the Water Dragon Lord, but who are these sinister forces that hunt Lina and what do they want?